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Dr. Mazen Hassounah


Dr. Mazen Hassounah was elected as the Chairman of SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia in 2020. He is the Managing Partner of "Mawakher Development Company", a project development company based in Riyadh, and is the Managing director of Abdullatif Alissa Group Holding Company.  He served as a board director and Chairman of Audit & Compliance Committee during the period from 2013 to 2018.  

Dr. Hassounah has over 36 years of experience in engineering, planning, corporate advisory, investment banking, asset management and financial services in various academic and non-academic positions in Saudi Arabia, Canada and the UK. Prior to his current positions, he held the position of CEO & Managing Director of Rana Investment Company during the period from 2000 to 2008, and the position of Deputy CEO during the period from 1995 to 2000.

Dr. Hassounah is also a board member of Abdullatif Alissa Group Holding Company,  Al Yusr Leasing & Financing Company, Best Trading Company and the Arab Palestinian Investment Company. Further, for several years, Dr. Hassounah served as a board member of Ettihad Etisalat (Mobily) and AXA Cooperative Insurance Company, and as a member of the Investment Committee of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Dr. Mazen holds Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Petroleum & Minerals in Dhahran, KSA, and a Masters and Phd in Planning from the University of Toronto, Canada.

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Fawad Tariq-Khan


Fawad Tariq-Khan was elected as a Board member of SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia in 2017 and was elected as the Vice-Chairman in 2021.

Fawad is the Group CEO, Head of Investment Banking at SHUAA Capital psc, the DFM-listed entity and a leading asset management and investment banking platform.

Fawad also serves on the Board of Directors of Northacre-London and NCM a global FX and commodities platform.

Fawad started his career with Deloitte based out of London before joining the Dubai office where he helped set up its Middle East debt advisory practice.

He holds an MSc in Business Studies from UCD Smurfit Business School and a BSc in Computer Science from University College Cork. Fawad also served with the Irish Reserve Defence Forces in the military police.

Ammar Bakheet

Ammar Bakheet

Independent Member

Ammar Bakheet was elected as a Board member of SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia in 2022.

Ammar currently is the CEO and founder of Raqamyah Platform and member of several funds. 

Ammar has over 22 years of experience in the field of investment companies, he founded one of the first SAMA regulated peer to peer (P2P) lending platforms in Saudi Arabia.

Ammar holds Bachelor of Science from King Saud University and Master of Business from Warwick Business School.

Bechara Raad

Bechara Raad


Bechara Raad was elected as a Board member of SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia in 2020. 

Bechara is the Group Chief Operating Officer responsible for overseeing the Group’s support and operational functions and ensuring timely provision and allocation of human, financial and physical resources.

Bechara has nearly 30 years of professional experience, having held several senior positions in the financial services industry, including Chief Operating Officer at Credit Suisse for the Middle East and Africa and Chief Operating Officer at Audi Capital in Saudi Arabia. He also has extensive experience in hi-tech firms and entrepreneurial ventures.

Bechara holds degrees from the American University of Beirut (BE ’89), Virginia Tech (MS ’90), and INSEAD (MBA ’95D).

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Natasha Hannoun

Non-independent Member

Natasha Hannoun was elected as a Board member of SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia in 2023. 

Natasha is the Head of Debt of SHUAA Capital psc. She has broad experience in advisory, origination, structuring and execution across multiple asset classes including Private Equity and Debt Investments, Real Estate and Fixed Income.

Over the last five years, in her previous role as a Director with the Private Debt platform of the Group, she has structured over USD 7 billion in financing including last mile and mezzanine financing.

Prior to joining the Group in 2014, Natasha was part of the Corporate Finance and Debt Advisory team at Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory in Dubai.

Natasha holds an MSc in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Bristol in the UK with a year at University of Bologna, Italy.

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