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Abu Dhabi-based The National Investor (TNI) announces the appointment of Yasser Geissah as its new CEO. Yasser replaces Orhan Osmansoy who has headed TNI for the past 9 years as it became one of the leading investment and advisory firms in the region.
Yasser Geissah has over 18 years of experience in commercial and investment banking in the UAE. As a veteran in the industry, he brings with him extensive experience involving the establishment and management of a wide range of public and private joint stock companies. Yasser is a proven, hands-on leader and has held senior executive positions in prestigious financial institutions in the UAE including Abu Dhabi Invest Company, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and CAPM Investment. Interestingly, Yasser was a member of the TNI’s investment banking team during the early years of his career in the UAE. He holds a Masters in Management from North Carolina State University.
The Chairman, Mr. Abdullah M. Mazrui commented: “On behalf of TNI’s Board, I would like to thank Orhan Osmansoy for his hardwork and leadership in driving TNI’s strategy and successfully navigating the organization over the last nine years. We wish him continuing success in his career as he pursues new challenges.”
The Chairman further added, “I am delighted to have Yasser Geissah appointed to lead TNI as its new CEO. The Board and I are confident that his vision and personal drive will translate into every success for the firm.”
Orhan Osmansoy also added: “It has been a privilege to work with TNI and I would like to thank the Board and Management for their trust and confidence in my leadership over these years. Today, TNI is ideally positioned to take advantage of the positive economic climate in the UAE and I am confident that Yasser will lead TNI to new heights with many successes in the future.”
On his appointment as CEO, Yasser Geissah said: “I am honoured by the confidence and trust TNI’s Board has placed in me. I am excited about the opportunity offered by this role as TNI is a great institution with unique strengths and I look forward to working with the team in delivering the highest quality of services to our clients and generating great returns for our shareholders.”