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Our Senior Management


Sami S. Arwadi joined GIB Capital in February 2012 from HSBC where he worked for seven years as part of the investment banking team in Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining HSBC, Sami spent seven years in the audit and attestation field in Saudi Arabia.

Sami is an accomplished and successful investment banker, with expertise in financial advisory, IPOs, rights issues, equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions across multiple industries. Sami possesses a strong and distinguished record in originating, pitching and winning investment banking transactions, and has been responsible for transactions totalling in excess of US$ 4.7 billion to date (excluding NCB IPO and Ma’aden rights issue).

Sami demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of capital markets regulations in Saudi Arabia, common stakeholder objectives, and both buyer and seller aspirations. Sami is confident conducting due diligence activities and equity valuations, and has a sound understanding of private equity combined with extensive knowledge in financial analysis and capital raising. Sami is able to develop positive and trusting relationships with global businesses, and is able to effectively manage a personal portfolio of key accounts. Sami is recognised as a focused and respected leader with significant staffing experience in investment banking.

Sami holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Lebanese American University, Lebanon.

GIB Capital is a Single Shareholder Company (Commercial Registration No. 1010244294) with paid-up capital of SR 200,000,000.

GIB Capital obtained its license from the Capital Market Authority under license number 07078-37 on 08/07/1428H (corresponding to 22/07/2007G). GIB Capital obtained the approval to proceed with its business activities from the Capital Market Authority on 03/04/1429H (corresponding to 12/04/2008G).

GIB Capital provides corporate finance services in the Saudi capital markets, and is licensed to carry out the following activities by the Capital Market Authority (“CMA”):

  • Dealing as:
    • Principal
    • Agent
    • Underwriter
  • Managing
    • Investment fund management
    • Discretionary portfolio management
  • Arranging
  • Advising
  • Custody

GIB Capital is a subsidiary of Gulf International Bank B.S.C. with registered office at Low Rise Building 1, Granada Business & Residential Park, Eastern Ring Road, P.O. Box 89589, Riyadh 11692, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.