Sameer Ahmad is an investment banker with 28 years of experience in Europe, the Middle East, Emerging Africa and South East Asia. He started his career in Kidder Peabody, subsequently UBS, in the EM team in London. He then moved to Global Emerging Markets, a boutique investment bank specializing in EM out of London. He then moved to Bangladesh and set up the structured finance unit of Industrial and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IIDFC). He was a treasury consultant with the PriceWaterhouseCoopers team restructuring Agrani Bank before establishing RSA Capital.
Sameer has established himself as one of the leading investment bankers in Bangladesh by launching the first ever zero coupon bond, the first step down syndicated loan facility, the first ever unsecured international term loan facility for a microfinance institution and the world’s first micro-credit securitization, the first ever variable rate subordinated domestic convertible bond as Tier 2 Capital with international participation in the Bangladesh market.
He is a Director of IPDC Finance Limited as well as the Chairman of the Executive Committee. He also sits on the board of Guardian Life Insurance Company.
Sameer Ahmad currently is the Chairman and the Chief Executive of RSA Capital (DIFC), a DIFC company duly regulated by DFSA to operate similar activities as RSA Capital Bangladesh. Using the DIFC office RSA is expanding its footprint in the MENA and other regions.
FAISAL A REHMANCEO, MENA Region
Faisal Rehman began his career in 1999 with Citibank N.A. with focus on developing client relationships, profiling of clients, understanding client needs and offer appropriate products.
Subsequently he served in Standard Chartered Bank, Bahrain as Head of Priority Banking; in EFG Bank Bahrain, responsible for building the private banking business of Ultra HNI and Institutional clients in the Middle East Region; in Bank Sarasin Alpen (Bahrain) BSC as Director; in BSI Bank Bahrain, with focus on developing UNHW clients in GCC and South Asia; in Intesa Sanpaolo Private Bank Suisse Morval with responsibility of creating and development of new business segment, managing the clients introduced by EAM/BI, develop UHNW clients in GCC mainly of South Asian diaspora.
Thereafter, he joined RSA Capital DIFC in 2022, and is currently the CEO of MENA Region.