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Overview

Al Faisal International for Investment (AFII) was founded by H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani in July 2009, as an investment company. The company initially invested a capital of 1 billion Qatari Riyals.

The company’s significant stakeholders include Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Family, and Al Sawari Holding.

Al Faisal International for Investment invests in strategic and market assets on behalf of its shareholders by providing portfolio management, access to IPOs, as well as international fund management. An experienced team conducts in house investment research to support the services provided by the company.

The company’s wide range of services also includes transaction advisory and research assistance for mergers & acquisitions, capital structuring and restructuring, and disposals.

Another role carried out by Al Faisal International for Investment is the active participation in the strategic positioning of subsidiaries and companies in which it has majority and minority shareholdings.

Our expertise and connections in the region, allows us to offer unparalleled products and services that are tailored to specific targets in order to maximize returns on investment in any given scenario.

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE

It has been an exciting experience to witness the remarkable economic development of Qatar. We are lucky to live in one of the world’s fastest growing economies evidenced by our young nation’s diversifying markets and infrastructure development. Our organisation has been fortunate enough to have actively participated in contributing to this growth throughout the four decades of its operation. It is our every intention to avidly continue our contribution to Qatar’s economy.

Since our modest beginnings in 1964, we have stayed true to our mission of delivering the finest quality services and products in whichever sector we have been involved with.

We believe the success and growth of our business can be attributed to consistency in terms of standards and policies and to the efforts of our supportive local and international partners. Furthermore, we have a very selective recruitment process that ensures our highly qualified staff and management are able to perform in accordance with our international standards.

Over the years, our professional belief in ethics and quality has evolved into a set of corporate standards and practices which we use as our benchmark for excellence. This attitude of providing the highest level of quality in all of our endeavors has paid-off at every step of the way. Today, we pride ourselves on being a trustworthy household name both in Qatar and beyond.

As a diversified group of establishments that maintains rigorous international standards in its many products and services we are in a unique position to capitalise on Qatar’s growing global trade. Our numerous renowned international partners are proof of our international business success. Our continued operational expansion is regularly measured to ensure that pace is kept with the country’s giant economic strides.

Aided by our professional standards, thoroughly tested policies and with the support of over 3000 dedicated team members we shall continue to move forward in step with the major developments that are rapidly taking place at home and around the globe.

All this is guided by the superior vision of H.H. The Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. With this, there is no doubt that Qatar will continue moving steadily towards becoming one of the region’s main economic powers. We are as determined as ever to be part of our country’s promising future.

Vision, Mission, Values

Vision

Al Faisal International for Investment aims to become the leading investment company in the GCC region as well as globally recognized for delivering exceptional results to its shareholders.

Mission

Establish local and international longstanding partnerships by consistently assuming long-term sustainable views within a delicate framework of traditional financial analysis to deliver unique investment insights and exceptional shareholder service.

Values

Integrity, excellence, innovation, and transparency are values that guide our strategy and all business decisions driving us to constantly exceed expectations.

Strategy

Al Faisal International for Investment’s strategy is built on our approach that values stability, consistency and quality in the asset management.
As an active asset manager, we aim to provide returns in excess of benchmark indexes and outcome solutions in every market condition. Through our highly qualified investment team, we evaluate and define a benchmark, a specific risk budget or target outcome and build unique strategies to deliver excess return.
To deliver and exceed shareholder’s expectations independent of the market conditions, we are pursuing a unique multi-scenario strategy that involves:

  • Establishing segregated teams for key asset classes, allowing each one to specialize and focus on their primary managing activities.
  • Combining the in-depth expertise with external connections to produce exclusive solutions, in order to ensure that our shareholders benefit from the best investment structure available.

Leadership Team

Board Members

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani 

  • Chairman of the Board since Company’s establishment
  • Founder of Al Faisal and Aamal Company
  • Chairman of the Qatari Businessmen Association
  • Trustee at Qatar University
  • Founder and Chairman of Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation
  • Founder and Chairman of the board of trustees of Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
  • Member of the Board of Trustees at the College of Business in DePaul University in Chicago

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Faisal Al Thani

  • Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Aamal Company Q.P.S.C.
  • Appointed to the Board of Aamal Company in 2007
  • Sits on the Board of Directors of Al Khaliji Bank
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
  • Member of the Board of Trustees at the American University of Sharjah (UAE)
  • Honorary President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Qatar
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences- Egypt

Sheikha Al Anood Faisal Al Thani

  • Vice-Chairperson of Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum and member of Al Sawari Holding
  • Holds a Master’s degree in Management from London School of Economics
  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service

Sheikha Al Jazi Faisal Al Thani

  • Holds a Master’s degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College London
  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Culture and Politics from Georgetown University, Qatar

Sheikh Turki Bin Faisal Al Thani

  • Chairman of Al Sawari Holding
  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Georgetown University, Qatar
  • Honorary President of the Belgian Business Club – Qatar

Leadership Team

Morad Tonsi – Chief Investment Officer

With the group since 2004, Morad Tonsi held different positions such as Investment Manager and Head of Asset Management before he assumed his current role as Chief Investment Officer of Al Faisal International for Investment. He is responsible for managing and monitoring the company’s investment operations.

Mr Tonsi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a member of both the Egyptian Society for Accountants and Auditors (E.S.A.A) and the institution of Internal Auditors, Florida-USA.