Head of Asset Management
Rajesh joined ABK Capital as Head of Asset Management in February 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience in asset management, which include managing traditional as well as alternative assets. He is responsible for developing and structuring new product solutions and managing the current investment offerings. Throughout his career, he held several senior positions within reputable financial firms. Prior to joining ABK Capital, he was working as the Vice President of the International Asset Management Division of Global Investment House in Kuwait. Prior to that, he was working at Sun Life Financial in Canada.
Rajesh has an MBA majoring in Finance from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Kerala University, India. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.
Wajih joined ABK Capital in July 2022. He is currently a Director with the Asset Management Division. He comes with over 16 years of experience in asset management, investment services, and economics. Prior to joining ABK Capital, he held various positions within the asset management division at NBK Capital, where he progressed through the ranks as Equity Analyst, to heading the research team, and ultimately to Portfolio Manager responsible for regional strategies. Concurrently, Wajih also played an important role in overseeing and promoting global markets liquid solutions at the firm. Prior to that he also held several positions in the economics department at the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK).
Wajih holds a master’s degree in Financial Economics from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and is a CFA Charterholder.
Talal joined ABK Capital in February 2023. He is currently a Vice President with the Asset Management Division. He comes with over 12 years of experience in asset management, research, and analysis, specializing in global markets. Prior to joining ABK Capital, he started his career at Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz), reaching the position of Vice President and Acting Head of International Investments Department.
Talal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Gulf University for Science and Technology
Assistant Vice President
Khaled joined ABK Capital in August 2007. He previously worked in Ahlia Investment Company in the Investment department. At ABK Capital, Khaled is Assistant Vice President in the Asset Management Division where he utilizes his expertise in handling trading for funds and portfolios.
Khaled holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Kuwait University.
Talal joined ABK Capital in February 2022 as an Analyst in the Asset Management Division coming with an investment banking and product management background. Talal previously worked at NBK Capital as part of the Investment Banking team focusing on Equity Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions. In addition to that, Talal worked at Jumla, a procurement and supply chain management and logistics technology start-up as a Product Manager and Head of Internal Compliance and Audit.
Moreover, Talal has garnered experience in various other fields like strategy, sales, management, and marketing as part of his experience working at Tap Payments, Coded, and Prismic Media. Talal holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Kuwait University and is an Alumni of McKinsey's Edad Program.