DUBAI, April 26 (Reuters) - Investcorp, the alternative investment firm, has appointed Nemir Kirdar as chairman of its board of directors, effective from July 1, it said in a statement on Sunday.
Kirdar will replace Abdul-Rahman Salim al-Ateeqi, who will retire as chairman at the end of the current fiscal year on June 30. Ateeqi has served as chairman since the company's inception in 1982.
Bahrain-based Investcorp announced in October that Kirdar would retire in June 2015 from his positions as executive chairman and chief executive.
Mohammed al-Shroogi, president of Gulf business, and Rishi Kapoor, chief financial officer, will become co-chief executives from July 1, subject to regulatory approval. Mohammed al-Ardhi, a non-executive board director since September 2008, will succeed Kirdar as executive chairman.
Reporting by Tom Arnold; Editing by Andrew Torchia