Our Team

Mazin Al Khatib

Chief Executive Officer

Mazin Al Khatib is the Chief Executive Officer of Nostalgia Classic Cars. He took his passion coupled it with well-tuned business acumen, and now runs the complete operations of the firm.

Nostalgia Classic Cars serves as a showroom as well as a platform for all classic cars enthusiasts in the country to share the passion of classic cars. In addition, the space will also be a venue for any brand that wishes to host its events and exhibitions at the showroom.

Mazin has loved classic cars for as long as he can remember. He started collecting cars since 2004 and his passion eventually turned into a full time job. Mazin now owns over 100 classic cars which are on display at Nostalgia Classic Cars.

Before starting Nostalgia, Mazin was a successful investment banker with a career that spanned over 25 years. He held various positions at several private equity firms throughout his career. His last position was at Warburg Pincus as the Middle East Managing Director. Prior to that Mazin spent 12 years at Investcorp eventually becoming the Head of Gulf region before his departure.

Mazin is a graduate from St. Edward’s University in Austin -Texas, with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance and Banking in 1990.

Zaid J. Salaymeh

Chief Operating Officer

Zaid Salaymeh is the Head of Operations at Nostalgia Classic Cars. In his role, Zaid oversees the company’s operations and all the logistics related to Nostalgia.

He is the man behind the scenes responsible for the entire process from importing the classic cars to the country, overseeing the revamping and maintenance, to displaying them in the showroom with their original vintage state.

In addition, Zaid spends a lot of his time working with third party stakeholders such as external contractors and government organizations.

A car enthusiast since childhood, Zaid has worked with a number of automotive brands across the region and has spent a significant portion of his career around cars.

Ibrahim El Mchad

Workshop Manager

Ibrahim El Mchad is the Workshop Manager at Nostalgia Restoration, which is the dedicated restoration arm of Nostalgia Classic Cars. He is responsible for all restoration projects in addition to handling the maintenance and after-sales departments.

Ibrahim brings with him a total of 23 years of experience within the industry, of which 13 years of them were in the classic cars restoration area. He enjoys a wide experience from several leading companies within the industry in the UAE and the region, ranging from road and authority departments to different service centers of global auto makers.

At Nostalgia Restoration, Ibrahim will be overseeing multiple aspects of the business such as body, mechanical, electrical and upholstery services. He will be based in the workshop which acquires a total area of 500 square meters, and is located right next to the company warehouse.