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Faheem Aziz

CEO @ Safa Capital

Safa Capital

Safa Capital is a leading financial services provider based in the prestigious DIFC and regulated by the DFSA. The management team have been leading figures in the financial community in the GCC and provide deep knowledge and expertise to sovereign wealth funds, governments, large corporate and SMEs. The experience of the management team has allowed Safa Capital to create a unique approach to assessing its client’s needs and connecting them with suitable investment opportunities and investors.

Our Values

  • Compete on the basis of our professional excellence and the quality of our advice
  • Build a financial institution based on good understanding of client’s needs, product leadership and service and operational excellence
  • Maintain the highest possible standards of ethics and integrity in corporate governance;
  • Develop a business model that provides sustainable and consistent revenue flows

Salem Al Mazrouei – Chairman and Board Member

 Mr. Salem Mazrouei he recently retired from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) on 31st December 2016. He started his career in 1983 after graduating from the University of California with a degree in Economics and upon retirement, he was Executive Director of Accounts Department. Prior to that, he was Executive Director and Head of the Evaluation & Follow-up Department. From 1989 to 1990 he served as Director of ADIA London Office where he managed ADIA’s external portfolio and many other affairs including being deputized to H.H. The Crown Prince’s Court to serve as Director of General Services in 1990 and Director of Equities Department (Far East) for ADIA in 1993.

Mr. Mazrouei has over 25 years of extensive experience in all aspects of global capital markets, including investments sectors ranging from equities (public and private), to bonds, to alternative investments (including commodities, hedge funds and real estate).

Mr. Mazrouei’s private business interests include Delma Brokerage, a financial services company based in Abu Dhabi, Arabian Real Estate Development, a real estate development company, Oasis Power International, energy & power related company, Tamas Projects, a specialized electro-mechanical & maintenance Co., Gulf Oil Field, a products & services for oil industry and Pharma Lines, a regional pharmaceutical company, The Higher National Security Council.

Faheem Aziz – Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

 Mr Faheem Aziz has over 25 years of experience and an in-depth understanding of Investment Banking, Asset Management, Private Equity, Private Banking and Compliance/ Risk from working in the front, middle and back office. He has worked for some of the leading financial institutions in the world such as Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Credit Suisse, UBS, Swicorp, Hambros, Lehmans and Nomura. He has worked on projects for Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro and RBS amongst others. He was instrumental in raising $1.5bn for a private equity fund that invested in 30 different companies. Whilst at ADIA he was responsible for a team that invested $30bn in world financial markets and set up the Tactical Asset Allocation Unit with an initial investment of $90bn.

Recently he has been the founder of Kinetrix Consulting a pioneer of outsourced Compliance and AML services to Financial institutions regulated by the DFSA. Over the past decade he has been an Authorised DFSA Compliance Officer and MLRO for several DFSA Cat 4, CAT 3c and 3a Firms . Further, he was instrumental in setting the capital markets strategy in Saudi Arabia and was tasked with reviewing the move to T+2 and the inclusion of Saudi in the MSCI index. More recently Mr Aziz has acquired a deep understanding of Cryptocurrencies and blockchain and is currently advising a number of companies in this area.
Faheem has an MBA from the University of Oxford Saïd Business School.

Faheem Aziz