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Mohammed Alardhi is the Executive Chairman of the global investment group, Investcorp, which operates out of New York, London, Riyadh, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Doha. Mr Alardhi was a Director on the Investcorp Board since 2008.
A retired Air Vice Marshal by profession, Mr Alardhi joined the Royal Air Force (RAFO) of Oman in 1978, and was subsequently appointed as Chief of Omani Air Force. In 2000, he was awarded the "Order of Oman" by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said.
Mr Alardhi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Military Science from Royal Air Force UK Staff College in Bracknell, England and a Masters in Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University USA. He also graduated from the Royal Air Force Military Academy in Cranwell, UK, and the National Defence University in Washington D.C., USA.
Three months after taking up his role as Executive Chairman of Investcorp, Mr Alardhi announced a new growth strategy aiming to more than double its USD 10.8 billion Assets Under Management (AUM) over the medium term. A number of initiatives were communicated in relation to this plan, namely tapping into European Real Estate markets, establishing a global distribution platform and inorganic growth.
During the first year of his chairmanship, Investcorp strengthened its institutional shareholders base by agreeing to sell a 20% of interest in the company to Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company.
Most recently, and under Mr Alardhi’s mandate and new vision, the firm doubled its AUM to USD23 billion following its acquisition of 3i Debt Management Business.
Investcorp today specializes in offering multi-product alternative investments on a global scale. Its lines of business include Corporate Investment (investments in unquoted corporate entities), Alternative Investment Solutions (previously known as Hedge Funds), Real Estate, and recently signed a deal to acquire a USD 13 billion credit management business.
Since Investcorp’s first deal in 1983, Investcorp’s brand has evolved from its home in the Gulf into a trusted and leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp’s journey began with many notable and high-profile acquisitions in corporate investments, including such luxury brands as Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci, Breguet and others, taking many of them mainstream and listing them on global stock exchanges. Its 381 staff is drawn from 35 nationalities.
Mr Alardhi regularly speaks on international trade, the relationship between the Middle East and the West and the security of the Gulf.
He is also the author of three books: "Arabs Down Under”, "Pearls from Arabia" and “Arabs Unseen”.
- Chairman of the National Bank of Oman
- International Advisory Board of The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
- Trustee for the Eisenhower Fellowship in Philadelphia
- Member of Community Chairmen Group, World Economic Forum
- Member of Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council
Co – Chief Executive Officers
Co - Chief Executive Officer
Mohammed Al-Shroogi is the Co - Chief Executive Officer of the global investment group, Investcorp
Mohammed Al-Shroogi joined Investcorp in 2009 as President of Gulf Business, he was responsible for the overall Investcorp's activities in the Gulf region. Mohammed was appointed as Co – Chief Executive Officer effectively in July 2015.
Mohammed joined Investcorp from Citigroup where he was Division Executive for the Middle East and North Africa region and CEO for the United Arab Emirates. Mohammed had a 30 year career with Citigroup in Bahrain, London and the UAE. Amongst his many achievements at Citigroup was establishing Citibank Bahrain as a major trading room between Asia and Europe.
Mohammed holds a BA in Commerce from Kuwait University and attended the Executive Program at Harvard Business School. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees at Bahrain University, a Member of the Board of the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. and the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the GCC Board Directors Institute.
Co - Chief Executive Officer, Investcorp
Rishi was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer of Investcorp in 2015, upon the founding Chief Executive Officer’s retirement. Rishi joined Investcorp from Citigroup in 1992, and has held several positions at the Firm since then, including as Chief Financial Officer from 2003 – 2015.
As co-CEO, Rishi also oversees the Firm’s investment activities across North America, Europe and the Middle East, covering Corporate Investments, Real Estate Investments and Alternative Investment Solutions.
Rishi holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University. He is a member of the Middle East Advisory Board for Duke University.
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Administrative Officer, Bahrain
Chief Administrative Officer
Ramzi AbdelJaber joined Investcorp in 2004. Ramzi has worked previously with McKinsey & Co.'s Silicon Valley Office in Palo Alto, CA and with Accenture in the Middle East.
Ramzi holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a BSc in Computer Information Systems with Honors and Highest Distinction from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Firas El Amine
Head of Corporate Communications
Firas El Amine
Head of Corporate Communications, Bahrain
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Communications
Firas El Amine joined Investcorp in 2007 from Dubai Holding where he was the Corporate Communications Director. Prior to this, he worked with Alsalam Holding, Beirut as a Communications and Public Relations Director and with Impact & Echo, Kuwait as a Public Relations Director.
Firas holds a Masters degree in Political Science from Lebanese American University and a bachelors degree in Communication Arts from Beirut University College.
Head of Executive Compensation
Head of Executive Compensation, London
Managing Director, Head of Executive Compensation
Dominic Elias joined Investcorp in 2010 as Director of Human Resources. Previously, he worked at the Blackstone Group and as a consultant at Towers Perrin where he focused on Alternative Investments client organizations. Dominic also worked at Morgan Stanley for 11 years, first in the Corporate Compensation group, before going on to manage the compensation function for the Investment Banking, Private Equity and Global Capital Markets Divisions.
Dominic holds a BSc from the University College of Swansea, UK and a Masters degree from Cornell University, New York.
Head of Human Resources
Head of Human Resources, London
Principal, Head of Human Resources
Before he joined Investcorp in 2005, Sean Elliott was the Operations Director for Ernst and Young's Industrial and Commercial Office audit practice in London. Previously Sean worked at the international management consulting firm AT Kearney as Director of Operations and Recruiting Manager for Northern Europe.
Sean holds an MBA from The Open University Business School and a BSc in Zoology and Oceanography from the University of Wales, Swansea.
Head of Internal Audit
Head of Internal Audit, Bahrain
Principal, Head of Internal Audit
Shaun Hill joined Investcorp in 2004 as Head of Internal Audit. Prior to joining Investcorp, Shaun was the Chief Internal Auditor at Union National Bank in Abu Dhabi. Before then, he was a senior audit manager with Riyadh Bank in Saudi Arabia and previously a member of the internal audit team at American Express in the UK. Shaun has also been a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche.
Shaun holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and German from Staffordshire University and an MBA from Warwick University. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Shaun is also a CFA Charterholder.
Head of Technology
Head of Technology, Bahrain
Principal - Head of Technology
Najib Rahal joined Investcorp in 2014 from Deloitte & Touche Middle East, where he was accountable for IT governance and strategy management. Prior to that, he worked with Accenture and Devoteam, both in France.
Najib holds a Bachelor in Computer and Communication Engineering from l'École supérieure d'ingénieurs en informatique et génie des télécommunications and Masters in Computer Networks both from Institut National de la Communication et de L'information.
Head of Administration
Head of Administration, Bahrain
Managing Director, Head of Administration
Mufeed Rajab joined Investcorp in 2003 from JP Morgan Chase Bank where he worked for 24 years, 16 of which were spent in their Bahrain office as Vice President - head of operations, human resources, finance, technology and administration. The remaining eight years were spent in their Toronto office as Vice President - head of operations, technology and general administration.
Mufeed holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Statistics from the University of Karnataka, India and a Diploma in Banking Studies from the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer, Bahrain
Chief Financial Officer
Tony Robinson joined Investcorp in July 1, 2015 and is Chief Financial Officer. Tony was with Investcorp for 14 years until 2008. He re-joins the firm from Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co where he was responsible for the finance and treasury functions as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 35 years of corporate finance and professional accounting experience across Australia, the UK and Bahrain.
Tony holds a Master of Taxation from Curtin University, Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Western Australia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.