Shams Butt is a highly accomplished banker with over 25 years experience working in senior positions at some of the largest financial institutions in the world and serves as a Non-Executive Director at Nova Merchant Bank Limited.
Mr. Butt’s banking experience covers a wide range of areas including Investment Banking, Risk Management, Compliance, Treasury, Ratings Advisory and Private Banking. He has a strong track record and deep expertise in executing projects in emerging markets and was a Managing Director at Citigroup in London where he served as the Head Sub Saharan Coverage for Citi’s Investment Bank in addition to to being the Head of Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) at the Citi Financial Strategy Group. He has also had stints working at Citibank’s offices in Tokyo, Bahrain and Pakistan.
In addition, Mr Butt was a Director at Deutsche Bank in New York where he served as the Head Risk and Compliance at Deutsche Bank Advisors LLC.
A British citizen and based in Dubai, Mr Butt is currently an Advisor at African Industries (a global name in steel, manufacturing, aluminium products and building materials across three continents) where he manages the group’s investment activities, oversees real estate development projects and is responsible for all M&A, execution of transactions and joint ventures.
Mr. Butt has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA)and Bachelors of Business Administration both from George Washington University, Washington DC.