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BNY Mellon IM hires Mena head
19 February 2014
Imad Abukhlal to head Middle East and Africa
BNY Mellon has announced the appointment of Imad Abukhlal as
head of Middle East and Africa of BNY Mellon Investment
Management Emea. In this role, he has responsibility for the
development and management of all business capabilities across
Based in Dubai, Abukhlal reports to Peter Paul Pardi, CEO of
Asset Management Emea and global head of distribution at BNY
Mellon Investment Management.
Joining from Western Asset Management, Abukhlal has over 18
years' 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 and between
2000 and 2008 established the firm's Middle East business.
He has 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.
"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.