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Fadel Al Ali

Fadhel Alali

Chairman

Mr. Fadhel Alali joined the SHUAA Capital board in June 2019. He currently serves as the Group Chief Customer Experience and Digital Officer of First Abu Dhabi Bank.

Mr. Alali is a strategic leader with an impressive 30-year experience in leading large organisations and Board of Directors across multiple industries. His expertise lies in managing the risk to reward tradeoffs in the consumer business products, in setting client service goals and in achieving a profitable portfolio in a competitive working environment.

Prior to joining First Abu Dhabi Bank in 2017, Mr. Al Ali was the CEO of Dubai Holding, a global group with assets of USD 35 billion across 21 countries and interest in 14 economic sectors. Under his visionary leadership, Dubai Holding recorded its highest-ever profit, since its inception.   During his illustrious tenure, he was responsible for overseeing Dubai Holding’s financial, legal and operational strategies. Mr Al Ali led the financial restructuring of Dubai Holding’s investment groups and led the new business model of Dubai Holding as a strategic investor. Mr. Ali was also responsible for successfully issuing multi-currency multiple tenor bonds worth US$ 2.25 billion for Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group and repaid them successfully through internal resources.

Mr. Al Ali started his career at Citibank in 2001, and later, was appointed UAE Head of Distribution, before parting ways to join Dubai Holding in 2005.

In addition to being a member of the Executive Committee of the First Abu Dhabi Bank,  Mr. Al Ali  holds the position of Chairman of  Board of Directors of MIRA Bank- Serbia, Dubai Financial Services Authority and the H Hotel & Resort Management.  He also sits on boards of FAB (Suisse) Private Bank SA,  Abu Dhabi Capital Group and Abu Dhabi Financial Group.

Mr. Al Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and System Engineering from University of Southern California and a degree in High Performance Boards, International Institute of Management Development, Lausanne. 

Ahmed Bin Braik 2

Ahmed Bin Braik

Vice-Chairman

Mr. Bin Braik is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of SHUAA Capital. 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

Director

Mr. Jasim Al Ali serves as a Director on the Board of SHUAA Capital. He holds the positions of Chief Executive Officer of First Gulf Properties L.L.C. & Mismak Properties L.L.C., 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 P.S.C., and Sensaire Services L.L.C., 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.

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

Masood M Sharif Mahmood (1)

Masood M. Sharif Mahmood

Director

Mr. Masood Mahmood is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite communications operator, wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company. In addition to this position, he is a Board Member of the UAE Space Agency, DU Telecommunications company as well as Chairman of DU Investment committee. Masood is also a board member of Yahlive, a satellite broadcasting venture between Yahsat and SES, in addition to being a board member of the EMEA Satellite Operators Association, the global satellite industry trade association.

Since his appointment as CEO in 2013, Masood has managed the full deployment of Yahsat’s operational capabilities on both government and commercial fronts, expanding the business’ global footprint to provide first-class satellite communication solutions.  Masood has carried on the business trajectory extending the growth of the company into 17 new markets, including Brazil in 2017, as well as leading its aspirations on being the region’s best-in-class multipurpose satellite operator. The company continues its key role to support the UAE Government, as well as furthering its commercial reach with its various services from YahClick satellite broadband, YahLink IP trunking & backhaul, as well as Yahlive TV broadcasting.

Masood brings with him a wealth of experience having served on the board of several other companies from financial, industrial and manufacturing industries. He served as a Deputy CEO at Yahsat prior to his appointed as a CEO, and also worked with Mubadala, as their Vice President of Mubadala’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) unit, where he was in charge of corporate strategy and asset management of the ICT unit’s portfolio. This included companies such as DU, EMTS, Injazat, as well as Yahsat. In addition to this, Masood also has significant experience in investment management and business development having served for more than a decade in a number of high profile government and semi-government entities in the UAE, such as Dubai Holding and the Executive Office of HH Sheikh Mohamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Masood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University, Massachusetts and holds an MBA in Finance from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Fawad

Fawad Tariq-Khan

Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Fawad Tariq-Khan is the Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of SHUAA Capital with a primary mandate to spearhead its transformation and growth initiatives. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Northacre, a leading developer of high-end residential schemes in London and Khaleeji Commercial Bank, a publicly listed Islamic bank headquartered in Bahrain.

He previously led the investments team of ADFG focusing on devising and implementing alternative investment strategies globally as well as heading up Integrated Alternative Finance, the debt platform of ADFG.

Fawad 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. 

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