Innovation.
Value.
Agility.

Abu Dhabi Financial Group

ADFG is a leading global investment group that provides a wide range of investment opportunities to a substantial and diversified investor base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals.

ADFG has revolutionized the financial investment sector in the Middle East, delivering a 27% IRR to stakeholders over the five years since inception.

With a knack for ‘special situations’ and unrivalled value creation across financial services and real estate, the Group has grown its assets under management to more than US$5bn, driven by a diverse and energetic team of over 70 seasoned professionals.

This varied investment portfolio, backed by a dynamic investment team, means that we are the natural partner of choice for investors looking for the perfect opportunity to deploy their capital.

ADFG is now expanding rapidly into new asset classes and new geographies, delivering sustained value for both its partners and its investors, and backed by a proven track record for consistent, exceptional returns.

Global network
70+ dedicated professionals across 4 offices
Assets under management
US$5bn
Leading developer in Central London
US$3bn
Leading real estate developer
US$4bn in the pipeline
Investment deals
40+
IRR across all investments
27 per cent

The Team

Profile

Jassim Alseddiqi
Chief Executive Officer

Jassim is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ADFG. He is also the Chairman of SHUAA Capital and Eshraq Properties and
a Board Member at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Tourism & Development Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi Capital Group and GFH Financial Group BSC.

Previously, Jassim was the CEO of Abu Dhabi Capital Group. Prior to his shift to the world of investment, he was a noted lecturer at the Abu Dhabi-based Petroleum Institute. Jassim holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in the USA.

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Mustafa Kheriba
Chief Operating Officer

Mustafa Kheriba is the Chief Operating Officer of ADFG and Executive Director of the Company’s Investment Manager, ADCM Ltd. He manages the investment activities and platforms of ADFG, including business development, deal origination, fund raising and key investments.

Mustafa previously held senior posts in financial services and investment companies in the GCC, USA and Canada. Mustafa holds a BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Ohio Dominican University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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Bechara Raad
Chief Business Officer

Bechara is the Chief Business Officer of ADFG, where he is responsible for overseeing the Group’s support functions to ensure the timely provision and allocation of human, financial and physical resources. Bechara has 25 years of work experience and has held senior positions in banks (Chief Operating Officer of Credit Suisse for the Middle East & Africa, COO of Bank Audi in Saudi Arabia) as well as hi-tech firms and entrepreneurial ventures.

Bechara holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a BE in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

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Bachir Nawar
General Counsel

Bachir is the General Counsel for ADFG and manages all legal and compliance matters for the firm. He was previously a Director with Berwin Leighton Paisner and before that at Reed Smith. He has over 15 years’ experience advising on UAE and GCC laws as well as cross-border transactions. Bachir has an LLB from St. Joseph’s University in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Mohamed Abdel-Halim
Head of Placement

Mohamed has joined ADFG as Head of Placement.  Mohamed has over 14 years’ experience managing the assets of Middle Eastern clients across institutional and private wealth segments. Prior to joining ADFG, Mohamed was the Senior Executive Officer for EntrustPermal in Dubai.

He was responsible for overseeing more than USD 3 billion in AUM for institutions and family offices, leading the firm’s marketing and business development initiatives for financial intermediaries and institutions in the Middle East.  He was also running the day to day operations of the DIFC branch.

Prior to joining EntrustPermal, Mohamed spent 8 years at EFG-Hermes in Dubai as Managing Director, Asset Management. Mohamed holds an MS (Hons) in Finance/Investment Management from Boston University Questrom School of Business and a BA in Economics from Boston University College of Arts and Sciences.

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Niccolo Barattieri Di San Pietro
CEO – Northacre Plc

Niccolo is the Chief Executive Officer of Northacre PLC, where he is leveraging over 18 years’ experience in finance and real estate. After spending several years alongside Est4te Four’s Partners (who built their reputation in Milan by creating, arguably, the largest fashion quarter in the world), Niccolo helped Est4te Four to transform from a developer to a global real estate advisor with developments in Milan, London, New York and Los Angeles. Prior to this he was the head trader for Theorema Asset Management, a US600$mln European Equity Hedge Fund.

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Predrag Kozic
Director – Eastern Europe Platform

Predrag is a Director at Integrated Eastern European Holdings Ltd and is responsible for ADFG’s Eastern European investments. Previously he was Project Manager at Adriatic Marinas and he was responsible for their Porto Montenegro Project. He has over 12 years’ experience in engineering and project management in Australia and Eastern Europe, and holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Sydney, Australia.

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Natasha Hannoun
Associate Director – Debt

Natasha is an Associate Director at Integrated Alternative Finance and has broad experience across a range of advisory services and sectors including education, logistics, energy and real estate. She started her career in the M&A and debt advisory team at Deloitte, where her transaction experience included acquisition financing for shipping assets, sale and leaseback structures, corporate debt issues including a US$200mln hybrid Sukuk offering in 2013. Natasha holds an MSc in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Bristol in the UK.

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Marc Gilligan
Director of Real Estate

Marc is Director of Real Estate.  He has over 10 years’ of real estate experience across multiple sectors in the UK and UAE markets.

He  began his career in the UK with global property consultant CBRE, where he spent 6 years specializing in Real Estate Capital Markets.  Prior to joining ADFG, Marc worked as an Asset Manager for a UAE listed REIT, where he oversaw the asset management of a $750 million mixed-use real estate portfolio.

Marc holds an MSc in Real Estate from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and a BA (Hons) in Economics & Accounting from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.  He gained Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 2008.