RAYAN SALAM

Rayan is a founder of Ithmar Capital Partners. He currently serves as its chief executive where he oversees the day to day business of the firm and leads its Public Equity Special Situations investment strategy. Rayan was a member of the founding team involved in building Algebra Capital, a MENA asset management firm with peak AUM of US$ 1.6 billion, from inception to its gradual sale to Franklin Templeton.

His role at Franklin Templeton included being a Fund Manager on a number of flagship funds, responsible for investment idea generation, asset allocation, risk management, and fund raising. He was previously employed at Shuaa Capital in Dubai and Silver Stone Advisors in New York City. Rayan currently serves as a Board Director of a publicly listed company in Kuwait and is a member of the Board of Trustees of an educational institution in Lebanon. Rayan graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Economics) with distinction.