Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Robert Hahm, CFA

Head of Asset Management

  • Robert started his career in banking in 1999 with Dresdner Bank Latainamerica AG where he gained experience in the bank’s treasury with a focus on managing emerging market fixed income investments. After finishing his Master’s degree in Economics from University of Hamburg in 2008 and while gaining his CFA designation in 2009 he served in various risk management functions until joining Mashreq Capital’s asset management team in 2011.
  • At Mashreq Capital, Robert moved from research into portfolio management, then headed the fixed income team and was finally promoted to serve as Head of Asset Management as well as Chief Executive Officer.

Fixed Income Team

Oliver Kettlewell, CFA

Head of Fixed Income and Global Portfolios

  • Oliver has 15 years of industry experience and he joined Mashreq in September 2015.
  • Oliver is part of the Investment Committee and advises on top-down asset allocation positioning of duration, regions, sectors and currencies.
  • The majority of his industry experience was gained at Morningstar where he managed multi-asset portfolios. At Mashreq Capital he is lead manager of three multi-asset funds and is deputy manager of the Mashreq Al Islami Income fund, the firm’s flagship Sukuk fund.
  • His market views are published across a range of financial media including the FT, Morningstar web-videos in addition to him speaking at conferences in Europe and the Middle East.

Kojagiri Bhoir, CFA, FRM

Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

  • Kojagiri is the lead manager for Mashreq Capital’s flagship Sukuk fund and is an expert in this field having been involved with Sukuk strategies for over 10 years. She also runs discretionary mandates for several regional institutions.
  • Kojagiri has over 13 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. Active in the regional Asset Management industry for over a decade, she has developed strong experience analyzing and covering Regional Markets. Prior to joining Mashreq Capital, she was heading Mashreq Bank’s Portfolio Management & Risk Analytics team as a Senior Analyst and has worked as a Credit Analyst with S&P’s Indian office.
  • Kojagiri holds a CFA charter. She is also FRM Charter holder by GARP, USA and a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, India.

Amol Shitole, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

  • Amol is managing the firm’s successful FMP franchise totaling more than $250m and he leads the team’s coverage of emerging market bonds and has a successful track record in this high risk/return area.
  • He is lead manager of Mashreq Capital’s award-winning conventional MENA fixed income fund which has a track record of more than 10 years.
  • Amol started his career in 2007 as a Credit Rating Analyst with S&P’s Indian office. He built on that experience by working with both Buy side and Sell side firms focusing on global emerging market credits.
  • Amol is a CFA charterholder and holds an MBA in Finance from Indian Institute of Finance, Delhi. He is also a Chemical Engineer by graduation.

Afiya Zaveri, CFA

Research Analyst

  • Afiya Zaveri has over 7 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, wherein her principal duties comprised of portfolio management and investment advisory for UHNI clients.
  • A Mashreq Capital, her primary responsibility encompasses credit research for Middle East credits and Investment Grade credits in Emerging markets.
  • She is a certified CFA charter holder and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai.
  • She has been a part of the Mashreq group for over 2 years.

Equity Team

Reda Gomma

Director, Equity

  • Reda has over 20 years of MENA experience conducting portfolio management, investment analysis, company valuations and feasibility studies. He was selected as “Top Equity Analyst” in Egypt in 2005 and best portfolio manager in MENA for one and three year returns in 2013 and 2014 respectively by MENA Fund Manager Magazine.
  • As a member of the Investment Committee he advises on geopolitics and top-down asset allocation for regions, sectors and currencies.
  • The equity fund has one of the longest verified track records in the region.
  • Reda holds a Masters in Economics from University of Cairo.
  • Reda joined Mashreq Bank in 2005 and currently leads the equity team.

Rohan Shah

Portfolio Manager

  • Rohan looks at investment opportunities in MENA and Turkey Equities and is responsible for investment screening, conducting fundamental analysis, industry research and preparing in house investment thesis on equities.
  • Rohan started his career as an Analyst with Deutsche Bank where he last worked as an equity research associate (sell side) covering MENA, Turkey and US equities
  • He is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI, India and earned his Bachelor’s in Commerce from Mumbai University, India.
  • Rohan has over 9 years of experience in the financial services industry and completed 2 years at Mashreq Capital.

Marketing and Business Development Team

Issam El-Hourani

Unit Head, Marketing and Business Development

  • Issam joined Mashreq Capital in August 2017 as the Head of Business Development & Marketing and has been active in restructuring Mashreq Capital funds share classes and raising AuMs through institutional clients and distribution channels.
  • Prior to joining Mashreq Capital, Issam worked for a development bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as a Senior Associate in the Asset Management department where he was responsible for launching new products and raising capital.
  • Before moving to the Middle East, Issam worked in Vancouver, Canada as a Sell-Side Equity Research Associate for an Investment Bank covering small-medium cap stocks and for a University Endowment fund.
  • Issam holds a Masters of Finance degree from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada and Bachelor’s degree from Western University in London, Canada.

Contact Number & Working Hours

  • Contact Number : +971 4 424 4618
  • Working Hours : Sunday to Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Office Address

Mashreq Capital (DIFC) Ltd
Al Fattan Currency House, Tower 2, Floor 28, Office 2803
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Post Box 1250, Dubai, UAE

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