Suhail has more than 21 years of investment experience internationally and regionally. Prior to founding Instrata Capital, Suhail worked for the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) as its UAE Country Manager, where he was involved with the origination, structuring and credit allocation of BBK’s USD300 million UAE corporate debt portfolio. Previously, Suhail was BBK’s Head of Investment Banking for seven years, leading a team of twenty investment professionals and held responsibility for regional and international capital market investments of more than USD500 million. Suhail also developed private label funds and structured products including joint ventures for BBK with international and regional institutions.
Suhail is actively involved in the leadership and management of Instrata Capital and sits on the Board of Directors.
Suhail holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, an MBA from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Suhail also attended the Darden Gulf Executive Development Program and JP Morgan Risk Management Program. He is a past member of the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts and a member of the CFA Institute.
Suhail served on a number of committees and boards whilst at BBK. He currently holds a seat on the board of the regional insurance company, Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company.
Khalid has 15 years regional investment banking experience and is responsible for Instrata Capital’s business development. Khalid has extensive experience of successfully establishing and growing investment businesses in the Middle East and North Africa region. Prior to Instrata Capital, Khalid was responsible for running the Asset Management Department of Gulf Finance House and was a driving force of GFH’s early fund raisings, placing GFH’s investment instruments with ultra high net worth individuals and institutional investors across the region. Whilst at GFH, Khalid also represented the bank’s interests as a board member on several investee companies. Before joining GFH, Khalid worked in the Investment Services Department of the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait.
Khalid sits on Instrata Capital’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
Khalid holds a Bachelor of International Affairs from Northern Illinois University, USA, and has also attended the Program for Executive Development at IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.
With over 25 years of experience in the development and management of investment banking and private equity businesses in emerging markets, Jorge is Managing Director at Instrata.
Prior to joining Instrata Capital, Jorge was Managing Director responsible for Investment Banking and Private Equity at Al Rajhi Capital in Riyadh, where he led a team of thirty professionals in the Equity Capital Markets, M&A, Debt Capital Markets, and private equity business segments of the firm. Jorge was responsible for organising, developing and managing Al Rajhi Capital’s private equity business, and for structuring, launching, and managing the firms’ USD 260 million ARC Real Estate Income Fund. Jorge was a member of the board of directors and investment committee of the ARC Real Estate Income Fund, as well as a member of the board of directors of ARC Management, the general partnership responsible for managing the fund.
Jorge has also held senior management positions with Bear Stearns, UBS Securities, Bankers Trust, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup in New York.
Jorge holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.