Meet our Team

Our aim is to provide our clients with an outstanding financial service, therefore we have hand selected our exceptional team with local strength and international experience

Dr Ryan Lemand

Senior Executive Officer and Board Director

Dr Ryan Lemand is the Senior Executive Officer of ADS Investment Solutions (ADSI) and the Global Head of Wealth and Asset Management at ADS Securities, based in Abu Dhabi. ADSI focuses on quantitative and systemic investment strategies, as well as bespoke and customised mandates for high-net-worth and institutional investors, in addition to open architecture third-party funds offering. Until 2015, Ryan was Senior Advisor and Head of Risk Management at the Emirates Securities & Commodities Authority, the UAE’s federal securities regulator.
In this capacity, Ryan led and contributed to initiatives which gave way to the development of a number of fundamental financial regulations in the UAE, including the collective investment scheme regulations, as well as regulations of financial analysis and consultancy services, market making and others.
He was principally responsible for leading the Funds and Investment Management team that handles the licencing and approvals for local and foreign mutual funds and investment managers. Additionally, he helped develop a risk management framework for UAE licenced brokers.
Prior to that, Ryan was the Lead Portfolio Manager at Fortis Investments in London and Paris, where he was responsible for managing a 14.6 billion euro portfolio of assets, namely in the space of credit derivatives.
Dr Lemand holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in Financial Econometrics from the École Normale Supérieure, France, and is the author of two books on financial contagion, as well as a number of research articles on financial correlation. Dr Lemand also taught financial econometrics courses at the Paris II-Assas University and Paris IX-Dauphine University in Paris, France. He is a sought after speaker and contributor to major financial markets discussions and events in the UAE and in the wider MENA region.

Rish Tandapany

Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Rish is the Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at ADSS. He is responsible for managing the company’s the day-to-day administration and operation of the business. As COO, his remit includes back office, strategy, operations and technology, while his CFO responsibilities include managing the company’s finances, including planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping, and financial reporting.
Before joining ADSS, Rish was employed in Singapore and Malaysia by Hong Leong Bank as Head of Product Control and Senior Vice President in the Global Markets Finance team. He has also worked at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore and at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in London.
He holds a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from University College London, in the UK, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Islamic Finance Professional and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Ashish Marwah

Chief Investment Officer, Head of Asset Management

Ashish Marwah joined ADS Securities to set up the Asset Management business in 2014. From 2011 to 2014 he was a partner at Aum Asset Management, running their India fund. From 2008 to 2010 he was the Emerging Markets Strategy Head at Sciens Capital Ltd. and from 2003 to 2008, he was Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Atlas Capital Ltd. (later acquired by Sciens Capital). During his career there, he was responsible for running a variety of strategies, including long/short equity, credit, global macro and emerging markets. He also restructured and managed their credit fund and managed their emerging market fund, which was awarded best specialist fund over one year by HFR in 2007. He also created and advised their directional fund and co-advised the private equity and co-investment fund. From 1998 to 2001, he was a practicing chartered accountant in India and before that worked for a diversified conglomerate. He received an MBA from the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 and a Bachelor in Commerce from Panjab University. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Sonja Suessenbach

Head of Wealth Management

Sonja Suessenbach joined ADS Securities’ Wealth & Asset Management team in 2017. Sonja brings nearly a decade of wealth and asset management experience, working with leading private banks and wealth managers.
Sonja began her career with Pictet & Cie in Dubai, where she was part of the wealth management team looking after ultra-high-net-worth individuals and high-net-worth individuals across the GCC region. In 2013, she joined UBS AG Advisory Office in the Dubai International Financial Centre as a Junior Investment Advisor, first working on the Middle East Team before transitioning to the NRI team.
Sonja is a German national with a Master of Business and Management (MBA) and a Master of Science in International Finance & Management from the Open University of England.

Anja Renggli

Relationship Manager

Anja Renggli hails from Zurich, Switzerland and joined the Wealth Management department of ADSS in June 2017.
Anja is an experienced banking professional who has previously worked for well-known Swiss private banks. Prior to joining ADSS, she worked for Bank Julius Baer in Zurich and was part of the client servicing team attending to ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their family offices. Before that, Anja worked for Bank J. Safra Sarasin in Zurich, where she was responsible for trading oriented External Asset Managers such as servicing Private Label Funds.
Anja started her career in Banking in 2006 with an apprenticeship at Credit Suisse. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.

Noel Khoury

Portfolio Manager

Noel Khoury is responsible for systematic strategies at ADS Investment Solutions. He specialises in systematic and quantitative investments in frontier/ emerging markets and oversees a global managed futures programme. Prior to that, Noel was a senior strategy and investment manager at Tiverton Trading, a macro-commodities fund managed by Grenville Craig, formerly of Commodities Corporation. At Tiverton, Noel was instrumental in researching and implementing strategies in the equities, FX and commodities sectors. He co-developed an automated trading and fundamental system, and looked after real estate and fund selection for the manager’s family office.
Noel started his career at Lyxor Asset Management in the CTA and Macro Group. Noel was trained at UBS Wealth & Asset Management London, M1 Group Beirut, CBRE Investors Paris and holds four Masters Degrees in Applied Math, Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering and Asset Management from University of Nice and Edhec Business School in France.

Omer Chowdhry

Credit Research Analyst

Omer Chowdhry has recently joined ADS Investment Solutions. He works with the Asset Management team and is responsible for conducting credit research and assisting the CIO in constructing fixed income portfolios. Prior to joining ADS, Omer worked at T3 Trading Group, a proprietary equity trading firm based in New York City, where he traded US equities for five years. After completing his MBA, he moved to Abu Dhabi, and joined the Treasury and Investment Group at Union National Bank. He was managing a $200 million global credit trading book and a $1 billion short duration portfolio focused on GCC Credit.
Omer was born and raised in Abu Dhabi, and holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mathematics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Luca Tidei

Senior Execution Trader

Luca Tidei has been part of ADS Securities LLC since 2015 and boasts over 20 years’ experience in financial markets. He originally joined the company as an Equity Trader for the Global Markets division before moving to the Wealth & Asset Management division in 2018. His desk takes care of execution for a variety of asset classes including cash equities, equity derivatives, fixed income and structure products.
Luca began his career as an analyst at Prudential Bache Ltd in London, where he rotated among the trading desks of various divisions. He then worked for Paine Webber LLC in Providence, RI, as a junior stock broker. Back in 2000, Luca joined Saad Financial Services SA in Geneva, the family office of a prominent Saudi family. Starting as a Deputy Equity Trader, he was later responsible for managing an in-house long/short US equities fund and was appointed a member of the Investment Committee.
Luca was born near Rome, Italy. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance (BSc) from Bryant University and a Master in Art Theory (MA) from the University of the Arts London.

Faraj Nayed

Junior Execution Trader

Faraj Nayed joined ADSS as a Junior Execution Trader for the Wealth & Asset Management department in April 2018. Prior to joining ADSS he worked as a consultant with Ernst & Young in Dubai. He was part of the Fraud Investigations & Dispute services team that covers the MENA region.
Faraj is a Canadian national with a Business Technology Management Degree from Ryerson University in Toronto.

Mira Azouqa

Project Officer

Mira Azouqa joined the Wealth and Asset Management department in August 2018 and she works alongside Dr. Ryan on various projects. She has A BSc in Finance and Business Economics from Royal Holloway University of London. Her previous experience consists of auditing, marketing and business development in companies such as KPMG and ADSS.