ABOUT US


Sharjah Asset Management (SAM) was established in 2008 as an investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, within the Sharjah Finance Department. In 2012, the department expanded to include investment, asset management and property activities.

With an increasingly strong presence in the Middle East region, SAM’s mandate is to ensure its investors are protected against uncertainty and instability. Apart from equity, SAM also invests in forms of debt such as “mezzanine financing” or project and transaction financing.

SAM’s corporate presence, its network of government and commercial partners and existing portfolio of globally based investments, present synergies for market development for all of our investee companies. This is often reflected in terms of market expansion, logistics and business development.

As an active asset manager, acting solely in the interests of our investors, SAM’s global business model allows us to offer services in international markets and asset classes across the investment spectrum.


WHAT WE DO


DEVELOPMENT

Sharjah Asset Management primarily handles a global investment portfolio for the management of property assets. By building strategic partnerships with leading asset management companies and investment agencies, SAM is a conduit for driving Sharjah's continued economic growth.

INVESTMENT

Developing and managing property projects in the Emirate of Sharjah, SAM is highly focused on multiple sectors including finance and trade, logistics, technology, telecommunications, real estate, industry, transport, as well as oil and gas.

STRATEGY MANAGEMENT

SAM is committed to conducting business in a sustainable manner, by building strategic partnerships with asset management agencies and companies operating across diverse industry verticals. Our goal and ambition is to be a trusted partner of choice – delivering reliable solutions that create value for our investors and the Sharjah economy as a whole.

ASSET MANAGEMENT

With a world-class team of finance professionals working to the highest operational standards and international practices, SAM is able to maximise returns from its investments and asset management activities, in support of developing and sustaining Sharjah's economic diversification.


OUR STRATEGY


VISION

To be recognised as a globally reputable wealth creation arm of the Sharjah Government, achieving sustained prosperity for its people.

MISSION

To provide a world-class team of dedicated professionals in investment and asset management processes, in order to maximise returns and create future reserves for the economic benefit of the people of Sharjah.

VALUES

Our values are based upon the fundamental principles that define our culture and are brought to life in our attitude and behaviour.

It is our values that make us unique and stem from five basic principles.

OUR BASIC PRINCIPLES
Excellence

The markets in which we operate are becoming increasingly competitive and investors now have an abundance of alternate choices. 

Only by being the very best in terms of the services, products and property investments we offer can we hope to be successful and grow.


Integrity

Our success depends upon the performance of funds under our management.  With that in mind, our investors – and society in general – also expect us to possess and to adhere to the highest ethical principles and professional standards.


Customer Focus

We need to fully understand the needs of our investors and adapt our products and services to meet these needs. We must, therefore, always strive to put the satisfaction of our investors first. 


Meritocracy

We believe in giving opportunities and advantages to our employees on the basis of  their ability.

We believe in rewarding achievement and in providing first class career opportunities for all.


Progressiveness

We believe in the advancement of society through the adoption of enlightened work practices, as well as innovating new products and processes that foster the spirit of enterprise.


OUR TEAM


WALEED AL SAYEGH

Chief Executive Officer

Waleed Al Sayegh is the CEO of Sharjah Asset Management, the investment arm of the Sharjah Government and Director General of the Finance Department of the Government of Sharjah. He is also a member of the board of directors of Sharjah Holding and Tilal Properties, and a Member of the Fiscal Policy Committee for the UAE’s Ministry of Finance.

IBRAHIM AL HOUTI

Chief Officer for Support Services

As a Chief Officer for Support Services, Ibrahim is responsible for service functions that support the core services at SAM. In this role he is responsible for oversight on various functions including HR and Admin, IT, Finance and Accounting, and is Head of Procurement for Sharjah Asset Management (SAM).

GREGG DOWNER

Chief Real Estate Officer

As Chief Real Estate Officer at Sharjah Asset Management (SAM), the private investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, Gregg is responsible for managing and delivering profit from the company’s large-scale real estate assets and investments. 

NAJIB FARIS

Managing Director, New Business Development and Communications

As Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer, Najib is responsible for leading business intelligence and development, internal and external communications, corporate affairs and brand stewardship teams at Sharjah Asset Management (SAM).