We have a multi-functional team of business professionals hailing from across the globe. Our culturally diverse organisation also supports and employs the best of the UAE’s talent. Essam Al TamimiFounder & Chairman Essam, the Founder of Al Tamimi Investments, plays an active role in the company by being involved in early stages of investment, building on established relationships as well as participating in CSR initiatives by the Al Tamimi Investments Group. Essam achieved his undergraduate degree in the UAE before attending Harvard Law School in the USA. Bringing with him experience in all facets of business entrepreneurship, Essam founded Al Tamimi & Company, a reputed legal practice, and has nurtured it into the largest and most dynamic non-affiliated law firms in the Middle East. Today, the law firm operates 14 offices across eight countries, with a strong focus on investment. Passionate about giving back to society and the local community, Essam works tirelessly to promote impactful investing in the UAE and across the region. Farhan Al Bastaki CEO Farhan Al Bastaki has an experience spanning 20 years in corporate and investment banking, including ANZ Grindlays Bank, Citibank, and Dubai Islamic Bank. His banking career led him to head the Islamic Banking Department in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and establishing the world’s first Sharia-based trust services-providing company there. Additionally, he is the former CEO of Sharaf HQ Investment, a subsidiary of Sharaf Group, one of UAE’s largest family businesses. Farhan holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership from Cranfield University in the UK, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration Management from the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE. He is a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development (MBRCLD), Young Leaders Program (2007) and the Impactful Leadership program (2018), where he mastered leadership and emotional intelligence skills. Established in 2003 by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, MBRCLD aims to create the leaders of tomorrow and sustain the UAE’s growth for generations to come. Farhan is a published author. His book “Emotional Intelligence in the life of Muhammad” illustrates the impact of emotionally intelligent on the successful creation of a nation. He is an amateur endurance horse race rider with a special interest in photography.