Omar Bassal

Omar Bassal

Formal First Name

Omar Bassal is the Director of Shukr Investments. In this role, he is responsible for the management of the Shukr Global Equity Fund. He also ensures firm compliance with pertinent laws and regulations. Since 1994, Bassal has constantly aimed to excel in the investment management space by learning and then adopting the best techniques from various disciplines. He also held senior investment positions in the United States and at several Middle Eastern investment banks. Bassal has also written articles for Barron’s and other media outlets.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Bassal purchased his first shares in a public company in 1994. 
  • At Wahed Inc, he assists in formulating the optimal asset allocation strategies across client risk profiles.
  • At Albilad Capital, he ensured the investment manager is in compliance with Funds' terms and conditions
  • At MASIC, he oversaw investments in public equities, private equity, real estate, and income-producing funds that are shariah compliant. 
  • At NBK Capital, he oversaw MENA public equity investments for HNWIs and institutions in Kuwait.
  • At Azzad Asset Management, he managed two public equity mutual funds.
  • At Profit Investment Management, he identified, analyzed, valued, and recommended public equities in the durables, energy and industrial sectors.
  • He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.