Dr. Shahrur joined ABK Capital as Chief Executive Officer in November 2021. Previously, he spent 12 years with NBK Capital, where his last position was Managing Director within the Asset Management Group. At NBK Capital, Dr. Shahrur helped transform the business he led from one which offered one single asset class to one which offers clients investment solutions, spanning regional equities, regional fixed-income, global multi-asset exposures, and global sukuk. Prior to NBK Capital, Dr. Shahrur worked as a consultant for the Active Equity Group at State Street Global Advisors. He also served as a Professor of Finance at Bentley University in Boston from 2003 to 2009.
Dr. Shahrur has several publications in leading international finance journals. His research is in the areas of Capital Structure, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Investments. One of his most influential papers on Mergers and Acquisitions and supply-chain linkages was cited in a hearing at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. He has also published leading research on how to predict equity returns using supply-chain linkages. Factors based on this research are used in multi-factor equity models at leading international asset management companies.
Dr. Shahrur holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Georgia State University, a BBA, and an MBA from the American University of Beirut (AUB).