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.

Mohamed Tareq M. Sadeq ( Independent Director)
Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee , Nominating Committee and Compensation Committee

Director since 29 March 2016. Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and fellow member of the Institute.

Managing Director, Keystone Consulting Inc. W.L.L., Bahrain, Board Member and Member of Audit & Compliance Committee, Ahli United Bank K.S.C., Kuwait. Board member, Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, Compensation & Nominating Committee, Ahli United Bank ( Egypt) SAE; Board Member, Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, Compensation & Nominating Committee, Ahli United Bank Limited, Dubai; Board Member, Bahrain Golf Course Co. B.S.C. (c), Bahrain; Board Member, Al Zayani Investments B.S.C. (c), Bahrain. Former: Senior partner, Ernst & Young Middle East & North Africa (EY MENA).

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.

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.