Al-Johara's Co-Founders

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Nada Bundakji

Nada is a Saudi Social Entrepreneur and has an active role in her family’s business. She was the Founder of the Jeddah ladies beach concept, embracing the sun and promoting women’s wellbeing.

Nada has a Bachelors degree in Business Management from The American University in Dubai and a Masters Degree in International Business and Management from The University of Westminster. She has a certificate in financial planning from New York University and Completed the course in Wealth Management from The College of Financial Planning.
Nada is a Member of the 30% Club

Katie Partridge

Katie Partridge has spent the past 19 years in the financial services industry, working across all major asset classes with some of the most well-respected companies and UHNW families.

 

In 2016, Katie founded Saphira Group, a private investment office for a select group of UHNW investors/ families, primarily located in the Middle East. She presently advises and helps her Saphira clients to structure their investments and invests capital around the world in real estate, private equity, venture and public investments.  Prior to Saphira, Katie was the Head of Real Asset Investments at WMG, a London based multi-family office, overseeing the firm’s global investment mandate. Before WMG, Katie was a Managing Partner of the leading boutique advisory firm, Hannam & Partners, where she worked on a number of large cross-border transactions in sectors such energy, mining, infrastructure, real estate, agriculture and financial services. Prior to the takeover by Hannam & Partners, she was a Managing Partner at Strand Partners.

 

Katie started her financial career in 2001 at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) in the Middle East UHNW private client services trading team and subsequently moved to Credit Suisse First Boston with her team. In 2004 she was recruited by the Cayzer family of Caledonia Investments plc to become the Director of Sales for one of their hedge fund of funds portfolio companies.

 

In her personal life, Katie is actively involved with education and school projects worldwide (UK, Asia and ME), and she is a Founding Trustee of The Childhood Trust. The Childhood Trust is now one of the largest charities in London raising millions of pounds every year with the mission of alleviating childhood poverty in the capital. Katie was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the Mohammad Ali Foundation, promoting his six Core Principles internationally.

 

Katie has a BSc (Honours) in Economics and Politics in Queen Mary University of London.

 

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