Ziad I

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Ziad I

Ziad I. Zein, CFA

    Tel: + 971 (50) 85 87 3 89



    CFA Charter-holder with 10 years of experience in Banking and Investment Banking covering MENA and GCC region; Seeking a leadership position encompassing investment valuation, recommendation, and management.


Leader Capital Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    ; Investment Manager, (October 2006 Present)

    Leader Capital is a financial service provider and promoter, with a focus on transactions in

    the Islamic Finance. The company has developed three banks under “Al Salam” brand and is

    currently working on developing the insurance business by expanding “AMAN” brand name

    in the GCC and MENA region.

    - Leading the projects related to the expansion of the insurance business in Bahrain,

    Saudi Arabia and Syria. This comprises general assessment of the potential markets,

    coordination with regulators, development of business plans and feasibility studies

    and placement (private or public) of the transactions with investors

    - Advising on the New Company’s strategies, internal structure, products and services

    and actively participating in the selection process of the key staff to lead the new


    - Advising the Top Management on the resolutions to consolidate the management of

    the three existing “Al Salam” Banks under one legal entity for better efficiency and

    standardization of processes and services

    - Advising through analysis and valuation models on potential acquisitions and


    - Participating in the establishment of Al Salam Bank Algeria. Managing the Private

    Placement and investor’s relation and finalizing the matters related to the banks’

    operations for inauguration

    - Assisting in the listing of the Banks’ share on the Dubai Financial Market for both Al

    Salam Bank Bahrain in March 2008 and Al Salam Bank Sudan shares in June 2008

    - Representing the Company in several events, meetings and conferences

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    ; Relationship Manager, Private Banking and Wealth Management Department (March

    2005 September 2006)

    ADCB is the second largest Bank in Abu Dhabi UAE. It is affiliated to the government of

    the emirate that holds through Abu Dhabi Investment Council 65% of the banks’ capital.

    The bank offers through its 42 local branches and 2 Indian branches a wide range of services

    grouped under retail, commercial and investment products.

    - Assisted in developing the guidelines for analyzing clients’ risk tolerance and

    expected return level by introducing the guidelines of Investment Policy Statement

    - Advised Investors on asset allocations and recommended investment solutions and

    actions for structuring a new portfolio or rebalancing the existing holdings

    - Lead the business development of the Wealth Management Department in Abu

    Dhabi and achieved record numbers for Asset under Management

    - Assisted in the development and recommendation of investment products such as

    Al Basha’er GCC equity fund, Al Mada’en real estate fund etc.

    - Assisted in setting the policies and procedures for the IPO transactions and leverage


    Bank of Beirut s.a.l. Beirut (Lebanon)

    ; Senior Credit Officer, Credit Division (September 2001 February 2005)

BoB is one of the Leading banks in Beirut Lebanon. It has 42 local branches and a regional

    presence in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Iraq, Nigeria, Cyprus and the United Kingdom. Ranked among the top 6 banks, BoB offers its customers a wide range of services grouped under its retail, commercial and investment divisions.

    - Prepared credit proposals and recommendations after thorough analysis of

    financials and cash flow statements, feasibility studies, etc. for various kinds of

    projects (real estate development, trade financing, industrial or production facilities,


    - Analyzed and recommended facilities under specific long term financing programs

    governed by state regulations (KAFALAT) and/or international monetary

    organizations (IFC loans, Arab Trade Agreement, etc.)

    - Monitored and followed up on debtor clients through account activity analysis and

    credit facilities utilization for better account management

    - Participated in the acquisition made by Bank of Beirut s.a.l. in 2002. I was one of the

    team members who took over the credit department of the acquired Beirut Riyadh

    Bank s.a.l.

    - Established and developed business relations

    - Attended several training sessions and workshops such as advanced credit analysis,

    money laundering, letters of credit and letters of guarantees, advanced sales

    techniques, etc.

    Ministry of Defense Beirut (Lebanon)

    ; Officer, Lebanese army military service (August 2000 July 2001)

    Coordinated and followed up with the Ministry of Finance on the execution and disbursement of the end of service indemnity of retired military soldiers

    Middle East & Africa Bank s.a.l. Beirut (Lebanon)

    ; Credit Analyst, Central Credit Department (December 1998 July 2000)

    MEAB is a local bank in Beirut - Lebanon. It offers its customers retail products, commercial lending facilities in addition to specific investment services addressed to its sophisticated clientele.

    ; Corporate Division (August 1999 July 2000)

    - Conducted financial and risk analysis for potential and existing clients

    - Participated in the preparation of special reports for top management and central

    bank (credit classification, liquidity ratio on bank’s level, etc.)

    ; Retail Credit Division (April 1999 July 1999)

    - Studied and analyzed retail credit files (personal, housing and car loans in addition

    to credit cards facilities)

    - Monitored & followed up the performance of the loans portfolio in the branches

    - Developed & promoted new retail products (car, housing, and personal loan)


CFA Institute

    ?; Awarded the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, 2007

    ?The CFA designation is awarded to a selected group of investment professionals and it requires its candidates to cover and master - through three levels (I, II & III) and appropriate work experience - a broad range of investment related subjects such as Ethics, Investment Valuation, Portfolio Management, etc.

American University of Beirut, School of Business Beirut (Lebanon)

    ; Masters in Business Administration, M.B.A., (2001)

    The MBA program was mainly composed of courses that focused on Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis, Commercial Bank Management, and Multinational Business Finance. In addition, the program included other courses that presented and fine-tuned managerial and marketing skills. Final thesis: “The Benefits and Challenges of Cash Management in the Lebanese Banking Industry”

Saint Joseph University, School of Business Beirut (Lebanon)

    ; Masters in Business Administration, M.B.A., (1999) emphasized on finance

    ; Bachelor in Business Administration (1998)

Carmel Saint Joseph Beirut (Lebanon)

    ; French & Lebanese Baccalaureates (1995) emphasized on Math


    ; Computer literacy: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access

    ; Languages: Arabic, English and French (very good spoken and written); Spanish



    ; Member of the CFA Institute Lebanese Society

    ; Member of the American University of Beirut Alumni Association

    ; Exercise swimming, volleyball and hiking and like traveling

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