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Directors | SinoGulf Investments

Our Directors


The Senior Executive Management comprises of the Chairman and Managing Director, CEO, CFO and Compliance Officer.
This group represents the Company publicly, 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 20 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.

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Ahmed Butti Ahmed
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Butti is a business man with wide experience who was previously holding positions of Executive Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and Director General of Dubai Customs. He was appointed as the Assistant Director General of Port Rashid Affairs by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. When the Dubai Ports Authority was created, upon the merger of Port Rashid, he was appointed as the Assistant Managing Director, Corporate Affairs of the Ports & Free Zone, Managing Director of JAFZA and CEO Istithmar. He carries with him more than 20 years of solid experience in Ports and Free Zones Authorities and he is considered among one of the most influential socio-economic figures in Dubai. Mr. Butti holds the following offices Executive Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), Director General of Dubai Customs, Executive Chairman of Dubai Maritime City Authority, Board Member of Federal Customs Authority Board of Directors, Member of Dubai Economic Development Committee, Member of Dubai Security & Justice Committee.

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Mohammed Saeed Al Qassimi
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Al Qassimi established the Abu Dhabi Co-Operative Society and holds the position of Chairman and Managing Director. He then established Modern Investment & General Trading, based in Abu Dhabi which under its umbrella, he built the Mega Mall in Sharjah, and holds 40 percent shareholding in Afkar Financial and Property Investment LLC which runs the supermarkets chain (Mega Mart) and the furniture store 2XL in the northern emirates. Mr. Al Qassimi is one of the directors of Al Wifaq Finance Company, Reem Investment and Emirates Insurance Company.

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.

Rod at SinoGulf
Rod Ellen (BComm CA)
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.

  • International Tower | SinoGulf

    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.

  • Capital House | SinoGulf Investments

    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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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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