Shailesh Dash - Board Member
Shailesh Dash
Founder, CEO and Board Member
  • Shailesh Dash is a renowned entrepreneur who founded several financial institutions aimed at promoting ethical and socially responsible investments in the Middle East & South East Asia region across various industries such as healthcare, education, food and beverage, logistics and financial services.

  • In a short span of 6 years, Shailesh’s track record of successful business ventures includes the founding of 8 reputable organizations namely: Regulus Capital (previously AM Partners), Al Masah Capital, Regulus Advisors, AVIVO Group, Al Najah Education, Diamond Lifestyle and Gulf Pinnacle Logistics. Those businesses have received 11 awards for excellence in their respective fields.

  • Throughout his 22+ years of investment and entrepreneurial career, he has raised in excess of $2.5bn from investors, managed a cumulative $6bn of AUMs, executed more than 90 transactions with a value of $2bn and served on more than 15 boards of prominent private companies.

  • He has been the entrepreneurial source for identifying business opportunities, turnaround strategies and securing lucrative investments. Shailesh is known for his innovative approach to investing and is one of the first few regional leaders in the financial landscape who spearheaded offering consistent and sustainable dividends to private equity investors.

  • Currently, he is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Regulus Capital, a private equity business advising a total AUM of nearly $655m and the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Al Masah Capital Limited, that, over the last 6 years, has successfully raised more than $1bn.

  • Prior to his impressive entrepreneurial career, Shailesh had a leading role in a regional investment bank to build the 16th largest private equity business in Asia (ranked by PEI Asia) and the 2nd in the MENA region, with $3bn in assets under management that include four private equity funds and one permanent capital vehicle, managed by a team of 45 investment professionals from 12 nationalities with deep regional market and transactional experience.

  • Shailesh is a post-graduate in Business Management and is also a member of the CFA Institute

  • Shailesh’s success and track record has been recognized by his peers as he is consistently ranked as one of the top 50 most influential people in the regional financial services industry (MENA). He has received 4 personal awards that are a testimony of his achievements and work attitude including:

awards #Recognised among the

Top 100 Indian Leaders

in the Arab World – 2015 / 2016 by Forbes Magazine
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Best CEO

for Ethical Investments – 2016 from World Finance
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Global Visionary CEO

of the Year – 2014 from The Leaders Magazine International Malaysia and The Federation of GCC Chambers
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Outstanding Achievement

by an Individual – 2013 from MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards
awards #Shailesh is a post-graduate in Business Management and is also a member of the

CFA Institute


Our team.


We are honored to introduce you to our board of directors, which is comprised of seasoned individuals bringing together a wealth of expertise and value. Each of our directors have mapped out a success story in their professional careers holding senior leadership positions and owning various prominent businesses. Similar to our management and advisory teams, our board follows the same diversity values and stresses on integrity, teamwork and social responsibility. We are grateful to our Board who have personally contributed to the success of our firm.