Executive Management


Haitham K. Haji
Chief Executive Officer

Haitham is the Chief Executive Officer of Investrade. He has two decades of experience in both Islamic and conventional banking and alternative investments. Prior to joining Investrade early in 2016, Haitham served as a Consultant with Gatehouse Bank in London. Prior to that, he was a Director with Credit Suisse AG covering private banking and asset management across the GCC region. Prior to that, Haitham was a Director with Arcapita covering its private and institutional shareholder and client base. Prior to Arcapita, he served in various managerial roles with BBK in Bahrain where his last position was Manager in the Bank’s Treasury and Investment Division. Haitham holds a Bachelor degree with Honors in Public Administration and Management from the University of Kent, UK, and an MBA from Durham Business School, Durham University, UK. Haitham is a member of the Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK.


Abdulla Al Rawdhi
Chief Operating Officer

Abdulla is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Investrade with approximately twenty years of experience in the financial and banking sector. Prior to joining Investrade in 2011, Abdulla was the Head of International Investments and Treasury of Saba Islamic Bank in Yemen. Prior to that, he was the Head of Treasury of Arab Bank in Yemen. Abdulla holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Sana’a, Yemen. He is also a Certified Financial Manager (CFM).


Silvan Varghese
Executive Vice President | CRO & Head of Risk & Compliance

Silvan is a seasoned banker with over 25 years of banking experience where he served in various executive and managerial roles at several institutions in India and Bahrain. Silvan was Acting CEO at Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB) and prior to that he was responsible for Risk and Credit Management and the entire support functions at KHCB. Prior to that, Silvan was the Executive Director and Head of Risk Management & Compliance at Gulf Finance House (GFH). Prior to that, he served at BBK for almost a decade as an RM and DCO in the Corporate Banking Division in Bahrain and later on as Head of Risk Management and Credit at BBK Kuwait. Prior to moving to Bahrain in 1996, Silvan worked at ICICI, ING Barings, and JK Synthetics Ltd in India. Silvan holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and a MSc. in Chemistry from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, India. He also holds an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from the Indian Institute of Management, India. Sivan is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), United States.


Derrick D’Costa
Senior Vice President | Head of Finance

Derrick is the Head of Finance at Investrade with over twenty years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Investrade in 2012, Derrick served in various managerial positions in the fields of auditing, advisory, corporate finance, and management consultancy with large accounting firms in India and in Bahrain. He also served in financial institutions including KPMG, BDO and GFH in Bahrain. Derrick holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce from the University of Bombay, India and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (IMA), USA.


Ehsan Jamsheer
Senior Vice President | Head of Investment

Ehsan is the Head of Investments at Investrade with over fifteen years in banking, investments, transaction advisory, market and financial assessment, and strategy projects across the MENA region. Prior to joining Investrade in 2016, Ehsan was a Senior Vice President of Investment and Corporate Finance with Kuwait Finance and Investment Company (KFIC) in Kuwait. Prior to that, he was a Manager in transaction advisory with Ernst & Young in Bahrain where he was responsible for feasibility studies, mergers and acquisitions, financial and commercial due diligence, and strategy formulation for businesses ranging from telecom, hospitality, and financial services. He also has extensive experience in international real estate with a focus on the USA market and served on the Boards of several listed and private companies. Ehsan holds a Bachelor degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Bahrain, and a Master degree in Business Administration from the Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA. He is also a Fulbright Scholarship recipient. Ehsan is also a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).


Mai Al Hayki
Vice President | Head of Treasury & Capital Markets

Mai is the Head of Treasury and Capital Markets at Investrade. Prior to joining Investrade in 2013, Mai was a money market and foreign exchange Dealer in the Treasury Department of GFH where she was responsible for Islamic product placements, syndication, foreign exchange, fixed income portfolio management, securities trading, and funding. Mai holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of Bahrain and an Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance from the Bahrain Institute of Finance. She also qualifies as an Investment Representative holding Series 7 and Series 79 certifications. Mai is currently a CFA Level III candidate.


Nabeel M. Ali
Vice President | Head of Operations

Nabeel is a senior banker with 20 years of banking experience and he served in various executive and managerial roles at several institutions in the region. Nabeel joined Investrade from Rasameel Structured Finance in Kuwait where he was a Consultant to the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to that, he was with Bank Alkhair (formerly known as Unicorn Investment Bank) as a Senior VP, Institutional Banking and Capital Markets for seven years. Prior to that, he was with UBS AG in Dubai where he served as an Associate Director – Distribution for 8 years. He started his career in 1996 with the Arab Investment Company (TAIC) in Bahrain. Nabeel holds an MBA from University of Bahrain, and a Bachelor degree in Business Management from Bangalore University, India.


Shaikha Al Shaiba
Vice President | Head of Executive Office & Corporate Management

Shaikha is responsible for the Executive Office of the CEO and COO as well as Corporate Management at Investrade. She oversees the functions of Human Resources and Administration in addition to supporting and maintaining client relationship and management. Shaikha has over twelve years of experience in the financial industry where she served at leading institutions such as Investcorp, Arcapita, Venture Capital and Kuwait Finance House. Shaikha joined Investrade in 2016. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Informatics from AMA University, Bahrain.


Mohammed Fakhri
Vice President | Investment

Mohammed is a senior member of the Investment team at Investrade with 15 years of diverse experience in Islamic & conventional banking. Prior to joining Investrade in 2015, Mohammed started his career in 2000 where he served as an auditor with several firms and banks before joining Liquidity Management Centre Investment Bank (LMC) in 2006 as a member of the Debt Capital Market & Structured Finance team. During his 8 year tenure at LMC, Mohammed was responsible for all aspects of Islamic debt, including securitizations & hybrids, raising funds, structuring and restructuring activities, as well as reviewing equity related transactions. Mohammed holds a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) with Honors from DePaul University - Chicago (USA), and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Bahrain.