The success of any institution rests on the skills and networks of its principal members.

Audacia Capital excels in both areas, with exceptional technical skills matched only by the depth of its relationships with key public and private sector players across the region.

Emad Mansour, Founder & CEO

Emad is a seasoned investment professional with 23 years of banking experience in the GCC.

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Emad Mansour, Founder & CEO

Emad is a seasoned investment professional with 23 years of banking experience in the GCC. As an accomplished investment banker with an impeccable reputation and relationships at the highest levels in the public and private sectors, Emad has been invited to play a leading role in numerous high profile transactions in the region.

In his capacity as the Head of Investment Banking at Samba Financial Group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Emad lead various notable transactions including advising the privatization of Royal Jordanian Airlines; Vivendi’s acquisition of Maroc Telecom; the Kingdom Holdings IPO; and the Mobily private placement.

Prior to founding Audacia Capital, Emad was the CEO of Qatar First Bank where under his leadership the bank became one of the premier investment banks in the region.

He earned his BA in Finance from University of Newcastle in the UK, and his Master’s degree in Financial Economics from City University in London.

Hassan M Fawaz, Vice President

Hassan brings more than a decade of senior-level private equity expertise in rapidly growing...

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Hassan M Fawaz, Vice President

Hassan brings more than a decade of senior-level private equity expertise in rapidly growing companies to Audacia Capital. He has extensive experience leading transactions across multiple industries in MENAT, the UK and Africa.

Before joining Emad Mansour to establish Audacia Capital, Hassan was a member of the founding team in setting up Qatar First Bank’s private equity business. During his tenure at QFB, Hassan spearheaded various global transactions worth approximately $200 million, including several acquisitions in the real estate sector and upstream and downstream oil and gas transactions.

Hassan holds an MBA from London Business School and Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from Lebanese American University in Beirut.

Hussein Ayache, Vice President

Hussein is a founding member of Audacia Capital, joining from Qatar First Bank, were he was a charter member...

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Hussein Ayache, Vice President

Hussein is a founding member of Audacia Capital, joining from Qatar First Bank, were he was a charter member of the private equity department. He brings an impressive private equity and investment banking record of accomplishment to the firm, having executed several transactions for QFB and Audi Capital, the investment-banking arm of Bank Audi.

Hussein is responsible for sourcing and executing private equity transactions in addition to post-acquisition monitoring and divestments. He earned his BBA in Finance & Accounting from the American University of Beirut.

Khaled J. Al Hammadi, Head of Placement

Khaled Al Hammadi is the Head of Placement at Audacia Capital. With more than a decade of regional expertise, Khaled succeeded ...

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Khaled J. Al Hammadi, Head of Placement

Khaled Al Hammadi is the Senior Client Relations Executive at Audacia Capital. With more than a decade of regional expertise, Khaled succeeded to manage major IRS deals for well-known corporations and high net worth portfolios.

Through his career, Khaled has held several senior positions in a number of reputable corporations; he was a Vice President at The Islamic Bank of Asia and prior to that a Principal within the investment team of Abu Dhabi Investment House (ADIH) covering the GCC markets. Additionally, he was a member of the Investment Advisory Group covering UAE market and ahead of that an Assistant Vice President at Gulf International Bank (GIB).

Khaled earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration and BS in Finance and Economics from DePaul University in Chicago, USA.