The Euromoney London Islamic Finance and Investment Conference

Soufiane Ouenniche

Acting Head of Real Estate

The First Investor, Barwa Bank’s Investment Subsidiary


Soufiane has worked in leading banks, financial institutions, private equity and real estate groups in the GCC, North America, North Africa, Europe and the Levant for the past 15 years and has an in-depth understanding of Islamic banking , private equity and real estate investments. Soufiane has a master of science degree in banking and Finance from H.E.C., University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He also has a graduate certificate in treasury and finance from McGill University and a bachelors degree in Business Administration from H.E.C., Montreal, Canada. Soufiane is leading the real estate funds division within the First Investor where he is in charge of structuring/originating and managing real estate funds globally. Prior to that, Soufiane was a Director at the private equity and real estate origination department at Capital Management House Bahrain as well as a Director at Gulf Finance House where he was instrumental in successfully originating major real estate projects. Earlier, Soufiane was assistant vice president at KAMCO corporate finance in Kuwait and senior financial analyst with Jones Lang LaSalle Dubai, advising major MENA clients for their real estate investments, during his tenure with JLL he advised clients on projects worth $50bn across all the MENA region.


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Wed 11 - Thu 12 Feb 2015

Marriott London Grosvenor Square, London