KBW Investments has appointed Aaron Chehab as its chief commercial officer with immediate effect.

In his new role, Chehab will be responsible for driving the development and delivery of KBW’s growth strategy in the Middle East, with particular focus on its core markets of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

With 16 years’ industry experience, Chehab has conducted strategic business development and practical commercial management activities for a range of large-scale developments in the GCC.

Chehab boasts extensive knowledge of Gulf market dynamics and key stakeholders, including contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, and suppliers. His strategic operative measures include major client acquisition and high-level relationship management.

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Commenting on his latest role, Chehab said: “I am looking forward to joining the executive team of KBW Investments and working closely with the group’s portfolio companies to build upon the success that has been achieved so far.

“Together with the outstanding executive team that is already in place at KBW, I am sure that we can continue to improve on various aspects of our portfolio companies’ performances, driving increased turnover and profits across the organisation.”

Ahmed AlKhoshaibi, group chief executive officer of KBW Investments, added: “With more than a decade of experience in the GCC alone, Aaron has a proven track record of adding value to organisations through driving new sales growth, alongside performance improvement.

“Possessing a broad range of expertise in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, coupled with significant leadership credentials, Aaron’s deep knowledge of the market in the Middle East, and his customer-focussed approach, will prove invaluable as KBW targets a growing number of opportunities in the region to deploy innovative business offerings and solutions to key clients.”

Founded in 2013 by HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, a member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family, KBW Investments operates across a diverse array of sectors, including development, manufacturing, construction, finance, and consultancy.