Ms. Hashimzai is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where she focuses on European direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2023, Ms. Hashimzai was a Director and Conducting Officer at Aberdeen Standard Investments Luxembourg, where she was responsible for the business and governance of the regulated management company and its funds under management, including serving on the board of directors of its UCITS funds. Previously, Ms. Hashimzai was the Head of Product Management Luxembourg and Head of Legal, Product Development and Management at the Aberdeen Asset Management PLC Group. In addition, she was a Senior Lawyer in the Corporate Departments of the law firms Maclay Murray & Spens in the City of London and DLA Piper Middle East in Dubai. Ms. Hashimzai holds an LLB (Hons) from Bournemouth University in Business Law and a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University, England in Legal Practice. She has been admitted as a Practicing Solicitor of England and Wales, specializing in corporate and funds law.