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.