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Our Team

At Zab Capital Holdings, our success is driven by the expertise, dedication, and collaborative spirit of our team. Comprised of seasoned professionals with diverse backgrounds and a shared passion for excellence, we work tirelessly to deliver exceptional results for our clients and investors.

Get to know the individuals who make up our dynamic team:

Zaheer Abbas


Zaheer brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role, responsible for managing the company and guiding its dedicated team. With a distinguished career spanning decades in the financial industry, Zaheer’s profound insights and strategic acumen provide invaluable guidance to Zab Capital Holdings. His deep understanding of market dynamics and keen insight into trends and investment opportunities drive the company’s success. Under Zaheer’s visionary leadership, Zab Capital Holdings has flourished, navigating challenges with resilience and seizing opportunities with agility. His relentless commitment to excellence and dedication to delivering unparalleled value to clients solidify the company’s position as a trusted partner in finance. Zaheer’s leadership is instrumental in shaping the future success of Zab Capital Holdings, ensuring it remains at the forefront of innovation and strategic advancement.

Thomas Park

Managing Director 

Thomas is a seasoned banking professional with over 23 years of experience, currently serving as the Managing Director at Zab Capital Holdings. With a distinguished career trajectory, Thomas has held executive and leadership roles at esteemed institutions including UBS, MUFG Bank of Tokyo, and Brown Brothers Harriman. He brings a wealth of expertise in strategic decision-making, financial management, and client relations. In addition to his banking career, Thomas plays an active role in the business community, serving on the Board of Directors for Mobilium Technology and the Board of Trustees for The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. He also contributes as a limited partner in Captiva Development, showcasing his versatility and commitment to diverse ventures. Thomas is a graduate of The University of Virginia and The Darden Graduate School of Business, holding a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance & Strategy, further solidifying his credentials as a dynamic and accomplished leader

Fazal Mohammed

Executive  Director 

Fazal is the Executive Director for the MENA region at Zab Capital Holdings, leverages over 15 years of diverse expertise across Hospitality,  Finance, Real Estate and Manufacturing Industries in India and the UAE. With an unwavering dedication and positive attitude, Fazal is an invaluable asset to the organisation, driving growth and success. His adeptness in strategic marketing, business consultancy, and cross-cultural communication, coupled with proven sales acumen and exceptional client relationship management, positions him as a dynamic leader. Fazal’s ability to lead high-value negotiations, navigate diverse cultural landscapes, and uphold unwavering ethical standards further solidifies his role as a trusted executive, steering Zab Capital Holdings towards continued prosperity in the MENA region.

Michał Kąkol

Vice President

Michał brings a diverse background to the table, transitioning from an applications developer in information technology to a Chief Technology Officer for a startup before delving into real estate financing and acquisition. Focused on the European market, Michał leverages his past experiences and expertise to cater to a varied clientele, including tech companies, REITs, commercial developers, and industries ranging from industrial manufacturing to logistics. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from West Pomeranian University, Michał’s fluency in English and Polish enhances his ability to navigate complex deals and relationships across borders, making him an indispensable asset to Zab Capital Holdings and its European ventures.

Dr. Cledan Mandri-Perrott

Senior Advisor

Dr. Cledan is a seasoned senior executive and finance professional with over 25 years of experience in structuring equity investments, limited-recourse, and corporate financings. His extensive managerial background includes leading interdisciplinary teams across multiple countries, while his track record of over USD 20 billion in completed infrastructure transactions demonstrates his prowess in navigating complex financial landscapes. With expertise spanning utilities, energy, and transportation across various regions, including Asia, Europe, North America, Middle East, and Africa, he brings a global perspective to Zab Capital Holdings. Additionally, his political astuteness, honed through high-level positions at institutions like the World Bank Group and the Tony Blair Institute, equips him to handle sensitive issues at the highest levels of government. As a prolific author and respected academic, Dr. Cledan contributions extend to shaping infrastructure policies internationally, further enhancing Zab Capital Holdings’ strategic vision and leadership in infrastructure investment.

Dr John Castanaro


Dr. John is a distinguished advisor for medical and biotechnology sectors at Zab Capital Holdings, leveraging over 15 years of experience as the owner of a thriving family and cosmetic dental practice in Westchester County. Alongside his dental practice, he serves as an educator at the Montefiore Medical Center and has shared his expertise through lectures across Kuwait, Qatar, and the UAE. Dr. Castanaro is also an adept private investor with a diversified portfolio spanning real estate, fine art, digital assets, and traditional financial securities. His commitment to community welfare is evident through his roles on the Board of Education for the Yonkers Public School System and the Board of Directors for the Arc of Westchester, where he supports individuals with developmental disabilities. Recognized for his contributions to improving children’s lives in Westchester, Dr. Castanaro holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Philosophy from the University of Scranton, and a Doctorate of Dental Science with honors from the University of Buffalo, reflecting his dedication to excellence in both professional and philanthropic endeavors.

Sylvia Yu


Sylvia serves as Advisor at Zab Capital Holdings, leveraging her multifaceted expertise to drive impactful change across philanthropy and advocacy. A trailblazer in the fight against human rights abuses, Sylvia’s pioneering initiatives in sex trafficking and modern-day slavery have transformed countless lives and earned her international recognition. Through her roles as an award-winning author, television host, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropy advisor, Sylvia amplifies the voices of changemakers and sheds light on critical issues. With her forthcoming book, Fearless: A Guide to Freedom and Fulfilling Your Fullest Potential, Sylvia continues to inspire positive change, while her work at Zab Capital Holdings underscores her commitment to driving social impact within the financial sector.

Jahan Khan

Founder & Managing Director 

Jahan is a successful entrepreneur who has made a significant impact in the Financial Industry. With an unwavering commitment to innovation and a relentless work ethic, Jahan has rapidly ascended to prominence, achieving remarkable success in a relatively short span of time. Renowned for his visionary ideas and transformative approach to business, Jahan is regarded as a leading figure in the investment sector. His leadership and entrepreneurial acumen have played a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of Zab Capital Holdings, establishing him as a trusted advisor and mentor to fellow entrepreneurs seeking to emulate his achievements. Jahan holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, further enriching his strategic insights and contributing to his exceptional proficiency in the financial realm. With a passion for driving change and a track record of delivering results, Jahan continues to inspire and influence the landscape of the financial industry.

Conrad Metz

Executive Director 

Conrad brings nearly two decades of expertise in corporate finance and wealth management to his pivotal role at Zab Capital Holdings. Specialising in private equity placement across a spectrum of sectors including energy, industrial, real estate, and venture capital, Conrad’s proficiency extends seamlessly from global macro trading to precise financial advising and intricate business valuation. With a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance and Economics from Colorado State University and a Master of Arts in Recording/Audio Engineering from the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, Conrad possesses a unique blend of skills and knowledge. His exceptional ability to identify and deliver exclusive investment opportunities sets him apart, rendering his contributions indispensable to Zab Capital Holdings and its discerning clientele.

Patrick Misiewicz


Patrick brings over 13 years of comprehensive experience in international strategy and business consultancy to his role at Zab Capital Holdings, where he serves as a trusted director renowned for his expertise in public policy. With a focus on seamless deal execution and strategic insights, Patrick has advised clients globally, leveraging his background in economic development projects across Europe, Latin America, and Africa to drive growth and innovation. Beyond his professional endeavors, Patrick’s commitment to community engagement is evident through his service on the board of directors of the World Affairs Council of Miami. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in International Economic Relations from the University of Gdańsk, Hogeschool Inholland Diemen, and Kyungpook National University, along with a Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Florida International University, and a Public Policy certification from Georgetown University, Patrick’s diverse skill set, coupled with fluency in Polish, French, and English, enables him to navigate international landscapes effectively, making him a valuable asset to Zab Capital Holdings and its global clientele.

Didier Casimiro

Senior advisor

Didier is a seasoned and globally respected executive with over 26 years of distinguished experience in the Oil & Gas/Energy sector. With a proven track record spanning his tenure at esteemed companies such as BP and Rosneft, brings to the table a wealth of expertise in diverse areas including retail, marketing, trading, supply chain management, and corporate governance. Fluent in multiple languages and armed with a Master’s in Philosophy and an MBA with distinction, Diddier accolades include prestigious awards and recognition for his leadership prowess. His notable achievements in orchestrating complex, multi-billion dollar transactions and driving forward-thinking energy transition initiatives underscore his strategic vision and commitment to excellence. As Senior Advisor for Zab Capital Holdings, Didier is poised to provide invaluable insights, foster strategic partnerships, and drive sustainable growth in alignment with the company’s objectives and values.

Mark M. Cho

Senior advisor

Mark is a distinguished multicultural dealmaker and attorney with over 27 years of experience specialising in complex cross-border M&A transactions. With a background as an M&A partner at prestigious international law firms in New York, Seoul, and Sao Paulo, coupled with his role as an executive director at a leading private equity fund, Mark has demonstrated unparalleled versatility in orchestrating high-stakes deals across diverse industries and geographies. His notable achievements include acquiring lithium and coal mines in various countries, facilitating Hyundai Motor’s entry into the Latin American market, and spearheading acquisitions of tech and gaming companies in Asia for top venture capital firms. Mark’s fluency in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Korean, along with his extensive international experience, uniquely position him to navigate the complexities of global business landscapes, driving successful outcomes for Zab Capital Holdings and its clients.

Michael Kim


Michael is a seasoned executive specialising in finance, renewable energy, and entrepreneurship, bringing invaluable expertise to Zab Capital Holdings. With a diverse background spanning Southeast Asian, Korean, and German business sectors, Michael is fluent in German, English, and Korean, enhancing his ability to navigate global markets seamlessly. A graduate of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and the Melbourne Business School, he seamlessly integrates academic rigor with practical insights to drive strategic initiatives forward. Michael’s focused approach on the Asian and Australian/New Zealand markets underscores his commitment to fostering sustainable growth and innovation within Zab Capital Holdings.



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