Our Team

Khalij Capital’s team consists of professionals with expertise in structuring and advising on standard to complex, short term and long term financial transactions. The team possesses significant regional and international experience in islamic and conventional banking, that provides Khalij Capital the required knowledge mix and understanding to achieve successful transaction close. Khalij Capital also maintains strategic partnerships with leading Islamic consultancy and scholars who are intricately involved in a transaction.

Key Team Members

Aamir Khan Bill Murphy Jim Moyes
Ali Dogan Dimple Kaur Mogens Svaerke Johansen
Arif Mukhtar Gerald E. Dickens Nate Ellis
Asim Khan Imran Zamir Sheikh Qadir M, Abdul

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan is a Director and Business Head of Khalij Capital. He is a corporate & investment banker with 18 years of experience in structuring & extending funded and non-funded credit facilities to small, mid and large sized companies in Oil & Gas, Power, Manufacturing, Technology, Telecom, and other diversified sectors in North America and South Asia. Within Oil & Gas, his sector expertise comprises Exploration and Production (E&P), Midstream, Refining, and Oilfield Service, and within Power, his experience includes gas/coal, wind, and solar. He has been involved in several syndications, merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Khan has worked for ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and Royal Bank of Scotland in Houston, Texas, and United Bank Ltd in South Asia. He has a BSc in Engineering from Brigham Young University, USA, and an MBA in Finance from Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is registered with FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), has series 62 and 63 securities license.
Bill Murphy
Mr. Bill Murphy is an Advisor to Khalij Capital, and President of William H. Murphy & Company. Mr. Murphy has over 40 years of experience in the investment banking field and has completed over forty acquisition and divestment transactions. His expertise includes private placement of debt and equity capital, valuations and strategic studies, and assistance with restructuring and refinancing of debt. Mr. Murphy also works with municipal issuers in the development of public purpose projects, engaging with their advisors to structure the financings, and market municipal obligations. He serves as Director of Midway Capital Corporation and Director of the Private Equity Partnership. Mr. Murphy has an A.B. degree from Princeton University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of Finance.
Dimple Kaur
Dimple Kaur is a Vice President at Khalij Capital, and a former investment banker in New York City and Houston with Morgan Stanley and UBS. Ms. Kaur has been involved in oil & gas mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity finance deals conducting financial due diligence, analysis, valuation, M&A, and project development. She has over 13 years of experience in corporate finance, information technology, project management, marketing, and distribution. Ms. Kaur also worked formerly at a Fortune 500 global manufacturing company as liaison manager for Latin America and Asia Pacific. Ms. Kaur is an Ivy-League MBA from Columbia University, and a Series 7 certified corporate finance professional.
Jim Moyes
Jim Moyes is an Advisor to Khalij Capital. He has been a corporate & investment banker for 39 years in London, Toronto, and Houston (for the past 23 years). During the course of his career, Jim has fulfilled a wide range of managerial roles, leading to extensive expertise in credit risk & portfolio management, senior relationship banking and marketing in the following sectors: Energy (Oil & Gas; Power & Utilities; Metals & Mining) and Transportation (Airlines; Aircraft Manufacturers/Leasing Companies; Aerospace; Shipping; Automotive; Rail). Jim has significant experience in the origination, structuring, credit approval, execution and ongoing management of (i) corporate revolving credit & term loan facilities, (ii) asset-based lending (ABL), (iii) structured limited or non-recourse loan financings across multiple sectors (especially E&P reserve-based lending, Midstream, and Refining & Marketing), (iv) acquisition finance (including bridge to capital market transactions), (v) rate risk management - commodity, interest rate and foreign exchange hedging, and (vi) high yield & investment grade debt & equity capital market transactions.

Jim has worked in a senior management capacity for National Westminster Bank, Credit Lyonnais, ABN AMRO Bank, and The Royal Bank of Scotland. He has an MA in French & German from University of Cambridge in the UK, together with a Certificate of Education (Teaching) from the same institution. Jim is a former Board Member of the British American Business Council in Houston, and an Executive Volunteer for the Prison Entrepreneur Program in Cleveland, Texas. He is a citizen of the UK, Canada, and the USA.
Imran Zamir Sheikh
Imran Zamir Sheikh is a Director at Khalij Capital. He is a chartered accountant with over 25 years experience working in Middle East and Pakistan mainly in corporate finance, formation of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, project management, integrated management system implementation, budgets, accounts, business advisory and audit. Mr. Sheikh has extensive experience in arranging financial facilities for small to large size corporate entities in various sectors including oil and gas, textile, construction, trading and other diversified industries. He has undertaken valuation assignments for Privatization Commission, Pakistan, and worked on World Bank assignments for transport and power sectors. Prior to joining industry, he was associated with Ernst & Young Pakistan for over 10 years. He has also served as Finance Manager of a textile group, Chief Financial Officer of an engineering company, and shareholder and board member of a construction company.
Arif Mukhtar
Arif Mukhtar is an Advisor to Khalij Capital. Mr. Mukhtar brings with him over 30 years of corporate banking experience specializing in business and risk management in emerging markets. He started his career with Citibank and held senior positions with the bank in the Middle East, East Africa, South Asia, Central and Eastern Europe. While at Citibank, he was a designated Level 2 Risk Senior Credit Officer. Mr. Mukhtar has also been involved as Risk consultant to major Banks in the Middle East including Commercial Bank of Qatar (second largest bank in Qatar) and National Bank of Oman (also second largest bank in Oman). He also took over as the Country Corporate Banking Head at Pakistan’s third largest bank where he was instrumental in rebuilding and positioning the bank for privatization. In addition he has held directorship on the Board of Pakistan’s First Women Bank. Mr. Mukhtar has an MBA in Finance from University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Mogens Svaerke Johansen
Mogens Svaerke Johansen is a Director at Khalij Capital. He has a diverse background with 15 years of experience in banking and finance. He has held positions in analysis, debt trading, swap and structured products. As funding specialist he has issued numerous EMTNs in the European Debt Capital Market (DCM). In addition, he has experience with Commercial Paper issuance, syndicated lending, financial risk management and credit rating optimization. He has performed road shows for benchmark DCM transactions in both Europe and Asia. Prior to starting his career in finance, he was educated in the agriculture industry. He is since focusing his finance experience on the energy and metal industries. Mr. Johansen has worked for Jyske Bank, Denmark; Landsbanki, London; and Proval Partners, Switzerland. He has an MSc in Finance from the Aarhus School of Business, Denmark, and an MBA from IMD, Lausanne Switzerland.
Ali Dogan
Ali Dogan is a Director at Khalij Capital. He is an investment banker and senior expert in high-tech innovation projects in Turkey with 35 years of experience in reputable posts at the Turkish government and private sector. He has served as the team leader and founder in the realization of important projects, and reputable institutions in Turkey such as Prime Ministry (PM) Privatization Administration, PM Mass Housing Administration, Undersecretariat of Defense Industries, PM Turkish Electronic Industries (Vice President), Camsan MDF Corp. (Dept. Gen. Dir.), Marmara Securities and Finance Co. (Gen. Dir.-BM), Euromarket Turkish-Ukrainian JV (President), AG Telecom Co. (President). He is presently working on renewable energy projects such as Waste to Energy (WtE), Biomass, Wind Power, Solar Power, and Hydro Electricity. Mr. Dogan is a graduate of Middle East Technical University (BS in Management), Ankara Univ.-Political Sciences (MS). He has attended State Investment Bank of Turkey (Eximbank) and professional training programs in UK, Europe and USA sponsored by the Turkish Government, OECD, UNDP, IMF-AID and IBRD, in the fields of project preparation-financing, privatization, international economics-finance, capital markets, investment banking, NATO defense programs and projects. He has many articles, studies and books published in his areas of career.
Qadir M, Abdul
Qadir is a Vice President at Khalij Capital. He is a financial and risk management consultant with 11 years of extensive experience in internal/external auditing, development of governance frameworks, global risk management services for implementation and internal control evaluation including identification of implementation gaps for remediation and testing of controls per redesigned business processes. He also has substantial expertise in business planning, outsourcing of finance functions, policies and procedures development, accounting systems and architecture setups, post-implementation system reviews and financial reporting. He has previously worked with one of the Big 4 firms and has been engaged with clients in FMCG, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Housing Development, and Education and Banking sectors. He is a Certified Financial Consultant from Canada and has worked on multiple cross border engagements.
Asim Khan
Asim Khan is a Director at Khalij Capital. Mr. Khan is a Chartered Accountant with more than 18 year experience in providing assurance and business advisory services to the financial services and oil & gas industries, across the Asian sub-continent, Middle East and Europe while working with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Khan advises on developing and monitoring Islamic Financial Products and has structured and converted various conventional products. He has developed investment funds and established monitoring processes.
Gerald E. Dickens
Gerald Dickens is an Advisor to Khalij Capital and works for William H. Murphy & Company. Mr. Dickens began his career as Vice President in charge of real estate management for Phillips Family Trust. He has also served as Vice President of Operations for SWIS Realty Development Corporation with responsibility for daily operation of the firm’s entire real estate portfolio consisting primarily of mixed used properties. In aggregate he has over 25 years experience, including extensive expertise in financing projects in the low income housing area. Mr. Dickens has a BBA from Texas A&M University, and speaks 5 languages.
Nate Ellis
Nate Ellis is a Director at Khalij Capital with fifteen years’ experience in commercial and international banking focused on the oil and gas business plus three years focused on the commercial real estate business. Through his career he has focused on portfolio management comprising financial and credit analysis, and risk assessments for large, mid-size, and smaller companies plus commercial real estate portfolios. He spent three years in commercial real estate business evaluating new development opportunities and improving operational and financial procedures of a large portfolio of properties. He led the operational and financial turnaround of numerous underperforming properties. Mr. Ellis has built a reputation as a trusted advisor for customers, financial institutions, and property developers and managers. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University and an MBA from Rice University. He holds FINRA 79 and 63 licenses.