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Management Team

Asas Capital is managed by a team of professionals who have extensive regional and international experience with preeminent investment institutions.



Matein Khalid

Chief Investment Officer

Matein has 25 years of experience in international capital markets as an advisor to family offices and fund managers. He has worked for investment banks/hedge funds in New York, Chicago, London, and Geneva. In addition, he has been the CIO of a technology fund in San Francisco, a royal investment office in Dubai and a public insurance company listed on the DFM. Matein has four degrees in finance, economics and international relations from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He writes capital markets advisory columns for Khaleej Times, Gulf Business and Oman Economic Review and was awarded ICAEW prize for excellence in financial journalism, December 2011. He was also selected by MENA Fund magazine in MENA Power List, 50 most influential fund managers in the Middle East.


Himanshu Khandelwal, CFA

Managing Director

Himanshu has 15 years of experience in investment management across asset classes. He has been with Asas since its inception managing the proprietary equity investments and has executed numerous private equity transactions. Currently he heads our investment and advisory teams focused on creating long term value for our clients. Prior to Asas Capital, Himanshu worked as a portfolio manager in India’s largest financial services company, Kotak Securities with over USS$ 400 million assets under management. He also held analyst roles in reputable firms like CNBC and Bank of Baroda. He is a CFA charter holder and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IBS Hyderabad.


Ehab Hassan

Executive Director

Ehab has over 12 years of experience in investment management and proprietary trading in a variety of disciplines. Prior to joining Asas in 2013 he spent his career as a Senior Vice President at Dubai Group solely managing US$ 100 million portfolio and co-managing US$ 2.3 billion in MENA equities.

Prior to that he was Chief Market Technician at Naeem Investments KSA, where he was a founding member, assisting in research and managing of US$ 3.4 billion of MENA equity. He holds BA in Business Administration from City University and is a CFTe holder.


Abhishek Somani

Senior Director – Advisory

Abhishek is an Investment professional with a diversified experience of over 13 years in Investment Banking and Wealth Management/Advisory across Middle East and India. Before joining Asas Capital he had been working with reputed names in the Industry. His work experience is primarily under various roles with Credit Agricole, Emirates NBD and CRISIL (An S&P Global Company) under M&A, Wealth Management and Global Capital and Money Markets.

He is a CFA charter holder and holds a Master’s degree in Finance in addition to his MBA.