News and Press Release

Amwal appoints Talal Samhouri as Head of Asset Management

Publisher: The Peninsula

Date : 7 November 2016

Amwal, Qatar’s leading independent asset management firm today announced that Talal Samhouri has joined as the new Head of Asset Management at the company.

Celebrated for his firm understanding of the regional business environment, Mr. Samhouri has extensive regional and international expertise in asset management and investment banking.

In his current role at Amwal, Talal Samhouri is responsible of developing and implementing the real estate investment management strategy, as well as designing and implementing cross segment initiatives for all other asset classes. Talal will also develop and implement winning asset management strategies and deliver high, risk-adjusted investment returns. He will lead the Asset Management Division and activities geared toward excellence, efficiency and improvement of its portfolio and related processes to maximize and protect return on investments.

Fahmi Alghussein, Chief Executive Officer at Amwal said, “We are pleased to have an expert such as Talal, who brings in his experience and knowledge to develop our asset management strategies and lead the business to the next level.”

Talal Samhouri has over 22 years of asset management and investment banking experience in the MENA region and the USA. Prior to his current position at Amwal, Talal was the head of Private Equity and Corporate Finance at Dar Al Mal Ltd. in DIFC, where he was responsible for launching a UK Real Estate Fund, in addition to M&A and capital structure advisory services for GCC institutions and family groups. Previously, Talal headed the MENA Asset Management Division of Global Investment House in Kuwait, with AuM’s of over $ 3.5 billion, he was responsible for establishing and running the asset management team of over 23 professionals across 4 regional offices in the MENA region. Formerly, Talal was a fund manager and then head of the asset management department at AB Invest (previously Atlas Investment Group), a subsidiary of Arab Bank group. Before moving back to the MENA region, Talal started his career in auditing and financial advisory in the U.S. with American Express Financial Corp. During his tenure, Talal has built comprehensive experience in sourcing, structuring and managing various investment opportunities in the MENA region.

Talal earned his B.Sc. In Accounting and MBA in Finance, Real Estate and Insurance. In addition, he is a CFA Charterholder since 2003.