Chief Investment Officer, Tawreeq Holdings

Mark J. Smyth

Mark Smyth leads Tawreeq Holding’s global investment activities. His financial career spans more than two decades in the areas of investment management, corporate lending, sales management, and mortgage banking with leading companies and new ventures across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

He began his career in 1992 with the Bank of Montreal’s Harris Trust and Savings Bank and later became a partner with The International Investor of Kuwait, managing one of the firm’s investments in New York before becoming involved with the companies’ acquisition strategy from their Kuwait City office.  Prior to joining Tawreeq Holdings, Mr. Smyth developed and managed a mid-sized financial consultancy based in Dubai, UAE.

Mr. Smyth is a frequent speaker on emerging market financial-sector trends. Certified in Islamic capital markets and instruments from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, he holds a B.S. in Business Management and an MBA in International Finance from DePaul University.