Mubasher appoints Samer Abuzahra as Head of Institutional Sales

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mubasher Financial Services, one of the leading regional financial institutions in the Middle East, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Samer Abuzahra as Head of Institutional Sales. Samer, who joins from Thomson Reuters, where he was head of the MENA equities team, has extensive experience in the banking and financial services sector from both a retail and institutional perspective.

His focus, during the last eight years, has been on equity brokerage as well as facilitating and building connectivity between stock markets participants on both the buy and sell sides. In his almost 20 year career to date, he has held senior positions within HSBC Bank Middle East and Canada and most recently Thomson Reuters.

Samer’s new position as Head of Institutional Sales will play a key role in supporting Mubasher’s on-going growth momentum by providing new and established Corporate and Institutional clients with “best in class” regional and international brokerage services.

Commenting on the appointment, Malek Kanawati, Mubasher’s CEO, said: “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Samer who brings a wealth of market knowledge and experience to our business. He will have a key responsibility in driving growth within our institutional sales business which remains a core part of our operations here in the region. We have made tremendous progress in recent years and with our continued expansions and new office openings here in the UAE, our growth momentum is set to continue.”