Habib A. Kassim, Chairman, founder and partner
    Currently, Mr. Kassim is the Bahrain Government representative to the advisory committee to the supreme council of the Gulf Co-operation Council or in short G.C.C. He served as Minister of Commerce & Agriculture of Bahrain from 1976 till 1995 and as the Chairman of the Bahrain Stock Exchange from 1987 till 1995.

    Nabil Hamadeh, Chief Executive Officer and Majority Partner
    Before landing in Bahrain in 2005, Mr. Hamadeh’s home base was in London for over 17 years. In 2002, he became Global Head of Asset Management and Private Banking for Arab Bank Plc, London. From 1997 till 2002, Mr. Hamadeh established and acted as Managing Director of a joint venture with Baring Asset Management. In 1988, Mr. Hamadeh moved to London with Bankers Trust to become Managing Director and Head of Private Banking-Middle East. In 1983, he moved to Gulf International Bank, Bahrain as Head of Near East Region, and was responsible for all lending activities. Mr. Hamadeh began his career in 1976 at Citibank, in corporate banking. Mr. Hamadeh holds a BSc and Air Transport Engineering an MBA from Warwick University, UK.
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    Wael Mohamed Mattar, Partner
    Mr. Mattar began his career at Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK). He spent over five years with BBK’s International Banking Division, and later served with their Investment Services Department. He was instrumental in monitoring BBK’s externally managed fund products. Mr. Mattar is a graduate of The American University in Washington, DC.

    Samir Sami, Board Member, Independent Director
    Mr. Sami has extensive knowledge of the market with nearly 35 years of banking experience in the region and internationally, of which 15 years in the area of investment management, strategy, asset allocation, fund analysis and risk assessment. Previously and from 2008 to 2014, he was the Chief Corporate Officer at SICO Investment Bank in Bahrain responsible for the firm’s business and investment strategy and risk management, and also served as Vice Chairman of SICO UAE, and Board Member of six SICO fund companies. In 2004 and for four years Mr. Sami was the Group Vice President for Ghobash Group, a family owned conglomerate in the UAE, advising the Chairman on investment and business strategies. Prior to that he worked with Credit Suisse private bank in the UAE covering the Saudi market, and for 20 years with Citibank (Saudi Arabia and UAE) as Head of Corporate Banking. Mr. Sami holds a BSc in Biochemistry and Zoology from The University of London.

    Iyad Alarrayed, Board Member, Independent Director
    Mr. Alarrayed has 29 years of experience in real estate, financial advisory and investment management. Prior to joining CGM's Board of Directors, he worked at several established international and regional financial institutions, most recently as Managing Director at Credit Suisse. Previously, he was Partner at M3 Capital Partners (predecessor: Macquarie Capital Partners) and Vice President at Gulf Investment Corporation. Currently, he is a co-investor / advisor with UK-based 90 North Real Estate Partners. Mr. Alarrayed is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds an MBA degree from Columbia University, New York.

    Salman AlSairafi, Board Member, Non-Executive Director
    Mr. AlSairafi joined CGM in April 2016 and has over 15 years of experience in finance, management and technology. Previously, Mr. AlSairafi worked at NCB Capital, most recently as Head of Fixed Income and Money Markets desk, and has an extensive background in GCC credit, money markets, Islamic markets and structured products. He is also familiar with a wide range of asset classes including structured credit, hedge funds and private equity. Mr. AlSairafi is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designee, and he holds a MSc in Advanced Computing and a BEng in Information Systems from Imperial College, London.

    Nazar Hassan, Investment Manager
    Mr. Hassan joined CGM in 1999, and is specialized in global investment analysis and reporting. Mr. Hassan holds an MBA in Investment Management and a BSc in Computer Science. He is also a holder of the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).


    Nabil Hamadeh,
    Capital Growth Management

    As the CEO and majority partner of Bahrain based CGM (Capital Growth Management), Mr. Hamadeh concentrates on strategic investment advisory. Mr. Hamadeh moved to Bahrain in 2005 with the clear mission of setting up a multi-family office based on the fundamental belief in INDEPENDENCE, TRANSPARENCY and ALIGNMENT OF INTEREST; which he felt were often sorely lacking in large and conventional investment institutions. Having worked for large multi-national financial institutions over 30 years, he concluded that their advantages of scale and brand are inevitably compromised by the traditional private banking business model. (This conviction was soon validated during the 2007/08 global financial crisis which exposed how the strategy of "indiscriminate product pushing" resulted in major wealth destruction to investors with tragic consequences in some cases.) As a result, he identified CGM, which was established in 1997, as a suitable platform for his mission, and transformed the core business of CGM from an "open architecture distribution" model to an "independent investment advisory" model. Mr. Hamadeh now enjoys and highly values working directly for the families and investors who appoint CGM as their investment advisors. With an international career ranging over several locations Mr. Hamadeh always kept his focus on the Middle East.

    Before his recent move to Bahrain Mr. Hamadeh worked in London for 17 years. Prior to CGM he worked for Arab Bank PLC, in London for a period of 2 years, as the Global Head of Asset Management and Private Banking. From 1997 till 2002 Mr. Hamadeh established and ran a joint venture with Baring Asset Management, London.

    Between 1988 and 1997 Mr. Hamadeh worked as Managing Director at Bankers Trust, London, as the Head of Private Banking, Middle East. In addition to developing and marketing private banking products he personally initiated and then contributed significantly towards redirecting the global private banking strategy. Again, the key objective was to deliver the best bank-wide resources to clients who previously had only limited access through private banking channels. Prior to his investment career, Mr. Hamadeh worked at Gulf International Bank, Bahrain (1983-1988), where Mr. Hamadeh was responsible for all corporate, institutional and government lending activities in the Near East region. Prior to that, the base of his career was founded in 7 years experience with Citibank in corporate and institutional banking in Athens, Riyadh and Bahrain.

    Mr. Hamadeh holds an MBA from Warwick University, UK and a BSc (Honors) degree in Air Transport Engineering from The City University, London.


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