Prior to founding Ramla Capital, Jamal worked as a lawyer at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt and Mosle, LLP, in New York, between 2004-2007, focusing on oil and gas law, deal structuring and negotiation, and international arbitration.
Jamal has also taught international law, and held academic appointments at Al Quds University, in Jerusalem, where he also had a strategic managerial role as Vice President for three years, and at Columbia University in New York (2014-2015).
Jamal has a doctorate and LL.M. from Columbia, a MA from Sciences Po, a law degree from City University in London, and is a member of the Bar of England and Wales.
Jamal speaks fluent Arabic, English, French and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Russian and Italian.
Rasha Khouri Bruzzo
Rasha spent her formative years traveling between New York, Paris, Beirut and London. Educated at Brown University, Sciences Po and INSEAD, she launched her career as in finance as a luxury goods analyst at Merrill Lynch and UBS.
Discerning a niche in the e-commerce space in the Middle East, she launched one of the first ecommerce sites in Arabic language offering local customers access to international e-tailers and independent designers.
Rasha is very active in mentoring young digital entrepreneurs from the Middle East and regularly consults for digital start-ups.
Rasha speaks fluent English, French and Arabic, and is also comfortable in Italian.
Julia has a graduate LL.B. (Hons) from City University, London, and a BA (with a double major in Economics and International Relations) from Boston University. She worked at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt and Mosle, LLP, in New York before founding Ramla Capital in London with Jamal.
She is also involved in theatre and film production, executive producing Miss Julie (Toronto Film Festival 2014, starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Chastain and Samantha Norton), and Dégradé (Cannes Film Festival Critic’s Week Selection, 2015), among others.
Julia speaks fluent Russian and English.
Anna Kochetygova Patureau
Anna has a BA in Economics from Moscow, and a MBA (International Business) from the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University. Prior to joining Ramla, she specialized in risk management and credit risk analysis for a major bank in Moscow, where she was also responsible for compliance, and the evaluation and management of operational risks.
Anna speaks fluent Russian, English and French and has a working knowledge of German.