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About Us | SinoGulf Investments

Our Philosophy


SinoGulf aims to be a leading, internationally recognised asset manager. In pursuit of this aim we adhere to guiding principles in the management of our activities and in the values and ethics we instill in our staff.
Management guidelines include:

  • In-depth industry specific knowledge in all verticals in which we operate
  • Clearly defined set of processes, decision gates and reporting standards for investments
  • Defined risk management policies
  • Upholding operational independence
  • Corporate governance best practice
  • Maintenance and adherence to rules of the DFSA and to IFRS accounting standards
Values and ethics that we insist are adhered to and are incorporated into employment contracts of staff, include:

  • Professionalism including:
    • Accountability and responsibility
    • Honesty and integrity
    • Always delivering on promises
  • Transparency and communication
  • Equality and respect
  • Instilling a sense of ownership and accountability within all staff members

Our Team


The Senior Executive Management comprises of the Chairman and Managing Director, CEO, CFO and Compliance Officer.
This group represents the Company publically, ensures adherence to standards, regulatory requirements and internal process and challenges the status quo to ensure continued development and desire for growth.
Hussain at SGI
Hussain Saleh Bin Farid Al Awlaqi (BSc)

Hussain is a leading member of the Islamic Finance community in the GCC and has held several senior executive positions in the industry for over 15 years. His Islamic finance experience encompasses capital arrangement, real estate securitisation, IPO's and merger activity throughout the MENA region. Leaving The International Investor (TII), as a Partner, Hussain founded SinoGulf in 2003.

Under his stewardship SinoGulf has developed into a successful regional fund/asset manager that adheres to and has at its core Islamic principals. Before joining TII Hussain worked for Abu Dhabi Investment Company.

Andrew Clout
Andrew Clout (BSc)
Managing Director

Andrew Clout is an experienced Board member and a seasoned financial professional with extensive expertise in the fields of product development and structured finance. He has worked exclusively in the Gulf region for over 16 years. Andrew co-founded SinoGulf in 2003, which under his leadership developed into a professional full service fund/asset manager with over 40 employees. Andrew represents all of SinoGulf’s strategic interests and investments and holds numerous board positions in this regard. Prior to joining SinoGulf Andrew worked for The International Investor in Kuwait where he headed the TECOM portfolio of companies.

Chris Orrell at SinoGulf
Chris Orrell (BSc Eng MBA CFA)
Chief Executive Officer

Chris started his career with SinoGulf in 2006 as the Chief Operational Officer, responsible for the building of internal capability and operational performance. During his time as COO, SinoGulf attained its DFSA license, assets under management quadrupled, including the establishment of IndustRE a several hundred million USD real estate fund and the number of professional staff grew five fold. Promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2009, Chris is now responsible for the continued health, operational performance and growth of the company. Prior to joining SinoGulf Chris worked predominantly in professional services and financially regulated organisations including seven years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London and the UAE.

Wael at SinoGulf
Wael Jundi (PhD MA MSc) - General Manager
Al Sakan Al Farid Real Estate Investment and Development LLC

Wael has 14 years experiences in financial services and investment management, with a focus on real estate sector. He joined SinoGulf’s Corporate Finance team in 2006 where his main role was to arrange required financing for the Company's projects and managing relationships with investors. In 2011 Wael moved to manage the company's expansion in the Saudi market and established Al Sakan Al Farid company. Prior to joining SinoGulf he was in charge of real estate advisory projects at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in addition to other sectors in the UAE. Wael holds a PhD from Liverpool Business School focusing on GCC foreign exchange policies, a Masters degree in Banking and Finance, as well as a Masters degree in political science.

Amit at SinoGulf
Amit Diwan (Eng. MBA CFA)
Chief Financial Officer

Amit Joined SinoGulf in early 2008 and has been responsible for managing and arranging debt mandates in excess of USD 135m. He heads the Corporate Finance Advisory and Accounts Department within SinoGulf and is responsible for training and managing the finance team. He oversees the management accounts for over seven subsidiaries and all financial related activities in SinoGulf. He is also responsible for financial modeling, valuation, cashflow management and feasibility studies. Prior to SinoGulf, Amit has worked at Inductis India Private Limited and Tata Motors Limited in India. Amit holds an MBA from Indian School of Business, is a CFA charter holder and a B Tech in Mechanical Engineering.

Andrew at SinoGulf
Andrew Hildreth (Bsc (Hons) MRICS)
Head of Development Management

Andrew joined Helios-SinoGulf in 2009. He has over 20 years experience in the real estate and construction industry. Prior to joining Helios-SinoGulf, he worked for Helios Properties Plc as a Development Manager responsible for the planning and development of major logistics parks in Germany with CBRE Investors and in Romania with Heitman and GE Real Estates. Andrew also held senior positions within leading international project management and cost consultant companies such as EC Harris, Davis Langdon and Gardiner & Theobald. He holds a first class degree in Quantity Surveying and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Simone at SinoGulf
Simone Dobson (MIAM)
Managing Partner, ASTURE Real Estate  Investment Management

Simone is a highly experienced Property and Facilities Management professional and a Member of the Institute of Asset Management, with over 20 years in the industry, 15 of which have been on an international platform (EMEA and AsiaPac). She has held senior positions in NYSE listed companies and was an Associate Director for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Key strengths include re-engineering FM services, Facility Design Consultancy and managing multi-site and multi-cultural operations where she is able to balance the need for high technical standards with the business need to complete work on time and within budget. She has also been previously trained as a Digital Six Sigma Green Belt.

Nancy at SinoGulf
Nancy Samy (BComm)
Company Secretary, Head of Professional Support

Nancy joined SinoGulf in 2008. She has over 10 years of experience in the Administration and Professional Support field. Prior to joining SinoGulf, she worked for FedEx Egypt in a number of functions including; as the Franchise Service Support Manager, and as the Managing Director's Office Manager - with the responsibility for providing seamless support, recommendations and solutions to the business to meet the issues & challenges that franchisees need to face for their successful growth - in addition to acting as the franchisees' liaison with FedEx's HQ departments such as Operations, Learning Group/Training, Finance and Marketing. Nancy holds a first a Bcs degree and Executive Management Diploma from the American University in Cairo.

Rod at SinoGulf
Rod Ellen (BComm)
Director, Compliance Officer & MLRO

Rod has over 15 years’ senior experience in Compliance, most recently as Head of Compliance for HSBC’s Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets Business in the UAE. Rod was previously Head of Compliance at Barclays’ European Retail Operations, a Senior Manager in HSBC’s International Compliance and the Head of Compliance at Citibank Frankfurt. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, Rod worked for Citibank in its Internal Audit, Treasury Operations and Financial Forecasting departments.

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    International Tower

    Located in the Capital Centre master plan, International Tower is one of the most desirable office locations in Abu Dhabi. The building provides 40,000 square meters of Grade A offices. The triple volume contemporary lobby, twelve high speed elevators, secure vehicular access, convenience of Starbucks in the lobby and perfect city location have attracted tenants such as AECOM, BAE Aerospace, Abu Dhabi Systems Information Corporation and Ministry of Higher Education. The building was developed by the IndustRE fund, designed by Woods Baggot and completed in 2012.

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    Capital House

    Located in the Capital Centre master plan, Capital Centre is a modern, contemporary 332 unit residential development. The building provides superior interior spacing and balconies for all apartments. A modern fully equipped gym, that over looks a 25 meter swimming pool, is located on the podium which is intelligently integrated into the overall design of the building. The building is currently fully leased to Etihad Tower on a ten year lease contract. The building was completed in 2014.

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Contact Details
Suite 414, Liberty House,
Dubai International Financial Centre,
PO Box 49929, Dubai, UAE

Telephone : +971 4 295 3221
Facsimile : +971 4 295 8856
Email : info@sinogulf.com
Level 19, International Tower,
P O Box 46311, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Telephone : +971 2 495 5000
Facsimile : +971 2 495 5100
Email : info@sinogulf.com
Suite 103, Jarir Building,
Exit 10, King Abdullah Road,
PO Box 6795, Riyadh 11452,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Telephone: +966 11 246 9409
Facsimile: +966 11 246 9408

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