Mr. Ahmadi is a senior Islamic financial investment professional with nearly two decades of experience across the GCC with the industry’s leading Islamic and conventional institutions, as well as key roles with top tier international banks. His areas of expertise include Private Banking, Wealth Management, as well as Private Equity.
He joined GFH Capital from Emirates NBD, where he has been most recently the Managing Director and Head of the Northern Gulf based out of Dubai since December 2014 after having served as the bank’s Managing Director and Head of Private Banking in Riyadh since October 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Ahmadi was a Founding Partner and Chief Marketing Officer at Bahrain-based Energy Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on investments in the regional and global oil & gas sector. Previously, Mr. Luay held other senior roles at Unicorn Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank, NORIBA/UBS, and Citibank in Bahrain with broader regional remits.
Mr. Iyad Sadi is a Director at GFH Capital. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Sadi was heading the investment team at GroFin, an SME private equity fund manager established by Shell to invest in small and medium enterprises in the MENA region. Prior to that, he worked at Ernst & Young, as part of the Transactions Advisory Team, and at Dubai Holding, as an Investment Manager.
Mr. Iyad Sadi holds a Master of Finance degree and a Bachelor of Accounting degree both from DePaul University in Chicago. He is also a CFA Charterholder, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Mr. Anil Joseph started his career in 1999 with Citibank N.A and has more than a decade of experience in Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering functions. Over the years, he has worked in various financial sectors involving banking, money service businesses, financial advisory firms, and investment banks.
Mr. Joseph holds a Bachelors in Commerce and Accounts from the University of Kerala in the year 1997, and a Master of Financial Management degree from Annamalai University, India. Mr. Anil is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and holds the International Diploma in Compliance from Manchester Business School, UK. He has also completed a Diploma from Henley Business School at University of Reading in Compliance & Financial Crime. Complimenting his successful career, Mr. Anil is a member of the International Compliance Association (ICA).