Atif is a Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Board Member, and Chairman of the Executive Committee at Arcapita. Having established Arcapita in 1997, Atif was instrumental in growing the Group’s presence beyond Bahrain to Atlanta, London and Singapore. Prior to founding Arcapita, Atif held a number of senior management positions at Investcorp. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Kingdom of Bahrain, in 2007 Atif was awarded The Proficiency Medal First Class by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa. Atif holds a BBA in Accounting, Finance and Management from Saint Edward’s University, Texas, USA.