Rani is a relentless big picture thinker, adept on the world stage delivering creative and bespoke award-winning deals in the Sovereign, Financial Institutions, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, TMT, F&B/FMCG and Consumer sectors. With broad transaction experience in North America, 10 MENA, 5 European and 4 Asian countries. Rani is comfortable in building shareholder value in established and emerging markets.
With over three decades of experience in financial services and investment banking, Rani leads Noble’s advisory and capital raising businesses. Prior to this, he was Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking with NBK Capital for 15 years. Rani firstly originated and led the NBK Capital Investment Banking platform. His leadership enabled acquisition of 80% overall market share, with deal volume exceeding $120B and expanding operations across the MENA region.
He has advised boards and C-suite teams on changing global market landscapes and pushed for acquisitions to drive inorganic growth and generate operating and financial synergies to enhance corporate performance. In concert with his hands-on leadership career, Rani’s engagements at Board/Committee level have focused upon complex financial matters and governance.
As an emerging market expert, he is a featured commentator for CNBC Arabia, Reuters and Bloomberg News networks. Moreover, Rani was a featured speaker on numerous occasions for the Trade and Export Finance, Euromoney, Petroleum Economist, Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association and CME LIBOR Transition conferences across the globe.
Rani has an MBA with high distinction from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is a Graduate of Executive Programs from IMD in Switzerland, fluent in English and Arabic, and conversational in Spanish and French.