Dr. Esam Fakhro is a holder of PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering from London University. He was awarded the Bahrain Medal – FirstClass. He is also a member of the Supreme Council for Education Development, and a member of the board of Trustees of AMA International University. Dr. Fakhro was a former member of the Economic Development Board. Previously, he chaired the Aluminum Bahrain Co. (ALBA), in addition to chairing the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the Federation of GCC Chambers. Dr. Fakhro was a former member of Mumtalakat Currently, he chairs Abdullah Yousif Fakhro & Sons Group in the field of transport and electronics, as well as foods and financial services. Dr. Fakhro is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Cinema Company In addition, he assumes the post of the Deputy Chairman of National Bank of Bahrain, and the Qatar Bahrain Cinema Company and Vox Cineco. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Trafco and Bahrain Livestock Company.
Brigadier Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud currently serves as CFO of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) after having held many positions, such as: Director of Military Consumer Association, Head of Internal Audit Division, Head of Financial Control Division and Assistant Financial Controller. Brigadier Ebrahim Abdullah Al-Mahmoud is the Vice Chairman of Bahrain Aluminum Extrusion Company (Balexco), a Board Member of the Military Pension Fund and the Military Consumer Association. Brigadier Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud is a certified Arab accountant and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University, USA, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Kuwait. In addition to his participation in many training courses in the areas of management, leadership and development, and has a professional experience of more than 37 years.
Mr. Talal Ali Al Zain was the Chief Executive Officer of PineBridge Investments Middle East BSC (c), and Co-Head of Alternative Investments at PineBridge Investments. Prior to this, he was Board Member and CEO of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company; having previously spent 18 years with Investcorp Bank as Managing Director and Co- Head of Placement & Relationship Management. Talal was Vice President of Private Banking International and Head of Investment Banking Middle East with Chase Manhattan Bank; as well as a Corporate Banker with Citibank Bahrain. Talal is a Board Member of Alubaf Arab International Bank. He previously chaired and served as a board member on many corporations including the Bahrain Association of Banks, McLaren, the Bahrain Economic Development Board, Gulf Air, and the Bahrain International Circuit. He holds an
Mr. Khalid Yousif Abdul Rahman is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yousif Abdul Rahman Engineer Holding Company W.L.L. He is also Chairman of Food Supply Company Limited, Vice Chairman of National Establishment of Technical and Trade Services, Vice Chairman of National Transport Company, and Vice Chairman of Awal Dairy Company. He is a member of the Board of several major companies in Bahrain, including National Bank of Bahrain and Bahrain Ship Repairing & Engineering Company. He gained his B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering from Plymouth Polytechnic University, UK, and is a registered member of Bahrain Society of Engineers and the Committee for Organizing Engineering Professional Practice (COEPP) Mechanical Engineering Cat. B. Mr. Abdul Rahman has over 40 years of professional experience.
Mr. Khalil Ibrahim Nooruddin is an experienced banker, at both an executive and board level. Currently, he is the Managing Partner of Capital Knowledge, a consulting and training company. Over the past eight years, he has concluded several consulting assignments for financial institutions, working on strategy formulation and implementation. Prior to this, Khalil Nooruddin worked for Investcorp Bank, Bahrain; UBS Asset Management in London and Zurich; and Chase Manhattan Bank in Bahrain. He is an active member of several civil and professional societies in Bahrain. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Nooruddin holds an M.Sc. in Quantitative Analysis from the Stern Business School at New York University, USA; and a B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He has over 30 years’ professional experience.
Mr. Ebrahim Husain Ebrahim Aljassmi served as Chief Executive Officer & member of the Board of Directors of Khaleeji Commercial Bank until June 2012, and continued to serve as a Board member until July 2013, and currently is a Board member in Ibdar Bank.
Prior to this, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Liquidity Management Centre. Previously, at the Arab Banking Corporation ABC, he held the positions of Vice President Global Marketing Unit, and Vice President of the Treasury & Marketable Securities Department, General Manager ABC securities. Also he held the position of General Manager BBK Financial Services and Al-Shamil Bank. He holds an MBA Finance from the University of Bahrain and a B.Sc. Economics from Kuwait University; and has over 35 years’ experience in both Islamic and conventional banking.
Mr. Othman Ebrahim Al Askar is the Director of the Investment Department of Waqf public foundation of the State of Kuwait. He joined the awqaf foundation in 1995, and held various positions before taking up his current post in 2010. Prior to this, he was Head of the Investment and Banks Department at Kuwait Public Transport Company. Othman Al Askar is a Board Member of the Educational Holding Group, Kuwait; and a former Board Member of Rasameel Structured Finance Company, Kuwait. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from the Washington Center University, USA; and has over 29 years’ professional experience.
Muhammad Zarrug Rajab holds a Bachelors degree in Accountancy and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He has held senior posts in Libya including the Auditor General, the Minister of Treasury, Head of Libyan Peoples’ Congress, the Prime Minister from 1983 to 1985, Convener of Libyan Central Bank, and Libyan Foreign Investment. Muhammad Rajab has over 45 years’ professional experience.
Mr. Mohammed Ahmed is the Head of Strategic Initiatives and Business Development at Osool Asset Management Company. Prior to Osool, he held senior management positions at Credit Suisse AG-Bahrain Branch and Credit Suisse AG-Dubai. He started his career at HSBC Middle East, before moving to Merrill Lynch-Bahrain where he spent 7 years. Mohammed Ahmed is a Board Member, Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee Member at both the Medgulf Group. Furthermore, he is a Board Member and Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee of Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company and Board Member of Aegila Capital Management, UK. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Bahrain, and is accredited to the National Association of Securities Dealers and the National Futures Association. Mr. Mohammed has more than 18 years’ professional experience.