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Global Chairperson and Managing Director 
Ibrahim Saad
Chairman (representing NCH Ventures S.P.C.)

Mr. Saad has a broad-based investment and private equity experience of over 18 years (out of a total of 24 years). He served on the board of several companies and advisory boards and held several senior positions at regional and international financial institutions the last was the CEO and Board Director of Paladin Capital (Middle East) Limited, in Dubai, UAE.
 
Mr. Saad holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, with a concentration in Finance and Applied Economics, and a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. more     
 
 
 

Global Vice Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer 

 

 

 

 Ali Abdulrahman Al Wazzan - Global BOD

 

 

 

Maha K. Al-Ghunaim
Vice Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Al-Ghunaim has over 31 years of experience in the financial services sector with primary focus on asset management and investment banking. She served on the board of several regional companies and advisory boards and held several senior positions. She founded Global in 1998 with other distinguished members and has been managing the company since then.
 
Mrs. Al-Ghunaim holds BS in Mathematics from San Francisco State University, California, USA. She received notable regional and international recognitions.   
 
 
Khalid Al-Shamsi
Independent Director

Mr. Al-Shamsi has over 13 years of experience in the financial sector and mainly public and private fund investments and real estate. He served on the board of several regional companies and held several senior positions. Currently he is the Managing Director of Asset Management at Dubai Capital Group.

Mr. Al-Shamsi holds a BSc (Honors) in Accounting and International Business from the University of Louisville, USA, and has attended several management and finance-related courses in Singapore, London and New York. more 
 
Global Board Members - Hamad Tarek Al-Homaizi  
Hamad T. Alhomaizi
Director (Representing Alshaab Holding Company)

Mr. Alhomaizi has extensive experience in private equity, hedge funds, real estate and startups. He served on the board of several regional companies and has worked in various capacities and founded a number of successful ventures.
 
Mr. Alhomaizi holds a BS in Computer Science and Business Administration from The George Washington University, USA. more    
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Burlison

Director (representing NCH Ventures S.P.C.)

Mr. Burlison has over 16 years of experience in the financial sector with focus on investment banking and advisory. He served on the board of several regional companies and advisory boards and held several senior positions. He is currently the Managing Director at Dhabi Holdings, a private investment with total of USD 3bn portfolio.

Mr. Burlison holds a BS (First Class Honors) in Banking and Finance with a Diploma in Industrial Studies from Loughborough University and a Practicing Certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. more 
 
 
 

Arul Kandasamy
Director (representing NCH Ventures S.P.C.)

Mr. Kandasamy is the founder and Head of the Investment Banking Group at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB). He oversees an integrated debt financing, equity and advisory business comprising Real Estate & Asset Finance, Capital Markets & Syndications, Structured & Principal Finance, Advisory and Investment Management. He started his career in Investment Banking with Credit Agricole Indosuez London, moved to the Middle East in 2004 to head their Islamic Banking then joined Barclays Capital as head of Islamic Financing.

Mr. Kandasamy holds an LL.B from the London School of Economics, an LL.M from University College London and is a UK qualified Barrister.

 
 
 
 
 
Orhan Osmansoy
Director (representing NCH Ventures S.P.C.)

Mr. Osmansoy has over 20 years of experience in the fields of private equity, corporate finance and activist investing. He served on the board of several companies and held several senior positions with regional and international companies.

Mr. Osmansoy is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA) and the University of Virginia (BS).
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