Suhail A. Shaikh

Suhail A. Shaikh is the Co-Head of U.S. Direct Lending at Alcentra, a multi-strategy credit manager with over $37 billion of assets under management.  He is also the Co-President of Alcentra Capital Corporation, a publicly traded business development company.  Before joining Alcentra, he was a senior investment professional at Solar Capital, a private credit fund manager with over $4 billion of investable capital, where he was responsible for originating, structuring, and managing principal investments.

Prior to Solar, Mr. Shaikh was in investment banking for over fifteen years as a leveraged finance specialist and financial sponsor banker, most recently as a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He previously worked at JPMorgan, CIBC and Bankers Trust. He has significant experience in raising capital and investing in companies in a wide variety of industries in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Mr. Shaikh holds an A.B. in Computer Science and Economics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.