The Team

Management

  • Faisal Ishaque, FCA
    Faisal Ishaque, FCA

    Mr. Faisal Ishaque is responsible for leading the company’s overall strategy, managing the investment portfolio, and delivering the growth plan. Mr. Ishaque was previously the Chief Finance Officer of EII, a position he held since 2017.
    Mr. Ishaque is also a member of the Investment Committee of EII and sits on the Boards of various investee companies including Memaar Building Systems, Leaders Fort Contracting, AASA Middle East and Abode Investments.
    Mr. Ishaque began his career 25 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, petrochemical, and insurance.

    Before joining EII CAPITAL, Mr Ishaque was Group CFO at a regional manufacturing and contracting conglomerate. Prior to that, he was Acting President and CFO 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 holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

Investment

  • Dana Noueihed
    Dana Noueihed

    Dana Noueihed is an investment professional at EII CAPITAL where her key responsibilities involve screening and evaluating deals, as per EII CAPITAL’s investment criteria, and presenting investment proposals to the senior management and investment committee of EII CAPITAL. Dana also works closely with the senior team members to implement EII CAPITAL’s investment strategy and assists in managing the existing portfolio of investments and also helps implementing EII CAPITAL’s business propositions to unlock and maximize value in preparation for exit.

    Dana brings with her over 10 years of experience in investment advisory and corporate finance in the Middle East, UK and Europe. Prior to joining EII CAPITAL, 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 Master of Finance degree from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from the Lebanese American University.

Finance

  • Meet Shah
    Meet Shah

    Meet Shah 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 CAPITAL.

    Prior to joining EII CAPITAL, Meet was associated as a Finance Manager with a large UAE-based conglomerate with diversified business verticals. He was primarily responsible for fundraising, 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.

Legal

  • SAADALLAH RACHAWANY
    SAADALLAH RACHAWANY

    Mr. Rachawany manages legal and boards affairs and provides EII Capital Management and Board with legal and compliance supports, bringing 15 years of legal experience as legal counsel and company secretary in leading companies in UAE, such as Damac Properties Dubai PJSC and National Investment Corporation. Now, Saad focus to deliver a business focused solution to EII Capital.

    Mr. Rachawany expertise cover areas such as construction, development, real estate mergers & acquisition, Joint Venture, dispute resolution and arbitration with depth knowledge in compliance, AML, corporate governance, and corporate statutory regulations.

    Mr. Rachawany holds BA degree in law, master’s in construction law and dispute resolution from King College London | BUID. In addition, Saad is a certified Company Secretary and holds the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment certification as International Compliance Officer

Internal Audit

  • BHAVYA MEHTA
    BHAVYA MEHTA

    Bhavya Mehta is responsible for leading the internal audit function at EII CAPITAL with direct reporting to the Audit Committee.

    She brings with her more than 15 years of rich and extensive experience in internal audit and risk management working with companies across the APAC region.

    Before joining EII CAPITAL, Ms. Mehta held various Internal Audit roles at AusNet Services based in Melbourne (Australia) where she was responsible for managing the Internal audit team and overseeing the development and delivery of the risk-based Internal Audit plan. Ms. Mehta has helped companies assess, evaluate and mitigate key risks and helped the business strengthen its internal controls and governance posture. The internal audit function at AusNet Services was commended and awarded the highest compliance rating in its external quality assessment by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Australia.

    Prior to AusNet Services, Ms Mehta worked with |KPMG India in their Advisory Services practice in both Delhi and Mumbai. She worked with a wide range of companies delivering internal audit and risk management services across Financial Services, Power Utilities, Professional Services, Hospitality and Manufacturing including Consumer Durables, Textiles and Industrial Automation.

    Ms. Mehta is a merit holder Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a graduate degree in Commerce with an Accounts (Honors).