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  • Omair Rana appointed Head of Investment Banking at Global Saudi
    Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

    يرجى الضغط هنا لقراءة النسخة العربية من البيان الصحفي

    Global Investment House – Saudia (Global Saudi) announced today that it has appointed Mr. Omair Rana to head its Investment Banking as part of the company’s commitment to enhance its services to  clients in Saudi Arabia.

    Omair Rana & Fahad Al Hamidi

    Mr. Fahad Al Hamidi, Chief Executive Officer of Global Saudi said, “I am delighted that Mr. Omair Rana has joined the Global team. He will be an added value to Global Saudi as his role is critical in fulfilling the mission of the Investment Banking department. We are confident that his background and experience in the financial sector will play a fundamental role towards the creation of investment opportunities for our valuable clients.”

    Mr. Omair Rana has over 15 years of investment banking, private equity and corporate strategy experience.  Prior to joining Global, Mr. Omair was the Chief Strategy Officer at Dubai International Capital focusing on major private equity transactions amounting to USD1billion of enterprise value. Before coming to the GCC, he was Senior Vice President at Citigroup's internal M&A and Strategy team, executing a handful of financial institution acquisitions in Central America and Turkey valued at over USD3billion.  Mr. Omair also worked on managing projects and trading analytics for Fixed Income’s Mortgage Backed Securities department at UBS Investment Bank in London. He holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School (New York), an MBA in Strategy from London Business School, and a BS in Biochemistry from James Madison University (Virginia).

    Mr. Omair expressed his pleasure in joining Global Saudi, “I am delighted to be a member of the Global Saudi team and I look forward to strengthen Global’s presence in the region’s biggest market. Investment banking in Saudi Arabia is a growing market fuelled by the impressive growth of the capital markets and positive economic prospects generally. Notwithstanding the short-term blips of turmoil in the region, the need for investment banking services in the Kingdom remains buoyant and the longer-term outlook is quite favorable. The modus operandi for our division shall be to build our track record with the most innovative, distinctive and customized transactions that not only facilitate our client’s needs but also enhance the Global brand in Saudi.”

    It is worth noting that Global Investment House - Saudia is a closed Saudi joint stock company regulated & licensed under the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) 07067-37 to provide securities investment services including dealing as Principal and as Agent, underwriting, managing, arranging, advisory and custody.