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Management Team

Jassim Alseddiqi

Jassim Alseddiqi

Group Chief Executive Officer

Jassim Alseddiqi is the Group Chief Executive Officer of SHUAA Capital, the leading asset management and investment banking platform with c. USD 14 billion in assets under management. 

Jassim is known for his dynamic and innovative approach, having pioneered many investment strategies in the region. He is currently the Chairman of GFH Financial Group, Islamic Arab Insurance Company (SALAMA), Eshraq Investments, Khaleeji Commercial Bank and The Entertainer. He also serves on the boards of First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), ADNOC Distribution, Dana Gas and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Jassim holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He has also served as a noted lecturer at the Abu Dhabi-based The Petroleum Institute.

Bechara Raad

Bechara Raad

Group Chief Operating Officer

Bechara is the Group Chief Operating Officer responsible for overseeing the Group’s support and operational functions and ensuring timely provisions and allocation of human, financial and physical resources. Bechara has nearly 30 years of professional experience, having held several senior positions in the financial services industry, including Chief Operating Officer at Credit Suisse for the Middle East and Africa and Chief Operating Officer at Audi Capital in Saudi Arabia. He also has extensive experience in hi-tech firms and entrepreneurial ventures.

Bechara holds degrees from the American University of Beirut (BE ’89), Virginia Tech (MS ’90), and INSEAD (MBA ’95D).

Joachim Mueller

Joachim Mueller

Group Chief Financial & Risk Officer

Joachim is the Group Chief Financial & Risk Officer responsible for driving operational excellence across the Group’s Finance, Treasury, Tax and Investor Relations functions as well as for providing budgeting, decision-making and reporting support to the Group’s portfolio companies.

Joachim has more than 20 years of international experience across Investment Banking and Finance. Prior to joining the Group, Joachim held several senior positions at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London, including CFO for EMEA and Group Head of Investor Relations. Earlier, Joachim was a top ranked sell-side equity research analyst at JP Morgan, HSBC and Credit Agricole Cheuvreux in London and Frankfurt.

Joachim holds an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School London, and Bachelor degrees in European Business Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Applied Sciences Bochum. He was also a guest lecturer at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich’s Institute of Strategic Management.

Bachir Nawar

Bachir Nawar

Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

Bachir is the Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of the Group and manages the multijurisdictional legal and compliance requirements of the business.

With over 18 years of experience, Bachir focuses on transactional cross border work, strategic distressed opportunities and contentious matters. He is known for his expertise in the area of shareholder activism, he specializes in governance improvement while implementing portfolio turn-around strategies.

Bachir holds an LLB from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Walid El -Hindi

Walid El-Hindi

CEO of Real Estate

Walid El-Hindi is the CEO of Real Estate of SHUAA Capital, responsible for managing SHUAA's significant real estate portfolio and activities across the value chain and multiple geographies. His role will encompass driving further growth in the Group’s real estate platform. 

Walid brings with him a wealth of experience in the real estate sector spanning over 25 years. Previously, he spent five years as CEO at IMKAN Properties where he led the establishment and growth of the company into one of the leading property developers in the Middle East. During this time, he was responsible for building a portfolio of developments now valued at over AED 100 billion and comprising 26 projects across six countries. Walid was also a board member and Managing Director of IMKAN Misr, a board member of IMKAN Maroc, as well as a board member of HHRM, an international hotel management company.

Prior to this, Walid worked as Chief Development Officer for Emaar Misr and managed an international portfolio of developments with a value of more than USD 12 billion. He began his career as an architect and real estate developer in the United States.

Walid holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota, where he also subsequently taught architecture as an adjunct faculty member.

Fawad Tariq Khan

Fawad Tariq Khan

MD, Head of Investment Banking

Fawad is the MD, Head of Investment Banking at SHUAA Capital psc, the DFM-listed entity and a leading asset management and investment banking platform with  c. USD 14 billion in assets under management.

Fawad is responsible for SHUAA Capital’s advisory, capital markets and credit business lines.

Fawad also serves on the Board of Directors of Northacre-London and NCM a global FX and commodities platform.

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.

He holds an MSc in Business Studies from UCD Smurfit Business School and a BSc in Computer Science from University College Cork. Fawad also served with the Irish Reserve Defence Forces in the military police.

Ajit Vijay Joshi

Ajit Vijay Joshi

MD, Head of Public & Private Markets

Ajit is the MD, Head of Public & Private Markets. He is also the investment manager of Goldilocks Investment Company Limited, an investment fund launched in 2015. Goldilocks has a mandate to invest in listed equities by taking a constructive activist role and unlock value.

Ajit joined the Group in August 2014 and has over 16 years of professional experience in technology consulting, equity research, investment banking and investment management.

Prior to joining the Group, Ajit worked with Bank Muscat’s investment banking team where he advised and executed equity and debt advisory transactions across GCC’s petrochemicals, contracting, oil gas services, marine and hospitality sectors.

Ajit holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering and holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.

Natasha Hannoun

Natasha Hannoun

Head of Debt

Natasha is the Head of Debt. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi-listed investment company Eshraq Investments PJSC.

She has broad experience in advisory, origination, structuring and execution across multiple asset classes including Private Equity and Debt Investments, Real Estate and Fixed Income.

Over the last five years, in her previous role as a Director with the Private Debt platform of the Group, she has structured over US$ 7 bn in financing including last mile and mezzanine financing.

Prior to joining the Group in 2014, Natasha was part of the Corporate Finance and Debt Advisory team at Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory in Dubai.

Natasha holds an MSc in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Bristol in the UK with a year at University of Bologna, Italy.

Hadi Raad

Hadi Raad

Chief Digital Officer

Hadi Raad is Chief Digital Officer of SHUAA Capital with a mission of setting up and leading a new vibrant and lean Fintech to develop and grow SHUAA’s digital propositions in the market.

Before joining SHUAA, Hadi was Vice President and Regional Head of Digital Solutions for Visa Inc. in Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa.  Prior to that, Hadi was Head of Products Marketing at Google in Emerging Arabia, and before that, Hadi served as Principal of Booz & Company digital media, telecom, and technology practice in the Middle East. Earlier in his career, Hadi was engaged in the launch of some of the very first internet access and e-commerce startups in the Middle East.

Hadi holds both a Bachelor in Engineering in computers and communication, and a Masters in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut. He also holds an MBA with high honors distinction from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Olivier Brochard

Olivier Brochard

Head of Internal Audit

Olivier has close to 20 years of experience within the investment fund and asset management industry. Prior to joining the Group, he was for 14 years at State Street where he served as EMEA Internal Audit Director responsible for State Street’s asset management arm. Olivier was also the Head of Audit for State Street Banque France, a function that he had established in 2008. Prior to State Street, Olivier was at Deloitte Luxembourg where he led various audit assurance projects for large investment funds and private banks.

Olivier holds a German and French double degree from ESB Reutlingen and Reims Management School. He also holds two international certifications: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).

Niccolo Barattieri Di San Pietro

Niccolo Barattieri Di San Pietro

CEO – Northacre

Niccolo is the Chief Executive Officer of Northacre PLC, where he is leveraging over 25 years’ experience in finance and real estate. After spending several years alongside Est4te Four’s Partners (who built their reputation in Milan by creating, arguably, the largest fashion quarter in the world), Niccolo helped Est4te Four to transform from a developer to a global real estate advisor with developments in Milan, London, New York and Los Angeles.

Prior to this he was the head trader for Theorema Asset Management, a US$ 600 mln European Equity Hedge Fund.

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