Mr. Al-Trad is Managing Director at Beaumont Partners and has 15 years of Strategic Advisory, Investment Banking, Investment Management and Private Placement experience.
He was the Managing Director and Head of Kuwait and Qatar for Nomura where he built Nomura’s presence in Kuwait and Qatar, oversaw key client relationships, and led the partnership between Investment Banking and Capital Markets to formulate and execute a business plan that generated over US$125m in revenue.
Given his role as Head of Kuwait and Qatar and the close links to neighboring countries, Saleh has strong connectivity in the region with key decision makers and stakeholders including Government Functionaries, Senior Advisers, Family Offices, CEO’s, CFO’s and Treasurers.
Prior to Nomura, Mr. Al-Trad spent 8 years at Lehman Brothers in Clients Coverage mostly in New York as well as in Kuwait and Doha where he set up Lehman Brothers’ offices. Saleh was responsible for attracting several billion dollars in new investments from clients in the Middle East, including advisory mandates for Qatar Petroleum, RasGas, Qatargas, Q-Chem and Qatar Gas Transport Co.
He also has significant project finance capital markets experience in Qatar (3 lead-managed bond deals raising US$4.9bn) and worked closely with the Government of the State of Qatar in obtaining an upgrade to the sovereign rating from the Credit Ratings Agencies.
Mr. Al-Trad holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and attended Master Classes in Finance at Boston University.