Ahmed Tabaqchali, an experienced capital markets professional with over 25 years’ experiences in US and MENA markets, is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of AFC Iraq Fund. He is also a Senior Fellow at IRIS and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the American University of Iraq (AUIS). He is a board member of The Credit Bank of Iraq, and of Capital Investments, the investment banking arm of Capital Bank of Jordan.
He is a former Executive Director of NBK Capital, the investment banking arm of the National Bank of Kuwait, Managing Director and Head of International Institutional Sales at WR Hambrecht + Co., Managing Director at KeyBanc in London and Director & Head of Capital Markets & Institutional Sales at Jefferies Int’l in London. Ahmed holds an M.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Oxford in the UK, a B.Sc. (Hons, 1st class) in Mathematics from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.