Firas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Middle East and North Africa region at Gilded. Based in The United Arab Emirates, Firas has over 22 years of experience working as an executive in the Financial Services space most recently as the founder and managing partner of MMK Capital, a Dubai DIFC based multifamily office. Prior to this, he was the Senior Representative Officer and the General Manager of Bank of Montreal’s regional office Abu Dhabi, where he expanded and managed BMO’s footprint across the MENA region, personally handling some of BMO’s largest accounts such as FAB (First Abu Dhabi Bank), ADCB (Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank) and the two largest sovereign wealth funds in the region. Prior to this, he served as Managing Director for Bank of Montreal’s Global Asset Management, where he developed the business from scratch and built a multi-billion USD portfolio of Asset Management clients. He earned his MBA from INSEAD, a Master of Engineering in Engineering management from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from The American University of Beirut.