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 tier investment banks such as Merrill Lynch and Salomon Smith Barney from 1997 to 2003.
Holds Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut ( With Distinction) and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Fluent in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
Bhaskar is an investment banking professional with c. 10 years of corporate finance and principal investments experience with roles in both buy-side (Private Equity / Venture Capital) and sell-side (ECM / DCM / M&A investment banking advisory) across a wide range of sectors including TMT, Industrials, Real Estate, Leisure & Entertainment, F&B, representing AED 2Bn+ in aggregate transaction value.
He also brings 4+ years of professional experience in the IT Consulting and remains connected with the technology industry as part of his current role.
Bhaskar holds a Bachelors’ degree in Engineering (Electronics & Telecommunications) from Anna University, India and an MBA (Corporate Finance & International Business / Corporate Strategy) from WHU, Germany.
Bhaskar has pursued academic and professional engagements in Middle East, Europe and South Asia and is fluent in English, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil.
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 Saudi Arabia on the set up of the country’s consumer and competition protection authorities. He has also worked at The Boston Consulting Group’s London, Stockholm and New York offices where he worked on cost reduction, strategy formulation, due diligence, organization design and sales force improvement
Krishnan’s experience of sectors includes retail, consumer goods, mining, agriculture, hospitality, telecom and the public sector.
Previous roles include engineering and product management roles at Nokia and strategy and M&A roles at Symbian.
Mr. Vaidyanathan holds an MBA from INSEAD business school in France and a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
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 Financial Analysts (IFA) a firm specializing in preparatory courses and seminars for professional designations.
Currently, IFA is offering preparatory courses for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA(r)), Financial Risk Manager (FRM(r)), and Certified Valuation Advisor (CVA(r)) in Beirut, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. Zein is also a lecturer at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and at the Lebanese American University (LAU). Most recently, Zein has been handling valuation services and provides finance related consulting services as well as participating on selective deal structuring and placement at MNA Partners. Zein holds a business administration degree and an MBA from the Lebanese American University and he is a CFA (chartered financial analyst) charter holder. He also holds the CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) designation.
Rami Bakkar, a CPA, has more than 25 years of experience providing finance and business solutions that had a considerable positive impact on the performance of multinational and reputable regional companies. As an MD – looking after Restructuring & Digital Transformation mandates, Rami brings a strong and diversified experience which extends across many industries (Pharma, FMCG, Defense, Manufacturing) in Levant & GCC. His achievements and high-quality work extend beyond finance, accounting & project management, to include sales, marketing, HSE and organization behavior & strategies.
Sixteen years of relevant work experience in various distinguished firms. Sharon was 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 provides flower, decorations, custom design, and production of event hospitality for a wide range of events from weddings to corporate functions.
Affiliated in watch dealer firm that supplies precision timepieces across the UAE.
And had been associated in public relations that runs full range of communications and consultancy services to prestigious public and private sector clients regionally and internationally.
Completed the degree on Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from one of the high rank state university in Manila, Philippines.
Sarah is an Economics Graduate from the University College London (UCL).
Prior to joining KCP Capital, Sarah held various intern roles in London and Dubai including Lagardère Sports, Toucan Ventures and Mumzworld supporting with growth-oriented strategy work and market research.
Fluent in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.