Tariq Sadiq is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with a career of more than three decades spanning the Middle East and Africa. His career began in 1979 with Ernst & Young, and for the last 15 years he has held various leadership roles including being a senior member of the MENA Leadership Team, an Advisory Leader and Accounts and Business Development Leader for the Middle East and North Africa region, and prior to that Office Managing Partner for the Bahrain office of Ernst & Young. Mr. Sadiq manages a boutique financial consultancy firm in Bahrain to provide specialist advisory services to niche clients in the financial services sector as well as servicing high net worth individuals. Currently he sits on the Boards of Ahli United Bank Kuwait, Al Zayani Investments Bahrain and Bahrain International Golf Course Company BSC (c) as Independent Director.
Mr. Abdulkarim Ahmed Bucheery
Abdulkarim Bucheery is a well versed banking professional who brings 40 years of in depth experience to the board. Mr. Bucheery is Group Chief Executive Officer of BBK, the Vice Chairman of Naseej Co, and a Board member of Bahrain Credit Facilities Co. (BCFC), in addition to his membership on the board of a number of Governmental related bodies. Prior to these postings, he was also the Chairman of Credimax, the Chairman of Capinnova Islamic Investment Bank, and a Board member of Securities and Investment Co. (SICO), Deposit Protection Scheme of the CBB, the Chairman of the Bahrain Associations of Banks (BAB), G 4 General Trading WLL, Dubai, and a Board member of INJAZ Bahrain. Mr. Bucheery served with Gulf International Bank (GIB) as an Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of Institutional Banking for 23 years. He has received a number of industry accolades for his achievements in the financial services industry including “Best Banker” -2009 by World Finance, London and was included in the Top 100 CEOs in the Middle East 2016 by INSEAD and Trends, Dubai. Mr Bucheery holds a BSc in Economic Sciences from Aleppo University in Syria
Mr. Abdulaziz Hassan Al Afaleq
Engineer Abdulaziz Hassan Al Afaleq is Partner, Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of Al-Kifah Holding Company, a diverse and integrated construction and investment power house based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also the former Chairman of Al Fateh Sport Club Al-Ahsa.
Mr. Al Afaleq is a Mechanical Engineer and holds an MBA from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Dr. Mohamed Kameshki
Dr. Mohamed Kameshki is a renowned Bahraini business consultant, social responsibility advocate and business strategist with more than 25 years of professional experience. Dr. Kameshki was the Assistant Secretary General of the Bahrain Centre for Research & Studies (BCSR), where he served for almost twenty years. Over the past decade, Dr. Kameshki has served on several boards, including the Bahrain Flour Mills Co. and Bahrain Food Holding Company. Currently, he is a board member of Aluminum (ALBA), the Vice Chairman of the board of Saleh Abdulla Kameshki & Sons B.S.C. (c) and Chairman of Mawteni Trading Company W.L.L. Dr. Kameshki holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Engineering from Staffordshire University, a M.Sc. in Management Science & Operational Research from Warwick University Business School, and a Ph.D. in Business Management (New Product Development) from Loughborough University Business School. He has also published a number of research papers in regional journals and participated in international conferences particularly those exploring issues related to current business and economic situations.
Mr. Ebrahim Husain Ebrahim Al Jassmi
Ebrahim Al Jassmi is an experienced banker with more than 35 years in both the Islamic and conventional banking industry, having worked with a number of prominent financial institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Mr. Al Jassmi is a board member of Bahrain Islamic Bank and board member of Takaful International Company. Previously, he was a board member of First Energy Bank and Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB). At KHCB he also held the position of Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2012. Prior to joining Khaleeji Commercial Bank, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Liquidity Management Centre LMC, Bahrain. Mr. Al Jassmi also worked with Shamil Bank, Arab Banking Corporation, ABC securities and BBK Financial Services Company. He holds a B.S degree in Economics and an MBA.
Mr. Hamad Mohammed Al-Sejari
Hamad Mohammed Al-Sejari is a dynamic Islamic banker with diverse experience in various facets of Islamic banking. Mr. Al-Sejari has been an active player in the investment banking industry for the past 12 years leading numerous innovative Shari’a compliant transactions for Kuwait Finance House (“KFH”). As well as expertise in originating, sourcing, developing, structuring, negotiating, syndicating, and executing various Islamic products, his extensive experience includes mergers, acquisitions, valuation advisory engagements and private placements. He also served as a Board Director in several companies / funds across sectors such as Aviation and Shipping. Mr. Al-Sejari holds a Bachelors in Civil Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from Old Dominion University, USA.
Mr. Jamal Abdulla Al Saleem
Mr. Jamal Abdulla Al Saleem is a board member of Kuwait Investment Company, the former Chairman of Almasar Leasing and Investment Company, the Vice Chairman of Kingdom Electricity Company in Jordan and Executive Vice President of the Privatization Holding Company in Kuwait. Throughout his career, Mr. Al Saleem gained extensive experience in accounting and finance, and has also been heavily involved in establishing and overseeing investment companies in the region. He has over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance in the GCC region, and has conducted research to enhance the performance of GCC institutions, as well as promote Arab economic integration. As an avid member of the Kuwait Accountants and Auditors Society, Mr. Al Saleem has contributed specific research on the effects of voluntary demand of the external auditor in Kuwait. Mr. Al Saleem has previously held and continues to be an active member of the Boards and Executive Committees for numerous GCC financial institutions and investment companies. Mr. Al Saleem holds a BA degree in Accounting from Kuwait University, and an MSc degree in Accounting achieved with highest honors from Oklahoma City University, USA.
Mr. Jasem Al-Yaseen
Mr. Al-Yaseen is an experienced banking executive with a career of more than 27 years spanning conventional and Islamic banking. He is the Executive Manager of the Treasury Sales Desk at Kuwait Finance House - a post which he has held for the last decade. Prior to his appointment with KFH, Mr. Al-Yaseen served as a Senior Dealer at Treasury Corporate Desk in Commercial Bank and as a Senior Dealer with Gulf Bank. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami, USA.
Mr. Khalid Rafea
Mr. Khalid Al Maarafi brings more than 33 years of extensive experience in business management and in the banking and financial services industry. Currently Executive Manager and Head of the Retail Banking Group at Kuwait Finance House-Bahrain, he is also the Chairman of Al Enma’a House for Real Estate, and a non-Executive Director on the Boards of Directors of various other companies. Mr. Al Maarafi has held several positions at the Ministry of Finance and at the Ministry of Industry & Commerce in Bahrain. He holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Bahrain, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Mr. Mohamed Nooruddin
Mr. Mohamed Nooruddin is the Chairman of Newbury Investments W.L.L, a privately owned advisory firm in Bahrain, and a board member at Tadhamon Capital in Bahrain and at Itqan Capital in Jeddah. He has over 30 years of experience in both the conventional and Islamic banking sector and has a wide networking base in the region. He was an Advisor to the CEO of Arcapita Bank in Bahrain after being the General Manager of the company from 2003 to 2008. Prior to Arcapita, Mr. Nooruddin held key management roles in various reputed financial institutions in Bahrain including Gulf International Bank (GIB) and Bahrain International Bank. He holds a BSc. in Business Administration from the University of Bahrain and has attended various executive financial training programs in Harvard, INSEAD, and the University of Virginia.