BMG Management Team

Basil M.K. Al-Ghalayini, CEO

Basil is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of BMG Financial Group “BMG”. Previously, he was Managing Director at The International Investor, London, UK, and prior to that, he was with the Investment Management Division of The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah and London. Since BMG’s inception, Basil has been acting as team leader for the equity and debt capital market transactions, such as Rights Issues, IPOs and Private Placements, as well as leading a Government mandated assignment for the comprehensive review of the insurance sector, in order to arrive at a set of recommendations for the sector’s eventual consolidation. He is also a frequent participant in official business delegations representing the private sector of Saudi Arabia. Basil is the Chairman of the Authorized Persons 5th Committee (Advisors and Arrangers) and the Chairman of AkarOne in Saudi Arabia. He is the Non-Executive Director of BMG Wealth LLP in the UK and Chairman of the BMG Foundation. He was the Secretary General of the Arab Bankers Association of the United Kingdom, Vice Chairman of the Saudi-British Businessmen Council, and Chairman of the Saudi-Syrian Businessmen Council. Basil holds a BSc. degree from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, a CSS from Harvard University, USA, and an IMD from London Business School, UK.

He received his B.Sc. degree from King Saud University, KSA, CSS from Harvard University, USA, and IMD from London Business School, UK.

John Yip , Senior Investment Banker ASIA

John is a senior member of the investment banking team at BMG. His 27 year career has taken him to live and work in Asia and the Arabian Gulf. John is acknowledged within his network for his prowess as an originator and financial structurer for a multitude of financial asset class and financial structures comprising equity, quasi-equity, bonds, Sukuk, mergers and acquisitions financing, and Islamic financing. Given his experience in working in Asia and the Arabian Gulf, John spent a considerable part of his career intermediating capital and investment flows between the two regions. John holds a degree in law and a doctorate in finance, in addition to being a qualified financial chartist and a digital marketer.

Nick Sloane , Senior Wealth Advisor EUROPE

Nick is a senior wealth advisor at BMG with 25 years of international banking experience with him, and has worked in London, Frankfurt and Zürich for premier global institutions such as Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank in both investment and private banking, as well as for a multi-family office. In recent years his focus has been in the private wealth sphere, managing assets and family affairs for UHNWI families as a trusted advisor, primarily from Saudi Arabia, a country where he has spent substantial time and has an extensive network. He is an English-Australian dual national resident near Zürich, and is married to a Czech artist and recently had a young son. A fan of the alpine world, Nick is an instructor for the US National Ski Patrol and leads courses on mountain travel and rescue.

Dr. Julius Pretterebner , Business Developement Advisor DACH

Dr. Julius is representing BMG in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). He manages the direct contact of European industrial champions with Saudi Arabian industry to support the Saudi Vision 2030. His focus is investment banking and business development for creating a modern industry in Saudi Arabia and long term partnerships with European companies. Dr. Julius is a technology expert in the energy industry and the industrial sector. He has professional experience with Daimler, HIS CERA, BYD, DHL, K&P, MCC in different functions as CEO and CTO. Dr. Julius holds technical, physical and economic degrees and works with a strategy, structure and cultural approach. His understanding of the clients products, processes and culture eases the investment process and secures the technology transfer for the investor.

Syed Karrar Naqvi , Investment Banker

Syed is a senior Corporate Finance Advisory Team member focusing on private and public offerings, including advising family businesses going public and listing on the Parallel Market (Nomu). He is a seasoned finance professional with over Fifteen years of experience in leading roles with international and local firms, including Ernst & Young, MASIC and ASTRA.

Tamer Attar , Investment Banker

Tamer is driven by the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to ethical practices. He has a strong track record of leading numerous high-stakes projects and is also passionate when it comes to helping clients reach their financial aspirations. He graduated from the University of Arizona’s W.A. Franke Honors College and successfully passed related Capital Market Authority Examinations and received his professional training from SEDCO Capital’s Management training program in Regional Public Equity. He is looking forward to the exciting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the ever-evolving world of Corporate Finance.

Hassan Alshehri ,  Investment Banker

Hassan manages various corporate finance transactions for clients inside and outside Saudi Arabia. He advises on Nomu market listing and private offering requirements. In addition to building financial models, valuation and reports, and all required investment and marketing materials.

Hassan holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Business and Technology and Bachelor's degree in Public Relations from King Abdulaziz University.

Bandar Tashkandi , Investment Banker

Bandar is a senior corporate finance investment advisor leading the M& transactions at BMG. Also, he manages the initial public offering (IPO) of companies by reviewing the activities required from the beginning of the transaction until listing in the public market.

Bandar worked at Saudi Aramco as an accounting analyst and lead different initiatives in the public sector as part of Vision 2030. Bandar holds Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Masters in Finance, and he is CFA and CMA.

Maisa Al-Jallad , Compliance Officer and AML/CFT

Maisa Al-Jallad holds the position of Compliance Officer and AML/CFT at BMG Financial Group. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Insurance from the University of Jeddah. Obtained CME-1 ,CME-2, ICWIM, and IFsah certifications in addition to many other training courses.

Muhammad Waqas, IT Manager

Muhammad Waqas is the IT Manager of BMG. He has been working with BMG Since 2019 he has 5 years of experience in the Information Technology field. He is providing end-user support to employees and act as an integral member of BMG business development, optimizing IT infrastructure, improving LAN/WAN connectivity, developing security protocols and developing the BMG website.

He was in Quad Dimensions before, managing and executing Web Development and Design-related projects. Waqas holds a Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan.

Ebtehal Alsaati , Investor Relations Officer

Ebtehal is a highly motivated individual with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. She is ambitious and driven, always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow both personally and professionally. She is a quick learner with a strong work ethic, making her a valuable addition to the BMG.

Wedad Baroudi , Chief Coordinator

Wedad is the Chief Coordinator of BMG Foundation since 2014. She manages, organizes, and handles socio-cultural events in Saudi Arabia and the UK that including BMG annual Summer Retreats, Diplomacy of Art Exhibitions. In addition, she operates the annual awareness program that serves the community through BMG Foundation's noble initiatives, Wedad handles the planning process of the campaigns in terms of the participating universities, the theme of the campaign's competition, and the award ceremonies in KSA.

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