Board of Directors

Hamad Mishari Al-Humaidhi (Non-Executive Director)
Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee

Chairman since 31 March 2015, holds a Bachelor of Art (Law) degree from University of Kuwait, 1975.

Chairman, Ahli United Bank (UK) plc; Chairman, Ahli United Bank Limited, Dubai; Director General, The Public Institution for Social Security, Kuwait; Chairman, Wafra Intervest Corporation; Chairman, Kuwait Medical City, Kuwait. Formerly: Deputy Director General, The Public Institution for Social Security, Kuwait ; Legal Advisor, National Bank of Kuwait; Legal Department Manager, Administration Department Manager, Legal Researcher in Legal Department, The Public Institution for Social Security, Kuwait ; Legal Researcher, The Civil Service Commission.

Rashed Ismail Al-Meer (Non-Executive Director)
Deputy Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee

Director since 29 March 2003, holds a High Diploma in Statistics from the University of Alexandria-Egypt, 1973 and a B.Com from Baghdad University, Iraq, 1969.

Deputy Chairman, Ahli United Bank (UK) plc; Director; Ahli United Bank Limited, Dubai; Chairman, Osool Assets Management Co.; Chairman, Esterad Investment Co.; Deputy Chairman, Solidarity Group Holding Co. and Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee; Chairman, Al Ahli Real Estate Co. SPC, Bahrain; Board Member, Social Insurance Organisation, Bahrain; Formerly: Director General, Pension Fund Commission; Asst. Undersecretary for Financial Affairs, Ministry of Finance & National Economy; Asst. Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance & National Economy; Director of Investment, Central Bank of Bahrain; Vice Chairman and Chairman of Executive Committee, National Bank of Bahrain; Board Member, Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco); Board Member, Gulf International Bank; Board Member, Gulf Investment Corporation, Board Member, Arab Investment Co.; Board Member, General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) and Chairman, Audit Committee

Mohammad Jassim Al-Marzooq (Non-Executive Director)
Deputy Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee

Director since, 27 March 2006, holds a Bachelor of Commerce-Finance Major from Kuwait University, 1991.

Deputy Chairman , Ahli United Bank Limited, Dubai; Chairman, Tamdeen Holding Group, Kuwait; Chairman, Tamdeen Shopping Centres Co., Kuwait; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Arabian Horse Centre (Kuwait State Stud); Chairman, Tamdeen Bahraini Real Estate Co, Bahrain; Board Member, The Supreme Council for Planning & Development, Kuwait; Formerly: Chairman & CEO, Tamdeen Real Estate Co, Kuwait; Board Member, Fateh Al Khear Holding Co., Kuwait; Board Member of Al Maalem Holding Co, Bahrain; Board Member, Global Omani Development & Investment Co, Oman ; Deputy Chairman, Tamdeen Shopping Centre Co, Kuwait ; Board Member, Bank of Kuwait & The Middle East, Kuwait ; Vice Chairman, Tamdeen Investment Co, Kuwait; Board Member, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait; Board Member, Kuwait National Cinema Co., Kuwait; Board Member, Arab Financial Consulting Co., Kuwait; Former, CEO, Real Estate Investment Fund, Kuwait; Former, Board Member, The Public Warehousing Co., Kuwait ;

Abdulla MH Al-Sumait (Independent Director)
Member of the Audit & Compliance Committee, Nominating Committee and Compensation Committee

Director since 16 May 2001, holds a B.A. in Law from Kuwait University, 1976.

Director, Commercial Facilities Company, Kuwait; Director, Formerly: Director, Ahli United Bank (Egypt) SAE; Legal Consultant for Director General, The Public Institution for Social Security, (Kuwait);

Mohammed Fouad Al-Ghanim (Independent Director)
Member of the Executive Committee

Director since 29 March 2003, holds a degree in Business Administration from Kuwait University, 1993.

Chairman, Ahli United Bank (Egypt) SAE; Vice Chairman & CEO Fouad Alghanim & Sons Group of Companies, Kuwait; Chairman, Fluor Kuwait Co. KSC, Kuwait; Board Member, Ahli United Bank Limited, Dubai; Board Member, Tamdeen Real Estate Company KSCC, Kuwait; Partner, AlGhanaem Industrial Company KSC, Kuwait; Formerly: Chairman, AlGhanaem Industrial Company KSC, Kuwait; Member of the Supervisory Board, Jet Alliance Holding AG, Austria.

Adnan Al-Marzouq (Independent Director)
Member of the Executive Committee

Director Since, 25 March 2014. Holds a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from University of Southern California, 1981.

Chairman, Al-Marzouq Company for Import & Export, Kuwait; Board Member, Ahli United Bank (UK) Plc.; Vice Chairman, Rouyah Investment & Leasing Co, Kuwait; Formerly; Chairman, The Kuwaiti Manager Company, Kuwait; Board Member, Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait; Manager Treasury, Gulf Investment Corporation, Kuwait ; Asst. Manager-Treasury, National Bank of Kuwait.

Abdulghani M.S.Y. Behbehani (Independent Director)
Member of the Audit & Compliance Committee and Nominating Committee

Director since 29 March 2016. Holds a Bachelor of Science -Mechanical Engineering, degree from Kuwait University, 1984

Chairman, Noor Jordan Kuwait Financial Investment Co, Jordan; Vice Chairman, Noor Financial Investment Co. KSCC, Kuwait; Director, Mohammad Saleh Reza Yousuf Behbehani Co. WLL; Board Member, Noor Telecommunications Co. KSCC, Kuwait; Board Member, Al-Alfain Printing, Publishing & Distribution Co. KSCC, Kuwait; Board Member, Kuwait Insurance Co. SAK, Kuwait; Board Member, United Beverage Co. KSCC, Kuwait; Former, Board Member, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait.

Ahmed Ghazi Al-Abduljaleel (Non-Executive Director)
Member of the Audit & Compliance Committee and Nominating Committee

Director Since, 29 March 2016. Holds a Master's Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University, School of Business, 2009; Certified Investment and Derivatives Auditor, 2009; Certified International Financial Accountant, 2014; Certified Professional Internal Auditor, 2015; Certified Merger & Acquisition Specialist, 2016; Investment Diploma from American University of London, 2009; Bachelor of Political Science from Kuwait University, 1999; Associate“s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University, School of Business, 2008.

Financial Advisor to Director General, The Public Institution for Social Security, Kuwait; Board Member, Petro Link Holding Co. (K.S.C.C), Kuwait. Formerly: Advisory Board Member, Markaz Real Estate Fund, Kuwait; Board Member, Al Salmiya Group for Enterprise Development Co. (K.S.C.C), Kuwait; Chairman, United Marketing and Organizing Exhibitions (K.S.C.C), Kuwait; Vice Chairman, Arab Gulf Company for Food & Supermarket (S.A.K.C), Kuwait.

Michael Essex (Independent Director)
Chairman of the Audit & Compliance Committee, Nominating Committee and Compensation Committee

Director since, 28 March 2012, holds an Executive Development Program Certificate from Harvard Business School, Boston-USA, 1997, M.A. Public Administration from Carleton University, Ottawa-Canada, 1975, B.A. Economics & Political Science from The University of Western Ontario London- Canada 1972.

Director, Ahli United Bank (Egypt) S.A.E., Director, Ahli United Bank K.S.C.P; Director, Ahli United Bank Limited, Dubai; Director, Macquarie Bank India Infrastructure Fund; Member of the Investment Committee, APIS Growth Fund; Formerly: International Finance Corporation“s (IFC) Director of Investment & Advisory Operations for the MENA region-20 Countries, Pakistan to Morocco; IFC-Deputy Director for Global Industry & Service Investments, Risk Supervisor, Asia, Bank of Nova Scotia.

David Howard Hodgkinson (Independent Director)
Member of the Audit & Compliance Committee, Nominating Committee and Compensation Committee

Director since 1 October 2016. Education: Institute of Bankers, London, UK, 1969.

Director, Ahli United Bank (UK) Plc; Member, Financial Services Advisory Panel, Price Waterhouse Coopers; Chairman, The Services Family Ltd, UK. Formerly: Chairman, Allied Irish Banks Plc; Group Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Holdings Plc; Chairman, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited; Chairman, HSBC Turkey A S; Managing Director, Saudi British Bank (SABB); Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Philippines. Lecturer on Banking, Moller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge University, UK.

Adel A. El-Labban (Executive Director)
Executive Committee Member

Director since 30 July 2000. Holds a Masters in Economics (Highest Honors) from the American University, Cairo, 1980, Bachelors in Economics (Highest Honors) from American University, Cairo, 1977 and a General Certificate of Education from London University, 1973.

Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Ahli United Bank BSC, Bahrain; First Deputy Chairman, Ahli Bank SAOG, Oman; Deputy Chairman, Commercial Bank of Iraq,; Deputy Chairman, United Bank for Commerce & Investment S.A.C. Libya; Director, Ahli United Bank (UK) Plc; Director, Ahli United Bank KSCP, Kuwait; Director, Ahli United Bank Limited, Dubai; Director Bahrain Association of Banks, Bahrain; Formerly : Deputy Chairman, Ahli United Bank (Egypt), Chief Executive Officer and Director, United Bank of Kuwait PLC, UK; Managing Director, Commercial International Bank (Egypt) SAE; Chairman, Commercial International Investment Company, Egypt; Vice President, Corporate Finance, Morgan Stanley, USA; Assistant Vice President, Arab Banking Corporation, Bahrain; Director, Bahrain Stock Exchange; Director, Kuwait & Middle East Financial Investment Co, Kuwait.