Executive Committee

The Bank’s Executive Committee directs Emirates Investment Bank’s daily activities and leads our
growth strategy. It is mandated with continually exploring innovative ways to enhance our capabilities
and ensure we effectively serve our clients’ evolving requirements.

The Executive Committee consists of:

Khaled Sifri

Khaled Sifri

Chief Executive Officer

Khaled is the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Investment Bank. He joined the Dubai-based bank in 2008. Under his leadership, Emirates Investment Bank has been transformed into the region’s premier private bank.

Prior to joining Emirates Investment Bank, Khaled held senior positions with Shuaa Capital, a regional investment firm. As head of its investment banking group, Khaled led the team that paved the way for private companies to access the UAE’s capital markets by way of initial public offerings.

Since starting his professional career as a corporate and commercial lawyer in 1984, Khaled contributed, in executive and advisory capacities, to the success of various businesses from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and North America that are engaged in a diverse set of industries, including banking, insurance, manufacturing, real estate development, construction and information technology.

Currently, Khaled is the Chairman of the UAE Banks Federation's, Wealth Management Group, and he is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.

Khaled has a Juris Doctor degree in law (1984) from Catholic University, Washington, DC and a BSc in civil engineering (1981) from University of Maryland, College Park.

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Biswajit Dasgupta

Biswajit Dasgupta

Chief Investment Officer, Head of Global Markets

Biswajit Dasgupta is Chief Investment Officer - Head of Global Markets, at Emirates Investment Bank, overseeing the bank’s proprietary investments. He brings over 24 years of regional and international experience in foreign exchange, money markets, fixed income and equities.

Before joining Emirates Investment Bank, Biswajit acted as Executive Director – Treasury at Invest AD where he led its treasury and capital market activities. He also held a number of senior positions in Treasury departments at various financial institutions in the region, including Al Khalij Commercial Bank in Doha, Qatar, where he set up its Treasury and Debt Capital Markets business and laid the foundations for the Islamic banking business. He also led Treasury and Institutional Banking, and Corporate Banking departments at Dubai Bank. During his career, Biswajit spent ten years with ABN AMRO, where his last assignment was as Country Treasurer Kenya.

Biswajit is a Chartered Accountant qualified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and holds a BA in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi, India. He also attended several training courses in US, UK and Europe covering Asset and Liability Management, Derivatives, Investments and Financial Risk Management.

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Husam Kutaifan

Husam Kutaifan

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking

Husam Kutaifan has over 25 years of investment banking experience in the MENA region. Husam and his team cover all aspects of investment banking with particular focus on M&A transactions in diverse sectors including oil & gas, industrial, food & beverage, retail, building materials and healthcare. Prior to joining Emirates Investment Bank, Husam was Head of Corporate Finance at Rasmala Investments.

Before that, he was the Head of M&A at Samba Capital in Riyadh, where he successfully conducted a number of ECM and M&A transactions for large corporate entities in Saudi Arabia. Husam was also the Head of Corporate Finance at the investment banking group of Arab Bank in Jordan. Husam holds the CFA charter, a BSc in Banking and Finance from Yarmouk University in Jordan and an MBA from Western Michigan University, USA.

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Iyad Quttaineh

Iyad Quttaineh

Managing Director, Head of Private Banking

Iyad Quttaineh is Head of Private Banking at Emirates Investment Bank. He is an accomplished senior banker with over 30 years’ experience within the Banking sector, primarily focused on the Middle East.

Iyad is responsible for managing and growing the Private Banking platform for Emirates Investment Bank’s clients, which include regional and international High-Net-Worth Individuals, Family Offices, Institutions and Independent Asset Managers.

Prior to joining Emirates Investment Bank, he led Credit Suisse’s Middle East team out of London and GCC teams in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha, covering Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals and Family Offices in the GCC and Levant. Before joining Credit Suisse, Iyad also led Middle Eastern Private Banking desks in London at Emirates NBD, BNP Fortis, Riggs National Bank and Arab Bank.

Iyad holds a BBA, Major in Management, from University of Texas and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

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Nadi Bargouti CFA

Nadi Bargouti CFA

Managing Director, Head of Asset Management

Nadi Bargouti is Managing Director, Head of Asset Management, at Emirates Investment Bank. Nadi leads the Bank’s asset management division and is responsible for advising the Bank’s clients on their investment strategies and asset allocation on both an advisory and discretionary basis.

He has over 18 years of extensive asset and fund management experience from across the GCC and international markets. Prior to his role at Emirates Investment Bank, Nadi was Head of Asset Management at Shuaa Capital, where he led investment teams in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. During this time, Nadi was responsible for the management of the firm’s portfolio of funds and discretionary portfolios as well as advising clients on asset allocation and devising their investment strategy. In addition to this, Nadi advised on the management of the company’s proprietary investment portfolio including public and private investments and hedge funds.

Before this role, Nadi led the asset management team at Samba Capital, where he oversaw the performance of 26 mutual funds and 50 private discretionary portfolios, managing in excess of USD 8.5 billion in assets. During his career, Nadi has been responsible for the management of several government discretionary portfolios and has successfully structured and launched a number of mutual funds across global markets and the GCC.

Nadi graduated with distinction from McMaster University in Canada, with Honors Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Finance). He was a recipient of the McMaster University Senate Award and is a CFA charter holder.

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Imad Bou Khouzam

Imad Bou Khouzam

Chief Financial Officer

Imad Bou Khouzam is the Chief Financial Officer of Emirates Investment Bank, and has over 24 years of experience in banking and finance across the Middle East. Imad spent 15 years of his career with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in Lebanon, Qatar and the UAE, where he assumed senior leadership roles as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

During his time with SCB, Imad was responsible for building and managing finance, compliance and risk functions as well as implementing new governance framework and policies for the bank’s various departments. Prior to this, Imad also worked for Scotiabank, Metropolitan Bank S.A.L and KPMG in Lebanon.

Imad holds a BA in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and he is an INSEAD Certified Senior Management Professional.

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Emile Moukarzel

Emile Moukarzel

Managing Director, Head of Risk Management

Emile Moukarzel has over 25 years of banking experience covering risk management, operations, and treasury & asset liability management in both the UAE and Lebanon. He heads the Risk Management division at Emirates Investment Bank and is responsible for implementing effective governance and risk infrastructure.

He also advises the Bank’s Board and Executive Committee on strategic matters affecting various stakeholders and day to day operational issues. Emile joined Emirates Investment Bank from Commercial Bank of Dubai where he headed the Market Risk Management Department for five years. Prior to that, Emile worked for Standard Chartered Bank for eight years in both Beirut and Dubai, where he built the Market Risk and Treasury Operation units in Lebanon, assisted the Bank’s team in Jordan to establish Treasury control and monitoring activities before moving to the Bank’s branch in DIFC to manage a team of Market Risk professionals. Earlier in his career, Emile worked for nine years with ABN AMRO Bank in Beirut, where the last position he held was Interim Head of Operations. Emile holds an Executive MBA from HULT International Business School and a degree in Banking Studies from St. Joseph University-Beirut.

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Saeed Al Tayer

Saeed Al Tayer

Director, Corporate Affairs

Saeed Al Tayer has been with Emirates Investment Bank for twenty five years and heads the Bank’s Corporate Affairs division. He oversees various aspects of the Bank’s relationship with its regulators.

He is also responsible for managing the Bank’s Human Resources department and external affairs, including shareholder communication. As part of his role in Emirates Investment Bank, Saeed coordinates various activities with brokers across the Middle East and North Africa region. Saeed holds a Bachelor in Technical Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, US, and a Diploma in Business Administration from New Bury College, Boston.

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Omar Abdullah Al Futtaim,
Chairman of Emirates Investment Bank

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Khaled Sifri, Chief Executive Officer of
Emirates Investment Bank

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