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Abdullah Shaker Board member and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Shaker has been the Board member and CEO of Itqan Capital since April 2017. He has a Master of Science in Capital Markets from the University of Illinois, USA. He also holds a Masters of Accounting Science from the University of Illinois. Besides, Shaker is also a qualified Commercial Arbitrator with the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center as well as a Certified Compliance Officer. Abdulla Shaker comes with rich work experience both in HSBC, Saudi Arabia as the Head of Legal and Regulatory Compliance & Financial Crime Compliance. His last assignment was with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in Saudi Arabia, as Executive Director.
Marwan N. Bukhary Head of Real Estate
Mr. Bukhary joined Itqan Capital in June 2011. He has 16 years of experience working at SABB Bank where he formerly headed the Wealth Management & Premier segment covering the western region of Saudi Arabia, and overseeing the relationship and wealth management responsibilities for a portfolio in excess of SAR 1 Billion focused primarily in investment funds. During his career with SABB Bank, Mr. Bukhary has successfully completed the HSBC Group Graduate development program in HSBC College, London. Mr. Bukhary holds a Real Estate Diploma from Dubai Real Estate Institute, and a Master’s Degree (MBA) from Aston University, UK.
Alaa Buhussain Head of Private Equity
Mr. Buhusain has joined Itqan Capital in December 2014. He has over 15 years diversified banking experience in Bahrain and the UAE. Prior to joining Itqan Capital, he served as Acting Head of Investments for a wholesale bank in Bahrain responsible for managing and restructuring a private equity and real estate portfolio. He previously served as Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of First Education Holding BSC (c), an education platform comprising two K-12 schools in the UAE and a multi-unit preschool business in Egypt. Mr. Buhusain holds a BA in Economics and Social Studies, specializing in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester, UK and a MBA specializing in Finance from Manchester Business School, UK. He is also a CFA charter holder since 2003 and a founding member of the Bahrain CFA Society.
Hani Hussain Head of Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering
Mr. Hussein has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and regulatory environment, with broad experience in financial management, re-engineering and performance enhancement, and regulatory areas. He has a BSc in Accounting from Cairo University and an ICA international Diploma in Compliance, in association with the University Of Manchester Business School. Mr. Hussain is a Member of the ICA (MICA), as well as a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).