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.

Sahil Huria*

Analyst, Fixed Income

  • Sahil has been a global emerging market fixed income analyst providing services to Mashreq Capital since 2021.
  • He has six years of experience covering corporates and sovereigns across CEEMEA, Asia and Latin America.
  • Before Mashreq Capital, Sahil was a credit analyst at Societe Generale and he began his career building credit models for a US-based endowment fund.
  • He holds an MBA in Finance from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi, India and he graduated as a computer engineer.

*Sahil’s role is dedicated to providing services to Mashreq Capital on behalf his employer Mashreq Global Services Private Limited, a service provider of Mashreq Bank.

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.

Merylene D’Souza

Manager, Business Support and Control

  • Merylene has over 19 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry within Asset Management, Brokerage and Retail banking.
  • Merylene specializes in managing key projects that include Outsourcing, Fund setup & liquidation in the Middle East and European Jurisdictions. She also specializes in creating & managing operational risk management framework, corporate governance framework, standing operating procedures, processes, policies, service level agreements and key performance indicators.
  • Merylene holds an Executive MBA with a specialization in Banking & Financial Services Management and Risk Management. She also holds professional certifications in Project Management, Six Sigma Green Belt, Operations Management and Compliance Culture, Conduct & Governance.

Contact Number & Working Hours

  • Contact Number : +971 4 424 4618
  • Call Center Working Hours : Mon to Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Office Address

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Post Box 1250, Dubai, UAE

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