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Kevin Murphy

Chief Investment Officer at Kanoo Group


Kevin is currently the Group Chief Investment Officer at Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo and Executive GM of Kanoo Capital, the investment division of the company.  YBA Kanoo is one of the largest and oldest diversified family conglomerates in the GCC. Kevin has worked with YBA Kanoo for four years and had over 19 years’ experience in the GCC and over 29 years’ global experience in the areas of investment management, treasury and funding engagements including YBA Kanoo, Dubai World, Investcorp and Citibank. 

Kevin has extensive experience in investment management including investment strategy, asset allocation, alternative investments, listed securities, risk management and performance attribution. He has advised on capital structures, arranged capital raisings, developed complex financing options and negotiated restructurings.  He has all-encompassing experience in driving a broad range of diversified debt, equity and liquidity initiatives in global markets. 

Kevin is a strategic financial thinker and solution provider to corporates and Family companies that are seeking growth, diversification or restructuring. Kevin currently sits on several boards including the Kanoo Group and the board of Kanoo’s largest investment exposure (shipping industry). 

Kevin has a Masters in Applied Finance, is a Certified Finance & Treasury Professional, a Certified Financial Technician and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.