Following the nomination of Pasha Bakhtiar as a partner of Bank REYL & Cie in Geneva, REYL Group has appointed Nicolas Farah as Chief Executive Officer of REYL Finance (MEA) Ltd, (RMEA), the Bank’s affiliate in the United Arab Emirates.
Farah is a highly experienced finance executive who joined RMEA as one of its founding members in 2015. Prior to that, he acquired over 25 years of relevant industry experience (investment banking, management consulting, private equity, fund management) in London and Dubai at Manufacturers Hanover, AT Kearney, Standard Bank, Willow Impact Investors and ES Bankers Dubai. He has advised financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and high net worth individuals on cross-border acquisition strategies into emerging markets, including Africa, for over 10 years.
Nicolas Farah holds an LLB from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.
“We are delighted to be able to count on a professional of Nicolas Farah’s calibre to ensure the continued development of RMEA by bringing innovative solutions to our clients. This appointment reflects our commitment to the UAE and we are confident that under Nicolas Farah’s stewardship, the Group’s regional growth strategy will be maintained on a path to success,” says François Reyl, Chief Executive Officer of REYL & Cie.