LEADING MENA BANKER JOINS CAPITAS AS DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Capitas SP Group (“Capitas”) a leading international real estate advisory firm announced in October 2016 that it has appointed Khalil Sharif Al Awadhi as its new Director of Business Development. In his new position, Mr. Al Awadhi will leverage his 30 years of experience in business development and investment banking to further develop and Capitas’ relationships with institutions and investment partners worldwide and to identify unique investment opportunities in cross-border transactions.
CEO of Capitas, Mr. Naveed Siddiqui affirmed that “Khalil brings with him a wealth of experience which makes him an invaluable asset to Capitas and its Business Development team.”
Over his career, Mr. Al Awadhi has worked in executive roles at a number of top-tier regional and international financial institutions in the GCC. Mr. Al Awadhi has been directly involved in marketing and raising over USD 1 billion in capital for funds and investments across various alternative asset classes and has served as an Advisory Board member to Private Equity Funds sponsored by TCW, Gartmore Indosuez, Blackstone Capital Partners, BNP Paribas, Arcis, and Eurosuez. Prior to joining Capitas, Mr. Al Awadhi served as the Executive Director of Ibdar Bank. Before that he spent three years at PineBridge Investments Middle East and five years as Principal Relationship Manager and Partner at Investcorp Bahrain with coverage responsibility for the firm’s sovereign, institutional HNWI relationships in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Mr. Al Awadhi began his career at Banque Indosuez and later went on to hold senior management positions with top-tier international banks such as Societe Generale Asset Management (SGAM) and BNP Paribas.
On joining Capitas, Khalil commented that “I am delighted to be joining the Capitas team at this exciting point in time for the group and for global real estate markets. Working with the experienced team and the different dynamics which they bring to the table is something that I am very much looking forward to.”