Our Management in the Middle East
Our Executive Committee in the Middle East is composed of experienced professionals with a strong expertise in Wealth Management across the Globe and in the region
Masroor Batin - CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa
Masroor Batin is CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa, based in Dubai, where he is entrusted with all Wealth Management operations & activities for the region and for the MEA Teams based in Geneva and Luxemburg.
Before joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Dubai, UAE, he was Managing Director, Head of International and Non Resident India clients. Based in Singapore, Masroor was leading the Wealth Management teams in Hong Kong and Singapore covering International & NRI clients.
Masroor brings with him well tested experience in Wealth Management across four main locations - US, India, Singapore and Dubai. Before joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management, he was the Singapore and Malaysia Market Head for Merrill Lynch. Prior to Singapore, he spent 10 years in New York as NRI Market Director for both Citibank and Merrill Lynch before moving to India where he led the Indian onshore platform for almost 3 years.
Masroor holds a MBA from the Calcutta University.
Khurram Jafree - Head of Products & Services for BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa
Khurram Jafree is Head of Products and Services for Middle East & Africa at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, based in Dubai. Prior to joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management, he was Director and Head of Investment Advisory, Middle East for Barclays Wealth in Dubai and before that Chair of the Investment Committee, Investment Director at Gerrard Investment Management, Barclays Wealth in London responsible for all Discretionary Portfolio Management activity.
Before Barclays Wealth, he specialized in advising Middle Eastern sovereign and institutional clients on their US equity investments at Legg Mason, and at Oppenheimer & Co in London before that. He started his career in New York as a financial futures and commodities specialist.
He is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Finance at Cass Business School, City University in London where he lectures on the MBA program. He holds a BSc in Engineering from the University of Surrey in Guildford, and an MBA from Cass Business School, City University.
VIJAY NARAIN - Market Head NRI EMEA for BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa
Vijay is currently the Market Head for NRI EMEA, based in Dubai. In his capacity, Vijay oversees all the Non Resident India Clients based in the GCC and in Europe.
Vijay brings with him 30 years of international experience in Banking and Financial services in Consumer Banking, Product Management, Capital Markets, Private Banking and Wealth Management. Before joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management in 2021, Vijay was in charge of the NRI team within CA Indosuez based in Dubai. Prior to that, he was the Head of their representative office in Dubai. Before CA Indosuez where he spent 17 years, Vijay worked for Standard Chartered and Citibank both in Bahrain and in Dubai.
Vijay holds a MBA in Finance from the Institute of Management Development & Research in Poona, India.
RAMZI MOUAWAD - Head of Middle East & Africa Market for BNP Paribas Wealth Management Switzerland
Ramzi Mouawad is the Head of Middle East & Africa Market for Wealth Management Switzerland, based in Geneva.
Since 2013, Ramzi Mouawad was the Market Head for GCC and KSA International for BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Dubai, managing a team of private bankers and coordinating the coverage of Key Clients in the region.
Before joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management, Ramzi worked for Deutsche Bank in the Global Markets division overseeing Private Institutional Clients in the UAE and the Levant offering them tailor-made solutions in a wide range of activities. He started his career in Paris at Merrill Lynch as a Private Banker.
Ramzi holds a bachelor of Science from the American University of Paris and a Master in Business Administration from London Business School.
Antoine Chemali - Head of GCC Market for BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa
Antoine is the Head of GCC market at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, based in Dubai.
Antoine brings with him well-tested experience in private banking, asset management, hedge funds and venture capital industry across 3 locations – the GCC, the UK and US. Before joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management, he was the Global Head of Private Banking at FAB, leading the strategy and its execution for the group globally. Prior to that, Antoine was managing a hedge fund where he advised private clients and families in the GCC and asset managers / venture investors in the UK.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Jacques-Antoine Lecointre - Chief Operating Officer for BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa
Jacques-Antoine is the Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa since early 2019. He is based in Dubai from where he oversees the regional operations of the MEA market.
Before joining BNP Paribas, he was the Head of Business Management for the Global South Asia and Middle East business for Bank of Singapore in Dubai. Prior to that, Jacques-Antoine spent more than a decade at Barclays in their Wealth Management division across Europe and the Middle East.
Jacques-Antoine brings over 15+ years of experience gained across multiple roles within the front, back & product office. Having started his career in a law firm, Jacques-Antoine holds a LLM in International Business Law from the University of Lyon and a MSc in Finance & Law from EM Lyon Business School.