BNY Mellon appoints new head of Middle East and Africa for Investment Management

BNY Mellon has announced the appointment of Imad Abukhlal as head of Middle East and Africa of BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA Limited.

In this role, Abukhlal has responsibility for the development and management of all business capabilities across the region. Based in Dubai, Abukhlal reports to PeterPaul Pardi, CEO of Asset Management EMEA and Global Head of Distribution at BNY Mellon Investment Management.

Joining from Western Asset Management (WAMCO), Abukhlal has over 18 years of experience as an investment manager and was most recently Senior Executive Officer and head of the Dubai office. He was responsible for distribution, client service, and marketing for Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. Between 2000 and 2008 he established the firm’s Middle East business.

Abukhlal brings extensive experience having also worked at Lyras Financial Services, a multi-family office, as an analyst and portfolio manager focused on investing across various asset classes including fixed income, equities, and currencies.

Pardi commented on the appointment: “Imad joins us with a wealth of relevant experience and is highly respected; we are confident he will add valuable skills and resource and be an excellent addition to the existing team. We are looking forward to working with him.”

“In addition to the expanded geographical coverage and institutional clients, Abukhlal is also responsible for building out additional client segments as well as heading up the region’s investment management team,” said Pardi.

Abukhlal holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Westminster University, an Msc in Ocean Engineering from University College London and an Msc in Shipping Trade and Finance from Cass Business School.

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