Mr. Holley brings to the Open-Silicon broad global experience gained over 20 years of transaction experience in emerging markets in South America, Eastern Europe and the GCC Region, serving in an executive or transaction advisory capacity, including Andersen Consulting Brazil, Ernst & Young, Internet Capital Group, Matterhorn Capital and Dubai Group.
Between 1996 and 2010, Mr. Holley served as Practice Leader, Transaction Advisory at Ernst & Young in the USA and Belgium; was a Founding Team Member and Vice President, Corporate Development at ICG Commerce; CEO at Jasper Asset Management in Dubai; and CEO at Dubai Group Tatweer Capital in Dubai.
Prior to joining Bank Alkhair, Shahin was based in Dubai and headed the corporate finance advisory at Jasper Capital, a boutique advisory firm headquartered in London with offices in the GCC region. Shahin joined Jasper Capital following a successful venture capital raising for a technology firm based in New York.
Following the completion of his MBA degree in 2000, Shahin joined the International/Emerging Markets Team of HSBC Investment Banking in London, acting as a team member on various investment banking transactions in geographies including Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Shahin began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in India and spent three years in the Audit and Transaction Support Group. During this period he worked on a number of due-diligence and corporate finance transactions in various industry sectors.
Shahin graduated from Pune University, India with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance (1998) and holds an MBA in Investment Banking & Finance from Said Business School, Oxford University (2000).
Al-Moatasim has joined the group in 2007 and before that he worked for Ernst & Young Riyadh Office for 4 years. Al-Moatasim Holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting Information systems from Central Michigan University, USA. He has also earned the CPA qualification from the state of Colorado, USA back in 2008 and is still actively licensed.
Al-Moatasim serves on the board of SMILE Telecoms Holdings and is a member of the audit Committees for: Ettihad Atheeb Telecom Company (A Saudi Publically Listed Company), Ithraa Capital (a licensed investment firm by the Saudi Capital Market Authority) and SMILE Telecoms Holdings.
Al-Moatasim’s intensive 12 years of work experience exposed him to a majority of functions across many sectors including financial and accounting, Debt & working capital restructuring, IT, HR, administration, strategic and financial planning, board and audit committee levels.
Dr. Sherwani co-architected the Intel microprocessor design methodology and environment that has been used in several leading microprocessors. Prior to joining Intel, he worked as a consultant for various telecommunications and computer companies, mainly focusing on ASIC design flow and cell library design to improve time-to-market. He also served as a Professor at Western Michigan University, where his research concentrated on VLSI Physical Design Automation, combinatorics, and graph algorithms.
Dr. Sherwani is the author of textbook on Physical Design, which is widely used as the main textbook at major universities around the world. In addition, he has authored or co-authored three books and over 100 articles on various aspects of Physical Design Automation and ASICs. In the last 15 years, he has been a frequent speaker at DAC, ICCAD, the International Conference on VLSI and other major conferences around the world. Dr. Sherwani received his Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.