Founders

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Suhaim Al Thani

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Suhaim Al Thani
Founder & Chairman

Sh. Mohamed is the Chairman of State Holding Company, an investment company focused on equipment trading, industrial production, real estate development and media. From 1999 to 2011, he was the Vice Chairman of Ooredoo, Qatar (rebranded from QTel), and Chairman of QTel International, the investment arm for Qtel. During that time, Sh. Mohamed led some of the most sizable acquisitions such as Wataniya Mobile Telecom (Kuwait) and AsiaCell (Iraq). Today, he holds a number of Board positions including Chairman at Evolvence Capital (UAE), Vice Chairman at Egyptian Steel (Egypt), Board member in Naeem Holding (Egypt) and Qalaa Holdings (previously known as Citadel Capital) (Egypt). Sh. Mohamed graduated from the School of Business Administration at Portland State University in Oregon, USA.



Abdullah Al Shaheen A Rabeea

Abdullah Al Shaheen Al Rabeea
Vice Chairman/Senior Managing Partner

Mr. Al Shaheen is a private equity professional with over 23 Years working experience in senior management positions. Currently he is the Group Vice Chairman and Managing Director of State Holding (Qatar) and Chairman of FEP Capital (Egypt). He is Chairman of Injazat Invest North Africa S.A and Oryx BMNA (Morocco). He is also the Board member of Egyptian Steel (Egypt). Prior to this he was CEO of an investment company in Kuwait and earlier to that he headed the Direct Investments Department in The Industrial Bank of Kuwait. He has been instrumental in structuring various private equity funds, raising debt and equity, originating, negotiating and closing deals, risk mitigation and several corporate advisory engagements. He has a BA in Accountancy, Kuwait University and is a certified Public Accountant from Ministry of Commerce, Kuwait.

Essam Abul

Essam Abul
Board Member/Managing Partner

Mr. Abul has over 27 years of finance and investment banking experience across diverse sectors in MENA region. He is currently the Group CEO of State Holding Qatar, and Board member of Egyptian Steel and FEP Capital, Egypt. He was previously with an investment group in Kuwait and prior to that with Industrial Bank of Kuwait as Head of Corporate Finance. His experience includes acquisition, post investment management and successful exit of various private equity deals.He has been actively involved from the pre-feasibility stage through growth and expansion for various investments covering building material, manufacturing, natural resources, energy, food & beverage, healthcare, real estate and financial services. He has a BSc in Commerce and Accountancy from Kuwait University.

Qais Al Maskati

Qais Al Maskati
Board Member/Managing Director

Mr. Al Maskati brings over 20 years of experience in real estate development and private equity in the GCC region. He was a co-founder of three leading real estate development companies in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. He was instrumental in listing Bahrain’s first real estate company on the local stock exchange with a parallel listing in Kuwait. Mr. Al Maskati established a mortgage finance company in Bahrain and setup an asset management firm licensed by the Capital Markets Authority in Saudi Arabia. He has managed both sell-side and buy-side mandates in several sectors such as hospitality and leisure, information technology, education and consumer products, and he is currently a board member in FEP Capital (Egypt). He holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University, USA.