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Dr Amin Badr El Din (Group Chairman and Executive Director)

Dr Amin is an expert in international affairs and one of the Middle East’s leading economic, defence and energy strategists.

Dr Amin was responsible for the establishment of the UAE Offset Group (UOG) which follows a model unique amongst offset operations in the world. Under his chairmanship, the UOG widened its scope to include a string of venture capital investments, privatization initiatives and other Public Private Partnerships, including the creation of the strategic (US$8 billion) Dolphin gas initiative in the UAE. He was also an advisor to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, now Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Dr Amin has advised a number of governments including Ireland, France, Jordan, UAE, South Africa, Malaysia, Switzerland and Indonesia.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, as well as a member of other professional organizations. He took a First Class Honours degree in Electronic Engineering and Aerodynamics at the University of London, and holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

Nasri Tehini (Managing Director)

Nasri has an extensive career in international finance in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. He specializes in private equity and venture capital and has led several investment projects in energy, shipping and manufacturing.

A director of Chescor Capital since 1999, Nasri introduced the company to the GCC and continues to lead its development. His responsibilities have included the creation and investment of the first venture capital fund under the UAE Offset program, and the creation of a joint program with Hewlett Packard to fund greenfield dot com companies.

Nasri has advised many blue chip clients in the GCC, the Levant and the Indian subcontinent, on raising debt and equity, on disposing or acquiring businesses, or simply restructuring their finances.

He previously worked as Senior Project Manager and Investment Fund Manager for the Offset programme of Giat Industries SA in Abu Dhabi and was instrumental in the creation of many successful start-ups, including Combined Cargo UAE (now Emirates Ship Investment Company) and Gulf Energy Systems (now the National Central Cooling Company PJSC - Tabreed).

Nasri is a director of Yatagan Ltd., an investment holding company that promotes environmentally and economically sustainable practices in the fields of energy, water and food, in support of the sustainability of the Kingdom of Jordan, and is the chairman of the board of Olea Ltd., an agricultural export and trading company. He also serves on the investment board of the TVM Capital Mena fund for healthcare investments.

Before entering the world of corporate finance and venture capital, Nasri was employed by the Schlumberger Group of companies as financial controller, regional treasurer and tax manager in Europe, Africa and Asia. Nasri studied at the University of Buckingham in England, where he gained a BSc (Hons) Econ.

Alan Moore (Executive Director/Chescor Capital Limited)

Alan has over 25 years' experience in international corporate and project finance, corporate and business strategy, joint ventures, M&A and private equity. 

A director of Chescor Capital since 1998, Alan has lead teams in over 150 major international assignments and has worked with and alongside governments, major corporations, high net worth individuals, financial institutions, banks, law firms and other professional advisors.   He has led the creation of major international joint ventures, raised equity, debt and mezzanine finance, completed mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, and the restructuring of major corporations.

His career includes periods as director of corporate finance and management consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, as founder and senior manager of the strategy unit in Deloitte Management Consultants, as senior corporate strategy executive with Fisons plc, a Times 100 UK listed multinational, and as marketing manager with a division of Monsanto Inc, a Fortune 100 Corporation.

Alan is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, a Member of the Institute of Directors, and a Registered Representative with the Financial Services Authority in the UK.   He studied at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he gained a BA (Hons) in Engineering Science.

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