Sarmad Zok

Founder at Kingdom Hotel Investments

Sarmad Zok

Sarmad Zok

Founder at Kingdom Hotel Investments

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Kingdom Holding (Private Equity)
Kingdom Hotel Investments

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379

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

08/1968

Age

51

Interests

Skiing, Chess

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at Kingdom Holding Company

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Chief Executive Officer at Kingdom Holding Company

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Founder at Kingdom Hotel Investments

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Chief Financial Officer at Kingdom Hotel Investments

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Executive Director-International & Private Equity at Kingdom Holding Company

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Founding Partner & Chairman at Amwal Al Khaleej Commercial Investment Co Ltd.

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Head-Shareholders Department at Savola Group

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International Investment Advisor at Kingdom Holding Company

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Chief Executive Officer at Rotana Video & Audio Visual Co.

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Fund Advisor at BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.

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Sarmad Zok
Founder at Kingdom Hotel Investments
Education
BSc in Hotel Management

The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London. Since 1891, Surrey has been dedicated to solving global challenges, leading research and innovation, and fuelling generations of students with a spirit of curiosity and a desire to improve the world they live in.

An integral part of City, University of London, Sir John Cass Business School is among the global elite. Cass Business School is consistently ranked amongst the best business schools and programmes in the world. Further Cass holds the rare gold standard of 'triple-crown' accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Together with an established 50-year reputation for excellence in business research and education, Cass attracts outstanding academics, students and businesses worldwide into our energising Cass community.

MSc in Property Valuation & Law

City University London is a public research university that offers a range of educational courses. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees as well as certificates and diplomas at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. City University has its main campus in the Islington area of central London, with additional campuses in the City of London and the Holborn, Smithfield, and Whitechapel areas of London. It is organized into seven Schools, within which there are around 40 academic departments and centers, including the City University Department of Journalism, the Cass Business School, and the Inns of Court School of Law. In 2012 it was ranked 29th in the UK according to the Times Higher Education 'table to tables', 327th in the world according to the QS World University Rankings and is included in Times Higher Education's list of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old. City University is a member of the Association of MBAs, EQUIS, and Universities UK. City University London was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute.

Career History
Fund Advisor
2011 - Current

BIM-UK is an active manager which aims to utilize their market insights, global reach, proprietary technology, culture of information sharing and focus on risk management to deliver performance in all market environments. For their equity investments, the firm utilizes style-neutral (core and high performance), value and growth processes. They have combined a top-down and bottom-up approach for their fixed-income and balanced products. The fixed-income investment team specializes in particular market segments and focuses on quantitative analysis. Their Pinpoint system enables them to identify and track fixed-income issuers and credits. Investment teams are autonomous. Process implementation is formalized through investment committees and is reviewed monthly with the CIO, the head of performance and risk management and team leaders.

Founder
2001 - Current

Kingdom Hotel Investments owns and operates hotels. It has a portfolio of hotel properties in upscale, upper-upscale and luxury market segments. The firm's investments are organized under three business lines: ownership stakes in three industry-leading management companies in worldwide; trophy hotel properties in gateway cities; and a trading portfolio of hotels primarily in growth markets. The company was founded by Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin AbdulAziz Alsaud in 2000 and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Chairman & Executive Director
Current

KHC-PE invests in a globally diversified and geographically balanced portfolio of strategic stakes in blue-chip companies with a recognized brand. The firm follows a growth-and-value investment approach with a long-term outlook. Historically the firm built momentum targeting undervalued and under-performing companies, and optimally timing entries and exits. They focus on core growth and value-added sectors, particularly banking, financial services, hotels, international hotel management companies, and real estate including development land for commercial, leisure, retail and residential projects. They also invest opportunistically in the TMT, consumer, entertainment, upscale fashion, retail, tourism, travel, automotive manufacturing, healthcare and industrial sectors.The firm invests directly in private equity projects in Saudi Arabia, the GCC region and sub-Saharan Africa. They also invest indirectly in Saudi and Kuwaiti private equity investment companies. Their investment strategy consists in capitalizing on the expected continued growth and liberalization of the GCC markets. They invest in sizeable stakes which gives them a voice in the strategic management of their portfolio companies.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Executive Director
Current

KHC-PE is an active manager which seeks investment opportunities in private and public middle-market capital requirements located globally. The firm provides equity financing for buyout and growth transactions in multiple sectors such as aviation, banking & financial services, digital services, e-commerce, education, hotel management, healthcare, hotel real estate, hotel petrochemicals, real estate, ridesharing and social media.

Director
Current

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts AG operates hotels, motels, and resorts. It specializes in business and conference hotels, and as well as holiday resorts. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

Director
Prior

Four Seasons Hotels Ltd. engages in the operation of hotels and resorts. It also offers venues for meetings and events; and private residences, vacation rentals, and residence clubs. The company was founded by Isadore Sharp in 1960 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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