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Mohammed Al Hassan

Mohammed Al Hassan

Company:

Gulf Islamic Investments

Designation:

CEO – GCC

A Saudi national, Mohammed Al Hassan is the co-founder, Co-CEO and member of the board of directors at Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), a company he played an anchor role in establishing and is managing over $1.3bn of investments.

Al Hassan has over 14 years of experience in Islamic investment banking across the GCC region. He currently sits on the boards of various regional companies in the fields of F&B, real estate and technology. His investment expertise spans across several verticals, including private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate.

He is an extremely well-networked individual with close ties to sovereign welath funds (SWFs), banks and financial institutions, family offices, executive circles and ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) in the GCC region.

Owing to his long-standing relationships and investment track record, he has become a trusted advisor to a wide category of investors. His domain strengths include general management, investment management, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), deal sourcing, structuring and capital raising.

Prior to founding Gulf Islamic Investments, Al Hassan held the position of vice president of investments with EJ Capital.

Prior to that, he worked as a Team Head (Director – Investment Placement, KSA and Kuwait) in Gulf Finance House where he played a stellar role in raising several hundred millions of dollars of capital for various investment opportunities.

Al Hassan holds a Business Administration degree, specialising in marketing, from NYIT, Bahrain. He is married with four children.