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Mirza Beg
Founding Partner

Mirza is a Founding Partner of Ruya Partners with over 25 years of global investing and investment banking experience accumulated in the U.S., U.K., Asia and the MENA region.

Prior to establishing Ruya Partners, Mirza established and led the private debt business of Waha Capital PJSC in 2016. Prior to Waha Capital, Mirza worked in Dubai and was Head of Corporate Finance, MENA and Head of Commercial Banking Origination, MENA at HSBC.

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Rashid Siddiqi
Founding Partner

Rashid is a Founding Partner of Ruya Partners and brings over 23 years of direct investing and investment banking experience accumulated in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Prior to establishing Ruya Partners, Rashid was co-head of the private debt business for Waha Capital PJSC since joining there in 2017. Prior to Waha Capital, Rashid was Managing Director at NBK Capital Partners (NBKCP) in Dubai, which he joined during the founding stage of the alternative investment platform and over the next 9 years with the firm, played a key leadership role in pioneering the private credit asset class in the MENA and Turkey region as well as establishing the firm’s successful track record in private equity.

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Omar Al Yawer
Partner

Omar is a Partner at Ruya Partners and is responsible for investor relations and business development for the firm. He brings over 22 years of experience accumulated working for leading global and regional asset management firms covering the Middle East and underpinned by sales and trading experience in the U.S.

Omar has spent the last 13 years covering the Gulf region in senior investor relations roles focused on sovereign wealth funds, pensions, endowments, banks and family groups.

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Farah Bou Abboud
Associate

Farah is an associate at Ruya Partners with over 4 years of corporate finance and investments experience accumulated in the MENA region.

Prior to joining Ruya Partners, Farah held the position of assistant manager in PwC Dubai’s M&A advisory team (PwC CF) where he advised large corporates, regional SME’s, and family businesses on M&A and capital raising transactions, including debt and equity.

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Nasra Alhashemi
Office & Administrative Manager

Nasra is office & administrative manager with over 8 years of experience managing key roles in office management. Nasra is also the Company Secretary and will be working with the Board of Ruya Partners in that capacity. She was previously an Executive Assistant at Waha Capital, where she worked closely with our co-founders Mirza Beg and Rashid Siddiqi.

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

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