Mr. Nabil Maroof is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at NBK Capital. Mr. Maroof previously held the position of Deputy CEO at the Firm, (from January 2015 to March 2021). He has nearly 3 decades of banking and investments experience with vast knowledge of the local and international markets, having led asset management, investment advisory services, and trading services at NBK Capital. Through his position as CEO of NBK Capital, he leads the Firm locally and regionally, and supervises the progress of its operations. Mr. Maroof holds a bachelor’s degree in General Finance from Boston University; he has participated in several leadership programs at Harvard and Wharton, among many others.
Fahad is responsible for developing and implementing the overall strategy of NBK Capital in close collaboration with the CEO, especially in regards to technology and digitization. Fahad has more than 16 years of experience in corporate investment banking, investment management, and technology in the Middle East and North Africa region. Fahad is responsible for driving Brokerage, Investment Banking as well as the digital channels and platforms of NBK Capital. Fahad holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Entrepreneurship from Babson College.
Mr. Shaji Thankachan is the Chief Financial Officer at NBK Capital with over 22 years of experience in the financial sector, which includes Gulf Finance House and Merrill Lynch International Bank, Bahrain. Mr. Shaji is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a fellow member from the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Bombay and has attended the General Management Program at the Chicago Booth School of Business, USA.
Mr. Harb has over 19 years of legal expertise. He holds a Bachelor Degree in law from the Lebanese University and a Master’s degree in Private Law from the Sagesse University, Beirut. Mr. Harb is also admitted to Beirut Bar Association.
Mr. Abou Khalil has over 20 years of experience working with some of the region’s leading companies including Chalhoub Group, ALARGAN International Real Estate Company and ABC Malls and Department Stores. Mr. Abou Khalil holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences, a master's degree in Human Resources Management from the University Saint Joseph in Beirut and a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD.
Valerio Salvati is the Head of Asset Management at NBK Capital, Kuwait, which he has joined in March 2023 from SEDCO Capital (Jeddah, KSA), where he had been Chief Investment Officer & Head of Asset Management since 2017. He has 30+ years of experience in asset and wealth management at leading, global financial institutions across several location such as JPMorgan Asset Management as Head of Portfolio Management, Italy, and then moved to London as the Head of Multi-Strategy Solutions, Global Multi-Asset Group He then moved on to Deutsche Bank Wealth Management as Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management, UK, before moving to SEDCO Capital as Chief Investment Officer & Head of Asset Management. Valerio has been a member of the global investment committees at both JPMAM and DBWM, as well as Chair of the UK Investment Committee in the latter and Chair of the Tactical Asset Allocation Committee at SEDCO Capital.
Mr. Odeh has over 30 years of experience working with some of the leading International and regional banks and companies including Citibank, Qatar National Bank, Samba Bank, AL Rajhi Bank, Global Investment House and Kamco Investment Company.
Mr. Odeh holds a Ba in Business and Economics from New England College and an MBA with an Advanced Certificate in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University.