March 25, 2017
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 Faisal Mansour Sarkhou
Chief Executive Officer

Faisal joined KAMCO’s team in 2000 and was promoted to lead KAMCO in the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer in June 2012 and confirmed by the Board as Chief Executive Officer in the first half of 2014 (pending CMA process and approval), after heading the Financial Services and Investment Division at KAMCO since 2010, and the Corporate Finance Department from 2006 - 2010. He has extensive experience of up to 17 years in investment banking, asset management, financial products as well as financial services. Mr Sarkhou commenced his career in the late ‘90s with KPMG Corporate Finance in Kuwait. He serves as a board member on several reputable companies and funds. He also sits on a number of company and investment management committees as well as being a board member and treasurer at the Union of Investment Companies in Kuwait and a member of the advisory board of the College of Business & Economics at the American University of Kuwait. Mr Sarkhou is an Economics graduate with honors from the University of Birmingham, UK and holds an EMBA with distinction from HEC Paris, France.

 
 
 
 Mohammed Abdullah Al Hubail
Chief Operating Officer

Mohammed joined KAMCO`s Team as Senior Vice President – Administration Department in 2009, and he was promoted to Chief Resources Officer in 2013. He has extensive practical experience up to 21 years in the field of Human Resources and Administration and in the accountancy sector in general. He worked with Enhanced Engineering & Multi-Technologies Co., Kuwait Investment Project Co., and with the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration. Mr Al Hubail is also a member of several boards of companies in Kuwait.

 

 Khaled Fouad
Chief Investment Officer

Khaled runs KAMCO’s investments division and as such he oversees the Firm’s investment banking services and management of various funds across asset classes. He is a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee and Executive Management Committee. Mr Fouad joined KAMCO in 2015 after 11 years in the UAE working for prominent investment banks and private equity houses. Prior to joining KAMCO, he managed the largest SME fund for Shell in Iraq as well as serving as a board member in several companies across the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Cairo University and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in the UK. He speaks Arabic, English and German fluently.

 
 
 Mahmoud Hamid Idris
Chief Support Officer

Mahmoud joined KIPCO (Kuwait Projects Holding Company) in 1996, and then joined KAMCO since its inception in 1998. He was last promoted to the position of Chief Support Officer in 2013, after heading the Operations Department at KAMCO. Mr Idris has an extensive experience of up to 26 years in investment companies, specifically in the fields of investment auditing, accounting, and back office operation activities. He is a Kuwait University graduate majoring in Accounting and Auditing. Furthermore, Mr Idris has obtained his MBA degree from the University of Maastricht, School of Business, the Netherlands.

 
 
Faisal Hasan, CFA 
Chief Business Development Officer

Faisal joined KAMCO Investment Company (KAMCO) in June 2014 and is currently the Chief Business Development Officer responsible for managing investment research, business/product development and marketing functions. Faisal, a thorough practitioner in qualitative and quantitative analysis, has 16 years of experience in investment research and asset management across different geographies and asset classes. Before joining KAMCO, Faisal was working for Global Investment House in Kuwait, where he was managing international asset management. He also led their highly ranked sell-side research team. He has also worked with GE Capital and Times Internet Limited in India. Faisal, a CFA charter holder, received his Master’s degree in Finance & Control from Delhi University, India. Faisal is a noted speaker in many international/regional investment conferences and is widely quoted in the media, sharing his views on the regional economic markets.

 
 
 
Ruben Omar Fernandez 
Chief Financial Officer

Ruben joined KAMCO Investment Company (KAMCO) in September 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. He brings more than 25 years of experience and knowledge in the investment and finance industry playing an active role in managing and leading treasury businesses in the Middle East, North and Latin America. Prior to joining KAMCO, Ruben was Group Chief Treasury Officer & Financial Institutions Head at Kuwait Finance House where he developed and managed Group Treasury strategies in Kuwait, Turkey, Malaysia, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. He was also a Senior Vice President at Citibank and Director at Societe Generale. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a master’s degree in Finance from the Universidad del CEMA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 
 
 
 Salah Ahmed Al Wuheib
Chief Assets Officer

Salah joined KAMCO in 2006 and was promoted to Chief Assets Officer in 2016, responsible for managing equities for both funds and portfolios, and oversees the implementation of the company’s asset strategies and allocation. Prior to joining KAMCO, Mr Al Wuheib was Assistant Deputy Director of Investments at Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, managing the hedge fund portfolio. During his time there, he worked with large international institutions gaining experience in funds, equities and alternative investments, also representing Kuwait Fund on various boards and committees. Mr Al Wuheib has over 20 years of investment experience in both direct and portfolio investment. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Eastern Washington University.

 
 
 
 Sana A. Al Hadlaq
Chief Wealth Officer

Sana joined KAMCO in 2002 and was promoted to lead KAMCO’s Wealth Management Team in the position of Chief Wealth Officer in 2016. Sana Holds a BSc. from Kuwait University in Political Science and General Administration. She also has various certifications and qualifications within wealth management and leadership roles. Prior to joining KIPCO Group in 2002, she worked with KUNA as the Head of Planning and Development Office. Sana served over 14 years in an Asset Management role at KAMCO. She is a board member for a number of listed and unlisted companies in Kuwait, and sits on a number of management committees. Her responsibilities revolve around wealth management, client advisory, fund raising, and offering potential investment opportunities; in turn, expanding KAMCO’s client base and establishing strong relationships with prospective investors including individuals, family businesses and institutions.

 
 
 
Farouq Al Oumi 
Chief Resources Officer

Farouq joined KAMCO in 2007 and is currently holding the position of Chief Resources Officer at KAMCO. Prior to joining KAMCO, Farouq has worked in the Human Resources Department at Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Cooperation, from 1999 till 2007. Farouq graduated from California State University, San Bernardino, USA with a degree in General Management, and Finance as a minor.