Our people

The skill, dedication, vision and creativity of our people drives our success.

Investcorp develops, retains and attracts talented people of many nationalities, and provides a distinctive culture in which they can thrive and excel. We promote an entrepreneurial environment and a partnership mindset.

We employ dedicated, client-focused individuals with the ability to make the right connections to the right deals on behalf of clients.

Placement & relationship management

Leadership team

  • Yusef Al Yusef

    Yusef Al Yusef

    Yusef Al Yusef

    Yusef Al Yusef

    Managing Director, Placement & Relationship Management

    Yusef joined Investcorp in October 2005 from Arcapita Bank, where he was Principal serving institutional and private clients in Kuwait and Qatar. Before Arcapita, Yusef worked for Ahli United Bank and National Bank of Bahrain. He has also held positions with Unilever in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

    Yusef holds a BSc in Accounting from the University of Bahrain.

  • Gabriel Aractingi

    Gabriel Aractingi

    Gabriel Aractingi

    Gabriel Aractingi

    Managing Director, Placement and Relationship Management

    Gabriel Aractingi joined Investcorp in 2016 and will be appointed CEO of Investcorp Saudi Arabia Financial Investments upon regulatory approval. Gabriel has worked previously with Morgan Stanley as CEO of Saudi Arabia and before that as Head of Private Wealth Management, MENA. He also previously worked at Swiss private bank Lombard Odier as Head of Middle East and Special Clients.

    Gabriel holds an MBA in Finance and Decision Sciences from JL Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University.

  • Yasser Bajsair

    Yasser Bajsair

    Yasser Bajsair

    Yasser Bajsair

    Managing Director, Placement & Relationship Management

    Yasser Bajsair joined Investcorp in 2010 from Global Investment House in Jeddah where he was a Team Leader Western Division. Prior to this, he worked with Al Kabeer Merchant Finance Corporation as a Senior Vice President. He also previously worked for Arab National Bank, and spent more than five years each with SAMBA and National Commercial Bank in Jeddah in the capacity of a Senior Corporate Officer.

    Yasser holds a BA in Marketing and an MBA in Finance from Oklahoma City University. He has also completed an Entrepreneurial Masters Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Timothy Mattar

    Timothy Mattar

    Timothy Mattar

    Timothy Mattar

    Head of Placement & Relationship Management

    Timothy Mattar is Investcorp’s Head of Placement and Relationship Management. He is also a member of the Firm’s Operating Committee.  Timothy is responsible for the capital raising for all of the firm’s alternative investment products and services from both institutional and private clients in the Gulf.  He is now also responsible for building the firm’s business in Asia.

    Timothy has been with Investcorp since 1995. Since then, he has had various leadership positions across the Firm’s offices in the Gulf, including being Chief Executive Officer of Investcorp Saudi Arabia.  During his career he has been responsible for building client relationships across all six Gulf states.

    Timothy joined Investcorp from Banque Indosuez, having spent five years in various senior positions across the Gulf, the latest of which was his role as Head of Private Banking for Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

    Prior to Banque Indosuez, Timothy worked with Arthur Andersen in Bahrain, specialising in financial services companies, and with Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants in London, where he was part of the audit and consulting services team.

    He holds directorship at a number of Investcorp subsidiaries and was a director and chairman of the audit committee for the Bahrain International Circuit.

    Timothy holds a BA (Hons) in History from London University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

  • Fahad Murad

    Fahad Murad

    Fahad Murad

    Fahad Murad

    Managing Director, Placement & Relationship Management

    Fahad Murad joined Investcorp in 1996 from Chase Manhattan Bank, where he began his career in 1984. Having completed the nine month Chase credit training program, he worked in the credit department and the corporate and institutional department as a marketing officer until he became Vice President in the corporate finance division of the bank. In 1990, Fahad joined the Chase Manhattan Private Bank where he spent the remainder of his Chase career, most recently being based in Switzerland.

    Fahad holds a BBA in Finance and an MBA from the University of Houston.

  • Mohamed Sammakia

    Mohamed Sammakia

    Mohamed Sammakia

    Mohamed Sammakia

    Managing Director, Placement & Relationship Management

    Mohamed Sammakia joined Investcorp in 2012 from UBS where he spent 21 years in a variety of positions, most recently as CEO for Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, Mohamed was a Managing Director and President, Middle East Region for UBS in London.

    Mohamed has more than 30 years' experience in the Middle East and North Africa including time with SBC Warburg, Greenwich Capital, Swiss Bank Corporation and Citibank.

    Mohamed holds a BA in Accountancy from the University of Alexandria, Faculty of Commerce.

  • Harsh Shethia

    Harsh Shethia

    Harsh Shethia

    Harsh Shethia

    Managing Director, Placement & Relationship Management

    Harsh Shethia joined Investcorp in 2002 from Goldman Sachs where he spent two years managing enterprise technology division's European finance function. Prior to that, Harsh spent four years with Deloitte Consulting in their New York practice, specializing in financial process reengineering.  At Investcorp, Harsh worked in the finance team and was co-head of the business analysis & reporting unit until late 2006 when he moved to work in the placement and relationship management team.

    Harsh holds a BSc, summa cum laude, in Computer Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an MBA, with distinction, from Carnegie Mellon.

Relationship managers

  • Mohamed Aamer

    Mohamed Aamer

    Mohamed Aamer

    Mohamed Aamer

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Mohamed spent four years at Investcorp before rejoining in 2015 as a Principal focusing on the Abu Dhabi market. Prior to Investcorp, Mohammed spent two years at PineBridge Investments leading the KSA team. He also previously worked as an Executive Director at Gulf Finance House in the Investment Placement team where he was responsible for institutional and private clients in Riyadh and Jeddah.

    Mohamed holds a BSc in Marketing from Concordia University, Montreal in Canada.

  • Loai Al-Arayedh

    Loai Al-Arayedh

    Loai Al-Arayedh

    Loai Al-Arayedh

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Loai joined Investcorp in 2010 from Citigroup where he had spent nine years as part of the Middle East banking team, most recently looking after corporate banking/corporate finance for the Bahrain market. Prior to joining Citi, Loai worked at the Central Bank of Bahrain as a credit analyst.

    Loai holds a BS in Finance from Nicholls State University and an MBA from St. Edwards University in Texas.

  • Yousef Alhozaimy

    Yousef Alhozaimy

    Yousef Alhozaimy

    Yousef Alhozaimy

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Yousef Alhozaimy joined Investcorp in May 2016 from Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia where he spent four years as Vice President, Investment Advisor. Prior to this Yousef worked within SAFANAD S.A. and held a Senior Manager role. Yousef also worked at NCB Capital within the Wealth Management division from 2006 to 2011 and National Commercial Bank from 2005 to 2006.

    He holds a Master’s degree in Islamic Banking & Finance from Bangor University and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from King Saud University.

  • Tarek AlMahjoub

    Tarek AlMahjoub

    Tarek AlMahjoub

    Tarek AlMahjoub

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Tarek AlMahjoub joined Investcorp in 2008 from Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai, where he held the position of Director of client relationships. Prior to that, he worked in Dubai as relationship manager in corporate banking at Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait. He was also previously relationship manager in corporate banking at National Bank of Fujairah and account manager in the commercial banking group of MashreqBank, both of which were based in Dubai.

    Tarek holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Garyounis in Libya and an MBA in International Management from the European University of Geneva in Switzerland.

  • Adel AlMarzooqi

    Adel AlMarzooqi

    Adel AlMarzooqi

    Adel AlMarzooqi

    Adel AlMarzooqi has joined Investcorp in April 2017 as a Principal with the Abu Dhabi team in Placement and Relationship Management.  Prior to Investcorp, Adel was the Executive Director, Private Banking with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and before that with Citi Bank as Consumer Business Manager for Abu Dhabi and Deputy Head - UAE Retail Banking. Prior to that Adel worked with United Arab Bank as Area Manager for Abu Dhabi and AlAin branches and with the National Bank of Dubai as a Branch Manager.

    Adel holds a Diploma in Information Technology from the Higher Colleges of Technology and a Certificate in Electrical Engineering from Colorado Technical College.

  • Manaf AlMenaifi

    Manaf AlMenaifi

    Manaf AlMenaifi

    Manaf AlMenaifi

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Manaf AlMenaifi has joined Investcorp in November 7, 2016 as a Principal with the Kuwait team in Placement & Relationship Management.  Prior to Investcorp, Manaf was an Executive Manager - SME at Kuwait Finance House in Kuwait and before that Head of Business Banking – SME at National Bank of Kuwait. He previously worked at Ijara House Holding Company as a Business Development Manager and with Boubyan Bank as a Relationship Manager and with the Commercial Bank of Kuwait as a Relationship Officer.

    Manaf holds a Bachelors of Bsuiness Administration in Management Information Systems from the Northeastern University in Boston.

  • Shrooq Al Muhaid

    Shrooq Al Muhaid

    Shrooq Al Muhaid

    Shrooq Al Muhaid

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Shrooq Abualif Al Muhaid joined Investcorp in 2009 from Jadwa Investment in Saudi Arabia where she was a senior relationship manager. Prior to that, Shrooq worked for Gulf Finance House in the Saudi Arabian Investment Placement team.

    Shrooq holds an MBA from University College of Bahrain and a BA in English Literature from Dammam College for Girls.

  • Hasan AlNajar

    Hasan AlNajar

    Hasan AlNajar

    Hasan AlNajar

    Associate Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Hasan AlNajar joined Investcorp in 2007. He spent four years in the Corporate Accounting department as a senior accountant and later moved to the Placement & Relationship Management team.

    Hasan holds a Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in Banking and Finance from the New York Institute of Technology. He also participated in the first batch of the Crown Prince Leadership and Management Program in 2004 as one of the best 200 students in Bahrain.

  • Mohammed AlSada

    Mohammed AlSada

    Mohammed AlSada

    Mohammed AlSada

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Mohammed AlSada joined Investcorp in 2008 from Gulf Finance House where he worked in the Investment Placement Team as a Principal responsible for institutional and private clients in Kuwait and Eastern Province Saudi Arabia. Before that, Mohammed spent time at Arab Banking Corporation.

    Mohammed holds an MBA in Management of Operations Technology and a BSc in Finance and Business Management, both from Bentley College, Massachusetts.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Mosaad Alsudairy

    Mosaad Alsudairy

    Mosaad Alsudairy

    Mosaad Alsudairy

    Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Mosaad Alsudairy joined Investcorp in 2015. Before joining, Mosaad came from Audi Capital where he spent two years heading their Investment Banking division. Prior to this Mosaad worked within Barclays’ Wealth Management business in Riyadh and held a Senior Relationship Manager role at SABB Corporate Banking. Mosaad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals KFUPM.

  • Ahmed AlZayani

    Ahmed AlZayani

    Ahmed AlZayani

    Ahmed AlZayani

    Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Ahmed AlZayani has joined Investcorp in April 2017 as a Vice President with the Doha team in Placement and Relationship Management.  Prior to Investcorp, Ahmed was part of the Investors Relationship Management team at Arcapita Investment Management. Before that with The Family Office in the Relationship Management department and with Arcapita Bank and Abu Dhabi Investment House (ADIH) in Investment Placement.

    Prior to that Ahmed worked with Batelco in Risk Management and Alba in the Industrial Engineering Section of Management Services Department.

    Ahmed holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Concordia University and a MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

  • Johannes Glas

    Johannes Glas

    Johannes Glas

    Johannes Glas

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Johannes Glas joined Investcorp in 2010 from Addax Bank where he was a Vice President in the Investment Group. Prior to joining Addax, he worked for Al Saraya Properties Co. in Bahrain, Capgemini in London and Derendinger in Zurich.

    Johannes holds an MBA in Business Engineering from the University of St. Gallen HSG and a BBA (Honors) in International Business Administration from the European Business School EBSi.

  • Nahar Houthan

    Nahar Houthan

    Nahar Houthan

    Nahar Houthan

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Nahar Houthan joined Investcorp in May 2016 from The Carlyle Group where spent four years as Vice President for Investor Relations, responsible for Saudi Arabia. Prior to this, he worked with Morgan Stanley in Riyadh and National Commercial Bank Treasury in Jeddah. 

    Nahar holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from Babson College.

  • Fahad Kurdi

    Fahad Kurdi

    Fahad Kurdi

    Fahad Kurdi

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Fahad Kurdi joined Investcorp in 2016 from Jadwa Investment Company where he was a Vice President in Private and Institutional Client Investments for three years. Prior to this, Fahad worked with NCB Capital in Jeddah for five years.

    Fahad holds a Bachelors degree in Business from the Webster University, Geneva in Switzerland.

  • Hani Obaid

    Hani Obaid

    Hani Obaid

    Hani Obaid

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Hani Obaid joined Investcorp in 2012 from Morgan Stanley where he had been a Vice President in Private Wealth Management for four years. Prior to that, Hani worked with Banque Saudi Fransi in Riyadh for five years.

    Hani holds a Bachelors degree in Management of Technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

  • Khalid Soufi

    Khalid Soufi

    Khalid Soufi

    Khalid Soufi

    Associate Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Khalid Soufi joined Investcorp in 2016 from Saudi British Bank where he had spent six years as part of the Commercial Banking team, most recently as a Relationship Manager for the Jeddah market.

    Khalid holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, State College, PA.

  • Aya Taha

    Aya Taha

    Aya Taha

    Aya Taha

    Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Aya Taha has joined Investcorp in March 2017 as a Vice President with the Dubai team in Placement and Relationship Management.  Prior to Investcorp, Aya was the Head of Business Banking at HSBC Bank in Dubai, UAE. Over the past ten years Aya has held several positions with HSBC Bank as Head of Sales and Mass Portfolio, Manager - Corporate Banking for Sharjah and Northern Emirates as well as a short stint in China in Business Banking. Prior to that Aya worked with Invest Bank as a Credit Analyst.

    Aya holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and a MBA from the London Business School.

  • Ali Zainal

    Ali Zainal

    Ali Zainal

    Ali Zainal

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Ali Zainal joined Investcorp in 2008 from UBS Investment Bank in London.

    Ali holds a BA (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Newcastle, is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and an alumnus of the University of Cambridge - MIT Institute for Enterprise.

Product specialists

  • Vicente Perez Camara

    Vicente Perez Camara

    Vicente Perez Camara

    Vicente Perez Camara

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Prior to joining Investcorp in May 2016, Vicente spent 11 years at BlackRock where he was a Director in the Alternative Investment Strategy Group, responsible for Middle East clients’ investments in hedge funds, special opportunities, private markets and real estate, based in Dubai. Prior to this he was an investment strategist at BlackRock’s Global Market Strategies Group in London, where he worked on global macro, FX and commodity hedge fund solutions.

    Vicente began his career at Deloitte in the Actuarial and Insurance Solutions team in London. He studied Business Management at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and Copenhagen Business School.

  • Abdul Rahim Saad

    Abdul Rahim Saad

    Abdul Rahim Saad

    Abdul Rahim Saad

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Abdul Rahim Saad joined Investcorp in 2010. He was a member of Investcorp’s Corporate Investment team before becoming the firm's Corporate Investment Product Specialist in 2013. Prior to joining Investcorp, he was a Director at Istithmar and an Associate at EMP Global.

    Abdul Rahim holds a Bachelor's degree with a double major in Economics and Political Science from McGill University. He currently serves on the Investment & Risk Management Expert Panel of the McGill University Faculty of Management.

  • Babak Sultani

    Babak Sultani

    Babak Sultani

    Babak Sultani

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Babak Sultani joined Investcorp in 2008 from Addax Bank where he was in charge of real estate and  corporate finance activities. Prior to this, he held roles at Bahrain Financial Harbour as Head of Marketing, ReeMoon BDC and Taib Bank.

    Babak holds a BBA and an MSc, both in accounting and both from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Client services

  • Ghassan Abdulaal

    Ghassan Abdulaal

    Ghassan Abdulaal

    Ghassan Abdulaal

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Ghassan Abdulaal rejoined Investcorp in 2012 having previously spent six years with the company from 2003-2009. In the intervening period, Ghassan worked as an Investment Manager with Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company. Prior to joining Investcorp in 2003, Ghassan worked at KPMG Consulting where he was a Consultant within the Business Performance Improvement Group. Prior to that, Ghassan worked briefly with the HEC School of Management in Paris.

    Ghassan holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, and an MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics.

  • Omar Abu Khadra

    Omar Abu Khadra

    Omar Abu Khadra

    Omar Abu Khadra

    Associate Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Omar joined Investcorp in 2015 from Hamilton Lane, where he worked as a Senior Analyst for over two years. Prior to this, he held an Analyst position at Barclays Wealth. He is responsible for Gulf client servicing, supporting Relationship Managers, responding to client queries and preparing placement documentation.

    Omar holds a BSc in International Management with French from the University of Bath, UK.

  • Khaled Al Alawi

    Khaled Al Alawi

    Khaled Al Alawi

    Khaled Al Alawi

    Associate Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management.

    Khaled joined Investcorp in 2013 from the Central Bank of Bahrain, where he worked as a Senior Financial Analyst for over two years. Prior to this, he held an Analyst position at Deloitte & Touché.

    Khaled holds a MSc in Finance from Cass Business School, England and a BSc with Honours in Accounting & Finance and Business Administration from the University of Kent, England. Khaled is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and also holds an ICA International Diploma in Compliance.

  • Ali Alrahma

    Ali Alrahma

    Ali Alrahma

    Ali Alrahma

    Vice President, Placement and Relationship Management

    Ali Alrahma joined Investcorp in 2013 from Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, where he was a Senior Associate in the Private Equity and Direct Investments team and was responsible for managing the aviation portfolio. Prior to that, Ali worked as a business improvement and process re-engineering Consultant with Deloitte Consulting in Atlanta, GA.

    Ali holds a Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in Decision Information Analysis from Emory University, Atlanta, GA. He also participated in an Exchange Program at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Mihir Kothari

    Mihir Kothari

    Mihir Kothari

    Mihir Kothari

    Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Mihir Kothari joined Investcorp in 2011 from KPMG Bahrain, where he spent three years specializing in consulting and advisory services. Prior to that, Mihir spent three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in India providing auditing and consulting services to a wide variety of industries. At Investcorp, Mihir worked for almost a year in the hedge funds administration team before formally joining in 2011 to work with the placement and relationship management team.

    Mihir holds a B.Com from the University of Mumbai and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Company Secretaries and Institute of Cost Accountants in India.

  • Masooma Mohammed

    Masooma Mohammed

    Masooma Mohammed

    Masooma Mohammed

    Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Masooma A. Mohammed joined Investcorp in 1997 from ABN Amro Bank in Bahrain where she was Office Manager/Officer for the General Manager and the Dutch Consular. Prior to that, Masooma worked for National Bank of Bahrain and Gulf International Bank.

    Masooma holds a BSc in Banking & Finance from the University of Bahrain, a Diploma in Advanced Banking Studies from the Bahrain Institute for Banking & Finance and a Diploma in Compliance and Financial Crime from Henley Business School, University of Reading. 

  • Shaima Radhi

    Shaima Radhi

    Shaima Radhi

    Shaima Radhi

    Associate Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Shaima Radhi joined Investcorp in 2009 from Ciba Specialty Chemicals where she worked as an Assistant Accountant, Finance. She is responsible for Gulf client servicing and customized marketing solutions on the placement and relationship management team.

    Shaima holds a B.Sc. in Banking and Finance from the University of Bahrain and is a CFA level II candidate.