Mr Lu is a Senior Analyst at Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited, focusing on investments within the Special Situations Funds.
Prior to Joining Samena Capital, he was a Senior at Ernst & Young in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, focusing on transaction advisory services for corporate restructuring and turnaround projects in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Mr Lu holds a Master of Science Degree in Finance with the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with Renmin University of China in Beijing.
Mr Seymour is the Group IT Manager for Samena Capital, based in Dubai.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, he spent 13 years working for UK based financial service firms including ICAP and GFI Securities. In 2012, Mr Seymour joined GFI's Dubai office as their Regional IT Manager (MENA).
Mr Seymour is a Microsoft Certified Professional in MS Desktop and MS Server, having studied both VM-Ware and ITIL Framework.
Ms Benchehou is an Executive Assistant for Samena Capital Management LLP in London.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, Ms Benchehou held a management position with a Qatari Private Family Office in London. Previously, she also worked for Marco Pierre White, managing his private members club in Mayfair.
Ms Benchehou holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the Queen Mary University of London.
Mrs Krishnakumar is a Senior Accountant at Samena India Advisors Private Ltd. in Mumbai.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, she worked within the finance team of an IT service provider in the UAE.
Having successfully completed her professional accountancy examinations, Mrs Krishnakumar is currently in the process of registering her ACCA membership. She also holds a BBA in Finance from Manipal University.
Ms Shah is an Accountant at Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, working as part of the Finance Team.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, she worked within the finance team of a global construction company in the UAE.
Having successfully completed her professional accountancy examinations, Ms Shah is currently in the process of registering for her ACCA membership.
Mr Jain is an Analyst at Samena India Advisors Private Ltd. in Mumbai focusing on the Samena India Credit Fund.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, he was part of the Structured Finance team at Karvy Capital Ltd in Mumbai, focusing on sector agnostic high yield structured credit and mezzanine funding. Prior to this he worked with the Quantitative Hedge Fund team at Karvy Capital, conceptualising, back-testing and optimising equities and derivatives trading strategies.
Mr Jain holds Masters and Bachelors of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Mr Abdulkarim is an Associate within the Investor Relations team at Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.
Previously, he was an Associate at HSBC Global Banking and Markets in Dubai, where he advised Middle Eastern companies, family offices and governments on M&A transactions and fundraising. Mr Abdulkarim was previously based in Singapore, where he was an Analyst with the M&A team at BNP Paribas CIB and the Corporate Finance Advisory team at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell & Partners.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting & Management from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
Mr Sahani is an Associate at Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, focusing on investments within the Special Situations Funds.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, he worked in the South Asia Direct Investments team at the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group. He has worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions team at Kotak Investment Bank in Mumbai and the Direct Investments team at the CDC Group in London focusing on investments in financial institutions across Africa and South Asia.
Mr Sahani holds a MBA from INSEAD and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Ms Zafar is the Legal and Compliance Counsel for Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, Ms Zafar worked for Morgan Stanley, London, where she held the position of Compliance Officer in the Global Financial Crimes, Legal and Compliance Division. Ms Zafar has diverse experience in global compliance, with exposure to quality assurance, legal due diligence, anti-money laundering, sanctions and financial security. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms Zafar held positions with Credit Agricole, BNP Paribas and HSBC.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an Advanced Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering.
is a Senior Vice President for Samena Capital Investments Limited, focusing on the Samena India Credit Fund.
He brings over a decade of experience across alternatives fund placement, cross border M&A and global fund raising.
Previously, Mr Bengani was the Head of International Business for Motilal Oswal Asset Management in India. Prior to this he advised numerous large global firms and family offices on their India investment strategy. He also has over five years of investment banking experience in Kotak Mahindra Capital, India.
Mr Bengani holds a Finance degree from H. R. College of Commerce, Mumbai and post-graduate degree in Commerce (Business Management) from University of Mumbai.
Mr Gupte is a Managing Director for Samena Capital Investments Limited, focusing on the Samena India Credit Fund.
He has over twenty years institutional investment experience in emerging markets. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Bombay Central Advisors, an investment business advising institutional clients on Indian based co-investments.
He began his career with ICICI in Mumbai. In 1997 he went on to KBC Bank NV, where he helped build the representative office from two, to forty five employees, managing a loan portfolio of US$400 million. Mr Gupte went on to join Adams Street Partners in London, where he sat on the Global Investment Committee and was the Co-Head of Asia. In 2003, he joined Gartmore Private Equity, playing a significant role in the merger with Hermes GPE, creating a US$7 billion AUM, global private equity firm.
Mr Gupte relocated to Singapore in 2011 to take up the role of Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director at CVCI Private Equity where he was a member of the Global Management and Investment Committees, distributing over US$1.1 billion and overseeing 12 exits in cross border and Indian investments.
Mr Gupte holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance and an MBA (Finance), both from Mumbai University. In 2009 he completed the Investment Management Certificate under the CFA Society, UK and has completed the Executive Program in Private Equity at Harvard Business School.
Mr Chan is a Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Samena Capital and a Senior Managing Director of Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited.
He was the Founding CEO for eight years of Spring Capital, an independent private equity firm that invests exclusively in China. Mr Chan has 25 years of experience in private equity, and has made over 45 investments in growth companies in China.
Previously he was a Managing Director, Head of North Asia and an Investment Committee Member of JAFCO Asia for seven years. Prior to JAFCO, Mr Chan held positions with Suez Asia and HSBC Private Equity (Asia) in Hong Kong. He is currently the Co-President of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (Chairman in 2005), a Board Member of the Hong Kong Foundation for the University of Manchester, a Director of the Manchester Business School Leadership Board, a Board Member of the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, and the Co-Chair of YPO Gold Pearl River Delta Chapter.
Mr Chan was a member of the Main Board and GEM Listing Committee of the SEHK, a
member of the Public Shareholders Group of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, member of Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee and Information & Communication Technology Services Advisory Committee of the HK Trade Development Council and a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr Chan is a Member of Chengdu Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Mr Chan was named a Top 10 Venture Capitalist in China by Zero2IPO in 2002, 2003,
2004 and 2006. He was also selected as one of the 10 “Most Influential Venture Capitalists in China” by Top Capital in 2005 and one of the “China Best Venture Capitalists: Midas List” by Forbes Magazine in 2006 - 2015. He was selected as Number 9 Forbes China ranking of Best Venture Capital Investors in 2015.
Mr Chan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (AIMR), holds a BA from the University of Hong Kong, and a MBA from Manchester Business School.
Mr YEH is the Non Executive Chairman and one of the Founding Shareholders of Samena Capital. He is also a member of the group's Compensation Committee.
Mr YEH is also the Co-Founder and Honorary Chairman of Value Partners Limited, one of Asia’s largest hedge funds with AUM in excess of US$10 billion and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
He is also the Chairman of Cheetah Investment Management and a Co-Founder and Chairman of Argyle Street Management Limited. Mr YEH also sits on the Executive Committee of his family office, Hsin Chong International Holdings Limited. Mr YEH was a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Government, a member of ICAC Complaints Committee; a member of Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee; a member of the Committee on Strategic Enhancement of Hong Kong as an International Finance Centre; a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Securities & Futures Commission, a member of the MPF Schemes Advisory Committee, and a member of Ad-Hoc Investment Committee for UGC.
He was also a council member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange until its merger with the Hong Kong Futures Exchange; a member of the Stock Exchange’s listing committee; a member of the HK Exchange & Clearing Corporation, Derivatives Market Consultative Panel; a member of the Securities & Futures Commission, Dual Filing Advisory Group and Shareholder Group; and a member of the Listing Committee of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”).
Mr YEH is currently a Board member of the Columbia University Endowment, USA and the Board of Trustees of Milton Academy, Massachusetts, USA.
Mr YEH is a graduate of Williams College and also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University’s School of Law. He is a member of the California Bar Association and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar during his time at Columbia University.
Mr Saraf is the Founder, Vice Chairman and member of the Compensation Committee of Samena Capital. He is also the Investment Manager and Director of the Samena Special Situations Funds and Samena Limestone Holdings.
Prior to founding Samena Capital, he was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Abraaj Capital, which grew to become one of the largest global private equity firms managing in excess of US$9 billion. During his tenure at Abraaj Capital he was involved in several landmark private equity and block purchase transactions such as the buyout of Aramex, EFG Hermes, Egyptian Fertilizer Company, Arabtec, ONIC, SAOG Oman, Amwal Capital (Qatar) and he also pioneered and managed the special situations funds.
In June 2014, he led the acquisition of a significant stake in RAK Ceramics PSC, a company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and one of the world’s largest ceramics manufacturers with annual revenues of approximately US$1 billion.
Mr Saraf holds numerous directorship and leadership positions across Samena’s portfolio companies. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee of RAK Ceramics, where previously he was the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee. He is also the Chairman of RAK Ceramics India. Mr Saraf is also a Board Member of RAK Logistics (previously Alliance Global Logistics). In July 2016, Mr Saraf became a Member of the Board of Directors for Mahindra Two Wheelers Limited, India and in August 2016, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Tejas Networks, India. In November 2016, Mr Saraf was appointed to the Board of Directors of Dynamatic Technologies Limited, India.
He has previously held numerous directorships including Aramex Holdings, Abraaj Capital, Commercial Bank of Oman SAOG, EFG Hermes and Amwal Capital (Qatar).
In 1998, Mr. Saraf founded Oriel Investment Company, which emerged as one of the leading regional corporate finance firms. While at Oriel Investment Company, he became one of the largest founding shareholders of US-based E-Ink Corporation, the world's leading developer and provider of electronic paper and displays.
In September 2013, Asian Investor listed Mr Saraf as one of Asia’s 25 most influential people in Private Equity.
Mr Saraf is actively involved with the ‘Little Dreams Foundation’, a not-for-profit initiative with Phil and Orianne Collins and is a Director on the Board.
In 2015, he founded the ‘Shirish Saraf Scholarship’ at Charterhouse House School, providing an education for underprivileged children with all around excellence.
In 2016, Mr. Saraf established the Samena Foundation an initiative set up to facilitate global charitable and benevolent causes.
Mr Saraf was educated at Charterhouse (England) and the London School of Economics.
Mr Fancy is a Director of Samena Capital, the Chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.
Mr Fancy is the Chairman & Founder of Renaissance Services SAOG, a leading Oman oil and gas company. Renaissance Services SAOG was the first family business to go public in the Middle East in the mid 1990s.
Mr Fancy is also Chairman of Tawoos LLC, a leading Omani family conglomerate with interests in various fields including agriculture, education, training, medical and pharmaceutical, oil and petrochemical, media services, leisure and entertainment, industrial catering, operations and maintenance, computer hardware, software and communications, energy and marine and shipping. Mr Fancy was previously a Director of National Bank of Oman and Muscat Finance Co. He is a Founder of United Power (Oman’s first IPP) and is actively involved in charitable work including the setting up of a microfinance bank in Oman and support of an Early Intervention Centre for children.
In 2007 he was nominated for Ernst & Young’s Middle East Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Sheikh Nawaf Nasser Bin Khalid Al Thani is a Director of Samena Capital.
He is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Nasser Bin Khaled Holding, a leading Qatari business conglomerate focusing on construction, industrial services, oil and gas, telecommunications, civil engineering, agriculture, real estate, fashion and automotive sectors.
He is the Founder and Chairman of Doha Insurance and is on the consulting management board of Deutsche Bank.
He holds a number of directorships including Qatar Navigation, Al Salam International, Arabtec (UAE), Abraaj Capital and the Qatari Businessmen Association.
Mr Bahamdan is a Director and member of the Executive Committee of Samena Capital.
He is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Bahamdan Group (a global investment-holding group) and Safanad Limited (a global principal investment firm). The Bahamdan Group, founded by his grandfather in 1955, has a diversified portfolio of holdings across the Middle East and international markets. Under Mr Bahamdan’s leadership the group has expanded its activities from a largely industrial base, building investment and operating platforms in telecommunications, education, infrastructure and retail across the MENA region.
Mr Bahamdan founded Safanad in 2009 to manage investment programs both internally and with close partners across the US, Europe and Asia. With offices in New York, Dubai, London and Geneva, Safanad seeks to identify global and selective investment opportunities across private equity, real estate and public markets. Mr Bahamdan was also a Co-Founder of Al-Khabeer Capital, which provides Islamic corporate finance services and asset management solutions. He launched Sara Education in 2007, an organization dedicated to the provision of quality education for the youth of Saudi Arabia.
He is a board member of the Centennial Fund, a Saudi Arabian charity with a royal charter to help young Saudi men & women achieve financial independence.
Mr Bahamdan is a five-time equestrian Olympian and was a bronze medalist in the 2012 Olympic Games. Mr Bahamdan was named a Young Global Leader 2006 by the Forum of Young Global Leaders, an affiliate of the World Economic Forum.
Mr Bahamdan is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering.
Mr Al-Turki is a Director of Samena Capital and a member of the Executive and Audit and Compliance Committees.
He is the Vice Chairman of ATCO Group, one of Saudi Arabia’s premier family groups, which focuses on construction, marine services, shipping, oil and gas equipment and control systems.
He holds a number of other prominent directorships including Honeywell Turki Arabia Limited, Keller-Turk Co Limited, National Air Services and Al Sagr Saudi Insurance Co. He is also a Member of the Audit Committee of Al Zamil Industrial Investments Co.
In 2008 Mr Al-Turki was appointed the Chairman of the Professional Squash Association, the world wide governing body of squash.
Mr Anda is a Director of Samena Capital and a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee.
He is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of IHAG Holding Corp, one of the leading Swiss family owned group of companies, with interests in financial services, aviation, private equity, hotels and real estate.
He is currently the Chairman of Privatbank IHAG Zurich AG, Chairman of AdNovum Engineering AG (a Swiss software engineering firm) and Vice-Chairman of Pilatus Aircraft (world market leader in the manufacture of single-engine turboprop aircraft). IHAG group’s major interests in hotels include the Hotel Castello Del Sole in Ascona and the Hotel Zum Storchen in Zurich.
Mr Anda is an engineering graduate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and holds a Masters of System Engineering from Rice University (Houston, Texas).
Ms Ho is a Director of Samena Capital and a member of the group's Audit and Compliance Committee.
She is the Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Shun Tak Holdings Limited, a leading conglomerate in Hong Kong (which is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) with core businesses in transportation, property, hospitality and investments.
She is also a Director of a number of Shun Tak Holdings Limited subsidiaries. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. In addition to participating in the Group’s strategic planning and development, she is also responsible for the Group’s overall financial activities, as well as property sales and investments.
Ms Ho holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Southern California and a MBA in finance from the University of Toronto.
Mr Hasan is a Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Director and member of the Executive Committee of Samena Capital. He is also the Senior Executive Officer of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of RAK Logistics and a member of the Investment Committee of the Samena Special Situations Funds.
He has 27 years of financial investment experience with a particular focus on Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Prior to establishing Samena Capital, he founded Invicta Investment Management. Prior to setting up Invicta he was the Japanese portfolio manager at Hermes Pension Fund (London) managing in excess of US$1 billion. Prior to this he spent 4½ years at Orbis (a US$19 billion hedge fund) as head of Japanese equities research.
He is a Chartered Accountant (England and Wales) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (AIMR). Mr Hasan was educated at Eton College and has a BSc degree in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics.
Mr Gore-Randall is a Director of Samena Capital. He is a member of the Executive Committee, the Chairman of the Audit & Compliance Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
Mr Gore-Randall has extensive experience at a senior level in large private and publicly-held international organizations. He is Chairman of Alvarez and Marsal’s European Corporate Business and two private equity backed businesses: Fircroft, a leading global provider of technical recruitment services to some of the world’s largest companies and Equiom a multinational trust and fiduciary business headquartered in the Isle of Man.
In the Middle East he is on the Board of Directors and Audit Chair of Topaz Engineering and Marine, a leading provider of offshore vessels and service to the oil and gas industry. He is also an advisor to RAK Ceramics. His previous non-executive roles include Chairman of ERM Group Holdings Ltd., one of the world’s largest international environmental consulting firms (private equity backed); Director of esure Ltd., a U.K. motor insurer; an independent member of the International Executive of Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) the international law firm; a member of the Advisory Council of The Prince’s Trust and a council member of the Confederation of British Industry.
In 2007, Mr Gore-Randall joined the Board of HBOS plc as Chief Operating Officer when it was one of the five major U.K.-based international retail banks, and served in that role until it was acquired by Lloyds Banking Group in 2009. He was also the HBOS integration director leading up to, and after, the acquisition. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Aon UK Ltd., following two years as Chairman and Chief Executive of its Aon Risk Services division.
Mr Gore-Randall spent the first 25 years of his career at Andersen. Besides several managing partner roles, he was elected U.K. Managing Partner in 1997, having previously run the European Assurance and Advisory practice. In 2001, he became Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer for the worldwide practice, and the following year, he co-led the worldwide dissolution of Andersen.
Mr Gore-Randall has a Master’s degree in Geography from University College, Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant.
Dr Federle is the General Counsel and Head of Group Compliance of Samena Capital and a Senior Managing Director of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.
He has more than 19 years of experience advising investors on M&A, private equity and other complex transactions in equity, debt and real estate. Prior to joining Samena Capital, Dr Federle was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Fairsky Group, a Swiss and London based group advising funds and investors in alternative strategies.
Previously, Dr Federle was a Co-Founder, Partner and General Counsel of ESO Capital Group, a US$500 million investment manager focusing on illiquid special situations investments throughout Europe.
Prior to this, Dr Federle was a partner at the international law firms Dewey Ballantine and Norton Rose where he specialised in transactional work for private equity and hedge funds. He started his career as an associate at the German law firm Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt.
Dr Federle holds a JD and PhD (Dr iur) from the University of Freiburg i.Br. (German Academic Foundation Fellow), a Licence en Droit from the Université D’Aix-Marseille, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of California at Los Angeles (Fulbright Fellow). He is also qualified as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Mr Lee is a Managing Director of Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited, focusing on private equity investments in Asia.
He has 16 years of principal investment experience across Asia and Australia. Previously, he was an Investment Director with Navis Capital Partners, a leading mid-market buyout firm in Asia, where he focused on opportunities across multiple industries in Greater China. Prior to joining Navis Capital Partners, Mr Lee was a Director at GEMS, where he led growth capital investments in the sectors of luxury retail, financial services, natural resources and real estate in Asia and Australia.
Mr Lee holds a MBA from the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (AIMR).
Mr Gupta is a Managing Director of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, focusing on investments within the Special Situations Funds.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of RAK Logistics. Mr Gupta is also an Investment Committee member of the Samena Special Situations Funds.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, he was an Equity Research Analyst at Tricolor
India Fund focusing on companies in the manufacturing, commodities, consumer and pharmaceutical sectors. Previously, he was a part of the General Electric Financial Management Leadership Program, focusing on financial planning and analysis.
Mr Gupta is a Chartered Financial Analyst (AIMR), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and holds a Masters in Management (Finance) from the University of
Mr Moukahhal is a Managing Director of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, focusing on investments within the Special Situations Funds. He focuses on sourcing, execution and portfolio management for transactions in the MENA region.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of RAK Ceramics PSC and its subsidiaries in Bangladesh, India and RAK Porcelain. Mr Moukahhal is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Anghami and a member of the Investment Committee of the Samena Special Situations Funds.
He previously worked at EFG-Hermes in Dubai where he was a Vice President in the Private Equity and Infrastructure investments team. Prior to EFG, he worked in the Private Equity Group for The National Investor (TNI) in the UAE.
Mr Moukahhal holds a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Finance from McGill University.
Mr Schmidt is a Senior Vice President of Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited, focusing on investments within the Special Situations Funds.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Flemingo International and HappyFresh.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, he was an Investment Professional at EQT Partners, focusing on mid-market buyouts, primarily in the media and telecommunications, healthcare and industrials sectors. Previously, he was an Associate in the Financial Sponsors Group of Credit Suisse in London, advising private equity firms on buyout transactions and leveraged finance.
Mr Schmidt holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Dipl.Kfm.) from Goethe University Frankfurt.
Mr Sahoo is a Senior Vice President of the Samena India Credit Fund.
He has over 17 years experience in origination, structuring and execution of financing transactions in India. Prior to joining Samena Capital, Mr Sahoo was Head of the Alternative Investment Management business of a leading Indian NBFC - Srei Infra Finance. Prior to that, Mr Sahoo was a Senior Vice President with Clearwater Capital where he was instrumental in setting up the Mumbai office and a core member of the senior investment team. In this capacity, Mr Sahoo has led deals and deployed close to US$400m of capital in turnaround, special situations and high yield credit situations across various sectors. Prior to joining Clearwater in 2006, Mr Sahoo held positions with Vedanta Resources and ICICI Bank.
Mr Sahoo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.
Mr Bali is a Senior Vice President of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, focusing on investments within the Special Situations Funds.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, he was part of the IIFL (a leading Indian brokerage firm) equity research team covering telecommunication and education companies listed on the Indian bourses. Previously while working at a leading Indian Investment Bank, he advised various small & medium enterprises on M&A and fund raising. He has also worked with the strategic intelligence team at P&G in Singapore, working on P&G’s Asian hair-care portfolio.
Mr Bali has a MBA from IIM Bangalore and a degree in electronics engineering. He is also a CFA Level 3 candidate.
Ms Sivzattian is a Senior Associate at Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, focusing on investments within the Special Situations Funds.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, she worked in Investment Banking (M&A) at Barclays Capital and Citigroup in London. She also has industry experience having worked with Ruspetro PLC, an oil & gas producer based in London, and GMS Holdings, a diversified conglomerate in Jordan.
Ms Sivzattian holds a MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Law & Business Studies from the University of Warwick.
Mr Harding is the Group Finance & Operations Director of Samena Capital and the registered Finance Officer for Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.
Prior to joining Samena Capital he spent three years with KPMG Cayman Islands, and three years in Ernst & Young Isle of Man, in their Alternative Investment Practices, where he was involved in the audits of multi-billion dollar investment structures. Mr Harding also obtained forensic accounting experience when working with KPMG Cayman Islands relating to billion dollar fraud litigations, and when seconded to Ernst & Young Dublin, where he worked with the Irish National Asset Management Agency.
Mr Harding graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. Mr Harding is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and a Certified Public Accountant (AICPA).
Mr Ramzan is the Senior Group Finance & Operations Manager at Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited.
Prior to joining the firm, he was the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer at Omni Partners LLP, London, which advises hedge funds with AUM in excess of US$700 million. Prior to Omni Partners, he was the Operations Manager at IKOS UK Ltd. Mr Ramzan is a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA).
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with Management from Imperial College in London.
Mr Stephen is a Senior Group Finance & Operations Manager at Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, he spent three years with KPMG Cayman Islands as a Manager in their Alternative Investment audit practice managing a portfolio of clients from the Americas, Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. Prior to that, he spent three years with KPMG South Africa in their audit practice where he also completed his training.
Mr Stephen is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds an Honours degree in Accounting from the University of Natal, South Africa.
Ms Dayan is the Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.
She has significant experience in legal and compliance matters, in particular in the areas of AML and client due diligence. Prior to joining Samena Capital, Ms Dayan was working as a Legal and Compliance Officer at Mirabaud (Middle East) Ltd, a DFSA regulated subsidiary of the Swiss private bank Mirabaud & Cie SA. Previously, Ms Dayan was working as a Legal Assistant at Cargill in Turkey, a commodity trading firm. Ms Dayan started her career as an Assistant to the legal and compliance team at Credit Europe Bank (Suisse) SA.
Ms Dayan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Economic Law from the University of Geneva. She is also a member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Mrs Ahmed is a Senior Group Finance & Operations Manager for Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.
Prior to joining Samena Capital she spent 6 years with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc in Mumbai as a Senior Executive in their Global Finance Services Function.
She is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed her accountancy training with D.R. Mehta & Associates. Mrs Ahmed is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University.
Mrs Burley is the Office Manager of Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited and the Group HR Coordinator for Samena Capital.
Prior to joining Samena Capital, Mrs Burley was the General Manager of Globaleye Hong Kong, a financial services company whose parent company has a long established reputation in the Middle East.
She also held various managerial positions with several renowned asset management and financial services companies in Hong Kong in the past 10 years in addition to more than a decade of experience in other industries. She has extensive experience in the areas of office administration, human resources management, back office operations and compliance support.
Mrs Burley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics, Actuarial and Management Science from University of Manitoba, Canada.
Mrs Justin is an Executive Assistant for Samena India Advisors Private Ltd. in Mumbai.
Prior to joining Samena India Advisors Private Ltd, she worked as an Executive Assistant to the Director of Pasha Ventures Private Ltd. Prior to Pasha Ventures, she worked for Hutchison Whampoa Mumbai as lead Customer Service Advisor for five years. Before that, she worked for Efunds International Private Ltd as a customer service advisor for over a year.
Mrs Justin has completed HSC from Delhi University. In addition to her current role, she is also pursuing a Company Secretary (CS) Course Examination.
Mrs Fernandes is an Executive Assistant for Samena India Advisors Private Ltd.
Prior to joining Samena, she worked as an assistant for the Managing Director of Ashmore India. Prior to that, Mrs Fernandes worked as an assistant for the Managing Director of Strategic Partners (I) Pvt. Ltd. She has extensive experience in office administration and has rendered secretarial support to Senior and Managerial level staff.
Mrs Fernandes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Mumbai.