• Mr. Habibullah Kapadia

    (Founding Executive Director / Senior Executive Officer)

  • Mr. Kapadia is the Founding Executive Director and Senior Executive Officer. He has held Senior Management roles with Commercial as well as Private Banks and has more than 25 years of experience in Multinational Banks; his last assignment was with Credit Suisse AG, DIFC, Dubai, U.A.E. His in depth Corporate Banking/ Wealth Management experience across various organizations is a value add and guiding principle for HCL in corporate leadership, learning and growth. He has strong network of clients in Africa, Pakistan, and U.A.E built over last 25 years.
    He holds a Diplomate from the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance, London U.K. as well Institute of Bankers, London, U.K and a Business degree.

  • Mr. Tanul Mehra

    (Chief Investment Officer / Head - Private Banking, Transaction Advisory)

  • Mr. Tanul Mehra joined Habib Capital Limited as the Head of Private Banking. Tanul brings with him a rich experience of 15+ years’ in the banking and finance industry with some of the most reputed international banks and financial institutions. Tanul has held several positions within global wealth & private banks across the globe, such as HSBC in India, Citibank N.A, Societe Generale and DBS in Dubai and ANZ Bank in Singapore. As a seasoned banker, he brings with him balanced views on investment with a focus on the client and a strong overall banking experience. Tanul is a well-recognized and a highly respected professional among a wide network of high profile global business owners, entrepreneurs, CEOs and decision makers.
    He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and MBA in Finance.

  • Mr. Muhammad Asif Khan

    (Vice President - Operations)

  • Mr. Asif joined Habib Capital Limited as Vice President – Operations. Asif brings with him a rich experience of almost two decades in the banking industry. Asif has held several positions with banks in Pakistan and in Dubai.
    Asif started his banking career with Faysal Bank Limited, Lahore - Pakistan back in 1997 as a Treasury Officer and was responsible for the utilization of funds in the local market along with various reporting requirements by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Central Treasury Office (Head Office). Moved to Prime Commercial Bank Limited, Lahore - Pakistan as Manager Operations of Gulberg Branch in 2002. In 2003, Asif joined Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), Dubai in the retail sales.
    Prior joining Habib Capital Limited, Asif has worked with Habib Bank Limited, Dubai – UAE for almost 13 years in the capacity of Manager Operations for various branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well as Relationship Manager, Private Banking. His last position with Habib Bank Limited was in the capacity of Assistant Vice President – Compliance. The main responsibilities were to conduct due diligence to counter AML, identifying gaps in KYC information / documentation in NR / Offshore accounts, Reviewing Policies & Procedure Manuals and Correspondence with regulators / correspondent banks at various levels. Asif is a seasoned banker with extensive knowledge in banking operations, handling HNW clients, practices and protocols across the globe.
    He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and an MBA in finance.

  • Mr. Gautam Bakshi

    (Vice President - Private Banking)

  • Mr. Gautam Bakshi joins Habib Capital Limited as Vice President – Private Banking. He has over 11 years of experience in the financial arena. He began his financial career working with Citibank NA, Dubai specialising in managing investments for the NRI sector. Subsequent to that, and prior to joining HCL, he worked with First Gulf Bank and Emirates NBD as a Senior Relationship Manager.
    As an experienced Wealth and Relationship manager, Gautam understands the value of providing clients with a balanced approach to meet the investment objectives. He places a great deal of importance in understanding client requirements and working closely with them to provide bespoke advice on structuring their portfolio based on risk management and investment needs.
    Gautam is a graduate of Mumbai University, India where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Studies.

  • Ms. Shyma Sukumaran

    (Vice President - Private Banking)

  • Ms. Shyma brings with her a vast experience of 17+ years’ in the banking and financial industry. Her previous work experiences have been with Citibank India, Citibank NA, Indusind bank and ADCB -Excellency in the U.A.E. She has been a Wealth Manger with an overall banking experience in the NRI Business with markets spanning both locally & internationally. She has an in-depth experience to execute and manage strategic wealth and investment business opportunities for her clients.
    She holds a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication and a Diploma in Business Management. She is also a CWA: Certified Wealth Planner from CISI (UK).

  • Ms. Svitlana Burlakova

    (Head Compliance)

  • Ms. Svitlana Burlakova brings over 14 years of professional legal, risk management, compliance experience and senior managerial expertise. She worked for 10 years at international financial companies holding various senior level positions (Head of legal, Compliance departments, Risk officer) at Societe Generale, Unicredit Group, BNP Paribas and MetLife. Svitlana relocated to Dubai in at the beginning of 2015 to join Total Solutions Middle East Limited (TSME). She is GRC manager, authorized Compliance officer and Risk manager for financial institutions operating in the DIFC. Prior to joining TSME, she had been working for the past 8 years for MetLife, an international insurance company headquartered in the USA as the Head of Legal and Compliance department. At MetLife, Svitlana successfully implemented and maintained robust legal, compliance/AML and risk frameworks and crisis management strategies in accordance with the regulatory requirements, international standards and best practices. She was also a member of all internal control committees formed within the Firm (Executive, Tender, Product, Risk Management Committees). Svitlana possesses degree in Law from the National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. In 2008 she has completed the Course in International Private Law at Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands. In 2016 she has completed the Course in Enterprise Risk Management delivered by Business Risk Management, Ltd, UK. Svitlana underpins her practical experience with academic knowledge and professional affiliations. Associate Member of International Compliance Association (UK). Affiliate Member of Global Association of Risk professionals.