BOARD of DIRECTORS
Abdulaziz Hamad Aljomaih - Chairman
Mr. Aljomaih is the Head of International Investments at Aljomaih Group in Saudi Arabia. His other key positions include: member of the Board of Directors of Ittihad Etisalat (Mobily), Saudi Arabia; Dana Gas, United Arab Emirates; and Vice Chairman of Pearl initiative (a U.N. initiative). A professional with over 26 years of experience, Mr. Aljomaih was Vice Chairman of Arcapita’s board of directors from 1997 to 2013.
Ghazi Fahad Alnafisi
Mr. Alnafisi is Co-Founder and Chairman of Salhia Real Estate Company K.S.C., Kuwait. His other current positions include: Chairman of Kuwait Hotel Owners Association, Kuwait; and Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Independent Petroleum Group s.a.k., Kuwait. A professional with over 40 years of experience, Mr. Alnafisi was a member of Arcapita’s board of directors from 1999 to 2013.
Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Al-Muhanna
Mr. Al-Muhanna joined the Almarai Company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1979 and was appointed Managing Director and a member of the board in 1997. His other board memberships include ARASCO, the publishing company Al Jazirah and the National Committee for Biodiversity, as well as various commercial establishments in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A professional with 30 years of experience, Mr. Al-Muhanna was a member of Arcapita’s board of directors from 2000 to 2013.
Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji
Mr. Al Kooheji is a Director of Arcapita Group Holdings Limited. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, and sits on the board of Gulf Air. He is also a board member at McLaren Automotive Limited and McLaren Group Limited. In addition, he sits on the boards of Durrat Khaleej Al Bahrain Company, the Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (“APICORP”), and serves the role of Governor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Staffordshire University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Henley College of Management, Brunel University, UK.
Mr. Abid is a Fellow Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has more than 35 years’ experience across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Abid spent 33 years with Ernst & Young, joining them in 1979 and rising to become an Office Managing Partner, then the Assurance Leader for the MENA region. Mr. Abid previously served as the Chairman of the Auditing Standards Committee, and the Deputy Chairman of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Board of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions. Mr. Abid is a Member of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Finance House in Kuwait and Chairman of their Board Audit and Compliance Committee.
Khalid Jassim Bin Kalban
Mr. Bin Kalban is a Director of Arcapita Group Holdings Limited. He is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Investments PJSC. His extensive experience covers the industrial, financial, investment and real estate sectors. He currently holds several positions, including member of the Board of Directors of National General Insurance PJSC. Presently he is also the Chairman of Union Properties PJSC. Mr. Bin Kalban holds a degree in Business Management from the Metropolitan State College, USA.
Usama Mohamed Al Barwani
Mr. Al Barwani is a Director of Arcapita Group Holdings Limited. He is an Executive Director of MB Holding, a major Omani family conglomerate, and is responsible for new projects and the investments of the MB Group. He is also Managing Director of United Engineering Services, a major oil and gas, and defense manufacturing business. He is on the Board of Directors of Ahli Bank SAOG, and Chairman of Ubar Hotels and Resorts, both listed on the Muscat Securities Markets, as well as Nautilus Minerals which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has obtained a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Tulsa University (USA) and an M.Sc. (Energy, Trade and Finance) from City University, London.
Atif Ahmed Abdulmalik - CEO
Mr. Abdulmalik is the Chief Executive Officer and executive member of the Board of Directors of Arcapita. Previously, Atif was at Investcorp where he served in numerous management positions. In 2007, he was awarded The Proficiency Medal First Class by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, in acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Atif obtained his BBA in Accounting, Finance and Management from Saint Edward’s University, Texas.