Passionate leaders, innovative thinkers

Our Leadership

Passionate leaders, innovative thinkers

Mr. Shehab M. Gargash
Founder & Chairman

Mr. Gragash has been the Founding Chairman of Daman, a non-banking financial services company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since 1998.

Mr. Gargash is a frequent public speaker and a commentator on regional socio-economic issues and trends. He wrote a popular daily column in the UAE’s Al Ittihad newspaper from 1997 to 2008. As an enthusiastic art collector, Mr. Gargash has established the Daman Middle East Art Fund, which invests in Middle Eastern contemporary art and supports regional artists.

Mr. Ahmed Waheed
General Manager, Daman Securities LLC

Ahmed began his career at Menacorp as the VP of its Institutional Trading Deak in Dubai. Before joining Menacorp, Ahmed had significant positions with prominent Mena brokerage firms, including Raddah Investment, Naeem Holding, CI Capital, and Dynamic Securities Trading.

Ahmed holds an MBA from Hult International Business School in Dubai and a BA in Economics from Cairo University. Ahmed has CISI certification.