Board of Directors

Murad Ali Murad

Chairman

Chairman of the Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee

Chairman of the Audit and
Compliance Committee

Chairman of Independent
Directors’ Committee

Director since 21 March 1999 (Independent)

Qualifications and experience

Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, United Kingdom. Over 46 years’ experience in the banking sector and has had his own business for the past 16 years.

Aref Saleh Khamis

Deputy Chairman until 2 December 2018

Director since 1 April 2003
(Non-executive)

Qualifications and experience

Master in Business Administration, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 34 years’ experience in the government sector.

Nominated by:

Social Insurance Organization (SIO)

Mohamed Abdulrahman Hussain

Board Member

Chairman of the Executive Committee

Director since 2 March 2008 (Independent)

Qualifications and experience

Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Finance, University of Aleppo, Syria. Over 41 years’ experience in the banking sector.

Hani Ali Al Maskati

Board Member

Chairman of the Risk Committee

Director since 29 March 2017
(Non-executive)

Qualifications and experience

Master of Business Administration, University of Hull, England. Over 31 years’ experience in transaction banking.

Nominated by:

Ithmaar Holding B.S.C.

Edrees Musaed Ahmad

Board Member

Director since 29 March 2017
(Non-executive)

Qualifications and experience

Master of Economics, Kuwait University, State of Kuwait. Over 13 years’ experience in the investment sector.

Sh. Abdulla bin Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

Board Member

Director since 2 March 2008
(Non-executive)

Qualifications and experience

Bachelor of Business Administration, George Washington University, United States of America. 18 years’ experience in the banking and investment sector.

Sh. Khalifa bin Duaij Al Khalifa

Board Member

Director since 27 February 2005
(Independent)

Qualifications and experience

Master in Business Administration, Johns Hopkins University, United States of America.

Master in Social and Public Policy, Georgetown University, United States of America. 11 years’ experience in the government sector (investment field) and 12 years in the diplomatic sector.

Marwan Mohammed Al Saleh

Board Member

Director since 30 December 2014
(Non-executive)

Qualifications and experience

Bachelor of Arts, Eckerd College, United States of America. 34 years in the investment sector.

Nominated by:

Kuwait Investment Authority

Dr. Zakareya Sultan AlAbbasi

Board Member until 2 December 2018

Director since 22 February 2012
(Non-executive)

Qualifications and experience

PhD., University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. 32 years’ experience in the government sector (social insurance).

Nominated by:

Social Insurance Organization (SIO)

Ashraf Adnan Bseisu

Board Member

Director since 29 March 2017
(Non-executive)

Qualifications and experience

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Southern Methodist University, USA; Master of Science in Management Information System, London School of Economics, UK. Over 16 years’ experience in investment management and over 26 years in the insurance and financial services sector.

Nominated by:

Ithmaar Holding B.S.C.

Yusuf Saleh Khalaf

Board Member

Director since 6 March 2011 (Independent)

Qualifications and experience

Associate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, with 38 years of experience in the banking and financial services sector.

Jassem Hasan Ali Zainal

Deputy Chairman since 26 December 2018

Director since 22 November 1994 (Independent)

Qualifications and experience

Master in Civil Engineering, Kuwait University, State of Kuwait. 33 years’ experience in the banking sector, 4 years in the government sector, 6 years with finance companies, 24 years with investment companies, and has had own business for 9 years.

  • Murad Ali Murad

  • Aref Saleh Khamis

  • Jassem Hasan Ali Zainal

  • Mohamed Abdulrahman Hussain

  • Hani Ali Al Maskati

  • Edrees Musaed Ahmad

  • Sh. Abdulla bin Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

  • Sh. Khalifa bin Duaij Al Khalifa

  • Marwan Mohammed Al Saleh

  • Dr. Zakareya Sultan AlAbbasi

  • Ashraf Adnan Bseisu

  • Yusuf Saleh Khalaf