Jassim Alseddiqi is the Chief Executive Officer of SHUAA Capital psc. Jassim is known for his dynamic and innovative approach, having pioneered many investment strategies in the region. He is currently the Chairman of Gulf Finance House (GFH), SALAMA Islamic Arab Insurance Company, Eshraq Investments, Khaleeji Commercial Bank and The Entertainer. Jassim also serves on the boards of First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), ADNOC Distribution and Dana Gas.
Alseddiqi holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Fadel Al Ali
Fadel Al Ali is an accomplished business figure recognised for his expertise in corporate governance and strategic commercial roles across a range of industries including real estate, hospitality, investment and banking. Mr Al Ali is a board member with Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), EMAAR MISR for Development SAE- Egypt, NBAD Private Bank (Suisse) SA, Switzerland. Al Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and System Engineering from University of Southern California.
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).
Stuart Ian Morgan
Director – Real Estate Contracts
Stuart has over 24 years of commercial and contract management experience gained from working in the UK and Middle East.
Stuart is a Chartered Construction Manager and member of the Chartered Institute of Building.
Nigel has over 18 years of experience in both Lead Consultant and client side Design Management roles, gained from working with leading organizations in the UK and MENA region.
Nigel holds a BA(Hons) with Diploma in Architecture and graduated as a chartered ARB RIBA Architect with a Certificate of Architectural Professional Practice from Plymouth University.
His experience both regionally and internationally covers a variety of both small and large-scale project types spanning multiple sectors.
Head of Marketing
With over 14 years of experience, Carine is a seasoned marketing professional with an extensive management & consultancy level background in the real estate, hospitality, F&B and media industries. Her passion lies in developing home grown destinations that stand out on a global scale.
Carine holds an MBA in Strategic Management from HEC Montreal and a BA in Economics from The American University of Beirut.
Senior Development Manager
Sameer has over 20 years of experience in the region as a mixed use property development professional with design and project management expertise in residential, commercial and hospitality projects.
Sameer holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture from India and a Business Management degree from UK.
Manager Real Estate Finance
Pankaj has over 7 years of experience in evaluating projects for investment decision making across all sectors of real estate.
Pankaj has successfully cleared all three levels of CFA exam and holds a BBA degree in Finance from Heriot Watt University in Dubai.
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.
As a Marketing professional, Farah uses her passion to create brands that drive marketing strategy and expand company’s market presence. With five years of experience in leading marketing campaigns for real estate developers within the region, she is capable of scaling customer acquisition by using all layers of the marketing “stack”.
Farah holds a BA in Business Management, and is certified as a Project Management Professional.
Assistant Manager – Commercial
Jonathan has over 6 years of Commercial and Cost Management experience gained in the UAE and UK. Jonathan holds an Honors degree in Quantity Surveying and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Design Associate, Research
Katayoun has over 8 years of professional experience with distinguished global practices in design, architecture and urbanism and projects completed in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Her practice has equipped her with technical and global knowledge in the field of design and spans through multiple sectors of real estate development. She holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Discourse from Cornell University and has held academic positions at Cornell and AUD.
CFO│H HOSPITALITY COLLECTION
Victor brings us rich international experience he has earned working in hotels across four continents, in starting companies from scratch, and increasing shareholders’ value. Victor is a US Certified Accountant, holds an Executive MBA in Advanced Global Management from the IE Business School, and Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.
Anne Marie Schreuder
Director of Nursing
Anne-marie has over 20 years of healthcare experience in the UAE and South Africa including working in Direct Patient Care settings, Clinical Resource Education, Health Care Management, Project Management and Leadership. She is licensed as a Registered Nurse in General Nursing, Psychiatric, Community Health and Midwifery. Anne-marie has completed a BA Degree ( Health Sciences and Social Services) with Specialization in Health Services Management as well as an MBA.
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 Manager – Legal Department
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.
Manager – Legal Department
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.