ADFG is a leading global investment group that provides, through its regulated subsidiaries and organically, a wide range of investment opportunities and financial services. The group’s substantial and diversified investor base includes corporations, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and family offices.
The company pursues a strategy of opportunistic investments across a variety of sectors and geographies. While the group’s investment strategy is sector-agnostic, its investments are currently focused on private and public markets, debt and real estate.
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$6 billion and offices in the UAE, the UK, and Eastern Europe. The group has received widespread acclaim for its strong track record and pioneering approach to investing.
Jassim AlseddiqiChief Executive Officer
Mustafa KheribaChief Operating Officer
Bechara RaadChief Business Officer
Joachim MuellerChief Financial Officer
Bachir NawarGeneral Counsel
Mohamed Abdel-HalimHead of Placement
Dana ChehayebGroup Head, Marketing and Communications
Niccolo Barattieri Di San PietroCEO – Northacre Plc
Predrag KozicDirector – Eastern Europe Platform
Natasha HannounDirector - Debt Investments
Marc GilliganDirector of Real Estate
Chief Executive Officer
Jassim Alseddiqi is the Chief Executive Officer of ADFG. He has been at the helm of the company since its establishment in 2011, transforming it into one of the leading and fastest growing investment management companies in the MENA region. Alseddiqi is known for his dynamic and innovative approach, having pioneered investment strategies in the region.
Alseddiqi is the Chairman of SHUAA Capital, Gulf Finance House (GFH), Eshraq Properties, Khaleeji Commercial Bank and The Entertainer. He also serves on the boards of the following companies: First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Capital Group and ADNOC Distribution.
Alseddiqi holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He has also served as a noted lecturer at the Abu Dhabi-based Petroleum Institute.
Chief Operating Officer
Mustafa Kheriba is the Chief Operating Officer of ADFG, and Executive Director of the Company’s Investment Manager, ADCM Ltd. Mustafa manages the day-to-day operations and business development of ADFG and its subsidiary companies. He also oversees deal origination, fund raising activities and directly manages key investments for the group. He also serves on the boards of Integrated Alternative Finance, Spadille, Northacre, Reem Finance, Shuaa Capital, Integrated Securities, Khaleeji Commercial bank in addition to being Non-Executive Director at Qannas Investments Limited. Mustafa is also currently a board member and Managing Director of Gulf Finance Company in the UAE and KSA, and the SEO and board member of ADCorp.
Mustafa previously held senior posts in financial services and investment companies in the GCC, USA and Canada. He has been named among the top 50 MENA Fund Managers in the 2015 and in 2016 annual survey conducted by MENA FM Magazine.
Mustafa holds a BA from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Ohio Dominican University with Magna Cum Laude honors.
Chief Business Officer
Bechara is the Chief Business Officer of ADFG, responsible for overseeing the Group’s support and operational functions and ensuring timely provisions and allocation of human, financial and physical resources. Bechara has over 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 hi-tech firms and entrepreneurial ventures, for which he serves as an advisor. Bechara serves on the boards of Integrated Alternative Finance Ltd, ADCM Ltd and Integrated Eastern European Fund.
Bechara holds a BE in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut, an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech as well as an MBA from INSEAD.
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.
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.
Head of Placement
Mohamed is ADFG’s Head of Placement. He 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 also ran 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.
Group Head, Marketing and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.