Sheikha Hanadi Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani

Chief Executive Officer

Sheikha Hanadi is the Founder & Chairperson & CEO of Amwal, founder & CEO of AL Waab City Real Estate development project, Vice Chairman of Nasser Bin Khaled AL Thani & Sons Group, Founding Chairperson of Q-Auto.
A fervent supporter of entrepreneurship and its positive effect on the community, Sheikha Hanadi serves as a trustee on the board of the College for Business and Economics at Qatar University, the Chairperson of “INJAZ Qatar” and board member of “INJAZ AL Arab” the regional arm of “Junior Achievement Worldwide”, a member of the ME Board of “Planet Finance”, a member of the Board of Governance of the Pearl Initiative, a member of the advisory board of the Harvard Business Review Al Arabiya and a Founding co-Chairperson of the 30% Club GCC chapter.
Over the span of her career, Sheikha Hanadi sat on various boards and committees, she served as a board member in “Dana Gas”, as an Executive Committee Member in “Silatech”, as well as a Special Advisor to Standard Chartered Bank and a member of the Bank’s Gulf Advisory Council (GAC).
She was a member of the Advisory Board of the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Receiving numerous awards and recognition, Sheikha was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005 and voted as personality of the year by Arraya, Qatar’s leading newspaper, for her vision and contribution to the economy. She was named Woman CEO of the Year by the Middle East CEO Awards Institute in 2006, for her significant contribution in developing Qatar’s economic and social presence in the Arab world., she was selected by Arabian business magazine to be one of the 100 world’s most influential Arabs for the consecutive years , she was also named the economic personality of the year 2007 by Qatar chamber of commerce and business council , Sheikha Hanadi was voted, by the Financial Times in 2008, among the top 20 global banking and finance women role models and in 2008 and 2010 she received the ‘Businesswoman of the Year ’award by ITP publishing Group.
Sheikha Hanadi holds an Executive-MBA from London Business school, a Masters degree in Economics from the University of London, and a Bachelor degree in Economics from Qatar University.

Hani Abdo

Chief Operating Officer

Hani Abdo is a focused and energetic senior investment and operations professional with over 20 years of experience with blue chip organizations, private equity and family groups. Hani’s passion for investment and operations keeps him deeply involved in all aspects of the investment cycle providing strategic direction and driving value creation initiatives for all stakeholders.
In his capacity as an Executive Board Member & COO of Amwal, Hani restructured the entire firm by upgrading its senior management team, worked closely with the regulator, diversified its business activities to include asset management / equities and fixed income, private equity and advisory services. Hani started the private equity practice at Amwal and originated, executed, raised, deployed and successfully deployed c. US$ 100m in a regional upstream oil and gas company and two global late stage technology companies. Hani has also successfully exited one of the three transactions that generated IRR 20%+ to the investors whilst in parallel continues to explore new equally exciting investment opportunities.
In his current capacity as COO at Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani & Sons Holding Company (“NBK”), Hani has strategic and operating roles at the holding level and serves as a Board member on NBK’s subsidiaries and joint ventures. Hani developed NBK’s strategic roadmap, restructured the entire Group’s debt, and executed value accretive initiatives that institutionalized the group and put it on the path to a market event. Operationally, Hani is responsible for the day-to-day growth and profitability of several operating entities and joint venture partnerships in various fields of trading, manufacturing, construction, facility management, technology and healthcare.

Kamlesh Kasala, CFA

Risk and Compliance Director

Kamlesh Kasala has 12 years of experience in Risk Management, Private Equity, Fixed Income, Compliance and Asset Management. Prior to Amwal, he was heading the Risk Management and Compliance at Oasis Capital Bank, Bahrain where he was responsible for the overall risk profile including Credit Risk, Market Risk, operational risk, investment risk and regulatory compliance. He was also the MLRO and a key member of the Bank’s Investment Committee and ALCo.
He has previously worked with regional Investment firms Al Mustaqbal Investments, Ritaj Capital and a GCC conglomerate Alghanim Industries overseeing key risks, evaluating and executing private equity investments in MENA and monitoring performance of investment portfolios. He is a CFA and FRM charter holder. He holds an MBA from IIT Bombay and a bachelors in Electronics & Communications Engineering from JNT University, India.