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CEO's Profile


Nazem I.Basha is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amwal Advisory Corp.

Before setting up Amwal Advisory Corp. in March 2006, Nazem was the CEO of Merrill Lynch - Bahrain, with Client dealings across the GCC, Middle East and MENA region.

Previous positions include:

  • Director, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA): 2001 through 2003.
  • Vice President - Private Banking, BNP Paribas (Bahrain) with responsibilities across the GCC, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt: 1992 through 2001.
  • Vice President, Portfolio Management at Gulf International Bank (GIB) - Bahrain: 1987 through 1991.
  • Head of the Investment Department, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development - Kuwait: 1984 through 1987.

Nazem received his Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Economics and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the American University of Beirut (AUB).