Our team

Abdulwahab Al Betairi

General Partner - IC Chairman

MBA, London School of Economics BS Finance KFUPM

Managing Partner of Watar Partners

20 + years experience in Investments

Vice Chairman Alujain Corporation

Vice Chairman National Petrochemical Industrial Company

Chairman Osool & Bakheet Investment Company,

Board Member Jahez

Akram AlRabayah

Managing Partner

BS Systems Engineering, MSC Mechanical Engineering KFUPM

Managing Partner of ECG

Ex MEA GM for GE Energy and Ex President of GE Corporate in GCC, Co-Founder Cayan Partners

Chairman of the Board Mena Saudi Industrial Services Company, Chairman of the board APBB, Vice Chairman of the Board Mueller Middle East, Vice Chairman of the Board Beatona, Board member Khalifa Algosaibi Investment Company, Board Member Gas  Integrated Company

Previous Board memberships and advisory includes Punj Lloyd SA, Nesma Petrochemical Development, King Abdullah City of Atomic and Renewable Energy

MD of Jazan Gas Industrial Projects, largest industrial gas complex in the world and iconic PPP project in ME region with an active involvement in the $12B IGCC Complex with Saudi Aramco, Air Products, ACWA Power and Air Products Qudra

At GE lead a Corporate team with $5B in revenue, over 1200+ professionals. 30 years experience in the Energy/PPP  Business

Ali Abdulaziz AlTurki

Founding & Managing Partner

BS Manufacturing Engineering, Boston University

Ali founded ECG in 2008. He is currently the Chairman of Chemanol, Chairman of Immensa and sits on the board of NATPET.

Ali has established a very impressive track record in creating very successful and strategic businesses in the sectors of oil & gas, engineering & construction and financial services.

He was previously a Board member at Nesma & Partners, Vice Chairman of Rawabi Holding Company, Chairman of Redland Industrial Services, Chairman of Gate Capital (Dubai), Chairman of United Safety Services (Canada) and sat on the boards of Rawabi Vallianz, Jenan Real Estate Co, Samba Capital and Tadawul listed Alujain Holding Corporation.

Ali is a YPO member, a founding member of Asharqia Business Youth Council and a Founding member of Asharqia Orphans Association.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from The College of Engineering, Boston University.

Paul Sansom

Senior Partner

BA (Hons) Economics, City London

30 years international C-level executive

CFO/COO of ECG 1.0

Blue Chip corporate finance roles with PepsiCo / BMW Group

Private Equity Partner ECG / Ithmar Capital 

Start up businesses in West Africa; Software development online education/ Energy as a Service

UK Qualified Chartered Management Accountant.

Thomas F. Stein

Senior Partner

CE from University of Texas. MBA from Rice University

Thomas brings over 20 years of P&L management, investment, business development, and management consulting experience across the oil and gas, petrochemical and heavy manufacturing sectors. As a Partner with Energy Capital Group (ECG), Thomas leads investments and strategy.

Thomas came to ECG through a merger with Cayan Holdings, a venture development and investment firm focused on investing within industrial manufacturing and services ventures across the Middle East region, where he was a Co-Founder and Partner. Prior to joining ECG, Thomas was the CEO for Aujan Industrial Solutions (AIS), a Cayan Holdings portfolio company, where he executed a restructuring, growth and diversification strategy for the business resulting in an exit at 4x multiple on invested capital for the shareholders.

Prior to industry and investment roles, Thomas was a Management Consultant with Kearney and Charles River and Associates focused on clients in oil and gas and industrial manufacturing in both the US and Middle East regions. He was an advisor on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economic development and diversification strategy in addition to many private sector clients across a range of industries focused on strategy development and execution.

He is an author and contributor to numerous articles and white papers on topics that include competitiveness, strategy and governance. Thomas also holds several board and executive committee roles.

Marwan Bajjali


BSc in Chemical Engineering

COO of ECG, and CEO  of MENA Industrial Services Company ( MENAISCO).

20+ year of experience in Oil and Gas, Industrial Manufacturing, and international business management.

Adept at spearheading business growth and securing multimillion-dollar projects.

Proven track record of success in the MENA region, including award-winning business performances.

Ahmed Naseeb

Executive Director

BSC Financial Economics, University of Kent

Cayan Holdings Head of Investment & Business Development

Previously Treasury, Trading Specialist at Thomson Reuters

Noora Shehabi

Investments, Operations and Asset Management

Masters of Business Administration (MBA), DePaul University

Noora has a background as a senior investment specialist at the London Stock Exchange (LSEG)

Prior that, she worked as a senior financial analyst for Refinitiv, a technology company owned by BlackRock. Her career began at Thomson Reuters, where she started as a financial analyst

Nadeem Refai

Investment Manager

BBA Finance and Management Information System, Fox School of Business at Temple University. MSC Business Finance, Queen Mary, University of London.

Nadeem is an Investment Manager at ECG, where he supports with securing investment opportunities for the company.

Nadeem began his career in Consultancy, as a Junior Consultant at PKF Jordan following which he transitioned into the role of an Investment and Business Analyst at Cayan Holding.

Prior to his position at ECG, Nadeem worked as a Strategic Business Planner at Aujan Industrial Solutions, where he supported the Executive Management with strategic advisory, reporting, and managing the company’s financial performance as well as budgeting and planning processes.

Sanjay Bhatia

Board Advisor

Chemical Engineering UC Berkley, MBA University of Chicago

FMC Technologies Strategy and Corp Dev

Co Founder energy tech advisory firm and Partner in Start up Energy Village

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