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– Chairman of the Permanent Advisory Committee of the General Authority of Endowments, AlRiyadh.
– Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Islamic Economics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah.
Ammar A. Shata is the Founder and the Executive Director of the Alkhabeer Capital, which is a fully licensed investment company under the aegis of the Capital Markets Authority, with a paid-up capital of SR 894 million and Assets Under Management of SR 5.6 billion (as end of 2018). The inception of Alkhabeer followed his many achievements in corporate management posts with leading financial institutions, such as the National Commercial Bank and the Islamic Development Bank.
Ammar began his investment banking career in 1990 building a successful record of accomplishments, Ammar has been instrumental in transforming conventional finance into Sharia-compliant financial products. Under his guidance and leadership, Alkhabeer Capital is now recognized as a leading alternative asset management firm providing innovative world class investment products and solutions to institutions, family groups and qualified high net-worth investors.
Ammar is a pioneer in developing Islamic strategic securities and financial products in the region, such as the first asset-backed securities investment fund in Saudi Arabia, the first real-estate development fund, the first income investment fund, and the first Islamic credit card.
Ammar established Al Khabeer Financial Advisor (KFA) in 2004 as a financial advisory and consultancy with a capital of SR 50,000 that formed the base of and was succeeded by Alkhabeer Capital in 2008. KFA grew to be a very successful firm that generated profits in excess of SR 12 million in its final year of operations.
In 2005, Ammar founded Shariah Review Bureau, the first and leading professional independent institution in the GCC and some selected countries worldwide, based out of Bahrain, that provides assessment of financial transactions to ensure their compliance with Islamic principles.
Ammar is recognized in the capital markets as a thought leader with the ability to identify local and international economic shifts and their subsequent correlation to global and local markets. This insight, paired with his pecuniary expertise, has earned him the respect and trust of industry leaders throughout the region, many of whom comprise the Alkhabeer Capital clientele and shareholders.
Ammar’s leading and unique efforts have earned him several prestigious awards, including “Man of the Year” from World Finance in 2012. He also appears in the Global Finance’s list of Who’s Who in Middle Eastern Finance 2016.
Ammar is a regular invitee/contributor through multiple media channels.
In 2019, I launched my biography in Arabic, titled: “A Hundred Degrees Below Zero”, which covers my professional self-development and highlights the stages of decision-making process.
This book is meant to inspire the younger generation to achieve their dreams, build a successful start-up business, and to motivate them to face and overcome obstacles, and turn them into learning experiences.
Ammar earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Economic Planning from the University of Southern California, USA. He is a CFA® charter holder.
In 1999, Ahmed Ghouth began his career in investment banking, asset management, real estate and private equity. Prior to taking up his present position at Alkhabeer, which includes responsibility for overseeing the Asset Management business, he was Managing Director of Corporate Banking and Structured Finance, where he was instrumental in originating and executing several marquee debt, real estate and private equity transactions.
He also serves as a board member on several private and public funds managed by Alkhabeer.
Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.
Hisham commenced his career in the finance and investment fields in 1996, serving in various posts in asset management, business development and placement areas. Currently, Hisham oversees the Asset Management Division that includes Real Estate, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Product Development Departments. Meanwhile, he is also responsible for the Business Development & Placement Division.
Prior to joining Alkhabeer, he was the Executive Vice President at Elaf Group of Companies, and before that, Hisham served for 9 years at the National Commercial Bank, Asset Management Group, as a Senior Portfolio Manager.
Hisham holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia and has a Diploma in Portfolio Investment Management and Financial Markets from the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences.
Since 1993, Tamer has worked in the trading, banking, manufacturing, and real estate sectors. He has extensive experience in the disciplines of finance and accounting, corporate finance, financial planning, cost analysis, advisory, process restructuring, and project management.
Tamer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Cairo University, Egypt. He is a Certified Management Accountant, and holds the General Securities Qualification from Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority.
Ziad is a seasoned investment professional who has been working at regional and international firms since 1999, and currently heads Alkhabeer’s Investment Strategy. Ziad has been with Alkhabeer since 2008, where he contributed to different areas at Alkhabeer such as Investment Banking and Real Estate investment management.
Prior to joining Alkhabeer, he was a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), working within their Corporate Finance and Transaction Services from offices in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. He also served as a director in the UAE-based Investment Banking unit of Unifund Capital.
Ziad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors) from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and is a US Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Abdulrahman began his career in 2001 with National Commercial Bank working in local and international brokerage, before moving into marketing and customer relations.
Abdulrahman joined Alkhabeer Capital as Head of Corporate Communications in 2013, He has been Director of Corporate Services at Alkhabeer Capital since 2018 where he oversees the Information Technology, Administration and Corporate Communications departments.
Prior to joining Alkhabeer, Abdulrahman was General Manager for a Direct Marketing Agency providing marketing and communications consultancy for clients from different sectors.
He has extensive experience in strategic communications planning, knowledge dissemination and outreach to the key stakeholders. These strategies include brand management, public relations, and events management.
Abdulrahman holds a Diploma in Public Relations, from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the UK.
Since 1998, Ayman Bajsair has worked with regional and international institutions in the areas of product and business development, and has led the execution of numerous capital market transactions and business expansion projects.
He has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating transactions and business terms with local and multinational corporations; and in-depth knowledge of capital market laws and relevant implementation strategies.
Ayman is a graduate in Marketing and Economics from Oklahoma City University, USA.
Fahad began his career in the financial and banking sector, starting with working in Samba Financial Group until joining the Capital Market Authority from 2008 until 2018 when he joined Alkhabeer Capital.
Prior to joining Alkhabeer Capital, Fahad worked as an Inspection Officer at the Capital Market Authority.
Fahad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from Dar Al-Uloom University. He also holds a Diploma from the Institute of Public Administration, in addition to obtaining professional certificates in compliance and financial crimes from Henley Business School in the United Kingdom, as well as the Capital Market Qualification Examinations from the Capital Market Authority to practice the functions of compliance and money laundering.
Habiba began her career in Human Resource and Administration in 2009 and currently is the Head of Human Capital Department at Alkhabeer.
Prior to joining Alkhabeer, Habiba worked as HR Generalist with Bin Laden Group.
Habiba holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Modern Academy for computer science and management technology, Egypt, Cairo. She also holds Human Resources Specialist certificate. HRBP certificate and GInI Certified Chief Innovation Officer (CCInO).
Hafez started his professional career in Investment and Asset Management since 1999. He has been working at regional and international firms, and currently is the head of Private Equity Department at Alkhabeer Capital.
Prior to joining Alkhabeer, he was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Transaction Advisory Services (Deals). Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young in its Transaction Advisory Services and Audit services.
He also served as a Director in the New Business Venture division of Emaar Economic City.
Hafez holds a Bachelor’s degree of Accounting and Finance from Yarmouk University, Jordan and he holds the US Certified Public Accountant certificate (CPA).
Starting his banking career in 1993, Hicham Hatoum’s experience embraces corporate banking, investment banking, structured finance and advisory. During this time, he has held senior positions with a number of prominent institutions, and led several landmark transactions. Prior to joining Alkhabeer, he was Managing Director – Head of Investment Banking at NCB Capital; and Head of Structured Finance at National Commercial Bank. Before this, he was Head of Corporate Banking at National Bank of Kuwait – Lebanon, and Assistant General Manager – Structured Finance with Samba Financial Group. Hicham holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the California State University, USA.
Ibrahim Saad began his career in 2007 in the area of risk consulting, gaining vast experience in the GCC region and specifically in the Saudi Market.
Before joining Alkhabeer, Ibrahim spent several years with Deloitte & Touche in the Risk Services Division. He was part of the Financial Services Industry Team where he served financial institutions in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Dubai in executing risk consulting projects. He also worked with CMA and SAMA based on secondment agreements where he enriched his regulatory and compliance knowledge in this field and had an extensive exposure in the financial industry.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from the Canadian University in Lebanon.
Mazen began his career journey in 2003 and gained extensive experience in stock brokerage, investment portfolios and funds, as well as financial markets.
Prior to joining Alkhabeer Capital, Tamer has served as a Director of Brokerage in FALCOM Financial Services in Riyadh. His responsibilities include supervising Murabaha, performance of investment and traded funds and portfolios, lending operations, and marketing financial products.
Mazen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from King Faisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Mohammed began his career in 2012 in the field of governance and secretariat of companies’ boards of directors, subcommittees and investor affairs management, and gained extensive experience from working in the banking sector, and his full knowledge of the regulations and regulations of SAMA, CMA, the Ministry of Commerce, and what is related to his field of work.
Prior to joining Alkhabeer Capital, Mohammad worked in the Governance Department and the Board Secretariat at the National Commercial Bank, in addition to supervising the preparation of the reports of the Board of Directors and its subordinate committees, the Bank’s disclosures in the Saudi Stock Exchange “Tadawul”, and his direct management of investor affairs.
Mohammed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, majoring in Finance and Investment, from King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Mohammed Fakhry began his career in 1993 in Retail Banking and now working as Head of Business Development & Placement in Alkhabeer Capital.
Prior to joining Alkhabeer, he worked in Riyad Capital as Vice President for Investment Sales Private Banking.
Mohammed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.
Saeed began his career in 1991 in the Finance sector and he has a wealth experience in Asset Management, Fund Operations, Islamic Finance and Compliance at NCB and NCB Capital.
Saeed currently is the Head of Product Development Department at Alkhabeer Capital.
He holds a Master’s degree in Banking from Arab Academy for Management, Banking and Financial Sciences in Jordon, and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the United States of America.
Since 1996, Tamer has worked in the financial and asset management industrials. He has extensive experience in the disciplines of accounting, finance, portfolio and funds management.
Prior to joining Alkhabeer Capital, Tamer has served as a Chief Securities Services Officer, as well as a board member on several private and public funds in several investment companies in the GCC region.
In addition to that, Tamer has contributed to the development of the performance and efficiency of operations management and the establishment of private equity, real estate, and money markets funds.
Tamer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Cairo University in Egypt. He also holds the General Securities Qualification from Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority and holds the Ifsah General Licenses from Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).