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Board of Directors

Rohit Walia

Rohit Walia

Hans Kurmann

Hans Kurmann

Eddie Villiers

Eddie Villiers

Management

Mahboob Murshed

Mahboob Murshed
Managing Director

Sanjay Bhatia

Sanjay Bhatia
Managing Director

T. M. Lakshmanan

T. M. Lakshmanan
Chief Operating Officer

Sameena Ahmad

Sameena Ahmad
Managing Director - Corporate Affairs

Senior Team

Hussam Al Faqir

Hussam Al Faqir
Executive Director

Krishna Dhanak

Krishna Dhanak
Executive Director

Dilip Samanthilaka

Dilip Samanthilaka
Senior Director

Rahul Wagh

Rahul Wagh
Senior Director

Sharmin Karanjia

Sharmin Karanjia
Senior Director

Rohit Walia

Rohit Walia

  • Rohit set up Alpen Capital in 2005 at the Dubai International Financial Centre. He expanded the operations to GCC and India starting 2008. He also set up a private banking joint entity - Bank Sarasin-Alpen in 2005 in all these locations complementing the activities of Alpen Capital. In 2013, he set up an independent wealth management and financial advisory firm in the DIFC called Alpen Asset Advisors. He has also set up two asset management companies - Alpen Partners and Sarasin-Alpen & Partners Limited in the last five years.
  • Rohit has 33 years of international banking experience with financial institutions based in Middle East and Asia.
  • His last assignment was with Mashreq where he was a part of the key management team, Dubai for more than 12 years. He has also worked with American Express and Bank of America.
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Hans Kurmann

Hans Kurmann

  • Hans has over 36 years of International Banking experience in Europe and the Middle East.
  • He has in-depth knowledge and expertise of Swiss private banking, asset management and relationships with global financial institutions.
  • He has also worked with Union Bancaire Privee and American Express Bank.
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Eddie Villiers

Eddie Villiers

  • Eddie has over 26 years of experience in the international capital markets in a variety of roles.
  • He is the Global Head of Financial Institution Sales and Head of Global Financial Markets in Rabobank International, London and runs the institutional sales for Rabobank globally.
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T. M. Lakshmanan

T. M. Lakshmanan

  • As the Chief Operating Officer, Lakshmanan heads the areas of Operations/IT, Products and Finance. He has played a key role in the establishment of Alpen Capital entities in the MESA region. Laskhmanan also oversees the day to day operations of Alpen Asset Advisors as its Senior Executive Officer.
  • Lakshmanan has 31 years of experience in international banking in UAE and India.
  • Prior to this, he was the SVP, Head of Planning & Management Accounting for Mashreqbank Group. As a part of the management team at Mashreqbank Dubai, he played a key role in several critical bank wide projects in the areas of strategy development, implementation of planning and profitability systems, acquisition opportunities and performance and risk management. Lakshmanan was also with Citibank for 5 years.
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Mahboob Murshed

Mahboob Murshed

Managing Director

  • Mahboob is responsible for Investment Banking at Alpen Capital Dubai.
  • Mahboob has 37 years experience in international corporate banking, and has worked with organizations such as Mashreq, American Express and Standard Chartered Bank.
  • In his last role as the Head of Client Relationships at Standard Chartered Bank he was instrumental in initiating and growing business with major global companies from USA, Europe and Asia.
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Sameena Ahmad

Sameena Ahmad

Managing Director - Corporate Affairs

  • Sameena heads the Corporate Affairs function, responsible for Public Relations, Marketing Communications, HR and Administration across Alpen Capital group covering its offices in Middle East and India. She is also responsible for the industry research function that publishes Alpen Capital´s highly acclaimed industry research reports on various sectors across the GCC.
  • Sameena has 29 years of human resources/marketing experience in the financial industry in the UAE and India.
  • In her previous assignment, she was an SVP of Human Resources at Mashreq bank. She was a faculty member at Xaviers Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar in India.
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Rahul Wagh

Rahul Wagh

Senior Director

  • Rahul is a part of the Equity Execution team.
  • Rahul has 16 years of experience in private equity placements, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory services in UAE, Oman and India.
  • He was earlier a part of the KPMG Corporate Finance team in UAE and Oman.He has also worked with PriceWaterhouse Coopers in India.
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Sharmin Karanjia

Sharmin Karanjia

Senior Director

  • Sharmin is a part of Debt Execution team.
  • Sharmin brings with her 19 years of financial services & investment banking experience working with institutions across the Middle East and India.
  • Prior to joining Alpen Capital, Sharmin was a part of the Audit and Business Advisory Services Department, KPMG in Dubai. Prior to that, Sharmin has worked with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in India.
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Krishna Dhanak

Krishna Dhanak

Executive Director

  • Krishna is a part of the Equity Execution team.
  • Krishna has 15 years of experience in M&A, private equity placements, due diligence, transaction advisory services in the Middle East and South East Asia and audit in India.
  • Prior to joining Alpen Capital, Krishna worked with KPMG’s Transaction Services team in UAE . He has also worked with KPMG in India in their Financial Services Audit division.
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Wael Abdul Malak

Wael Abdul Malak

Executive Director

  • Wael Abdul Malak is responsible for origination and execution.
  • He has 23 years of work experience in Banking and Financial Services industry.
  • Prior to Alpen Capital, he has worked with Standard Chartered Bank, UAE as a Director. He also worked with Mubadala GE Capital, UAE, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, UAE and Gulf Bank, Kuwait.
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Sanjay Bhatia

Sanjay Bhatia

Managing Director

  • Sanjay is responsible for Investment Banking at Alpen Capital Dubai and also heads the investment banking operations in Qatar.
  • Sanjay has 27 years of experience in Investment Banking across Middle East & India.
  • Has been actively involved in various corporate finance transactions, including debt advisory / syndications, cross border M&A / joint ventures and private equity placements. Before moving to Qatar, Sanjay was a part of the Execution team in Alpen Capital, Dubai. Sanjay has previously worked with Ambit Corporate Finance and RSM & Co, India.
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Siraj Bhavnagarwalla

Siraj Bhavnagarwalla

Managing Director

  • Siraj heads the Investment banking operations in Oman.
  • Siraj has 24 years of experience in Corporate Banking and Credit Risk Management in the Middle East and India.
  • His previous assignment was with National Bank of Oman as Unit Head – Structured Finance. He has also worked with BNP Paribas, National Bank of Bahrain and Bank Dhofar.
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Yogendra Khurana

Yogendra Khurana

Managing Director

  • Yogendra is a part of the Client Origination team and works on corporate advisory mandates.
  • Yogendra has 19 years of work experience in the financial services sector. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
  • Prior to joining Alpen Capital, he has worked with Price Waterhouse Coopers, India as a senior manager in the M&A division. His previous employers also include Ambit Corporate Finance Ltd. and Ernst & Young and Bank Dhofar.
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Hussam Al Faqir

Hussam Al Faqir

Executive Director

  • Hussam is a part of the Debt Execution team.
  • He has 23 years of experience in Investment Banking.
  • Prior to this, he was the Head of Corporate and Institutional Clients at Standard Chartered Bank, Bahrain. He has also worked with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Emirates Bank International, Mashreq Bank and British Bank of the Middle East in Jordan.
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Dilip Samanthilaka

Dilip Samanthilaka

Senior Director

  • Dilip is a part of the execution team focusing on Sri Lanka.
  • Dilip has 16 years of work experience in financial services industry having worked for organisations in Dubai, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
  • He last worked as Manager Finance at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore. He was also associated with Mashreq Bank, in Dubai and Sampath Bank, Srilanka.
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