Waha Capital’s Board of Directors is comprised of some of the most distinguished public and private sector business leaders.
Waha Capital’s Board of Directors is comprised of some of the most distinguished public and private sector business leaders.
Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi is the Chairman of Waha Capital.
In addition, Mr. Al Muhairi is the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company, where he has strategic oversight of the company’s broad investment portfolio and special projects at the group level while ensuring that the company’s four platforms are coordinating efficiently.
He is also Chief Executive Officer of the Alternative Investments & Infrastructure platform and leads Mubadala’s healthcare, real estate & infrastructure, and capital investment portfolios.
Mr. Al Muhairi is a member of Mubadala’s Investment Committee, which is mandated with developing the company’s investment policies, establishing investment guidelines and reviewing all proposed projects and investments to ensure they are in line with business objectives.
He currently serves as Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Cleveland Clinic in the United States. He is also the Vice Chairman of Aldar Properties and a board member of Abu Dhabi Global Market, Emirates Investment Authority, Tamouh Investments, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and InvestCorp, Bahrain.
Mr. Al Muhairi was one of the principal architects behind the Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision. Prior to joining Mubadala, he worked with the UAE Offsets Program Bureau as a Senior Project Manager. Past roles include working with McKinsey & Company as a commercial and governmental consultant.
Mr. Al Muhairi holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foreign Service in Economics and Finance from Georgetown University, USA.
Mr. Al Dhaheri is Chairman of Ali & Sons Holding LLC, Foodco Holding PJSC, and Sense Gourmet PSC. He is also a board member of Al Wathba National Insurance Co PJSC and Abu Dhabi Aviation PJSC.
Mr. Al Dhaheri is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor degree in Accounting from Seattle Pacific University Washington, USA.
Mr. Obeid is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Mubadala Development Company. He is also Chairman of Mubadala GE Capital and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners Ltd (MIPL). He currently serves on the boards of several companies, including Mubadala Petroleum LLC, Abu Dhabi Future Energy (Masdar), Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
Mr. Obeid holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from American University of Beirut, Lebanon and a Master’s in Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Mr. Al Ketbi is the current Chairman of the Board of the RDK Group. He is also vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Al Wathba National Insurance Company PJSC and Foodco Holding PJSC. He currently serves on the board of Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons Co LLC.
Mr. Al Ketbi holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce degree from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration from the University Of St. Louis University of Management, USA.
H.E. Nader Al Hammadi is an established member of the Abu Dhabi business community and joined the Waha Capital board in 2019.
He is the current Chairman of Abu Dhabi Aviation, Decovision and Tamouh Investments, and Vice Chairman of International Holdings Company. He also holds board positions at several private companies including Royal Jet and Maximus Air Cargo.
In 2017, he was announced as a member of Abu Dhabi’s Aviation Sector Development Committee. Mr. Al Hammadi has previously held senior positions at Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) and Presidential Flight, where his roles included Managing Director and CEO.
He holds a post-graduate degree in Engineering Business Management from Warwick University, UK, and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Electronics (Avionics) from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, USA. He has also trained at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Mr Al Omaira holds board positions on the Al Wathba National Insurance Company and Abu Dhabi National Company for Building Materials (Bildco) and he is the chairman of Vision capital Brokerage co.
Mr Al Omaira is the Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Company for Building Materials (Bildco), an Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange listed company and have three subsidiaries (Bildco Reinforcing Steel Services Est., Bildco Aerated Concrete Products LLC, Bildco Cement Products LLC that provides and manufactures building products for residential and commercial construction projects.
Mr Al Omaira has over 22 years of experience in leading businesses. He has led his family business Omaira Group of Companies manages the daily business and assets, helps maintain it profitable and grows revenue. Mr Al Omaira was also the CEO of Vision Capital Brokerage Company between 2006 and 2010.
Mr. Mohamed is the Chairman and Managing Director of Tama Investment & Development LLC. Previously he was an Investment Associate at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Also, Al Nowais worked briefly with J.P. Morgan in New York, USA, as an Investment Banking Analyst and worked with Al Nowais Investment Company in Abu Dhabi as a Business Analyst.
He also completed multiple internships with international financial institutions including HSBC in Abu Dhabi and Citi Bank in London, UK. In addition.
Al Nowais holds a Bachelor’s Degree with joint honours in Economics and Business Finance from the Brunel University in London, UK.
Waha Capital’s senior management team is comprised of talented professionals with significant regional and international experience and world-class expertise developed at leading global investment firms.
Amr AlMenhali joined Waha Capital as Chief Executive Officer in September 2019.
With a solid track record and over 20 years of experience across a number of executive positions in the financial services industry, including as CEO of a leading UAE bank, Mr. AlMenhali has built strong leadership skills and expertise in strategy, finance, risk, credit and corporate governance.
Throughout his career, Mr. AlMenhali has led several strategic transformation projects, developing high performance businesses to achieve sustainable growth.
He is currently an Independent Director of GFH Financial Group, in addition to being a Board member of several international public companies, including SDX Energy (AIM listed), NESR (NASDAQ listed) and Deem Finance as well as being Chairman of Waha Investment PrJSC, Waha Land LLC and Anglo Arabian Healthcare LLC.
He was previously a Board member of the UAE Banks Federation and Abu Dhabi Finance.
Mr. AlMenhali holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Honours) and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program.
Simon Reeves joined Waha Capital from J.P. Morgan in London, where as CFO, he had led the firm’s financial function and was instrumental in improving performance across a number of the company’s business divisions including private banking and investment management in Hong Kong, Japan and Brazil.
Simon brings close to 20 years of financial management experience and an extensive background in financial management, strategic planning and budget control. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and holds a Master of Science in Strategic Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.
Mr. Al Nowais is CEO of Waha Land, the real estate arm of Waha Capital, managing its industrial development, ALMARKAZ. With 21 years of experience in construction, design management and real estate development, Mr. Al Nowais has held senior positions with organizations including Aldar Properties, the Abu Dhabi Public Works Department and the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company.
Mr. Al Nowais holds a Bachelor's and a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He received the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence in 1997, and is a member of the Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society in Architecture and Applied Arts (USA).
Mohamed El Jamal is responsible for Waha Capital’s investments in capital markets and the company’s fund offering to third-party investors.
Mohamed joined Waha Capital in 2010, since then, he has been instrumental in setting-up and developing Waha’s asset management platform. He is the lead portfolio manager of the flagship funds -- Waha CEEMEA Credit Fund and the Waha Mena Equity Fund – both of which have a long term track record of outperformance and have attracted a compelling mix of regional and international investors.
Mr El Jamal has more than 13 years of professional experience investing across capital structure, including public equities and bonds, private senior and subordinated debt. Prior to joining Waha Capital, he worked for Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in London focusing on equity and debt financing transactions with an aggregate size in excess of $10 billion covering transport, defense, healthcare, oil & gas, waste and utilities industries.
Mohamed holds a Master Degree in Financial Engineering, which he obtained with Honors, from ESSEC Business School in France.
Mr. Howley leads the Waha Capital group legal team. Mr. Howley is responsible for the company’s legal and regulatory affairs, corporate governance and company secretarial functions. Prior to joining Waha Capital in 2013, Mr. Howley practiced law for a top-tier international law firm in London, where he led a variety of M&A, private equity and other international corporate transactions.
Mr. Howley is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and is licensed to practise by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority of England and Wales. Mr. Howley holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws with European Law form the University of Leeds.
Khalid Meah is Head of Internal Audit at Waha Capital. He is responsible for providing independent audit reports to the Board of Directors and Management on the effectiveness of the Internal Control environment. He is a seasoned auditor with over 16 years of experience in audit and risk management across top tier institutions in the UAE and the UK.
Before joining Waha Capital, Khalid held senior Internal Audit roles at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). Prior to that, he held audit and risk roles at leading banks in London, including Lloyds Bank, Bank of America and UBS.
Khalid holds a BA (Hons) History & Politics from Queen Mary, University of London and a Master’s in Management from Loughborough University. Additionally, he holds professional certifications, including the International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance (Int.Dip GRC), and Certified AntiMoney Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
As Head of Human Resources & Administration at Waha Capital, Hilary is responsible for overseeing the Human Capital and Administration for the firm and its Assets.
Hilary has over 20 years of Human Resource management experience in investment banking and asset management. Prior to joining the company, Hilary worked at a number of leading global firms in both the UK and the GCC.
Hilary holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Surrey, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the University of Westminster, London and is a Master Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Hilary also holds an Executive Master’s in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching from Hult-Ashridge Business School, UK.
Omar is Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications at Waha Capital. He is a seasoned marketing & communications expert with over a decade of experience in some of the leading firms in the UAE.
In his role at Waha Capital, Omar is responsible for maintaining the company’s corporate identity and brand image. He is also responsible for overseeing communication with the media and relevant stakeholders, as well as managing the company’s various marketing activities
Prior to joining Waha Capital, Omar held a number of managerial and executive roles at several leading Abu Dhabi-based firms including Etihad Rail, Etihad Rail DB and Al Qudra Holding.
Omar was born and raised in the UAE. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) in the US.
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