Our team

We are a highly experienced team of wealth management and investment banking professionals with decades of international banking experience. Our team collectively brings over 100 years of industry experience and expertise to provide you bespoke and long-term solutions.

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Hussain Al Qemzi

Chairman
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Sathish Subbiah

Founding Partner
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SAADAAT YAQUB BAJWA

Founding Partner

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IAN COLLINS

HEAD OF COMPLIANCE
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Abhishek Bhadauria

Managing Director
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Kalpana Shah

Managing Director
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Osman Akbar

Senior Investment Advisor
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Hussain Al Qemzi

Chairman

He is a seasoned Banker with over 30 years of experience working with leading local, regional and international financial institutions. He is an insightful leader with proven experience of incubating, leading and managing strategic ventures and businesses

Mr Al Qemzi served as Chief Operating Officer of Operations at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) until 2003 and is credited with laying the groundwork for the world-class financial hub..Hussain also led Sharjah Islamic Bank as its Chief Executive Officer until 2006. During 2006, he was mandated by the Government of Dubai to establish a new shariah compliant financial institution and he was appointed as Group CEO for Noor Bank PJSC – a position he held till Oct 31, 2017. During his tenor, Noor Bank became one of the leading islamic financial institution across multiple business segments and jurisdictions with an asset size of over AED 40Bn. In addition to the above roles, Hussain has also served as member of  the board of directors of a number of sovereign owned entities in the region over the last two decades including Dubai Financial Market, Dubai International Financial Exchange, Noor Bank PJSC, Diera Investment Company, Noor Takaful PJSC etc.

Hussain has continued to provide  Board level guidance to a number of successful organizations across multiple sectors in UAE. His current Board positions include:

  • Vice Chairman and Board Member Emaar Properties PJSC
  • Board Member – DIFC Supreme Council and DIFC Authority
  • Board Member – Higher Board of Directors of DIFC
  • Chairman – Dubai Awqaf and Minor Affairs Foundation, Government of Dubai
  • Board Member - Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC)
  • Board Member- Emirates Institute For Banking & Financial Studies, UAE
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Sathish Subbiah

Founding Partner

Sathish brings more than 17 years of wealth management experience working with ultra HNW private clients, family offices and financial institutions across various geographies - U.S, U.K, Europe, Middle East and Asia. In his most recent role, Sathish was the co-founder and Senior Executive Officer (SEO) of Plurimi Wealth (Dubai) Limited, an Independent Asset Management (IAM) firm based in the DIFC, Dubai. Prior to that he was a Managing Director and Partner with Plurimi Wealth LLP based in London.

He started his career with Morgan Stanley in Los Angeles, California and held various senior positions at Barclays Private Bank, UBS Wealth Management and Lloyds Private Bank based in London.

Sathish graduated with a M.S in Management and Information Systems from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. Sathish holds the Level 6 PCIAM qualification and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).

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SAADAAT YAQUB BAJWA

Founding Partner

Saadaat has over 18 years of institutional banking, investment advisory and business development experience covering Islamic and conventional products across Middle East, Europe, South Asia and Africa. His last assignment was at Noor Bank PJSC in Dubai where he was working as Head of Wholesale Banking Group since 2007 responsible for managing financial institutions coverage and international banking business besides managing the bank's investment banking activities. He has lead and managed the origination, execution and placement of more than 150 primary syndications, capital markets and corporate finance mandates valued in excess of USD 100Bn across sectors, products and jurisdictions.

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Ian Collins

Head of Compliance

Ian has worked in the MENA region for nearly 20 years mostly as Chief Operating Officer in financial organizations providing investment services including the hedge-fund providers Man Investments and ISAM-ME. He has held numerous roles as licensed Compliance Officer, M.L.R.O., Finance Officer and Director within regulated investment firms in the G.C.C., while also taking responsibility at various levels for risk mitigation, governance, internal audit and operational planning.

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Abhishek Bhadauria

Managing Director

With over 16 years of experience in financial consulting and wealth management, Abhishek is a seasoned banker with proven success in international private wealth management arena. Abhishek has worked with some of the major international banks including ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered, Royal Bank of Scotland (erstwhile ABN Amro), Citibank and DBS in senior wealth management roles. He has lead initiatives to assist bankers and direct reports in promoting industry best practices through trusted advisory and innovative client centric strategies. Before joining Fiducia, Abhishek worked as a senior private banker with DBS Private Bank and was based in Dubai and covered key markets in the middle east such as Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait in addition to UAE. Abhishek is an MBA graduate from Institute of Management Studies, India and holds Certificate in Financial Services Advice from Canadian Securities Institute, Canada. Abhishek has always been a keen learner and has strived to keep himself up to speed with the dynamic environment of the finance world. He is currently pursuing Advanced Finance Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA and is expected to graduate in May, 2020. Client satisfaction and consistent performance delivery remain his key focus areas and drivers for growth.

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Kalpana Shah

Managing Director

Kalpana Shah Chartered FCSI has over 28 years’ experience in international private banking covering mainly the East Africa region.

She started her career at Bank of America (4 Years - Covering the NRI community) and then at Credit Agricole (7 Years), where she was responsible for setting up the NRI division for the bank in London.

This was followed by a role at HSBC Private Bank in London, where she served as a Director and head of East Africa for over 11 years. Prior to joining Fiducia Capital, Kalpana was Managing Director at Azure Wealth, which was later merged with Hywin Wealth where she was serving clients predominantly from Africa.

Kalpana holds a BA in Accounting and Finance and is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority since 2002.

Kalpana continues to have strong relationships in Africa where she assists clients with corporate structuring and wealth management.

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Osman Akbar

Senior Investment Advisor

Osman has worked in the financial services industry in London since 2006, beginning his career with world-renowned multi-strategy hedge fund CQS Management. During his time with CQS he developed an expertise in the operations of the credit derivatives markets and management of cross entity derivative exposures. Following the 07/08 financial crisis Osman joined BNP Paribas Investment Bank and oversaw the banks’ implementation of the industry-wide changes that were bought into place post-crisis to limit and unwind the cross-entity ~USD 60 trillion gross notional exposure of the credit derivatives market.

Osman subsequently moved into the Wealth Management business in 2011 and from London, began providing multi-asset class investment advice to UHNWI and family offices predominantly located in the Middle East through roles with BNP Paribas Wealth Management and Standard Chartered Bank. Osman has managed portfolios for both retail and professional private clients with a collective total value in excess of USD 1Bn.

Osman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Birmingham, a Master’s degree in Finance & Investment from the University of Nottingham, the Chartered Wealth Manager designation and is a CFA Charterholder.