BOARD

MR. SALIH CP

CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Salih CP is a seasoned entrepreneur with high net worth and hails from a prominent family called CP Family in Kerala, India. His father, Mr. CP Mohammed was an agriculturist who held enormous land banks and had hundreds of people working for him. He was also a very well-known philanthropist and founder of 2 non-profit schools. Mr. Salih learned all the values and ethics in business from his father.

Mr. Salih was fortunate to land on the shores of UAE at the very right time when the country was gearing up its developmental activities. Mr. Salih and his brothers, known as CP Brothers, who were in the logistics industry decided to start AASA Cargo in 1992. Mr. Salih identified the potential and ventured into contracting business as a separate unit of AASA. Rest was history, Mr. Salih's entrepreneur skills and business acumen helped him start several divisions under AASA.

Mr. Salih being the Chairman and Managing Director of AASA has built a self-sustaining business empire with professionals and corporate governance. Mr. Salih always gives continuous guidance, support and confidence to his entire team starting from the managers to the blue collar employees and that has been a key to success. One of the key milestones, as an entrepreneur, in Mr. Salih's life was the successful equity sale to EMAAR Industries & Investments (Pvt) JSC.

Mr. Salih started CP Holding and the company has several investments spanning across Middle East and India. He is the Chairman & Manager of 2 Non-Profit Schools in India which are more than a century old. Mr Salih is also the Chairman of CP Mohammed Memorial Charitable Trust which he started in the memory of his father to carry forward the legacy and values of giving back to the society.

DANA NOUEIHAD

DIRECTOR

Dana Noueihed is an investment professional at EMAAR Industries & Investments (Pvt) JSC where her key responsibilities involve screening and evaluating deals, as per EII CAPITAL's investment criteria, and presenting investment proposals to the senior management and investment committee of EII CAPITAL. Dana also works closely with the senior team members to implement EII CAPITAL's investment strategy and assists in managing the existing portfolio of investments and also helps implementing EII CAPITAL's business propositions to unlock and maximize value in preparation for exit.

Dana brings with her over 10 years of experience in investment advisory and corporate finance in the Middle East, UK and Europe. Prior to joining EII CAPITAL, Dana was a Senior Associate at leading high net worth family office in Lebanon, where she focused on managing M&A transactions and monitoring portfolio companies related to various industries including banking, insurance, luxury retail and others. Previously, she was a Manager at PwC in the Transaction Services team executing financial due diligence and valuation projects across the Middle East focusing on retail, insurance and FMCG. Dana was also an Associate at Barclays in London where she was involved in a wide range of M&A transactions focusing on Banks and Wealth Management clients in Europe. She began her career in investments at Gulf Capital in UAE, where she actively participated in origination, analysis and execution of private equity deals in MENA.

Across her experience, Dana's main responsibilities included project management, recommending clients and partners optimum solutions for deal structuring and execution in addition to assisting executive teams in setting and achieving their business plan.Dana earned a Master of Finance degree from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from the Lebanese American University.

MR. FAISAL ISHAQUE

DIRECTOR

Faisal Ishaque leads the EMAAR Industries & Investments (Pvt) JSC's accounting, business support, financial planning and treasury functions.

He began his career 25 years ago with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ever since, he has built up a solid professional track record at premier corporate entities in emerging markets, delivering across borders with the proven ability to develop strategic, transformational approaches and follow through to implementation in sectors as diverse as pre-engineered steel fabrications, engineering, construction, FMCG, automotive, tobacco, petrochemical, and insurance.

Before joining EII CAPITAL, Mr Ishaque was Group CFO at MCG, a regional manufacturing and contracting conglomerate, where he controlled the Finance and Treasury Functions, spearheading Debt Restructuring, Settlements and Acquisition Financing.

Prior to that, he was Acting President and CFO of Mabani Steel (An Al Rajhi Group Company). At Mabani, he was instrumental in developing the strategic framework to successfully reposition the company as a differentiated competitor - winning market share boosting profitability, and restoring shareholder confidence through double-digit EBITDA growth.

Mr Ishaque is also a member of the Investment Committee of EII CAPITAL and is part of the Board of Directors of Memaar Building Systems and AASA.

Mr Ishaque holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

Mr Karam completed his Bachelor of Arts at the UAE University in 1984, IATA diploma in Airline Marketing in 1997 and IATA diploma in Airline Management in 1994, both in Geneva, and obtained a diploma in Global Business Consortium in 2004 at the London Business School in the United Kingdom, as well as a Certificate for the International Executive Program (INSEAD) in France in 2006.

DR. HILAS MOHAMED CP

DIRECTOR

Dr. Hilas is a second generation entrepreneur and is an integral part in decision making of AASA for all its major activities. His interest and passion in business is one of the reasons of his involvement in the family business though he is a practicing medical professional.

He has professional experience as a general practitioner at Rajagiri Hospital, Kerala, India. He is currently working as a specialist in General Medicine in Kollanchery Medical College Hospital, Kerala, India.

Dr. Hilas is also a Director at CP Holding and CP Mohamed Memorial School.

Dr. Hilas is a Director & Treasurer at CP Mohammed Memorial Charitable Trust and is actively involved in all its charitable services. He is heading the Non-Profit Blood Dialysis Centre started under CP Mohamed Charitable Trust. Dr. Hilas makes sure to give free medical services and often sponsors all the medical expenses of patients from poor families.

Dr. Hilas did his graduation in medicine (MBBS) from Jubilee Mission Medical College, India. He completed his post-graduation in medicine (MD) from Kempagowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), India.

MR. ANHAR SALIH CP

DIRECTOR & HEAD OF INTERNAL COMPLIANCE

Mr. Anhar Salih CP joined AASA Group in 2016 and has been an integral part of transforming the company. He is a second generation entrepreneur with a desire for excellence, high performance, business acumen and strategic orientation.

Mr. Anhar began his career with AASA by heading the private equity transaction of AASA with EMAAR Industries & Investments. He was appointed as Head of Internal Compliance & Corporate Development in 2017. He recognized his passion and interest in business management from his multiple internships in different departments of AASA during his graduation period. Currently he is responsible for managing the Internal Audit team, corporate risk management, branding and global expansion. Mr. Anhar and the management team of AASA has implemented solid corporate governance structure, policies and procedures across the organization. He along with his team was also successful in starting multiple divisions and increasing the valuation of AASA.

Mr. Anhar is also a Director at CP Holding and manages several of the company's investments in Middle East and India which spans across facilities management, restaurants, agriculture and real estate. He is also a Director at CP Mohammed Memorial Charitable Trust and is actively involved in all its charitable services. He is also a Director in 2 Non-Profit Schools which are over a century old.

Mr. Anhar did his graduation in law from National University of Advance Legal Studies, India. He also has a diploma in "Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws" from WB National University of Juridical Sciences, India. He has acquired a successful programme and certification in "Leading teams for Emerging Leaders" from London Business School in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Anhar is also an Advocate enrolled in High Court of Kerala, India.

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