Our Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is made up of experienced professionals whose personal contribution is a valuable tool in directing and advising the Crossbridge Capital management team and is critical in the continuing success and effective governance of the company.

Marwan Alireza

Marwan has 15 years experience in investment banking, business development and management. Prior to joining Xenel Industries Ltd., Marwan worked as a merchant banker in New York, primarily raising capital for early stage life science companies and advising on cross boarder joint ventures and alliances. Prior to that, Marwan worked for Nomura Securities in the mid 90’s in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London, focusing on origination of corporate finance and capital markets transactions.

Reem M.A. Al-Bahar

Reem has spent the last 14 years in Private Banking, Foreign Exchange and Venture Capital and underwent an Internship in Local and International Equity Markets. She was part of the Credit Suisse Group as a Relationship Manager, PCS for six years and has also spent time with UBS as an External Asset Manager. Reem is currently the Managing Partner of RTN General Trading & Contracting Company in Kuwait. Her professional qualifications encompass, SFA: Securities and Futures Representatives; Derivatives: Futures & Options; London Business School Courses; OMBI in association with Families in Business at Harvard Business School Course: Families in Business 2008.

Reem holds a BA in Business Information Management & Finance degree from the University of Westminster, London.

Pooja B. Gurbani

Pooja was formally in Wealth Management and started as an Analyst at JPMorgan Private Banking. Her High Net Worth Wealth Management experience has been very global having worked in London, New York and Singapore. She also was in Business Development at Starhub Mobile in Singapore. At Starhub, Pooja was instrumental in creating the Hub TV concept and was involved in looking at new opportunities. Pooja currently is involved with building a Global Sourcing Company for retailers worldwide called Buy Rite Global.

Pooja received her First Class Honors BSc degree in Management Sciences at the London School of Economics.

Maher Mikati

Maher has experience in business and management, having previously served as Managing Director of Areeba Limited, the first private mobile operator in Cyprus, a subsidiary of INVESTCOM, as well as interim CEO of Fa├žonnable, a luxury French fashion brand. Maher is currently an Executive Director of M1 Group, a family office based in Beirut, Lebanon and also serves as a board member of Baboo, a Geneva based value airline, Royal Jordanian, the national airline of Jordan, Fa├žonnable, Gama Aviation and GrowthGate.

Maher holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from INSEAD, France.