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Abu Dhabi Financial Group

ADFG is a leading global investment Group that provides, through its subsidiaries and organically, a wide range of investment opportunities and financial services to a substantial and diversified investor base including corporations, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and family offices to its clients.

Pursuing a strategy of opportunistic investments across a variety of sectors and geographies has enabled ADFG to successfully adapt to macroeconomic variations and respond to investors’ changing needs. While the Group’s investment strategy is sector-agnostic, its investments are currently focused on private and public markets, debt, real estate and technology. ADFG’s expertise inspires an active and nimble approach, which enables the Group to deliver fast, flexible and convenient solutions.

ADFG was established in 2011 and has since evolved to become a major player in the region, delivering attractive returns to its clients. Today, ADFG has assets under management in excess of US$5 billion and offices in the UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), the UK (London) and Eastern Europe (Podgorica). The Group has received widespread acclaim for its strong track record and pioneering approach to investing.

Global network
70+ dedicated professionals across 4 offices
Assets under management
US$6bn
Leading developer in Central London
US$3bn test
Leading real estate developer
US$4bn in the pipeline
Investment deals
40+

The Team

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Jassim Alseddiqi
Chief Executive Officer

Jassim is the Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG). He is the Chairman of both SHUAA Capital and Eshraq Properties and a board member of the following companies: First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the Tourism & Development Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi Capital Group and ADNOC Distribution.
 
Previously, Jassim served as the CEO of Abu Dhabi Capital Group. He was also 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, responsible for overseeing the Group’s support functions and ensuring timely provisions and allocation of human, financial and physical resources. Bechara has more than 25 years of professional experience having held several senior positions in the financial services industry, including Chief Operating Officer at Credit Suisse for the Middle East & Africa, and Chief Operating Officer at Bank Audi in Saudi Arabia. He also has extensive experience in, and serves as an advisor for, hi-tech firms and entrepreneurial ventures.

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

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Joachim Mueller
Group Chief Financial Officer

Joachim is the Chief Financial Officer of ADFG responsible for driving operational excellence across ADFG’s finance and investor reporting functions as well as for providing budgeting, decision-making and reporting support to ADFG’s portfolio companies.

Joachim has more than 20 years of international experience across Investment Banking and Finance. Prior to working at ADFG, Joachim held several senior positions at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London, including CFO for EMEA and Group Head of Investor Relations. Earlier, Joachim was a top ranked sell-side equity research analyst at Credit Agricole Cheuvreux, JP Morgan and HSBC.

Joachim holds an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School London, and Bachelor degrees in European Business Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Applied Sciences Bochum. He was also a guest lecturer at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich’s Institute of Strategic Management.

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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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Dana Chehayeb
Group Head, Marketing & Communications

Dana is the Group Head of Marketing and Communications for ADFG, responsible for the department’s strategy and execution. She has more than 20 years of international experience in the field.

Prior to joining ADFG, Dana led the Marketing and Communication functions at Waha Capital in Abu Dhabi, serving as a member of the company’s management committee.  Before that, she served as SHUAA’s Head of Marketing and Communications in Dubai.  Earlier in her career, Dana spent 12 years as Managing Director of Marketing and Business Development at Strategic Insight, a global asset management research and consulting firm based in New York City.

Dana holds a Master of Science in Mass Communication from Boston University, and a Bachelor Degree in Latin Languages with a minor in Marketing Management from Boston College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

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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
Director - Debt Investments

Natasha is 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.