Our Management in the Middle East

Our Executive Committee in the Middle East is composed of experienced professionals with a strong expertise in Wealth Management across the Globe and in the region

Masroor Batin

Masroor Batin - CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa


Masroor Batin is CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa, based in Dubai, where he is entrusted with all Wealth Management operations & activities for the region and for the MEA Teams based in Geneva and Luxemburg. 

Before joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Dubai, UAE, he was Managing Director, Head of International and Non Resident India clients. Based in Singapore, Masroor was leading the Wealth Management teams in Hong Kong and Singapore covering International & NRI clients.

Masroor brings with him well tested experience in Wealth Management across four main locations - US, India, Singapore and Dubai. Before joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management, he was the Singapore and Malaysia Market Head for Merrill Lynch. Prior to Singapore, he spent 10 years in New York as NRI Market Director for both Citibank and Merrill Lynch before moving to India where he led the Indian onshore platform for almost 3 years.

Masroor holds a MBA from the Calcutta University.

Khurram Jafree

Khurram Jafree - Head of Products & Services for BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa


Khurram Jafree is Managing Director, Head of Products and Services for Middle East & Africa at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, based in Dubai. Prior to joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management, he was Director and Head of Investment Advisory, Middle East for Barclays Wealth in Dubai and before that Chair of the Investment Committee, Investment Director at Gerrard Investment Management, Barclays Wealth in London responsible for all Discretionary Portfolio Management activity.  

Before Barclays Wealth, he specialized in advising Middle Eastern sovereign and institutional clients on their US equity investments at Legg Mason, and at Oppenheimer & Co in London before that. He started his career in New York as a financial futures and commodities specialist.

He is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Finance at Cass Business School, City University in London where he lectures on the MBA program. He holds a BSc in Engineering from the University of Surrey in Guildford, and an MBA from Cass Business School, City University. 

Ramzi Mouawad



Together with Ramzi Mouawad, Vijay currently oversees the Wealth Management commercial activity in the Gulf region as the Market Head for NRI EMEA, based in Dubai. In his capacity, Vijay oversees all the Non Resident India Clients based in the GCC and in Europe.

Vijay brings with him 30 years of international experience in Banking and Financial services in Consumer Banking, Product Management, Capital Markets, Private Banking and Wealth Management. Before joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management in 2021, Vijay was in charge of the NRI team within CA Indosuez based in Dubai. Prior to that, he was the Head of their representative office in Dubai. Before CA Indosuez where he spent 17 years, Vijay worked for Standard Chartered and Citibank both in Bahrain and in Dubai.

Vijay holds a MBA in Finance from the Institute of Management Development & Research in Poona, India.

Ramzi Mouawad

RAMZI MOUAWAD - Market Head GCC & KSA International


Together with Vijay Narain, Ramzi currently oversees the Wealth Management commercial activity in the Gulf region as the Market Head for GCC and KSA International, based in Dubai. In addition to his current role, Ramzi also runs our Strategic & Key Client coverage in the Middle East & Africa leading a team offering a wide range of products & services to family offices and entrepreneurs.

Before joining BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Dubai, he worked for Deutsche Bank in the Global Markets division overseeing the Private Institutional Clients in the UAE and the Levant offering them tailor-made solutions in a wide range of activities (Debt Capital Markets, Structuring, Hedging, Investments).

Ramzi started his career in Paris in Merrill Lynch as a Private Banker and he has worked in the Middle East for more than a decade.

Ramzi holds a bachelor of Science from the American University of Paris and a Master in Business Administration from London Business School. 

Nabil Traboulsi



Nabil currently oversees our GCC clients primarily residing in Europe and in the UK as Market Head for International GCC, based in Geneva. Nabil is a seasoned banker with a strong expertise of the Middle Eastern market who joined BNP Paribas in 1993 and held several positions in the GCC and in Paris before joining Wealth Management in Switzerland in 2006.


Roger Hage

ROGER HAGE - Head of Middle East & Africa Market in Luxemburg

Roger is currently in charge of the Middle Eastern team in Luxemburg and reports to Nabil Traboulsi, Head of the IGCC market within BNP Paribas Wealth Management MEA.

Roger is a seasoned banker with over 30 years of experience. Roger joined BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Luxemburg in 2008 as the Head of MEA team. Before that, he worked for the Republic National Bank of New York and then for HSBC. Throughout his career, Roger performed various positions in New York, Luxemburg, Montreal, Paris and then again Luxemburg in 1999.

mashaal al jomaih



Mashaal has more than 15 years’ experience in business development and client relationship in the field of Wealth Management in the GCC region and more particularly in KSA.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Mashaal worked in various positions at JP Morgan and was the co-founder of a Real Estate company dedicated to GCC HNWI.

jacques-antoine lecointre

Jacques-Antoine Lecointre - Chief Operating Officer BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa


Jacques-Antoine is the Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Middle East & Africa since early 2019. He is based in Dubai from where he oversees the regional operations of the MEA market.

Before joining BNP Paribas, he was the Head of Business Management for the Global South Asia and Middle East business for Bank of Singapore in Dubai. Prior to that, Jacques-Antoine spent more than a decade at Barclays in their Wealth Management division across Europe and the Middle East.

Jacques-Antoine brings over 15+ years of experience gained across multiple roles within the front, back & product office. Having started his career in a law firm, Jacques-Antoine holds a LLM in International Business Law from the University of Lyon and a MSc in Finance & Law from EM Lyon Business School.