Qatar's leading investment bank, QInvest, announced the appointment of Mr. Nasser Abdullah Al Mahmoud as Director with the Investment Banking team.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari, QInvest's CEO, said: We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Nasser to our investment banking team. His experience and knowledge will strengthen our capabilities in the investment banking capacity.
Mr. Al-Kawari added: We are very excited about the continuing growth of financial services in the region and abroad; and we look forward to continually work alongside our clients and be their advisor and financier of choice.
Mr. Al Mahmoud commented on his appointment saying: I am impressed by QInvest's brand name as a main player in the regional investment banking industry. I see tremendous potential for the firm in the growing regional banking market. I am excited about my appointment in QInvest and will support the firm's effort on its remarkable growth path.
Prior joining QInvest, Mr. Nasser worked at QNB Capital as Director and was chiefly responsible for coverage in Qatar as well as managing debt and project finance deals. He has previous experience in Mergers & Acquisition, Oil and Gas, with Barclays Capital in London and, additionally, undertook a role with the team covering the MENA Bonds market from London.
Mr. Nasser was the Head of Islamic Corporate Banking at QNB Al Islami and before this was a Lead Electrical Engineer with Qatar Gas.
Mr. Nasser holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, USA, and a Masters in Project Management from University of Houston, USA.
Mr. Al Mahmoud's appointment complements QInvest's strategic direction to keep the flow of deal activity across the main lines of business and hence maintain the firm's league tables ranking. As published by International Finance Review (IFR)/ Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, QInvest is ranked as #4 for GCC syndicated Loans Bookrunners, #4 for GCC Mergers & Acquisitions advisors for completed deals and #4 for MENA Sukuk underwriters. Additionally, QInvest was ranked #9 among the Global Sukuk underwriters.