Salem Patel

Managing Director – Private Credit & Debt Markets

Salem Patel is Managing Director, Private Credit and Debt Markets for GFH Financial Group. He is responsible for managing the bank’s proprietary private credit assets. Salem is also a member of the bank’s Management Investment Committee and ALCO. He brings over 25 years of extensive local and international financial industry experience to the Group having previously worked in the Financial Services Division with Accenture in London and prior to this as a Financial Analyst with LongView Partners, London. Salem began his career working in Equity Research at UBS and Societe Generale.

Salem currently holds a number of Directorships including Roebuck Asset Management, Student Quarters, and Big Sky Asset Management. He graduated from the City University Business School in London with a B.S.C (Hons) in Business Studies specializing in Finance and has obtained a number of certifications including: the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) and the Securities and Futures Authorities Registered Representative (SFA). He has also passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and recently completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.