SHUAA Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Soha Nashaat as Strategic Advisor to the Executive Chairman. In line with SHUAA’s strategy to offer fully-integrated financial solutions, Ms Nashaat joins the company to expand SHUAA’s scope of products and advisory capabilities, increase client engagement activity and ensure delivery of client-centric solutions.
Ms Nashaat joins SHUAA from Barclays Bank where she was most recently Senior Advisor and Member of the Board of Barclays Bank Suisse. She had previously established the footprint and operations for the wealth management business as CEO, Middle East for Barclays Wealth. Prior to Barclays, Ms Nashaat had a distinguished career at Merrill Lynch where she held leadership positions in New York, Buenos Aires and London, including responsibility for the offshore Middle East business for London, Geneva and Monaco as well as creating the Institutional Client Group serving small and mid-size institutions across Europe and the Middle East.
HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum, Executive Chairman, SHUAA Capital, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Soha Nashaat to SHUAA. Soha is a high-calibre leader with global, multi-touch experience and expertise in building client-centric financial organizations, serving private and institutional clients. Her skill set greatly complements our existing team and will add immediate value to our regional and international client value proposition.”
Soha Nashaat, newly appointed Strategic Advisor to the Executive Chairman, said: “I have always seen SHUAA as the leading UAE investment bank, with deep roots in the regional financial industry and respected for its international calibre team. SHUAA is in an excellent place to shine and I look forward to adding my energy and experience to building a prosperous future.”
Ms Nashaat has been widely recognized as a leader in financial services and a leading business woman, including “Woman Banker of the year 2007″ by Businesswomen and Leaders Achievements Awards, “Leading Business Women in the Arab World” by the Financial Times in 2007 and 2008, “Top 100 women in Finance” by Financial News (Dow Jones) and was ranked 23rd among the “100 Most Powerful Arab Women” in 2011 by Arabian Business.
Ms Nashaat will remain in the position of Board Member of Barclays Bank (Suisse). She also sits on the Board of the Foundation for Renewable Energy & Environment, a US-based non-profit organization, as well as the International Committee for Barnard College, Columbia University.