Manama, September 28 (BNA): GFH Financial Group BSC (GFH) today announced the appointment of Mr. Tariq Al-Samahiji as Chief Executive Officer of GFH’s UK operations.
Mr. Al-Samahiji will be responsible for driving the further expansion of GFH’s international presence. He brings more than two decades of experience in the global banking sector across asset management, capital markets, Islamic finance and credit. Most recently, he co-founded Orpheus Partners, the fast-growing GP capital advisory partnership of which he remains the Non-Executive Chairman. Prior to that, he served as CEO of BNP Paribas Najma and Global Head of BNP Paribas for Islamic Finance and Investment.
GFH currently has over $12 billion in assets globally and is looking to build its international portfolio through organic and inorganic growth. The Group’s London operations will play a strategic role in further enhancing GFH’s portfolio of opportunities and partnerships while effectively managing and growing its leadership investments across key sectors that include real estate, logistics, warehousing, healthcare, technology and education, among others.
GFH was registered in the UK as a representative office of its headquarters in Bahrain in April 2019 and continued in December 2020 to acquire a majority stake in Roebuck Asset Management, a leading real estate asset management company focused on logistics and business in the UK and Europe, strengthening its presence in these key markets and emphasizing the Group’s continued efforts and success in effective diversification across asset classes and geographies.