At Awad Capital, we are passionate about corporate governance and believe that it helps achieve optimal outcomes for all our stakeholders. In addition to our Founder and CEO Ziad Awad and our Partner and Managing Director, Dr. Marc Nassim, our Board of Directors includes two Non-Executive Directors (NEDs). Our NEDs bring their years of experience to the benefit of the firm and provide our management team with strong and independent support.
Omar Al-Madhi co-heads Direct Investments for the MENA Investments Division of PIF, overseeing opportunities in key strategic sectors. He formerly held the position of Senior Managing Director & Member of the Board at Abdul Latif Jameel Investments, where he led diversification efforts across new sectors and geographies.
Omar previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, Omar was a member of SAIGA’s executive team, and was also an Associate at McKinsey & Company in Dubai.
Omar is an Eisenhower Fellow from Saudi Arabia and was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017. Omar holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Faris Al-Mazrui heads Mubadala’s Investment team in Russia and CIS countries. Faris has been with Mubadala for over 11 years, working across multiple positions in Dubai, Russia, and other locations. He started his career with Goldman Sachs in London before moving to Mubadala.
Faris holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Davidson College, and an MSc in Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science.