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Hani Othman Baothman - Managing Director / CEO

Hani has extensive experience with prominent national and multi-national public and private institutions including Al-Khabeer Financial Consultants, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Saudi Economic & Development, and ABV Rock Group, a Saudi Scandinavian JV contracting company. He is a founding shareholder of Sidra and is currently the MD & CEO. Hani is a British Chevening Scholarship holder and studied for his MBA at the Imperial College, London. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Reading, UK.

Muhammad Currim Oozeer, Deputy CEO

A founding member of Sidra. He joined in 2008 from HSBC Amanah, Malaysia. His last role was as the Head of Asia Origination. Prior to that, he was with the ICD, the private sector arm of IDB responsible for structured finance and syndication operations. He holds a PhD in Finance from University of Reading and is a CFA charterholder.

Naim Azad, Head of Asset Management

A founding member of Sidra Capital. Naim joined in 2009 from HSBC Bank, Malaysia.

His last role was as the Global RM, Global Banking and Markets. Prior to that, he was with the Corporate Finance & Advisory team of Public Investment Bank, Malaysia responsible for numerous debt restructuring transactions post 97/98 Asian currency crisis.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University, New Zealand and charter holders of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountant (“ACCA”) and Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (“CIFP”).

Feras Saleh Alsaied, Head Of Debt Advisory & Corporate Finance

Feras joined Sidra in September 2012. He has 10 years experience in corporate banking and his last role was with Alinma Bank. His previous stints include Samba Financial Group and Arab National Bank. He has worked on many complicated structures and advised many companies on finance related matters. Feras holds a bachelors degree in Marketing and Mass Communication from Marymount University in Virginia, USA.

Hassan Bahloul, Head Of Investment Placement & Business Development

Hassan joined Sidra in October 2012. He carries 13 years of experience in sales and business development field. Prior to joining, he was the VP Sales in Damac Properties based in Saudi Arabia since 2007. He was also a Regional Manager at Showtime shuttling between Dubai and Saudi Arabia from 1999 until 2005. Hassan holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Ajman University and has completed various courses in Canada and the UK.

Omar Al Habshi, Head of Finance

Omar joined Sidra Capital in September 2008 as Senior Accountant, Finance Division. Subsequently, he was promoted to Finance Manager in April 2010. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Sana’a University in 2000. Omar brings with him over 5 years of experience in the field of accounting.

Samah Bahamat, Head of Human Resources

Samah joined in 2009 and is one of the most seasoned members at Sidra Capital.

Prior to joining Sidra Capital, Samah worked in sales and marketing, during which her roles included employee training and talent development.

Samah has a bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Sophian Seraj, Head of Public Relations & Marketing

Prior to joining Sidra Capital in 2014, Sophian was the Head of PR for Toyota at Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ) and the company’s sponsorship of the Saudi Professional League. Due to his expertise in integrated strategic communications and issues management, Sophian was soon made Head of Brand Reputation, responsible for the conception and implementation of a high level mitigation strategy.

Previously, Sophian has established a professional reputation that led to his appointment as Country Manager for a global agency in Saudi Arabia.

Sophian has a masters’ degree in Political Science and American Studies from J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M.

Mohammed Al-Amoudi, Head of Information Technology

Mohammed joined Sidra Capital in December 2007 as an IT officer.

Currently he is leading the IT Department. His experience along with his skills and educational background qualify him to perform his role within the company.

Mohammed holds a Bachelor's in Management Information Systems from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

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Sidra Capital Organizes Oil Expert Panel with Oil Expert Bill Farren-Price.

The recent oil slump has raised many questions surrounding the future of the oil price and its impact on the Saudi and global economy.  Discussing the oil price volatility, its meaning and impact was oil expert and CEO of Petroleum Policy Intelligence, Bill Farren-Price at an oil expert panel in Riyadh organized by Sidra Capital.

Hani Othman Baothman - Managing Director / CEO

Hani has extensive experience with prominent national and multi-national public and private institutions including Al-Khabeer Financial Consultants, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Saudi Economic & Development, and ABV Rock Group, a Saudi Scandinavian JV contracting company. He is a founding shareholder of Sidra and is currently the MD & CEO. Hani is a British Chevening Scholarship holder and studied for his MBA at the Imperial College, London. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Reading, UK.

Hani Baothman, CEO of Sidra Capital at the Madinah Job Forum

Hani Baothman, CEO of Sidra Capital, stated that the company is committed to supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Labour to develop the local labour market and increase the availability of jobs for Saudi youth of both genders in order to enable them to perform their role in elevating the kingdom’s economic and social development.