- Abu Dhabi Capital Group LLC is a private institutional investment house based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi Capital Group (“ADCG”) is a large
investment company that has investments across various asset classes, industries and geographies. ADCG manages in-house well-diversified portfolios in global listed equities, fixed income and alternative investments. In addition ADCG has substantial private
equity investments and real estate spreading across many sectors. We have reputable partners in North America, Europe and Emerging markets.
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Abdul Khalil Ali, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Khalil has been with ADCG since 2009 and has over 25 years of investment experience throughout Asia and the GCC. Khalil is involved with the asset allocation and investment process of all asset classes. Khalil holds a BA from National University of Singapore
and is a CFA charter holder.
Chief Executive Officer – H Hospitality Collection
Claudio has over 30 years of Operations, Investment and Development experience in the Hospitality Industry, working for a number of notable companies around the world. His focus is to grow HHC’s existing brands, making it an efficient and expert hotel
manager and a trusted partner for any kind of investor. Claudio holds a BA in Economics from Perugia University, Italy & a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University, USA.
Mishal Al Kasimi
Chief Executive Officer – Healthcare Platform
Dr Mishal has extensive medical experience in the USA and UAE working in direct clinical care, management and leadership. Throughout his career he has worked in both governmental and private organizations. Dr Mishal did all his studies and training in
the USA and is a certified Physician executive by American Association of Physician Leaders.
Muhammad Yasir Ghani CFA, CA, FCCA
Head of Risk and Audit
Over 17 years of diversified experience in the field of finance, risk, assurance, investments and accounting with BIG 4 firms and a leading Bank in Australia and Middle East. His focus is to build on Governance, Risk and Control environment in Group operations.
Yasir is an Associate Chartered Accountant with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), is a CFA charter holder (CFAI) and a Fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA UK).
Mohamad El Sherkawi
General Counsel & Head of Legal Department
Mohamad has over 14 years of experience practicing law, as both in-house legal counsel (for a leading UAE bank) and as part of the corporate and commercial team for a magic circle law firm.He has significant experience working on a wide variety of local
and international corporate transactions as well as extensive experience in general commercial, real estate, employment and regulatory work in UAE and GCC.Mohamad has given legal advice on matters including major group restructurings, a number of
local and international joint ventures and real estate projects.
Senior Manager – Investments
Vikas has over 12 years of experience in managing institutional equities, hedge fund and M&A valuation. He was rated 5 Star Analyst by Starmine and his research reports have featured in Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal & Barrons’. Vikas is an MBA,
CFA Charterholder and FRM holder.
Head of Private Equity
Ali has 14+ years of experience in private equity, venture capital, investment banking, corporate strategy, angel investing, and business development. Ali holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (USA), a Bachelor of Engineering
from the University of Pune, India, and is CAIA Charterholder.
Associate – Investments
Mahroof is a Post Graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Prior to his MBA, he has worked as Derivatives Trader in international energy markets for around 2 years. Mahroof also holds Bachelor of Engineering degree from National Institute
of Technology, Trichy (India).
Associate – Investments
Zeeshan is a Post Graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM A). He has 3 years of experience in Finance and worked as Investment Analyst with leading Indian companies. His sector coverage includes Oil&Gas, Chemicals and Capital
Goods. Zeeshan holds Bachelor of Technology degree from Government College of Engineering, Pune (India).
Manager Real Estate
Reem has over 9 years of experience in real estate and property management and is part of the real estate team which is involved in managing local real estate projects and assets. Reem holds a bachelor’s degree from Ajman University Bachelor of Interior
Design, College of Engineering.
Mohamed Rafeeq Peerali
Head of Finance – Investments.
Mohamed Rafeeq has been working with ADCG since 2006. He is finance professional with over 25 years of experience(in the region) in Investments, Financial Planning and Financial control. Rafeeq is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with Institute
of Management Accountants, USA and a CFA Charter holder.
Hussam has 10 years of experience in Assurance practice, Financial reporting, planning, budgeting and internal controls evaluations. Hussam is US Certified Accountant, licensed from the state of New Hampshire and holds Bachelor degree in accounting and
finance from Yarmouk University.
Head of HR
Shaun is an accomplished HR professional with 20+ years’ experience in HR Management, Strategic HR Consulting, and Organization Development. After graduating from London Metropolitan University (MHRM and Grad.CIPD), Shaun developed his early HR career
to a Senior level with Old Mutual Global Investors and Old Mutual Group PLC in the UK. Shaun was brought to the GCC by Mercer HR Consulting in 2007, to play a pivotal role in establishing its GCC HR Consulting Business. Subsequently, Shaun has held
Senior HR roles with du, Dubai World Trade Centre, ICD and AMMROC before joining ADCG.
Senior Legal Counsel
David is a lawyer with over 17 years’ experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and asset portfolio management, with a particular focus on hospitality. David has worked in London, Edinburgh, Milan, Sydney and Dubai prior
to working in Abu Dhabi and has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Glasgow.
Sumaya is a bilingual lawyer with almost 10 years of experience. She is qualified in Jordan and has experience working there for a number of years before moving to the UAE where she has worked as a legal counsel for two specialized investment firms. Sumaya
has experience in several areas of UAE law including in companies, employment, trademarks, and real estate. She also has an excellent experience in dealing with various government departments in Abu Dhabi.
Under ADCG are two wholly-owned subsidiaries; Capital Investment (“CI”) in which all investment related activities are managed and Emirates Land Group (“ELG”) that focuses on real estate business for the Group.
At ADCG we recognize that our long-term corporate success depends not only upon the business and activities that we pursue but critically upon the manner in which we conduct ourselves as we implement our strategic objectives. We are focused on following
best practice in corporate governance. We have an institutionalized investment process with an internal Investment Committee, Audit Committee and Risk Management division.