Team

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Mirza Beg
Founding Partner

Mirza is a Founding Partner of Ruya Partners with over 28 years of global investing and investment banking experience from the U.S., UK, Asia and the MENA region.

Before establishing Ruya Partners, Mirza established and led the private credit business of Waha Capital in Abu Dhabi. Before Waha Capital, Mirza was HSBC’s Head of Corporate Finance and Head of Commercial Banking Origination for the MENA region.

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Rashid Siddiqi
Founding Partner

Rashid is a Founding Partner of Ruya Partners and brings over 26 years of direct investing and investment banking experience from the U.S. and the MENA region.

Before establishing Ruya Partners, Rashid was co-head of the private credit business for Waha Capital with Mirza Beg since joining there in 2017. Before Waha Capital, Rashid was Managing Director at NBK Capital Partners in Dubai, which he joined during the founding stage of the alternative investment platform. Over the next nine years with the firm, Rashid pioneered the private credit asset class in the MENA and Turkey region and established the firm’s successful track record in private equity.

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Omar Al Yawer
Partner

Omar is a Partner at Ruya Partners with over 24 years of asset-raising and equity trading experience from the U.S., UK and the MENA region.

He spent the last 15 years covering the Gulf region in senior institutional advisory and asset-raising roles focused on sovereign wealth funds, pensions, endowments, banks, and family groups.

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Badma Lidzhanov
Investment Associate

Badma Lidzhanov is an Investment Associate with over five years of experience in corporate finance, valuation, and leveraged finance. Badma’s most recent position involved working for VTB in the Leveraged Finance department, where he analyzed financing of M&A and LBO transactions. He has been involved in numerous deals across multiple sectors in Russia, such as agriculture, transport infrastructure, e-commerce, and IT.

Before VTB Capital, he had worked at EY as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Valuation, Modelling, and Economics. While working at EY, he developed a deep understanding of valuation and accounting concepts.

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Nasra Alhashemi
Office & Administrative Manager

Nasra is the Office and Administrative Manager with over eight years of experience managing critical roles in office management. Nasra is also the Company Secretary and works with the Board of Ruya Partners. She was previously an Executive Assistant at Waha Capital, working closely with our Founding Partners, Mirza Beg and Rashid Siddiqi.

She started her career in 2013 in an oil & gas company (IOTA) as a Secretary and Operation Officer. She was responsible for expense management, budget planning, and office activities.

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