The firm operates across a number of financial centres, including the DIFC in Dubai.
CdR Capital Group, the private investment office based in Geneva, London and Dubai, has made two new appointments: Hoda Barakat and Nour Tassabehji. They will be based in Dubai. (CdR Capital Limited is incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Centre and is regulated by the Dubai Financial services Authority.
Hoda Barakat, who runs her legal consultancy firm in Dubai, has joined Mark Rushton as non-executive director of the CdR Dubai board. She has more than 25 years of UAE professional experience specialising in intellectual property and information technology law. Barakat was previously managing partner and head of IP and IT law for one of the largest regional firms in the UAE. She holds an MA in law from Clare College Cambridge.
Additionally, Nour Tassabehji, who has been with CdR since 2018, has been appointed as the senior executive officer of CdR Dubai. Her career before joining CdR Dubai spanned both financial services and luxury brand management. She provided trading and advisory services to high net worth individuals with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, and then oversaw strategic EMEAI countries as senior commercial manager for Parfums Christian Dior.
Nour Tassabehji holds an MBA from INSEAD, a BSc in economics from Royal Holloway College, London, and an MSc in investment management from Cass Business School in London.
“This is another major step in strengthening our presence and activities in both the UAE and the Middle East,” Mark Rushton, non-executive director of the CdR Capital Limited board, said.