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Investcorp develops, retains and attracts talented people of many nationalities, and provides a distinctive culture in which they can thrive and excel. We promote an entrepreneurial environment and a partnership mindset.
We employ dedicated, client-focused individuals with the ability to make the right connections to the right deals on behalf of clients.
Mohammed Bin Mahfoodh Alardhi is the Executive Chairman of Investcorp, leading the Firm’s activities across its global office network in New York, London, Riyadh, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Mumbai and Singapore. Prior to his appointment as Executive Chairman in 2015, Mr. Alardhi was a Board Director on Investcorp’s Board since 2008.
Mr. Alardhi chairs Investcorp’s Executive Committee, Operating Committee and Investment Council.
Since becoming Executive Chairman of Investcorp, Mr. Alardhi announced a new growth strategy aiming to more than double the Firm’s Assets Under Management (AUM) over the medium term. Under Mr. Alardhi’s mandate and new vision, to date, the Firm has increased its AUM to US $28.2 billion.
During the first year of his chairmanship, Investcorp strengthened its institutional shareholder base by selling 20% of the company to Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development firm.
Mr. Alardhi is a retired Air Vice Marshal having joined the Royal Air Force (RAFO) of Oman in 1978 and was subsequently appointed as Chief of the 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 the Royal Air Force UK Staff College in Bracknell, UK and a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a graduate of the Royal Air Force Military Academy in Cranwell, UK, and the National Defence University in Washington D.C..
Mr. Alardhi is a leading figure who speaks regularly on international trade, the relationship between the Middle East and the West and the security of the Gulf. He is an author of three books: "Arabs Down Under”, "Pearls from Arabia" and “Arabs Unseen”.
In addition to his role at Investcorp, Mr. Alardhi is the Chairman of Sohar International Bank. He sits on several boards, including the International Advisory Board of The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Trustee for the Eisenhower Fellowship in Philadelphia, Community of Chairpersons, World Economic Forum, Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council and a member of The Arab Gulf Sates Institute in Washington.
Co – Chief Executive Officers
Hazem Ben-Gacem is Investcorp's Co-Chief Executive Officer leading the firm's Private Equity business in Europe, Middle East and Asia, its recently launched global private banking operation and Placement and Relationship Management in the Gulf, MENA and Asia.
Hazem is also the Managing Partner of the Investcorp Technology Partners group of funds and sits on Investcorp Group’s Executive Committee.
Prior to his appointment as Co-CEO, Hazem led Investcorp's European private equity a team, based out of London. During that period, he was involved in over 30 of Investcorp’s private equity investments in Europe and the US. Prior to joining Investcorp in 1994, Hazem was a member of Credit Suisse First Boston's mergers and acquisitions team in New York.
In addition to his position with Investcorp, Hazem is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Italian luxury menswear company Corneliani and the Danish luxury goods maker Georg Jensen, the Vice Chair of the Italian protective gear maker Dainese, and serves on the boards of the Swedish ski helmet maker POC, the British anti-counterfeit solution provider Opsec and the US digital information provider kgb Inc.
Hazem holds a bachelor’s degree with honours from Harvard University and is the founder of the Harvard Office in Tunisia, the first formal presence for Harvard University in the Arab world.
Hazem is currently a serving member of the national shooting team of Tunisia (50-meter rifle discipline), achieving a bronze medal in the 2017 African Shooting Championships. Under the request of the Tunisian Prime Minister, Hazem co-chaired the Tunisia 2020 International Donor Conference, held in Tunisia in 2016.
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Rishi Kapoor is Investcorp’s Co-Chief Executive Officer. He oversees the Firm’s Real Estate, Credit Management, and Absolute Returns businesses globally across North America, Europe and India; Private Equity and Fundraising activities in North America and India, and Institutional Fundraising in Europe. Rishi chairs the Global Private Equity Investment Committee and is a member of various other investment committees across the different business lines.
Prior to his appointment as Co-CEO, Rishi had held several senior management positions within Investcorp including as Chief Financial Officer between 2003 and 2015. He joined Investcorp from Citigroup in 1992.
Rishi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Rishi is a member of Duke University’s Middle East regional advisory board. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for National Bank of Bahrain, Gulf Air Group, Bahrain Airport Company and Gulf Aviation Academy.
In 2019, Rishi was recognized by Forbes Middle East as one of the top 10 Indian executives making an impact in the Middle East, and Top CEO Middle East recognized Rishi as one of the top CEOs in the GCC financial services and investment sector.
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Administrative Officer, Bahrain
Chief Administrative Officer
Ramzi T. AbdelJaber is Investcorp’s Chief Administrative Officer, which sees him lead a range of functions including Corporate Development, Administration / Infrastructure, Human Resources, Executive Compensation and Technology. He is a member of the Firm’s Operating Committee and chairs the Internal Audit Council, Human Resources Council, and Technology Advisory Council.
He has more than twenty years of strategy, business building, and senior management experience, with a particular focus on the financial services sector.
Ramzi joined Investcorp in 2004. During his time at the Firm, Ramzi has held a number of leadership positions including Head of Business Development worldwide and Chief of Staff for the Placement and Relationship Management (PRM) function.
Prior to joining Investcorp, Ramzi was a consultant with McKinsey & Co.’s Silicon Valley Office in Palo Alto, CA. He has also worked with Accenture (Andersen Consulting) in the Middle East.
In addition to his position at Investcorp, Ramzi serves on the Regional Board of Directors of INJAZ Al Arab. He is also the Chairman of Investcorp Investments LLC (incorporated in the Qatar Financial Center). Formerly, he served on the Management Committee of the GCC Board Directors Institute and was part of Jordan’s E-government taskforce appointed by HM King Abdullah II of Jordan. Ramzi is a former Young Presidents' Organization member.
Ramzi holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also holds a B.Sc. 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 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
Managing Director, 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.
Jan Erik Back
Chief Financial Officer
Jan Erik Back
Chief Financial Officer, Bahrain
Chief Financial Officer
Jan Erik has more than 30 years of industry experience, the majority of which was in senior finance roles of financial services firms including SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB), Skandia and Handelsbanken. Jan Erik most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SEB, a leading Nordic financial services group providing retail and merchant banking, wealth management, and life insurance services to its corporate and institutional clients across international markets.
Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Vattenfall, one of the largest producers of electricity and heat and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Skandia Group, a provider of products for savings and investments (subsequently acquired by Old Mutual plc). In these positions, his responsibilities included finance, treasury, investor relations, risk control and procurement functions. He started his career with Swedish bank, Handelsbanken, in their international finance and accounting operations.
Jan Erik holds a Bachelor degree from Uppsala University.
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.