Board of Directors
Warwick GrigorNon-Executive Director
Warwick Grigor has over 35 years of experience as an investment and corporate analyst with a career focused in the mining and technology sectors. He was the former chairman at Canaccord Genuity/BGF, a leading Canadian investment bank and an ex-partner to Andrew Forrest, the Australian mining billionaire and the former CEO of Fortescue Metals Group. Warwick currently sits on the board of number of companies in the resources and mining sector.
Salman MasaudCEO, Founder & Executive Director
Salman Masaud is a chartered accountant with an actuarial background. He is the director of a number of businesses, including a consulting firm that is on the panel of service providers for the Australian Government. He recently acted as the Corporate Finance Deals and Strategy GM for an unlisted Australia rare earth development company currently preparing to list on the ASX. He is also the former CEO and Chairman of the Board of a metal casting factory in the Gulf and has an extensive work history in Big 4 firms.
Peter O'MalleyNon-Executive Director
Peter O'Malley is an investor and investment banker with 30 years of international experience principally covering natural resources and technology companies. He worked at Credit Suisse First Boston for 13 years, following which was named Deutsche Bank's Head of Natural Resources Investment Banking Asia-Pacific based in Hong Kong. He lived in Hong Kong for 8-years and has an in depth understanding of China's role in the global economy. He founded Kenosis Capital a boutique merchant advisory firm in 2012.
Mustafa KheribaNon-Executive Director
Mustafa Kheriba is the Ex-Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Group Head of Asset & Wealth Management at Shuaa Capital where he oversaw all deal origination, structuring, fund raising, portfolio management and special purpose investments. Mustafa has served on many coveted financial services and insurance companies board of directors in the GCC, MENA and Europe. He has was named among the top 50 MENA Fund Managers in the 2015 and 2016 annual survey conducted by MENA FM. Mustafa holds a BA from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Ohio Dominican University with Magna Cum Laude honors.
Mohamed JamalNon-Executive Director
Mohamed Jamal Eldin is a senior director with 30+ years of experience in investment leadership, financial markets, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, industry 4.0, SpaceTech, and business development across the Middle East and North Africa. Mohamed is currently the CEO of Emirati Astronaut, a space exploration and artificial intelligence investment company. He is also the head of equity markets at Emintad, an international investment bank and wealth management firm. Mohamed has a rich experience and expertise in running and planning the expansion of several financial and technology entities. Mohamed holds a B.Sc. Program in Operation Research from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Investment & Advisory Committee
Adam MaloufInvestment and Advisory Committee Member
Adam Malouf is a seasoned C-suite senior executive and non-executive director with a wealth of international and regional experience. Adam is currently Chief Investment Officer for one of the Dubai Government's sovereign wealth funds, with responsibility for all aspects of investments. Adam is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has been a non-executive director and chairman on several operational, supervisory and advisory boards for over 20 years. Adam is the Chair of the Middle East Advisory Committee for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the world's largest director and governance institute, with over 45,000 members across 85 countries.
Kal DesaiInvestment and Advisory Committee Member
Kal Desai is an Australian qualified chartered accountant with extensive senior finance experience across Australia, the U.K. and Middle East, specializing in the media and technology industries. Currently CFO at BEAK Engineering as well as holding advisory and board positions with various companies globally, all focused on helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses towards success. Kal has led a number of successful capital raises and exits for startups including the sale of Zawya to Thomson Reuters in 2012. He was also the founding CFO for Careem, which was one of the first unicorns in the Middle East, and eventually sold to Uber for $3.1 billon.
Anthony D'SilvaInvestment and Advisory Committee Member
Anthony D'Silva is the founder of Incu Global Ltd (Incu) a global multi-family office & fund incubation platform, and prior to Incu, Anthony was a partner/equity owner of Apex Fund Services Holdings and Managing Director at Apex Investment Consulting & Apex Fund Services, an independent and privately owned globally regulated fund administration and fund advisory firm with operating offices in 34 countries. He is currently registered director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), pursuant to the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014. He is also a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and a member Hong Kong Securities Institute (MHKSI).
Marc AouadInvestment and Advisory Committee Member
Marc Aouad has over 15 years of investment banking and asset management experience. He is currently a partner and managing director of C.H Stirling, an advisory company specialized in financing, restructuring and M&A. Marc advises GCC corporates, private equity companies and sovereign entities on acquisitions, divestments growth, financing and restructuring. He most recently advised Al-Jaber group and DBA & Sons on the sale of their respective shares in UE Medical to Olive Rock and Cerberus. Marc also worked in European Real Estate Finance and CMBS structuring, and in the MENA investment banking team at Merrill Lynch in London. Marc holds a Masters in Economics from USJ (Lebanon) and a Masters of Commerce (Grande Ecole) from ESCP Europe (France).