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The Zad Team

Abdulrahman Al-Kharafi, CFA

Abdulrahman Al-Kharafi, CFA

CEO of Zad App & Head of Fintech Securities House

In his decade-plus-long career in the investment field, Abdulrahman has managed over USD 250 million in assets across more than 200 companies, as well as analyzed over 70 listed companies in the MENA region.

He was a lead figure in the transformation and privatization of Kuwait Stock Exchange, offering consultancy and managing many of Boursa Kuwait’s projects. Abdulrahman also has broad entrepreneurial experience through building and managing numerous successful businesses. Abdulrahman holds a BA in finance and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Charterholder) awarded by CFA Institute in the USA in 2012.

Abdullah Al-Ansari

Abdullah Al-Ansari

Deputy CEO of Zad App & Deputy Head of Fintech Securities House

Having worked in financial behemoths like IFC World Bank Group, NBK Capital and Credit Suisse, assisted in deals surpassing USD 250 million, and setting up his own advisory firm, Abdullah knows the ins and outs of financial services like no other.

His 15 years of experience left him covering Financial Institutions, Industrials and Telecommunications in Kuwait, Geneva, Washington DC and Dubai. Most recently, Abdullah served as transaction leader for direct debt and equity investments worth more than US$200 million across the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Turkey. He is currently GM of HomeWagon, as well as a partner at Bluestone Advisors where he consults extensively with SME business owners on strategic and financial challenges. He is also an investor in multiple tech startups. Abdullah holds a BA in Business and International Finance from Oxford Brookes University and an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain.

Abdullah Al-Otaibi

Abdullah Al-Otaibi

Deputy CEO of Zad App & Deputy Head of Fintech Securities House

Throughout his twelve-year long career, Abdullah has handled financial services and executed trades for institutional clients worth more than USD 1 billion across the MENA region.

Along with his extensive brokerage and institutional sales experience with NBK Capital, Abdullah helped develop multiple new investment products and solutions for the financial market.

He has invested in and is currently managing a number of successful F&B and e-commerce companies. Abdullah holds a BA in Accounting from Gulf University for Science and Technology.

The Zad Team

Abdulrahman Al-Kharafi, CFACEO of Zad App & Head of Fintech Securities HouseIn his decade-plus-long career in the investment field, Abdulrahman has managed over USD 250 million in assets across more than 200 companies, as well as analyzed over 70 listed companies in the MENA region.

He was a lead figure in the transformation and privatization of Kuwait Stock Exchange, offering consultancy and managing many of Boursa Kuwait’s projects. Abdulrahman also has broad entrepreneurial experience through building and managing numerous successful businesses. Abdulrahman holds a BA in finance and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Charterholder) awarded by CFA Institute in the USA in 2012.
Abdulrahman Al-Kharafi, CFA
Abdullah Al-AnsariDeputy CEO of Zad App & Deputy Head of Fintech Securities HouseHaving worked in financial behemoths like IFC World Bank Group, NBK Capital and Credit Suisse, assisted in deals surpassing USD 250 million, and setting up his own advisory firm, Abdullah knows the ins and outs of financial services like no other.

His 15 years of experience left him covering Financial Institutions, Industrials and Telecommunications in Kuwait, Geneva, Washington DC and Dubai. Most recently, Abdullah served as transaction leader for direct debt and equity investments worth more than US$200 million across the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Turkey. He is currently GM of HomeWagon, as well as a partner at Bluestone Advisors where he consults extensively with SME business owners on strategic and financial challenges. He is also an investor in multiple tech startups. Abdullah holds a BA in Business and International Finance from Oxford Brookes University and an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain.
Abdullah Al-Ansari
Abdullah Al-OtaibiDeputy CEO of Zad App & Deputy Head of Fintech Securities HouseThroughout his twelve-year long career, Abdullah has handled financial services and executed trades for institutional clients worth more than USD 1 billion across the MENA region.

Along with his extensive brokerage and institutional sales experience with NBK Capital, Abdullah helped develop multiple new investment products and solutions for the financial market.

He has invested in and is currently managing a number of successful F&B and e-commerce companies. Abdullah holds a BA in Accounting from Gulf University for Science and Technology.
Abdullah Al-Otaibi
Abdulrahman Al-Kharafi, CFAAbdulrahman Al-Kharafi, CFACEO of Zad App & Head of Fintech Securities House
Abdullah Al-AnsariAbdullah Al-AnsariDeputy CEO of Zad App & Deputy Head of Fintech Securities House
Abdullah Al-OtaibiAbdullah Al-OtaibiDeputy CEO of Zad App & Deputy Head of Fintech Securities House
Yavuz Selim SavsarYavuz Selim SavsarTechnology Lead
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The Zad Story

How It All Began

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ZAD is the brainchild of a group of young, passionate Kuwaiti financial professionals driven by a vision of fostering a culture of investment in Kuwait. And for this team, Zad began as a means to answer a need in the market: the need to make investment an accessible concept and viable choice for a broader audience.

The economic hardships and financial insecurities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic drove many to look for investment opportunities. However for many aspiring investors, it quickly became clear that existing option were far from easy or  user-friendly. That was where the inspiration for Zad came from: starting a trading portfolio ought to be an easy and hassle-free process. Something anyone –regardless of investment background or market know-how – can do  securely with as little or as much guidance as they need.

In 2021, Zad received the financial and logistical backing of financial market stalwart,  The Securities House – one of the largest investment houses the region and the largest  Sharia-compliant asset manager  in Kuwait.

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Invest Abroad,
Right At Home.

Invest in U.S. securities with just a few taps on your mobile screen. After you’ve done your due diligence of course. Which you can and should do through.. Zad.

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