Feras Al-Kandari was appointed as a Designated Member of RMB in August 2014.
He is also appointed as the Chief Financial Advisor to a prominent Qatari Family Office with international business interests. In this role, he chairs the Investment Committee and actively manages investments across all asset classes. Feras has extensive experience in public and private financing, as well as M&A and other strategic transactions.
Feras has completed numerous transactions across a wide range of industries including, Retail, Oil & Gas, Banking and Real Estate.
Previously, Feras was the Deputy Group CEO of a large Middle Eastern conglomerate, with oversight of multiple divisions including Treasury, Private Equity and Direct Investment opportunities and was also Head of Treasury at KAMCO, Kuwait.
Feras has majored in two post graduate degrees; Economics and Civil Engineering and is involved in various charitable endeavours including The Chain of Hope.
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Sam joined RMB as Chief Operating Officer in October 2014 from a leading London based Structured Credit Asset Management firm where she helped to grow the business from its start-up phase, leaving after seven years as Managing Director.
Her previous financial services experience includes roles with Nomura International London as an Assistant Vice President working within the Fixed Income Division and then with Lehman Brothers, London as a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division.
Prior to her financial services career, Sam was commissioned as a British Army Officer having graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1997. During her time in service she served with a number of Regiments including roles with the Infantry and the Royal Engineers. Sam holds a BSc (Hons) in Special Psychology.
Sam was appointed as Acting CEO of RMB in July 2017.
Chief Business Development Officer, Real Estate
Amr joined RMB in February 2016 as Chief Business Development Officer, Real Estate. He is a senior professional with 18 years of experience in the hospitality and Real Estate sectors having held senior positions with Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company (between 2008-2013) as Global Head of Sales based in Qatar. In this role, Amr was responsible for sales related operations for a number of global projects, strategy, creation of sales policies and sales team development.
From 2013 until he joined RMB, Amr served as Head of Business Development for Jones Lang LaSalle (London based) to lead business development in the MENA region. Responsibilities in this role included business development, and investor relations with MENA based clients.
Amr holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting Major from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Head of Real Estate, Structured Products
Adam joined RMB in February 2016 and has extensive and senior Real Estate structured product experience having held senior positions at Gatehouse Bank plc from 2009-2013; Vice President in 2009, Head of Acquisitions (2010-11) and then Head of Real Estate (2011-2013). At Gatehouse, Adam was responsible for acquisitions and launching the bank’s Real Estate fund as well as serving on the Executive Committee where his role was to advise the Chairman and Board on all Real Estate related matters.
Previous employment has been with HDG Mansur Investment Services as an Associate within the Acquisitions team where he worked on the $2 billion HSBC Amanah Global Properties Income Fund principal mandate, CIT Group plc as an investment analyst within the Investment and Acquisition team and Bank of Scotland within the Joint Ventures, Corporate Banking division.
Adam holds a BA (Hons) Modern History, Economic History & Politics from the Royal Holloway, University of London.
Zahir is an English law qualified solicitor and joined RMB in October 2017 as General Counsel. Zahir has a deep specialism in structured Islamic finance transactions and assists RMB on a secondment basis from Foot Anstey LLP. He has been commended by clients and counter parties on his seamless management of complex, high-value, cross-border real estate deals. Notably, he acted as Legal Counsel to RMB on its successful £37,000,000 acquisition of the House of Fraser department store in Cardiff and its £15,000,000 acquisition of the Debenhams retail store at The Quadrant in Swansea.
Zahir holds a First Class LLB Law degree, has obtained the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) from the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment and is a member of the Arab Bankers Association.
Colin joined RMB as Finance Director in July 2017. He has extensive previous experience in the financial services sector having held earlier positions as a Management Accountant at AIG Europe (UK) Limited and Jardine Lloyd Thomson Group PLC. Colin then took up a Senior Fund Accountant role with Schroders in Bermuda, moving to become an Assistant Vice President at JPMorgan.
Colin then assumed a Senior Fund Accountant role with Hermes Global Private Equity in London, moving to become Financial Controller with Brockton Capital LLP.
Prior to joining RMB, Colin was the Financial Controller and Compliance Officer at Mansford LLP.
Colin holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Klaudia joined RMB in January 2014 with over 3 years of prior accountancy experience.
Prior to joining RMB, she worked at a Chartered Accountants and a Registered Auditors firm as an Assistant Accountant.
Klaudia has knowledge in a number of areas including payroll, VAT, taxation, annual accounting and accounting software and holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Middlesex University London. She is working towards the ACCA qualification.
Nadiya joined RMB in 2013 as an Associate, where she is responsible for all aspects of the office management as well as providing direct support to the Chief Executive Officer, RMB’s Members and senior staff.
Nadiya has over 7 years’ of managerial and administrative experience and significant involvement in client-facing activities.
Prior to embarking on her career within the financial services, Nadiya graduated from the University for the Creative Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Promotion and Imaging.
Nadiya has also completed her Investment Management Certificate Unit 1.