Salah Shamma

Salah Shamma

Head of Investment-MENA Equity
Franklin Templeton Investments (ME) Limited

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tenure: 2007

Salah Shamma is the head of Investment and portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Investments (ME) Limited.

Mr. Shamma has been in the investment industry since 2002 and joined Algebra Capital in January 2007 as an equity portfolio manager. The firm is now known as Franklin Templeton Investments (ME) Limited, in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. During his employment at Algebra Capital, Mr. Shamma was involved in the establishment of the firm's flagship equity funds and was a member of the Equity Investment Committee. Currrently, Mr. Shamma is responsible for the investment process, research and performance of FTIME MENA equity team. He is the co-fund manager of the Franklin MENA Fund and Franklin Middle East and North Africa Fund. He is also a member of FTIME's Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to that, Mr. Shamma was with SHUAA Capital's Debt Asset Management departmenet as co-fund manager of the first Arab bond fund (TAIF).

Mr. Shamma holds a B.A. in business with an emphasis on finance from the American University of Beirut.