Mahmoud is Moody’s senior representative in Saudi Arabia. His responsibilities encompass managing the Saudi Office, as General Manager, Regional Management, and overseeing and co-ordinating rating relationships for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, for the Commercial Group.
Mahmoud has 17 years of experience providing strategic financial and operational leadership in the investment and banking industries, and has been responsible for establishing or restructuring investment banking and financial entities in the GCC region, including Barclays Saudi Arabia, Deutsche Al-Azizia Investment Company, Middle East Financial Investment Company (MEFIC), and a Private Family Office.
Prior to Joining Moody’s, Mahmoud established and managed a Private Family Office for a group of UHNW families with assets in excess of USD2.5 billion. Mahmoud’s prior experience also includes being the Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Saudi Arabia where he was instrumental in the entity establishment and ongoing operations for more than three years. His first banking role was with the National Commercial Bank in the Structured Finance Division as a Senior Analyst.
Mahmoud holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering management from The George Washington University in the United States.