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management team

The management team brings with them a wealth of experience across corporate finance, venture capital, strategy, accounting and budgeting. They have worked with startups, SMEs and multinationals across multiple disciplines and have a strong network of contacts throughout the region

rabih brairmanaging partner

Rabih is the founder and Managing Partner at Tandem Partners and began his professional career at Andersen in Montreal where he worked in both corporate finance and audit. After obtaining his CPA, Rabih returned to Dubai and continued his audit career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He then joined the FMCG sector holding a number of positions in finance at Mars GCC. Throughout his 5 year tenure at Mars, his responsibilities progressed from regional financial planning and budget control to become the Finance Manager for Mars UAE’s distribution operations encompassing accounting, planning, credit control and senior management team responsibilities. Rabih managed a team of 8 people and most notably led the local roll-out of a Mars Inc. global cash flow improvement initiative

fahad kazimpartner

fahad is a Partner at Tandem Partners. Previously, he was the Chief Commercial Officer at Meraas Holding, a Dubai-based development company. As part of his mandate, he was responsible for the business development and asset management functions of Meraas Holding’s real estate portfolio. He also oversaw the company’s expanding retail portfolio, including its venture into the country’s ever growing food and beverage industry, with the launch of the company’s own F&B division. Fahad was seconded for a period of 2 years to Bright Start, in the capacity of Chief Investment Officer, wherein he helped formalize the company’s overall investment strategy. Additionally, he oversaw over AED 1.5 billion worth of developments in the real estate sector, including Four Seasons Hotel, Dubai as well as a boutique high end mixed use development in the heart of Dubai.

Fahad’s early career was spent at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston, Texas and Dubai where he was in the Audit practice and the Transaction Services team. Fahad currently serves on several boards including Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC and Emirates REIT Oversight Board.

Fahad has a B.A. in Accounting from Concordia University in Canada and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the USA.

tiba al damenadvisory manager

Tiba started her career at Ernst & Young Jordan where she handled several types of engagements in different sectors including strategic investment advice, feasibility studies, valuation reports, business model review and due diligence. Three years later and after obtaining her CFA level I, Tiba relocated to Dubai to join Chalhoub Group Retail (CGR), one of the leading luxury retailers in the Middle East as a financial analyst for the New Markets division. She was responsible for evaluating current and future investment opportunities, monitoring business performance, developing comprehensive 3-year plans, enforcing regional financial control, and developing and implementing sound accounting policies and procedures. Tiba holds a Bachelor in Economics and a minor in Media and Communication from the American University of Beirut (AUB).

amber w naushahiadvisory manager

Amber, an honours graduate in Accounting and Finance from Lahore University of Management Sciences Pakistan (LUMS), started her career at Sajjad Haider & Associates (SHA), Dubai in 2007. At the firm, she was managing the Business Advisory Division, facilitating provision of customized, business-focused strategic advisory services to clients from various sectors. Her core competencies are creating and analyzing business plans and financial models and she works primarily on due diligences, business valuations, information memoranda and feasibility studies. She led her team in several such assignments across various industries including real estate, oilfield services, healthcare and hospitality.