Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Robert Hahm, CFA
  • 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
Director, Fixed Income Portfolio Management
  • Oliver has 14 years of industry experience and he joined Mashreq in September 2015.
  • Oliver leads the fixed income team’s 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. He manages three multi-asset funds at Mashreq.
  • Market views published across a range of financial media including the FT, Morningstar web-videos in addition to speaking at conferences in Europe and the Middle East.
Kojagiri Bhoir, CFA, FRM
Senior Manager, Fixed Income Portfolio Management
  • Kojagiri has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry.
  • Koja looks at investment opportunities in Global Fixed Income Securities and is responsible for investment screening, conducting fundamental analysis, industry research and preparing in house investment thesis on fixed income and fixed income derivative products.
  • She has a Masters in International Business and is a CFA Charter holder and is a FRM Charter holder by GARP, US and a CA from the Institute of Chartered accountants, India.
  • Koja joined Mashreq Bank in 2008 and Mashreq Capital in 2011.
Amol Shitole, CFA
Manager, Fixed Income Portfolio Management
  • Amol has over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry.
  • Amol started his career as a Rating Analyst with S&P’s Indian office in 2007 where he gained experience in analyzing Financial Institutions.
  • Prior to Mashreq Capital, he worked as a Credit Analyst with Societe Generale, HSBC and SJS Markets primarily covering emerging market corporates and sovereigns.
  • He is a CFA charterholder and holds an MBA in Finance from Indian Institute of Finance, Delhi.
  • Amol joined Mashreq Capital in 2017
Ahmed Shaheen
Analyst, Fixed Income Portfolio Management
  • Ahmed is responsible for GCC financials and selective EM names with a skew towards African Sovereigns.
  • He has previous capital raising and income sell side experience.
  • He graduated with a Bachelors in Civil Engineer from the American University of Sharjah.
  • Ahmed has over 9 years of experience in the financial services industry and completed 3 years at Mashreq
Afiya Zaveri, CFA
Analyst, Fixed Income Portfolio Management
  • The majority of Afiya’s experience has been in the banking and financial services industry, wherein her duties comprised of portfolio management and investment advisory for UHNI clients in the UAE.
  • She is a certified CFA charterholder and completed her graduation from the University of Mumbai.
  • At Mashreq Capital, the primary responsibility entrusted, is for Investment Grade GCC credits research along with certain EM sovereigns.
  • Afiya has over 7 years of financial industry experience and she has 1 year experience at Mashreq .

Equity Team

Reda Gomma
Director, Equity Portfolio Management
  • 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.
  • His equity funds consistently rank among the best performers in the MENA 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
Analyst, Equity Portfolio Management
  • Prior to Mashreq Capital, Rohan spent seven years with Deutsche Bank with the most recent as an equity research associate (sell side) covering real estate, infrastructure, construction and utilities sector for MENA and Turkey markets
  • Rohan is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI, India and earned his Bachelor’s in Commerce from Mumbai University, India.
  • Rohan Joined Mashreq Capital in 2018.
Yousra Acherqui
Senior Analyst, Equity Portfolio Management
  • After graduating with a Master’s in Finance from Northeastern University in 2013, Yousra started her career at a hedge-fund in the U.S. covering primarily biotech and oil and gas.
  • She also worked for the sell-side in Morocco covering Real-Estate and TMT, as well as a quantitative research analyst for State Street Global Advisors in Boston.
  • Yousra has also taught Finance in the U.S. and Morocco, and published in the Financial Markets and Portfolio Management journal.
  • Yousra is a holder of the ‘Certificate In Quantitative Finance’ qualification.
  • Yousra joined the Equity Team at Mashreq Capital in 2020.

Business Support and Control Team

Merylene D’Souza
Assistant Vice President, Business Support and Control
  • Merylene has over 18 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.

Marketing and Business Development Team

Issam El-Hourani
Head of 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.

Compliance Team

Arzu Williams
Assistant Vice President, Compliance Manager & MLRO
  • Arzu is a qualified lawyer and has 15 years of experience in the fields of financial services, law, compliance, AML and corporate governance.
  • She has been authorized by the DFSA as Compliance Manager and MLRO for several firms over the last 10 years.
  • Prior to joining to Mashreq Capital, Arzu has worked at multinational law firms assisting clients with regulatory requirements and managing/drafting all corporate documents and agreements as well as preparing due diligence for M&A deals. She has also performed outsourced and in house Compliance and MLRO functions for a large number of DIFC firms, including Brokers, Asset and Fund Managers and private banks, across DFSA prudential categories 1, 2, 3A, 3C and 4.

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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