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Board of Directors


Dr. Ahmed Al-Mutawa – Chairman (Non-Independent and Non-Executive)

Experience
• Over 20 years of experience in economics and financial sector.
• Vice Chairman of GFH Financial Group BSC.
• Board Member of Dubai University College - UAE.
• Board Member of Dunia Finance - UAE.


Qualification
• Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University - USA.
• Master in Economics from University of North Carolina - USA.
• Bachelor in Economics from University of Cairo - Egypt.

 

Abdulkarim Ahmed Bucheery – Vice Chairman (Independent and Non-Executive)

Experience
• 40 Years of experience in the field of Professional Banking
• Board member of Bahrain Credit Facilities Co. (BCFC)
• Vice Chairman of Ibdar Bank
• Chairman of Bahrain Bourse


Qualification
• BSc in Economics Science from Aleppo University, Syria

Hisham Al Rayes - Board Member (Non-Independent and Executive)

Experience
• Over 19 years of experience in the financial and banking sector.
• Chief Executive Officer of GFH Financial Group BSC.
• Managing Director of GFH Capital Limited.
• Director at Shuaa Capital, UAE
• Chairman Tunis Bay Project Co. - Tunisia.
• Chairman Gulf Holding Company - Kuwait.
• Chairman of BFH Real Estate SPC - Bahrain.
• Chairman of Morocco Gateway - Cayman Island / Marakesh
• Chairman of Balexco - Bahrain.
• Vice Chairman of Falcon Cement Co.


Qualification
• Master in Business Administration from University of DePaul - USA.
• Bachelor of Science in Electrical / Electronic Engineering from University of Bahrain.

Sh. Ahmed Bin Isa Khalifa Al Khalifa – Board Member (Independent and Non-Executive)

Experience
• 29 Years of experience in the fields of Project & Information Management
• 16 Years of experience at the Ministry of Interior, currently the Assistant Undersecretary of Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs (NPRA)
• Board member of the Labor Market Regulatory Authority
• Board member of Bahrain Airport Company


Qualification
• Master Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University, USA
• BSc in Computer Science from Saint Edwards University, USA

Abdulla Abdulkarim Showaiter - Board Member (Non-Independent and Non-Executive)

Experience
• Over 38 years of experience in the banking industry.
• Deputy CEO, Wholesale Banking, Emirates Islamic Bank - Dubai.
• Board Member of First Energy Bank - Bahrain.
• Board Member of Al-Mahraab Real Estate Company - Kuwait.


Qualification
• Attended several courses in the field of banking and finance.

Khalid Mohammed Al Khazraji – Board Member (Independent and Non-Executive)

Experience
• Over 30 years of experience in the fields of Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources & Education
• Adjunct Professor at the University of Dubai
• Member of the Board of Trustee of the University of Dubai
• Member of the Board of Trustee of Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government
• Major professional contributions to the UAE’s Ministry of Labor
• Major professional contributions to the United Arab Emirates University
• Participation in various training workshops, conferences & programs in the US & Switzerland
• Published multiple books & research in fields such as Entrepreneurship, Management, Labor, etc.


Qualification
• Ph.D. in Business Administration (Major: Management, Minor: Management Information System) from the University of Mississippi, USA
• Master in Business Administration from Loyola University, USA
• Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Miami, USA

Khaleefa Yousef Al Mheiri – Board Member (Non-Independent and Non-Executive)

Experience
• 15 Years of experience in the field of Professional Banking
• Special Projects Director of Abu Dhabi Finance Group


Qualification
• Bachelor in Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

Fawad Tariq-Khan (Non-Independent and Executive)

Experience
• General Manager of SHUAA Capital,  UAE
• Over 13 years of experience in the field of Management & Investment.


Qualification
• MSc in Business Studies, University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland.
• BSc in Computer Science & Economics, University College Cork, Ireland.

Yousef Ibrahim Al Ghanim – Board Member (Non-Independent and Non-Executive)

Experience
• 10 Years of experience in the field of Management
• Deputy General Manager for Investment & Development of Alam Almesila General Trading Company, Kuwait
• Acting CEO & Head of the Executive Committee of Alaman Investment Co., Kuwait
• Board Member of Alaman Investment Co., Kuwait (Listed)
• Board Member of GFH Capital
• Managing Partner of Gatelink Communications Co.


Qualification
• Bachelor in Accounting from Kuwait University
• Certificate in Credit Management from the Institute of Banking Studies, Kuwait

Mohammad Abdulmohsen Al Rashed – Board Member (Non-Independent and Non-Executive)

Experience
• 9 Years of experience in the field of Business & Finance
• Consultant for Rashed Al Rashed Group Company


Qualification
• Bachelor in Business Administration from the Fairleigh Dickson University, Canada