A key strength of Noor Capital is its diverse and multinational shareholder base, which includes the UAE, Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. This diversity is also reflected in the Management Team and in the breadth of its distribution network. The Management Team work together to grow successfully and continuously our reputation over time, becoming a trusted partner to each one of our clients across the range of products and services we offer.
Mr. Mohammed Ghosheh [Chief Executive Officer]
Mr. Ghosheh has over 24 years of professional experience in Banking & Accounting. He joined Noor Capital during the establishment or pre-opening stage (early 2006), as a Financial Controller, responsible for Financial Reporting, Risk Management and Operations. By 2007, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and then Acting CEO by June 2016. Mr Ghosheh formerly worked with Commercial Bank of Dubai as the Deputy Manager, Business Group. He was responsible for the MIS and Financial Studies Department. He also previously worked as Chief Accountant at Al Rodan Group in Kuwait and a Credit Officer at Commercial Bank of Dubai.
Mr. Ghosheh was involved in several successful projects as a Coordinator namely, The Dubai Quality Award; Segregation of Corporate & Retail Business; CRM Implementation; and the ISO 9001-2000, as Lead Auditor. Mr Ghosheh holds an MBA in Finance from University of Lincoln, UK and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/ Banking & Finance from Yarmouk University, Jordan.
Abdulla Al Suwaidi [Executive Director – Strategic Planning and Innovation]
Abdulla Al Suwaidi is a member of the Board of Directors of Commercial Bank International PJSC, UAE, and is the Executive Director of Strategy and Chief Operations Officer at Noor Capital. He is also the Founder of Excellence Target; a leading Management-Consulting and Training firm, one of the industry leaders in the UAE. Abdulla Al Suwaidi has vast experience in Senior Leadership roles within the Government & Private Sector spanning over 20 years. He also has Local & International experience in Operations Management, Engineering, Investment, Business Development and Project Management.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Management and a Masters’ Degree in Total Quality Management. He previously held several leading positions in Abu Dhabi Company for Petroleum Oil Operations (ADCO), Abu Dhabi Municipality and Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai.
Muhammad Al Zoubi [General Manager – Global Markets]
Muhammad has over 17 years experience in the Financial Services Industry in both Jordan and United Arab Emirates. In 2010, he established the Global Markets Division at Noor Capital. Prior to starting this venture, he was the Head of VIP Department at Mac Sharaf for Local and Global markets.
Muhammad began his professional career in Information Technology at the Securities Depository Center in Jordan, and later relocated to Dubai where he joined the Local Equities Department at Emaar Financial Services. He holds a Telecommunications Engineering Degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology.
Simon Leendert Verhoeven [Marketing Director]
Simon is a seasoned creative professional with over 25 years experience and a proven track record of successful projects from initial concept through completion, He has well managed time-sensitive projects with multi-million dollar budgets in Europe.
Alex Carre De Malberg [Chief Investment Officer]
Alex joined Noor Capital in 2014 as Chief Investment Officer, with a mandate from the Board to develop the Global Financial Advisory and Asset Management activities. Alex has over 20 years of Investment Banking and Fund Management experience, accumulated at Lazard Frères (New York), Equinox (Hong Kong and Singapore), Rothschild (Paris and Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Investment Company and recently, at Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ) as Executive General Manager. He has been based in the Gulf for the past eight years.
Alex has initiated and successfully executed more than 50 transactions in excess of USD 10bn. At CBQ, he supervised a team of 28 individuals active in Brokerage, Research, Financial Advisory, Asset Management and Merchant Banking. Alex also oversaw the Management of the Pearl Qatar Real Estate Fund and by 2013, the unwinding of same; a USD 600m vehicle which has returned over 25% to equity investors during one of the worst real estate downturn period. Alex has advised on numerous market related transactions, including IPOs, in New York, Toronto, Hong Kong, South East Asia, UAE, Qatar and Europe. Alex has also been named one of the Top 6 Bond Finance Industry figures in Qatar (Oct 2012), and is a frequent contributor to finance-related Conferences, as well as Real Estate Financing Conferences.
Sher Ali [Head of Investment Banking]
Sher Ali is a career Banker with 17 years of experience in Investment Banking, Financial Institutions and Structured Finance within the GCC. Prior to joining Noor, Sher was Head of Debt Capital Markets & Structured Finance, responsible for arranging and structuring Debt Transaction. Before that, he was Director in the Structured Finance Division of Qinvest (Qatar), responsible for Financial Institutions Coverage and Syndications for the whole IB Division. He is a Specialist in both Conventional and Islamic Finance Structures, having spent 7 years at Doha Bank (Qatar) as Senior Manager, International Banking, arranging Syndicated Loans and covering International Financial Institution clients. Sher has an MBA in Banking and Finance from Birmingham Business School.
Olivier Couriol [Head of Assets and Funds Administration]
Olivier Couriol has been involved in Private Banking in the Gulf Region since 1992, and in Investment Banking at Switzerland before that. He specializes in setting up appropriate Investment vehicles, Managing Funds and Structuring Private Equity deals. Olivier Couriol brings an extensive network of geographically diverse Investors and Facilitators into the Noor orbit. He has been associated with Noor since 2007.
Adel M. El-Hassan [Legal Department Manager & Board Directors Reporter]
Mr. El Hassan has over 25 years of professional experience at Law in UAE and abroad as a Magistrate, an Advocate and a Legal Advisor. He is an expert in preparing various different Legal Memorandum, Contracts and Agreements including varioius Business Setups, Employment Contracts, Sale and Purchase Contracts. He is an Expert in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). Mr. El Hassan as a Board of Directors Reporter, has extensive legal knowledge to drafting Resolutions and Decisions of General Assembly and Board of Directors. Mr. El Hassan holds a Bachelor’s Degree at Law, and is member of Sudanese Bar Advocates.