Our people

The skill, dedication, vision and creativity of our people drives our success.

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.

Placement & relationship management

Relationship managers

  • Mohamed Aamer

    Mohamed Aamer

    Mohamed Aamer

    Mohamed Aamer

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Mohamed spent four years at Investcorp before rejoining in 2015 as a Principal focusing on the Abu Dhabi market. Prior to Investcorp, Mohammed spent two years at PineBridge Investments leading the KSA team. He also previously worked as an Executive Director at Gulf Finance House in the Investment Placement team where he was responsible for institutional and private clients in Riyadh and Jeddah.

    Mohamed holds a BSc in Marketing from Concordia University, Montreal in Canada.

  • Loai Al-Arayedh

    Loai Al-Arayedh

    Loai Al-Arayedh

    Loai Al-Arayedh

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Loai joined Investcorp in 2010 from Citigroup where he had spent nine years as part of the Middle East banking team, most recently looking after corporate banking/corporate finance for the Bahrain market. Prior to joining Citi, Loai worked at the Central Bank of Bahrain as a credit analyst.

    Loai holds a BS in Finance from Nicholls State University and an MBA from St. Edwards University in Texas.

  • Yousef Alhozaimy

    Yousef Alhozaimy

    Yousef Alhozaimy

    Yousef Alhozaimy

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Yousef Alhozaimy joined Investcorp in May 2016 from Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia where he spent four years as Vice President, Investment Advisor. Prior to this Yousef worked within SAFANAD S.A. and held a Senior Manager role. Yousef also worked at NCB Capital within the Wealth Management division from 2006 to 2011 and National Commercial Bank from 2005 to 2006.

    He holds a Master’s degree in Islamic Banking & Finance from Bangor University and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from King Saud University.

  • Shrooq Al Muhaid

    Shrooq Al Muhaid

    Shrooq Al Muhaid

    Shrooq Al Muhaid

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Shrooq Abualif Al Muhaid joined Investcorp in 2009 from Jadwa Investment in Saudi Arabia where she was a senior relationship manager. Prior to that, Shrooq worked for Gulf Finance House in the Saudi Arabian Investment Placement team.

    Shrooq holds an MBA from University College of Bahrain and a BA in English Literature from Dammam College for Girls.

  • Mohammed AlSada

    Mohammed AlSada

    Mohammed AlSada

    Mohammed AlSada

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Mohammed AlSada joined Investcorp in 2008 from Gulf Finance House where he worked in the Investment Placement Team as a Principal responsible for institutional and private clients in Kuwait and Eastern Province Saudi Arabia. Before that, Mohammed spent time at Arab Banking Corporation.

    Mohammed holds an MBA in Management of Operations Technology and a BSc in Finance and Business Management, both from Bentley College, Massachusetts.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Ahmed AlZayani

    Ahmed AlZayani

    Ahmed AlZayani

    Ahmed AlZayani

    Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Ahmed AlZayani has joined Investcorp in April 2017 as a Vice President with the Doha team in Placement and Relationship Management.  Prior to Investcorp, Ahmed was part of the Investors Relationship Management team at Arcapita Investment Management. Before that with The Family Office in the Relationship Management department and with Arcapita Bank and Abu Dhabi Investment House (ADIH) in Investment Placement.

    Prior to that Ahmed worked with Batelco in Risk Management and Alba in the Industrial Engineering Section of Management Services Department.

    Ahmed holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Concordia University and a MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

  • Johannes Glas

    Johannes Glas

    Johannes Glas

    Johannes Glas

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Johannes Glas joined Investcorp in 2010 from Addax Bank where he was a Vice President in the Investment Group. Prior to joining Addax, he worked for Al Saraya Properties Co. in Bahrain, Capgemini in London and Derendinger in Zurich.

    Johannes holds an MBA in Business Engineering from the University of St. Gallen HSG and a BBA (Honors) in International Business Administration from the European Business School EBSi.

  • Nahar Houthan

    Nahar Houthan

    Nahar Houthan

    Nahar Houthan

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Nahar Houthan joined Investcorp in May 2016 from The Carlyle Group where spent four years as Vice President for Investor Relations, responsible for Saudi Arabia. Prior to this, he worked with Morgan Stanley in Riyadh and National Commercial Bank Treasury in Jeddah. 

    Nahar holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from Babson College.

  • Lisa Johnson

    Lisa Johnson

    Lisa Johnson

    Lisa Johnson

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Lisa joined Investcorp in 2017 from 3i Debt Management, the predecessor to Investcorp Credit Management, where she was the Director responsible for Business Development and Institutional clients in Asia ex-Japan . Prior to joining 3i Debt Management, Lisa worked with Vulpes Investment Management (formerly Artradis) where she was Managing Director responsible for the German Real Estate fund as well as the Private Equity funds that focused on global agricultural opportunities.

    Lisa holds a Business and Communications Degree from Meredith College.

  • Fahad Kurdi

    Fahad Kurdi

    Fahad Kurdi

    Fahad Kurdi

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Fahad Kurdi joined Investcorp in 2016 from Jadwa Investment Company where he was a Vice President in Private and Institutional Client Investments for three years. Prior to this, Fahad worked with NCB Capital in Jeddah for five years.

    Fahad holds a Bachelors degree in Business from the Webster University, Geneva in Switzerland.

  • Yongky Oktavianto

    Yongky Oktavianto

    Yongky Oktavianto

    Yongky Oktavianto

    Vice President, Placement and Relationship Management 

    Yongky joined Investcorp in May 2018. Prior to Investcorp, Yongky worked as a Vice President at Citi Private Bank Singapore and as a Associate Director at Nomura Private Bank. He previously worked at ANZ Bank Singapore as a IAB Signature Relationship Manager and in HSBC Singapore as an Offshore Relationship Manager.

    Yongky holds a Bachelor of English from the Widya Mandala University.

  • Khalid Soufi

    Khalid Soufi

    Khalid Soufi

    Khalid Soufi

    Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Khalid Soufi joined Investcorp in 2016 from Saudi British Bank where he had spent six years as part of the Commercial Banking team, most recently as a Relationship Manager for the Jeddah market.

    Khalid holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, State College, PA.

  • Aya Taha

    Aya Taha

    Aya Taha

    Aya Taha

    Vice President, Placement & Relationship Management

    Aya Taha has joined Investcorp in March 2017 as a Vice President with the Dubai team in Placement and Relationship Management.  Prior to Investcorp, Aya was the Head of Business Banking at HSBC Bank in Dubai, UAE. Over the past ten years Aya has held several positions with HSBC Bank as Head of Sales and Mass Portfolio, Manager - Corporate Banking for Sharjah and Northern Emirates as well as a short stint in China in Business Banking. Prior to that Aya worked with Invest Bank as a Credit Analyst.

    Aya holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and a MBA from the London Business School.

  • Paola Tarazi

    Paola Tarazi

    Paola Tarazi

    Paola Tarazi

    Managing Director Consultant

    Paola joins us from BerchWood Partners where she was a Partner for six years, covering both the New York and London Offices, before expanding out to the EMEA region.  Prior to that, between 2005 – 2012 Paola co-founded the Private Equity fund of funds business within ABN AMRO, which was subsequently acquired by Fortis Investments, and further again by BNP Paribas Investment Partners. 

    Paola has a MBA from Insead, France, a Masters in Operational Research from the London School of Economics and a BSc (Hons) in Statistics and Economics from University College London. 

  • Ali Zainal

    Ali Zainal

    Ali Zainal

    Ali Zainal

    Principal, Placement & Relationship Management

    Ali Zainal joined Investcorp in 2008 from UBS Investment Bank in London.

    Ali holds a BA (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Newcastle, is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and an alumnus of the University of Cambridge - MIT Institute for Enterprise.