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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Chief Executive Officer at Osool Asset Management since 2013, he provides the overall leadership and vision in developing the Company. Since attaining his BSc in Business Administration from George Washington University, Abdulla has acquired sound experience in Wealth Management and Financial Institutions. He is a specialist in Investment Management and Risk Analysis, and has undergone an intensive investment development program. Abdulla is Chairman of SICO Investment Bank, Board Member of BBK, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Amlak Social Insurance Organisation Company, Board Member Bahrain Marina Development Company and a Board Member of Amanat Holding PJSC.

Joining Osool as Chief Risk Officer in 2018, Xavier is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in risk and investment management. Prior to joining Osool, Xavier worked in the capacity of Head of Risk Management at Hassana Investment Company, Managing Partner at Kubernao GRC Advisors, and Head of Risk at NCB Capital. Prior to coming to the region, Xavier has built a diversified experience from his previous front office and risk management positions for different international asset managers. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Administration. He also is a CFA Charterholder and CIPM certificant from the CFA Institute, CAIA Charterholder from CAIA association as well as Financial Risk Manager from Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Abdulla joined Osool in 2014 and during 2017 Abdulla was made Head of Operations. He has extensive 15 years’ experience in Audit, Assurance and Business Risk Consultancy. Prior to joining Osool, Abdulla was with Ernst & Young where he worked on/managed various audit and consultancy projects such as external audit, internal audit, corporate governance, risk and control assessment, operational risk and compliance programs. Abdulla graduated from the University of Bahrain with a BSc in Accounting. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Institution of Internal Auditors (IIA). Abdulla is a certified Associate Professional Risk Manager (APRM).

Khurram has been Head of Asset Allocation at Osool Asset Management since July 2013. He has over 21 years of experience in London and the GCC covering actuarial consulting (pensions and investments), asset management and risk management. He is an Actuary by training and is a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (UK). He holds a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science and an MSc degree in Mathematical Trading and Finance, both from Cass Business School (City, University of London). He also holds the Investment Management Certificate from the Institute of Investment Management and Research (London). Prior to joining Osool, Khurram spent nine years at Investcorp Bank in Bahrain, where he was a partner within their Hedge Funds Placement Team. Before Investcorp, he worked for over 10 years in London in various roles including quantitative investment risk management for Aviva Investors, in actuarial pensions consulting at Bacon and Woodrow (now Aon Hewitt) and in pension fund asset/liability modeling for Sedgwick Noble Lowndes (now Mercer Investment Consulting). He is a Board Member of SICO Investment Bank.

During 2017, Sharjeel was appointed Head of Financial Control at Osool Asset Management. He was previously Head of Operations, and has 21 years of experience in Assurance and Advisory services, Risk Management, Operations and Financial Control. Prior to joining Osool, Sharjeel worked with SIO for 7 years, and before that he was with Deloitte and Touche. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and an associate member of the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants. He has attended professional courses in the areas of accounting, assurance, risk management, IFRS, banks and country risk, financial risk management and Basel II. He is a Board Member of Al Dur Power & Water Company

During 2017, Naser was appointed Head of Internal Audit at Osool. He previously was a Senior Internal Auditor and has over 8 years’ experience in the field. Prior to joining Osool, Naser worked at Amlak SIO Development Company as an Internal Auditor, Financial Analyst at HP Enterprise Services and Assistant Manager in the Advisory Risk Services at Ernst & Young. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a Bachelors Degree of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas.

Joining Osool as Head of Information Technology in 2018, Abdulla brings over 16 years’ experience in his field. Prior to joining Osool, he was Head of Quality Assurance at the Central Bank of Bahrain, Head of Application Support at the Central Bank of Bahrain. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management from University of Sunderland (UK), and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Bahrain.

Dana joined Osool as a legal counselor in 2019, she brings with her over 14 years of experience from practicing law in GCC, UK and U.S.A. She holds an LLB in Law from the University of Warwick and an LPC from the College of Law, London. Prior to joining Osool, Dana spent 9 years at Ithmaar Bank in Bahrain as Head of Legal Department and Secretary to the Board of Directors. Previous to Ithmaar Bank, she worked with Trowers & Hamlins LLP (London, UK) and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP (New York, U.S.A.).