Nihad has 25 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Business Development and Management. He has extensive experience in broad investment spectrum from deal sourcing to exit negotiations, with strategy setting and implementation.
PADICO: Mr.Kamal rejoined Palestine Development and Investment Company in 2017 as a Deputy General Manager; he led the restructuring process that PADICO announced early 2017 and is in charge of growing its current projects and initiating new strategic investments. Between 1999 and 2010, he assumed a variety of positions within PADICO and its wide portfolio of more than 20 subsidiaries active in various economic sectors.
Prior experience: His investment skills have been sharpened through hands on experience gained at Siraj Fund Management Company; the fund manager of Siraj Palestine Fund I, the first private equity fund in Palestine with committed capital of $90M. He managed to gain excellent experience between 2011 and 2016 in investment management, strategy formulation, planning, financial monitoring, organizational restructuring, expansion strategies, and providing exit recommendations on investment targets and transactions.
Nihad serves on Palestine Exchange board of directors and other shareholding companies’ boards. Additionally, In July 2016, he was appointed as a board member of the “Advisory Committee for group projects” by Minister of Social Development to review and approve projects / investments for “Productive Families Economic Empowerment Programme” run by UNDP.
Nihad started his career in 1994 as an Assistant Manager / VAT Auditor in the Customs Directorate, Ministry of Finance.
Education: Nihad has trained in Accounting at Jordan early 1990s with a background in Investment management. He got hisCPA certificate from the United States in 2005. He is also Certified Islamic Specialist in Capital Markets (2015) and Certified Investment Manager (2009).