Executive Management

Nidal Ajawi
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ajawi is a banker with more than thirty years of extensive experience. He is a Certified Public Accountant who before joining Investrade worked for Gulf Internal Bank for more than twenty years gaining experience in the field of credit analysis, finance, marketing, portfolio management and deal structuring. During his time at Gulf International Bank, Mr. Ajawi handled multimillion portfolio, was handling deals with blue-chip companies, and involved in structuring mega deals in the region.
He was a Board Member as well as the Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Investrade.

Haseena Bangash, CFA
Chief Investment Officer

Ms. Bangash brings with her years of experience in the fields of investment banking and has held several senior positions over the course of her career. She has successfully led and managed various regional and cross-border business transactions across multiple sectors and asset classes. Her niche area of expertise includes structured products, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, secondary offerings, private placements, investment development and debt raising. In addition, she is a growth strategy and business development expert.

Prior to Investrade, Ms. Bangash held senior positions at various prestigious organizations such as J Equity Partners BSC and Investrade Company BSC where she portrayed professionalism and met her targets successfully. She headed Investments at Investrade while advising a wide range of clients including financial institutions, family businesses and high net worth individuals on their investment, capital raising, investment strategy, restructuring and capital preservation. Prior to Investrade, Ms. Bangash was a Manager in the Corporate Finance department of Capinnova Investment Bank (Islamic arm of BBK) and has international investment banking experience from her tenure with Deutsche Bank AG. She has also served on the Board of various investment funds and companies.

Ms. Bangash is a CFA Charterholder from the CFA Institute USA and has a BSc in Accounting from University of Bahrain with honors. Ms. Bangash is a FAP qualified from Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (endorsed by CBB) and is a holder of ACIFE in Financial Analysis Certificate from Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance.

She is the honored awardee of the Prestigious Excellence in Finance - Leaders award for her significant contribution towards the financial sector at FiNext Conference 2019, held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Fahed AlQatabi, MBA
VP | Head of Finance

Mr. AlQatabi has over ten years of banking experience and has demonstrated capability of skilled expertise in the financial markets, investment banking and portfolio management. He is a qualified professional with excellent skills in the field of financial management, analytical analysis, risk profiling, portfolio management, advisory and client relation management. Prior to his career at Investrade, Mr. AlQatabi gained global exposure in the International Banking Group of Saba Islamic Bank, Yemen.

Mr. AlQatabi is Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with highest honor from AMA International University Bahrain and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from University of Sanaa, Yemen. He is currently a candidate for CMA Certification (USA).

Anjum Shahzad
VP | Head of Risk, Compliance and MLRO

Anjum Shahzad is an international banker with more than twenty years of experience in risk management, regulatory compliance, audit and policy formulation. Prior to joining Investrade Bahrain, he served as Managing Partner of Capinnova Solutions (Canada) and assisted Royal Bank of Canada (largest Canadian bank), FinDev Canada (Canadian only development finance institution and a wholly owned subsidiary of Export Development Canada) and Deutsche Gulf Finance (A Saudi mortgage finance company) in the areas of risk management, compliance, corporate governance and audit.

Anjum's other high-profile positions within the banking industry include Head of Enterprise Risk Management of Alrajhi Bank (Saudi Arabia), Head of Risk Management and Deputy MLRO of Capinnova Investment Bank (Bahrain), Head of Risk Management of Bahraini Saudi Bank (Bahrain), Head of Risk Management & Compliance of Atlas Bank (Pakistan), and Assistant Director of Inspection & Supervision of State Bank of Pakistan (central bank of Pakistan).

Anjum holds M.Sc. Economics from International Islamic University Pakistan and MA Economics with specialization in Banking and Risk Management from Yokohama National University Japan. He has also attended several high-profile professional trainings from well-known international organizations, for example, Bank for International Settlements, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, United Nations, and central banks of Pakistan, Switzerland, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.