Management of the Group & Subsidiaries

Nicolas Farah

Nicolas Farah

Chief Executive Officer – REYL Dubai


Nicolas Farah began his career in 1988 at Manufacturers Hanover in London, where he structured capital market transactions, syndicated loans, bond issuances and trade finance solutions for major corporations and financial institutions in southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 1996, he joined A.T. Kearney, as a senior manager working on post-merger integration assignments at Fortis Bank, ABN Amro and Barclays. In 2001, he joined Standard Bank (London) to launch its Middle Eastern business and in 2005 became Regional Head based in Dubai, advising Middle Eastern family offices on investments and acquisitions in African markets. In 2011, he co-founded Willow Impact Investors, an impact investment fund prior to joining ES Bankers Dubai in 2013.In 2016, he participated as local partner in the creation of REYL Finance (MEA) Ltd in Dubai, before becoming CEO in 2018.


Nicolas Farah graduated from the London School of Economics (LLB ‘88) and from INSEAD (MBA ‘96).