Advisory Board

Akram Al Rabayah

Akram currently leads Cayan Holding, a group active in engineering, industrial ventures & services, and energy investments. He also serves as advisor and board member with public and private entities for both local and multinational conglomerates.
Prior to Cayan, Akram progressed in 17 years with GE through various assignments and management roles with the Energy business locally and regionally after which he held the position of President and National
Executive for GE Corporate for the gulf region leading GE’s multi billion $US businesses, relations and investments. Following his departure from GE, he served as Senior Advisor until 2011

M.S.C. Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Systems Engineering
King Fahad Uni. of Petroleum and Minerals

Abdullah Taibah

Abdullah J. Taibah has over 25 years of experience in strategic and operation management through various posts in the region. He is currently the CEO of Arabian Qudra, an ACWA Holding company focused on delivering innovative power solutions.
Prior, Abdullah worked for GE from 1993 to 2007 where he was the Middle East General Manager and Region Executive for GE Energy and was responsible for leading its operations
in the region, including sales strategy, orders, growth plans and execution across the entire GE Energy portfolio.

B.S. in Applied Electrical Engineering
King Fahad Uni. of Petroleum and Minerals

Thomas F. Stein

Currently, Thomas is a Co-Founder and Partner in Cayan Holdings, a venture development and investment firm focused on originating, developing, structuring, investing in and operating industrial manufacturing and services ventures across the GCC and broader MENA region. Cayan Ventures develops opportunities that present a mix of demand and competitiveness across the value chains or sectors that are most relevant to the region. Current Cayan portfolio includes a mix of Greenfield manufacturing investments and buy-outs of existing business with an investment thesis of restructure and growth.

Thomas has eighteen years of management consulting, business development and industry experience across oil and gas, chemicals and heavy manufacturing sectors. Recently Thomas was Managing Director for Perma-Pipe Saudi Arabia where he established a Greenfield manufacturing facility for this Nasdaq listed American manufacturing firm and held responsibility for the operations and the P&L.

Thomas has eighteen years of management consulting, business development and industry experience across oil and gas, chemicals and heavy manufacturing sectors. Recently Thomas was Managing Director for Perma-Pipe Saudi Arabia where he established a Greenfield manufacturing facility for this Nasdaq listed American manufacturing firm and held responsibility for the operations and the P&L.

Prior to consulting, Thomas held engineering and internal consulting positions in Odessa and Houston, Texas with Holloman Corporation and Halliburton Company. Thomas has an undergraduate degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MBA from Rice University. He is an author and contributor to numerous articles and white papers on topics that include competitiveness, strategy and governance. Thomas holds Board positions with a number of Cayan investments, including Perma-Pipe Middle East, Mueller Middle East and Energy Services Company. Thomas resides in the Middle East with his wife and three children.

MBA, Rice University, Jesse H. Jones School of Management
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas

Co-Founder, Partner – Cayan Holdings

Co-Investors

Cayan is on project by Project solicits from Key Investors
Club co-investments in various acquisitions and project
developments. Some of our key investors are

Mr. Ali Abdullah Kanoo

Mr. Ali Abdulla Kanoo is the Deputy Chairman of Yusuf Bin Ahmad Kanoo company Ltd., Saudi Arabia.

He is a Board of Director at Yusuf Bin Ahmad Kanoo (Holdings) WLL, Hapag-Lloyd Saudi Limited, Inspectorate International (Saudi Arabia) Limited, Baroid Saudi Arabia Limited, Mercantile Shipping Agencies Ltd. And AXA Cooperative Insurance Company.

He is a Member of Eastern Province Tourism Development Council and Saudi Indian Joint Business Council.

Mr. Mazen Al-Jubeir

Mazen Al-Jubeir is an investor and advisor, with interests in several companies operating across a range of industries, including contracting, healthcare, education, and real estate. In addition, he serves on the Boards of Directors of several public companies, and social enterprises within Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Previously, Mazen was an Executive Vice President of Amwal AlKhaleej, a leading Middle Eastern private equity firm, and a consultant with McKinsey & Company, a global consulting firm.

Mr. Ahmad Al-Badeaie

Ahmed started his career in 1995 as an Aircraft
Engineer in BAE Systems working out of the
United Kingdom before becoming an Aircraft
Structure Senior Engineer two years later.
AAhmed joined Abunayyan Group in Jan 2005 as
a General Manager of Saudi French Co. and also
as a General Manager of Electronic & Electrical
Industries Corp.
He is currently holds the position of Chief
Operating Officer (COO) of Arabian Qudra, and is
a board member of both Electronic & Electrical
Industries Corp. and Chromalloy Arabia.