Investcorp names Tony Robinson as new CFO

28 Jun 2015

Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, today announced the appointment of Tony Robinson as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2015. Current CFO, Rishi Kapoor, who has been with the firm since 1992, will assume responsibility as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Investcorp on July 1, together with Mohammed Al-Shroogi, who is currently President, Gulf Business.

Mr Robinson 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 25 years of experience across Australia, the UK and Bahrain.

Investcorp’s Chairman Nemir Kirdar commented: “We are pleased with Tony’s decision to rejoin Investcorp as Chief Financial Officer. His deep knowledge of the firm will ensure a smooth transition of leadership. At the same time, Tony will bring a fresh perspective based on the experience he gained from working with a large sovereign investment institution.”

Mr. Kapoor remarked, “This is an exciting time for Investcorp as we position the firm to continue on its growth trajectory and its journey that started in 1982. Having Tony, who knows the firm well, as CFO will help us move forward smoothly and ensure that Investcorp continues to uphold its standards of best-in-class financial management and reporting. With his diversified experience, expertise and commitment, I know he will be a valuable asset to our team.”

Mr Robinson holds a Master of Taxation and Master of Finance from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Western Australia Institute of Technology University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Mr Robinson noted, “Investcorp has been growing from strength to strength, adapting to the changing business environment and evolving its business model while maintaining its vision to be the bridge between GCC investors and investment opportunities in the west. I am honoured to be re-joining Investcorp, and I look forward to working with the leadership team as we steer the firm through its next phase of growth.”