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, Abode Investments, Dubai Angel Investors and Service Market.
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 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
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.
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.
Nadia Serry is responsible for managing the Legal and Compliance matters of the Company along with the Board Affairs. Her main responsibility is to provide the Legal and Compliance support to the Board members; and to ensure that the company is in line with the AML policies/ procedures and complying the regulatory requirements as well.
Nadia is a qualified Lawyer who has nearly 10 years of experience in the legal field including but not limited handling litigious matters, assisting in companies Incorporation and M&A business related transactions.
In addition to the above she is a well experienced Compliance Officer who can work closely on Risk and Compliance challenging matters.
Throughout her legal journey Nadia has gained her work experience in Egypt, France, and UAE; this journey of diversity has added a special value to her experience as a Lawyer.
Nadia is a former Diplomat who was appointed to represent Egypt for three years in the Egyptian Embassy in Paris (Military Office). She has also worked as a Compliance Advisor for 5 years in Al Tamimi and Company one of the most reputable and leading Law Firms in the Middle East and MENA region.
Nadia holds an L.L.B degree from Alexandria University (Egypt) and has attended “Master1” in Private International law at the University of Versailles Saint Quentin -en Yvelines in Paris (France)
Bilal Shakil is responsible for leading the internal audit function at EII CAPITAL with direct reporting to the Audit Committee.
He brings with him more than 10 years of extensive experience in internal and external audit. He had worked with BIG 4 firms (Deloitte & KPMG).
Before joining EII CAPITAL, Mr. Bilal worked as an assistant manager at Deloitte Middle east. He managed a wide portfolio of clients in oil & gas, construction, manufacturing, retail, and service industries. He accomplished various end-to-end financial audit and assurance projects within a defined timeframe and allocated budget. Presented firm in audit committee and other executive committees of clients to provide oversight of the financial reporting process, the audit process, the company’s system of internal controls, and compliance with laws and regulations. He also acted as a team leader at assignment related to internal controls over financial reporting for Oil Company in Abu Dhabi.
Prior to Deloitte Middle East, Mr. Bilal worked with KPMG Pakistan in their assurances services. He worked with a wide range of companies which includes oil & gas, construction, manufacturing and trading.
Mr. Bilal is Associate Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and holds a graduate degree in commerce from Punjab University, Pakistan.