BlackRock Selects Leader for Gulf Expansion in UAE, Oman and Bahrain

BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, announced the appointment of Mohammad Al Fahim as Managing Director and Head of UAE on Monday. Al Fahim's responsibilities will extend beyond the United Arab Emirates, encompassing client business development across Oman and Bahrain as well. This strategic move signals BlackRock's commitment to expanding its footprint in the Gulf region.

Al Fahim brings a wealth of experience in the financial sector, having previously held leadership positions at Goldman Sachs. He played a pivotal role in establishing Goldman Sach's Abu Dhabi office, strategically situated near the headquarters of three prominent sovereign wealth funds - ADIA, Mubadala, and ADQ. Furthermore, Al Fahim spearheaded the UAE business for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, demonstrating a proven track record in the asset management domain.

BlackRock views the Gulf region as a market brimming with potential. The company aims to leverage Al Fahim's deep understanding of the regional financial landscape and his longstanding relationships to deliver a diversified suite of investment solutions to clients. A key focus area will be BlackRock's private markets capabilities, a rapidly growing segment within the firm.

"We are thrilled to welcome Mohammad Al Fahim to BlackRock, " said a BlackRock spokesperson in a statement. "His extensive experience and proven leadership qualities make him ideally suited to lead our business expansion in the UAE, Oman and Bahrain. We are confident that under his guidance, we will be able to deliver exceptional value to our clients in the region. "

Industry analysts believe that Al Fahim's appointment is a strategic move by BlackRock to capitalize on the increasing sophistication of investors in the Gulf region. With growing disposable incomes and a heightened awareness of financial planning, demand for asset management services is anticipated to rise steadily in the coming years. BlackRock, with its vast experience and global reach, is well-positioned to cater to this growing demand.

Al Fahim's appointment underscores BlackRock's commitment to building a strong local presence in the Gulf. His deep-rooted understanding of the region's financial ecosystem, coupled with his established network, will be instrumental in propelling BlackRock's growth trajectory in the UAE, Oman and Bahrain.

Previous Article Next Article