Our Team

Kamal Tayara

Managing Partner

Kamal is actively engaged in global investment banking and venture capital activity. Founder of KCP Capital, a Dubai-based advisory firm. Member of the board of various technology start ups in the GCC and North America. Engaged in the investment banking and financial transactions arena in the Middle East, Russia, Africa and other markets for a period of almost 20 years. Worked for top ...

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Krishnan Vaidyanathan

Managing Director

Mr. Krishnan Vaidyanathan has around 12 years of experience in US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. For the past 2 years, Krishnan has advised private equity backed portfolio companies in outsourcing, hospitality and agri sectors in West, Central and East Africa on growth strategy, marketing and operational improvement. Prior to this, Krishnan advised the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Sa...

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Zein Balhas

Managing Director

Zein has more than 8 years of experience working in the accounting, auditing, tax and consulting fields. He also has more than 4 years of experience in valuation services in the Middle East. He is the founder of Al-Mukhtar for Accounting and Auditing, a Beirut based firm specialized in financial, tax and legal consultancy. He is also the co-founder and the managing partner of the Institute for Fin...

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Gianmauro Chiaranda

Managing Director

More than 20 years of experience primarily in Private Equity across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Extensive experience in investments and portfolio management in multiple industries including Manufacturing, Real Estate and ICT. Formerly Senior Vice President of North Africa Holding Company, a Private Equity firm part of the Kuwaiti investment group Kipco. He was involved in defining...

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Ammar Halabi

Managing Director

Ammar is a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in leading multi-million dollar sales organizations across different geographies. During his 22 years, he worked at Cisco Systems as Regional Manager, brought Extreme Networks from California into the Middle East and Africa and managed Compaq Computer (later HP) networking business. Ammar had also founded Funryde, UK's first realtim...

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Mohamed Kabbani

Affiliate Partner

Mohamed has more than 25 years experience in the electrical engineering field across the middle east, UK and the US. Mohamed is the GM of KC Engineering & Industry, prior joining KCP Capital, he was the Managing Partner of Caporal & Moretti in Qatar, where he did representation for multi national vendors and general contracting in the electro-mechanical, telecom, and security fields . Earlier he w...

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Sharon Tiquia

Senior Analyst

Sixteen years of relevant work experience in various distinguished firms. Linked in management consultancy organization that helps the administrations to improve their performance primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and the development of plans for improvement. Had long term professional involvement in the cost analysis of Dubai’s leading florist industry that prov...

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