Cross Asset Solutions

Kamal Benkabbou

Director, Middle East and North Africa Cross Asset Solutions


Kamal Benkabbou is Head of Citi Cross Asset Solutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In this capacity, he is responsible for the design and delivery of investment solutions to retail and private banking clients in the Gulf region via third-party distributors, advisors and wealth management intermediaries. He is a specialist in both Sharia-compliant and conventional instruments.

Kamal has 12 years of experience in financial services. He joined Citi in 2011, covering MENA-regional institutional investors. He subsequently gained responsibility for Private Client Solutions coverage. Kamal began his career as an M&A Analyst at Lazard in Paris, then spent five years at Barclays Capital in London serving MENA Institutional clients.

Kamal holds an MSc in Finance from École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe) and is an Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) Holder. He speaks English, French and Arabic.

Kamal is married with two children and lives in Dubai.