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Jassim Alseddiqi CEO Of Abu Dhabi Financial Group

Jassim Alseddiqi


Mr. Jassim Alseddiqi is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SHUAA Capital psc. He is also the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Financial Group, the new majority shareholder in SHUAA.

Mr. Alseddiqi  is also the Chairman of Eshraq Properties Co PJSC, as well as being a Board Member at First Gulf Bank, GFH Financial Group, Tourism and Development Investment Company, Qannas Investments Limited and Abu Dhabi Capital Group.

Previously, he was the CEO of Abu Dhabi Capital Group. Preceding his tenure in the investment world, he was a noted lecturer at the Abu Dhabi-based Petroleum Institute.

Mr. Alseddiqi holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and earned his Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in the United States. He also has several publications in international engineering journals.


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Hisham Alrayes


Mr. Hisham Alrayes is the Chief Executive Officer as well as the member of the Board of Directors of GFH Financial Group, one of the leading regional financial groups with USD 6.2 billion assets and funds under management and shares listed in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dubai and Kuwait.

In 2012, Mr. Alrayes assumed leadership of GFH Financial Group with an objective to establish a diverse and well-recognized regional financial group offering a remarkable platform for Wealth Management, Real Estate, Commercial Banking and Asset Management.

Prior to his role as the Group’s CEO, Mr. Alrayes was GFH’s Chief Investment Officer during which he was responsible for driving the development and execution of its regional and international investment strategy along with management of the bank’s liabilities.

Before joining the group in 2007, Mr. Alrayes was part of the senior management team of the Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait (‘BBK’), a leading commercial bank in the Kingdom of Bahrain. During his tenure at BBK, Mr. Alrayes was responsible for a number of key projects and new venture initiatives. These included establishing one of the bank’s key subsidiaries, as well as developing BBK’s E-Banking platform.

Mr. Alrayes is the chairman of Balexco, Gulf Holding Company and hold directorship in GFH financial Group, Khaleeji Commercial Bank, Falcon Cement Company and GFH Capital.

Mr. Alrayes holds a Masters degree with Honors in Business Administration from the University of DePaul, Chicago (USA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with Honors from the University of Bahrain.

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Ahmed Bin Braik


A prominent UAE national banker, Mr. Ahmed Bin Braik ranks amongst the senior most finance professionals in the GCC and MENA region. Mr. Bin Braik initially joined Citibank N.A. in 1981 as an Account Officer – Relationship Management. Having held key roles such as Corporate Baking Head and Private Banking Group Head, to then become Business Manager UAE & Gulf, Mr. Bin Braik went on to lead Citibank N.A. UAE & Oman as CEO for 12 years. He established a diversified business in Commercial and Retail to become today a premier institution in the UAE and the first in many areas including leadership in credit cards and  winning of Dubai Quality Awards. During his tenure, Citibank N.A. registered an explosive growth in profits from a loss of AED 1 million in 1990, to touch a record AED 150 million.

Most recently, Mr. Bin Braik held senior positions within Majid Al Futtaim Holding (MAF) where he worked for nearly 10 years, retiring as the Deputy CEO of the Group Holding Company and a member of the Holding Board. Mr. Bin Braik was instrumental in shaping the overall strategy of the business, negotiating key joint ventures and making acquisitions for the Group including the successful signing of the JV Agreement with Orix and JCB International to issue credit cards. During his tenure at MAF, Mr. Bin Braik has held various key roles including the Chairman of MAF Ventures, Deputy Chairman of MAF Properties, Board Member of MAF Retail, MAF Trust, CEO of MAF Ventures and Acting CEO of MAF Properties.

Prior to joining MAF, Mr. Bin Braik had served as founder CEO of Dubai Bank, the first UAE Bank to be successfully launched in a record time of 4 months, thus creating a new benchmark in delivery cycles as well as sheer innovation in new products and services. In addition, he was also Founder Board member of the Dubai International Financial Centre and Dubai Economic Council, as well as a board member of Bank Islam Malaysia, MasterCard Middle East and Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies.

A seasoned industry veteran, Mr. Bin Braik currently holds directorships at Al Masraf Bank UAE, Dubai Economic Council and British Telecom Saudia.

A member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, Mr. Bin Braik is a graduate of Leeds University, UK. 

Jasim Hussein Ahmed Al Ali (1)

Jasim Hussein Ahmed Al Ali


Mr. Jasim Al Ali holds the positions of Chief Executive Officer of First Gulf Properties LLC. & Mismak Properties LLC., possessing extensive experience in asset management and a passion for service excellence and outstanding strategic thinking. Mr. Al Ali joined these companies to achieve their vision of establishing themselves as leading entities offering exceptionally high caliber services in professional real estate solutions.

Mr. Al Ali is also the Chairman of both Green Emirates Properties PSC., and Sensaire Services LLC., as well as being a Board Member at Aseel Finance and Dubai First.

Prior to joining First Gulf Bank PJSC. as a Head of Real Estate, Mr. Al Ali held many prominent positions where he worked at DP World and played a key role within Dubai Properties Group's leadership team, as evident from his positions in its entities where he was Vice President for Dubai Asset Management in 2010 and Executive Director of Salwan from year 2008-2010.

Mr. Al Ali completed his education in prominent institutions in US and UK, and has attained an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK.


Fawad Tariq-Khan


Fawad leads the investments team of Abu Dhabi Financial Group and focuses on devising and implementing alternative investment strategies globally. He also heads up Integrated Alternative Finance, the debt platform of ADFG and serves on the Board of Directors of Northacre, an LSE-AIM listed leading developer of high-end luxury residential schemes in London.

He started his career with Deloitte based out of London before joining the Dubai office where he helped set up its Middle East debt advisory practice. He has executed high profile M&A and debt transactions on behalf of major international institutions across Europe and the Middle East region.

Fawad holds an MSc in Business Studies from University College Dublin and a BSc in Computer Science from University College Cork.

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