Todd Boehly is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and controlling member of Eldridge Industries. Eldridge manages a portfolio of diversified businesses across several industries with over 2500 employees.
Prior to founding Eldridge, Mr. Boehly was the President of Guggenheim Partners, where he launched their credit investing business and later assumed responsibilities for the asset management business. He received his B.B.A. from the College of William & Mary and studied at the London School of Economics.
In addition to being the Chairman and CEO of Eldridge Industries, Mr. Boehly is a member of the Executive Committee of Guggenheim Capital and serves as a trustee or board member of several other organizations. He is a principal owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dick Clark Productions, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, Media Rights Capital—the owner and producer of House of Cards—and A24—the owner and producer of Moonlight, winner of the Academy Award for “Best Picture” in 2016.
Mr. Osler joined Guggenheim Securities in June 2009 to help establish and build out Guggenheim Partners’ investment banking platform. Prior to joining Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Osler was Head of Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions for CITIC Securities International Partners, a cross-border M&A advisory business based in New York and Hong Kong and majority-owned by CITIC Securities International (Hong Kong). Previously, Mr. Osler was a Senior Managing Director at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. where he held a number of positions including Global Head of Media Investment Banking and Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to beginning his investment banking career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at CS First Boston, Mr. Osler was a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Rich received a JD from the University of Louisville in 1980 and a BA in Economics, Political Science and Urban Studies from Denison University in 1977.
Mr. Glenn is the Chief Executive Officer of KBBO Americas. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Glenn was a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners and was a member of the Guggenheim Partners Public Affairs Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. Mr. Glenn also chaired the Multicultural Employee Business Network, an employee resource group. Prior to Guggenheim, Mr. Glenn served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia. Mr. Glenn also served as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Economic Policy in the White House in Washington, D.C. Mr. Glenn received his BA degree from Davidson College in North Carolina.
As a seasoned banker, Mr. Abugulal has a wealth of financial management experience, both locally and internationally. From his early career at SHUAA Capital, one of the UAE’s oldest financial services firms, to his most recent position as Vice President at Swiss private bank Lombard Odier based in Geneva, Mr. Abugulal has closed number of successful deals while working with a wide range of high net worth individuals in the MENA region. In 2017, he relocated from Geneva to Abu Dhabi to lead KBBO Group’s new expansion plans, and oversees acquisitions, investments and the structuring of new products to reach international markets with a diverse product offering. Mr. Abu Gulal is also the Chairman of Emirates Hospital.
A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Mr. Singh has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector. His career has seen him hold leadership positions in the fields of Finance, Strategy, Risk Management and Business Performance Improvement for global organizations such as KMPG, E&Y, AIG and HP. He joined KBBO Group 2 years ago as the CFO of Centurion Partners Investment (CPI), one of the fast growing and key investment vehicle of KBBO Group, before being appointed as the Group CFO.
Mohammad Barraj is the SEO and Head of Investment Banking for Guggenheim KBBO Partners. Mr. Barraj has around 15 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience, serving as a trusted advisor to reputed stakeholders and companies in the region. Mr. Barraj joined Guggenheim KBBO Partners from SHUAA Capital, where he was a Director in its Investment Banking team in Dubai responsible for the execution of a broad range of high profile mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raising and restructuring transactions. Mr. Barraj recently led the closing of the merger between Emirates Healthcare and Alameda Healthcare Group, one of the largest private healthcare platforms in Egypt. He also advised Sama Jordan, one of the leading players in the Jordanian dairy and juice market, in connection with its sale of a strategic stake to a consortium of Abu Dhabi and KSA-based investors. During his tenure at SHUAA, he led the execution of Amanat Holdings PJSC’s acquisition of a strategic stake in Madaares PrJSC (Taaleem), which represented the group’s first investment in the education sector. He also advised Emirates National Group on its first cross-border acquisition of a majority stake in Egyptian Advanced Company for Public Transportation S.A.E. Mohammad’s track record also includes advising on landmark healthcare deals including the NMC Health plc IPO, the Al Noor Hospitals acquisition and the sale of CosmeSurge and Emirates Hospital Group, amongst others. Mr. Barraj earned his Masters of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham in the UK and a Bachelor of Business Administration with merit from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He is licensed by the Securities & Commodities Authority in the UAE and holds multiple certifications and awards from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in the UK. Mr. Barraj has been an active CPA license holder since 2007.
Virginie Afota joined Guggenheim KBBO Partners as Head of Asset Management in 2018. For twenty years, Mrs. Afota has worked with blue chip investors, holding positions as investor or advisor for traditional and alternative asset classes. Most recently, she was head of External Credit Mandates at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), responsible for ADIA’s multi-billion Investment Grade and High Yield external corporate exposure. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she held various positions in London and Paris at Unigestion, Lonestar and Axa IM. Mrs. Afota started her career in 1998 at Goldman Sachs in London where she worked for eight years as a structured credit specialist. She received three M.S. in Mathematics and Finance from Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE and Stanford University.
Tarek Akhrass is a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Guggenheim KBBO Partners. He has multiple years of investment banking experience in the region. Prior to joining Guggenheim KBBO Partners in 2015, Tarek Akhrass spent five years with the investment banking department of SHUAA Capital, the Dubai-based regional investment bank, working out the Dubai and Riyadh offices where he assisted in the execution of regional IPO, M&A and other corporate advisory mandates. He played a key role in the successful execution and placement of the initial public offering of Emirates REIT, the first public offering and listing of a real estate investment trust in the region. Prior to his work in investment banking, he spent two years as an equity research analyst with SHUAA Capital assisting in coverage of regional equities. He received a B.A. in Finance from the American University of Beirut.
Shadab Taylor is a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Guggenheim KBBO Partners. Prior to joining Guggenheim KBBO Partners in 2017, Shadab was a Senior Vice President in Investment Banking at SHUAA Capital psc, the Dubai-based regional investment bank. At SHUAA, Shadab spent ten years originating and executing complex regional and cross-border M&A, ECM and restructuring mandates across the healthcare, industrials, real estate and consumer / retail sectors, among others. Shadab has advised clients including Emirates Hospitals Group on their strategic sale, Ithmar Capital on their acquisition of Al Noor Hospitals, Express Group on their strategic sale, Amanat Holdings PJSC on their first education investment, and DXB Entertainments and several other clients on their IPOs. Prior to this, Shadab was a financial analyst in Business Analysis at SHUAA. Shadab holds a B.A. in Economics (Hons) with a specialism in Business Studies from the University of Manchester.
Matthew Chen is the Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Company Secretary for Guggenheim KBBO Partners. Mr Chen also performs the Money Laundering and Reporting Officer (“MLRO”) role for Guggenheim KBBO Partners. He has over 15 years of risk analysis, regulatory, and compliance experience. In 2008, Mr. Chen joined Guggenheim Capital Markets to became the responsible Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer in the Dubai. He is responsible for the monitoring of its business activities and overseeing its compliance with all laws, rules and regulations in the Middle East. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Mr. Chen was in Supervision and Authorisation Division for the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (“QFCRA”) in Doha, Qatar and was responsible for the risk analysis of regulated and non-regulated firms in the Qatar Financial Centre. Prior to working in the Middle East, Mr. Chen has was employed with the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) and HSBC Australia. He has completed a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) at the University of Queensland.
© 2019 Guggenheim KBBO Partners Limited. All rights reserved. Guggenheim, Guggenheim Partners and Innovative Solutions. Enduring Values. are trademarks of Guggenheim Capital, LLC.