Al-Masah Capital Limited was founded in 2010 by shailesh dash, an experienced financial advisor and business leader in the North Africa and Middle East (MENA) region. Rather than brokering stocks and bonds, the company is focused primarily on connecting investors with the opportunities provided by alternative investments. Currently the company has 53 employees who work out of offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore. Under Mr. Dash’s leadership, the company is involved in the fields of education, health care, food and beverage, and logistics.
One of Al-Masah’s top clients in the education sector is Al-Najah Education Limited, which is an education investment company. Al-Najah invests in a wide array of educational institutions in the MENA region and in southeast Asia. These include Horizon Kids Nursery in Muscat, Oman and the Brooklyn Melodies Music Center in Dubai, to name just two examples. Altogether, Al-Najah’s schools have a total of 4,800 students and more than 560 staff members.
AVIVO Group is a representative client of Al-Masah in the healthcare industry. AVIVO is a medical services network incorporating 32 different healthcare providers, including hospitals, pharmacies, diagnostic laboratories, and medical centers. These assets serve more than 1.3 million patients every year and employ close to 250 doctors. The services provided by AVIVO members include preventive care, physiotherapy, children’s health, radiology, and occupational health training, to name a few.
Food And Beverage
Diamond Lifestyle is Al-Masah’s top food and beverage client. The brand has opened Johnny Rockets and Cafe Rouge in the UAE and plans to develop Johnny Rockets in Oman as well. Johnny Rockets is a well-established chain in the Middle East, offering classic American burgers, fries, and shakes. There are currently 19 Johnny Rockets restaurants in the UAE.
Al-Masah distributes shares of Gulf Pinnacle Logistics, a logistics and transportation company whose focus is on facilitating international trade. Since the MENA region and SE Asia are global trade centers, Al-Masah intends to capitalize on a boom in the transportation and shipping industries as world trade continues to grow at an ever-increasing rate. Gulf Pinnacle’s top two companies are Abdul Muhsen Shipping and So-Safe Logistics.
With Mr. Dash at its helm, Al-Masah continues to evolve as a financial leader in the MENA region. The key to success, Mr. Dash has stated, lies in accepting and adapting quickly to change.