"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."

Vince Lombardi

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."

Vince Lombardi
  • OVERVIEW
  • MANAGEMENT & TEAM

ZAID F. NASSIF | CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Nassif began his career as a Corporate Finance professional at Jordinvest, where he worked on bond issuances with a total value exceeding USD 300.0 million for corporate clients.  In addition, Mr. Nassif closed numerous transactions in the areas of privatization, M&A, spin-offs and other advisory transactions for medium and large public and private corporations.  In March, 2005, he was appointed as the Head of the Corporate Finance department at Amwal Invest PLC with direct responsibility over the execution of the company’s mandates in the region.  His flagship transaction was lead-managing the IPO of Tameer Real Estate Development Company PLC (the largest IPO in the country’s history with over USD 1.0 billion in subscriptions).

In 2007, Mr. Nassif co-founded Ithmar Invest PSC, acting as its Executive Vice President, supervising the execution of all mandated transactions. He successfully lead-managed bond issuances with a total value exceeding USD 500.0 million, including lead-managing the JD 125.0 million bond issuance of Aqaba Development Corporation (the largest bond issuances in the history of Jordan), PADICO’s USD 85.0 million bond issue (the first bond issuance in Palestine), and Palestine Commercial Bank’s USD 10.0 million convertible bond issue (the first convertible bond issuance in Palestine).

In late 2016, Mr. Nassif was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Sanad Capital, an investment banking subsidiary of Jordan Kuwait Bank, which offers a wide range of investment banking and financial advisory services including lead management and placement of securities, equity valuation, corporate restructuring/transformation,  divestitures and spin-offs, fixed-income securities structuring and issuance, family office advisory and restructuring, alongside many other general financial advisory services.

Currently, Mr. Nassif sits on the Board of Directors of multiple public and private companies in Jordan, including, but not limited to:

  • National Shipping Lines Company Plc. (SHIP);
  • Dar Al Dawa Development & Investment Company Plc. (DADI);
  • Trust International Transport Company Plc. (TRTR);
  • DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton (Aqaba);

MS. DEEMA Z. MARJI| HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Ms. Marji holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree in Management Information Systems and Finance from McGill University (Montreal, Canada).  Ms. Marji began her career in the Corporate Finance Department at Jordan Investment Trust PLC (Jordinvest) where she held the title of Assistant Manager and had the opportunity to work on corporate valuations, mergers & acquisitions, and bond issuances.  She later joined Amwal Invest Plc in mid 2005, where she was appointed as an Associate in the Corporate Finance Department, and gained valuable experience in the bond issuance, IPO and M&A sector.  Building on her earlier careers, Ms. Marji joined Ithmar Invest in 2007 as a Vice President, where she supervised capital raising transactions (debt and equity) for public companies, as well as M&A transactions, and her skill-set includes comprehensive knowledge in building detailed merger models as well as running accretion/dilution analysis in M&A deals. 

Ms. Marji joined Sanad Capital in 2017, where she currently leads overall operations and mandates, and contributes to the development of comprehensive financial modules that satisfy clients with a variety of backgrounds and financial objectives.  Her knowledge of the banking sector in Jordan and the Jordan Securities Commission’s rules and regulations for IPOs and bond issuances make her a very valuable team member of Sanad Capital.  

MS. RENATA SH. NAFESH | PUBLIC RELATIONS AND HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Nafesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English language / translation from Al-Zaytoonah University.  Ms. Nafesh began her career in the Private Banking Unit – Jordan Kuwait Bank , where she held the title of a primary Administrative Coordinator and had the opportunity to work and assist the AGM- Retail & Consumer Products at Jordan Kuwait Bank and the Private Banking Unit with a high level of efficiency. 

Ms. Nafesh joined Sanad Capital in 2018, where she currently leads Public Relations, Media and Administration and serves as a liaison between the company and Jordan Kuwait Bank which makes her a very valuable team member.