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Dr Mohammed Abdel-Haq

Mohammed Abdel-Haq is a founding member and CEO of a newly formed, FSA regulated, Merchant Bank based in London. He is a private equity investor and Director of a number of UK companies.

Mohammed began his career as a Private Wealth Manager in several international banks including Citi Bank and Deutsche Bank. He was MD and Global Head of HSBC Amanah Private Banking and CEO of Barwa Capital (UK) Ltd.

Mohammed is a Trustee of the Amman Arab University, Jordan, one of the few private, not for profit, Universities in the region and founding Chairman of the Centre for Opposition Studies, a non-partisan organisation. He is Vice President of The Disability Partnership, and a Trustee of the NGO Forward Thinking. 

In 2011 Mohammed was appointed Chairman of the UK Ministerial Advisory Group on Extremism in Universities and FE Colleges. He also Chairs the Advisory Board for the Conservative Middle East Council and fought Swansea West for the Conservatives in the 2005 General Election. 

Mohammed is British Jordanian, of Palestinian origin; his undergraduate studies were at Yarmouk University, Jordan and he obtained his PhD in 1993 from the School of Business at Oxford Brookes University. Mohammed is a Freeman of the City of Oxford.

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