Mr. Waleed Dhaduk
Acting CEO and CIO
Waleed Dhaduk is the Acting Chief Executive Officer as well as the Chief Investment Officer of Emaar Industries & Investments (“EII”) where he is responsible for leading the company’s overall strategy, managing the investment portfolio, and delivering the growth plan.
Mr. Dhaduk is also a member of the Investment Committee of EII and sits on the Boards of various investee companies including Memaar Building Systems, Starwood Industries, Gutmann Middle East, AASA, Leaders Fort Contracting, Service Market and Abode Investments. In addition to this, Mr. Dhaduk is a Board and an Investment Committee member of Dubai Angel Investors, a leading technology investment platform.
Mr. Dhaduk represents over 17 years of global professional experience in private equity, strategy consulting and investment banking. Throughout his career, he has been repeatedly been recognized for delivering growth and creating value across the investment management value chain. Before joining EII, Mr. Dhaduk was a Partner at Stratum, a private equity and investment advisory firm in Bahrain, where he was responsible for originating, evaluating, structuring, executing and managing investments across a range of sectors.
Prior to Stratum, Mr. Dhaduk served in various strategy consulting and investment banking roles in Bahrain and Canada at leading global firms including Ernst & Young, Canadian Tire Corporation, Cap Gemini and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Dhaduk holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada. Additionally, Mr. Dhaduk has pursued various courses in Economics and Finance at the London School of Economics and Harvard University.
Mr. Faisal Ishaque
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Faisal Ishaque is the Chief Financial Officer of Emaar Industries & Investments (EII). Reporting to the CEO, he leads the company’s accounting, business support, financial planning and treasury functions.
He began his career 20 years ago with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ever since, he has built up a solid professional track record at premier corporate entities in emerging markets delivering across borders with the proven ability to develop strategic, transformational approaches and follow through to implementation; in sectors as diverse as Pre-engineered steel fabrications, engineering, construction, FMCG, automotive, tobacco, petro chemical, and insurance.
Before joining EII, Mr. Ishaque was Group CFO at MCG, a regional manufacturing and contracting conglomerate, where he controlled the Finance and Treasury Functions, spearheading Debt Restructuring, Settlements and Acquisition Financing.
Prior to that, he was the CFO and Acting President of Mabani Steel (An Al Rajhi Group Company). At Mabani, he was instrumental in developing the strategic framework to successfully reposition the company as a differentiated competitor; winning market share boosting profitability, and restoring shareholder confidence through double-digit EBITDA growth.
Mr. Ishaque is also an esteemed member of the Board of Directors of Mammut Building Systems.
Mr. Ishaque holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan
Mr. Karthik Subramanyan
Mr. Karthik Subramanyan is an Investment Manager at Emaar Industries and Investments (EII). Reporting to the Chief Investment Officer, Karthik plays a key role in screening & evaluating deals, as per EII’s investment criteria, and presenting proposals to the senior management and investment committee of EII. Karthik also works closely with the Chief Investment Officer to implement EII’s investment strategy and assists in managing the existing portfolio of investments.
Before joining EII, Karthik was an Associate Director at a leading transaction advisory services firm in the UAE. His experience in UAE includes working with marquee clients including large family houses, financial institutions and conglomerates on wide range of assignments including M&A (sell-side and buy-side), strategic business plan reviews, business valuations, debt restructuring and fund raising across sectors such as construction, consumer & retail, financial services, healthcare and IT/ITeS.
Karthik’s professional background over the past 11 years also includes sizable international experience with JP Morgan in their New York, Chicago & Mumbai offices as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Mumbai office. In each of these roles his responsibilities included being the independent lead on projects, project management, building complex financial models, assisting clients in drafting strategy papers for entry into new business ventures and working with clients to assist them in improving financial controls and implementing healthy corporate governance practices.
Karthik is a CFA® charterholder, an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Mumbai.
Miss Dana Noueihed
Dana Noueihed is an Investment Associate at Emaar Industries and Investments (EII). Dana works closely with the Chief Executive Officer in managing the existing portfolio of investments and plays a key role in implementing EII’s business propositions of turn-around strategies and growth catalysts to unlock and maximize value in preparation for exit.
Dana brings with her over 9 years of experience in investment advisory and corporate finance in the Middle East and Europe. Prior to joining EII, Dana was a Senior Associate at leading high net worth family office in Lebanon, where she focused on managing M&A transactions and monitoring portfolio companies related to various industries including banking, Insurance, luxury retail and others. Previously, she was a Manager at PwC in the Transaction Services team executing financial due diligence and valuation projects across the Middle East focusing on retail, insurance and FMCG. Dana was also an Associate at Barclays in London where she was involved in a wide range of M&A transactions focusing on Banks and Wealth Management clients in Europe. She began her career in investments at Gulf Capital in UAE, where she actively participated in origination, analysis and execution of private equity deals in MENA.
Across her experience, Dana’s main responsibilities included project management, recommending clients and partners optimum solutions for deal structuring and execution in addition to assisting executive teams in setting and achieving their business plan.
Dana earned a Masters of Finance degree from the Judge Business School at Cambridge and holds a bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from the Lebanese American University.
Mr. Mattias Trost
Senior Investment Analyst
Mr. Mattias Trost is the Senior Investment Analyst at Emaar Industries and Investments (EII). Throughout the investment process, Mattias plays an active role in sourcing, screening and evaluating deals and proposing investments to senior management and the investment committee. Mattias’ responsibilities range from meeting with the C-suite and owners of potential targets to managing external advisors. Further, Mattias is responsible for building complex financial models and plays a key role in deal structuring and execution. Post deal execution, Mattias also assists in management of portfolio companies.
Prior to joining EII, Mattias did investment banking at Deutsche Bank in London working in M&A across sectors including Industrials, O&G, Healthcare and TMT. Mattias also has investment banking experience from Moelis & Company in London and EOC Partners in Stockholm. Further, Mattias did a stint in asset management at Skagen Funds in Stockholm.
Mattias holds a BSc in Business & Economics with majors in Finance and Accounting from Stockholm School of Economics.
Mr. Muhammad Zubair
Mr. Muhammad Zubair is the Accounting Manager of Emaar Industries & Investments (EII) reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Zubair is responsible to provide and interpret financial information and reporting as per applicable accounting standards and laws.
Mr. Zubair brings with him 10 years progressing experience in accounting, auditing, business process re-arranging and automation, ERP implementation, forecasting, treasury, budgeting & costing, consulting and financial analysis.
Prior to EII, Mr. Zubair was serving as Chief Accountant in Mammut Building Systems FZC (MBS) a subsidiary of EII which is a leading manufacturer and supplier of PEB in Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Prior to MBS, Mr. Zubair has worked in middle management role in IT, service, energy & automobiles sectors in listed and large group of companies in Pakistan.
Mr. Zubair holds Bachelor degree in Commerce from University of Karachi in Pakistan and completed his Master in Accounting and Finance from Virtual University of Pakistan.
Mr. Meet Shah
Mr. Meet Shah is the Financial Controller at Emaar Industries & Investments (EII). Reporting to the CFO, Meet is responsible for handling financial control and reporting, group consolidation, treasury & finance, working closely with auditors and advisors, accounting and budgeting functions including providing necessary business support to the portfolio companies of EII.
Prior to joining EII, Meet was associated as a Finance Manager with a large UAE based conglomerate having diversified business verticals. He was primarily responsible for fund raising, management reporting and working capital management. His range of experience includes leading the negotiation & documentation process with the syndicate banks, financial advisors and legal counsel.
Meet brings with him over 11 years of experience and started his professional career with Price Waterhouse (an affiliate firm of ‘PwC’) in India and was also associated with Ernst & Young (‘EY’) in Dubai. In both these roles, he was responsible for independently conducting statutory audits of listed and unlisted companies having operations in oil & gas, construction, real estate, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, engineering, technology, media & entertainment as well as trading.
Meet is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a Company Secretary from The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a graduate in Commerce from Gujarat University, India.