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Chairman, Dallah Albaraka Holding Company E.C., General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, and member of the Advisory Panel of the Islamic Development Bank. He also serves as Director on the Boards of a number of organisations and associations across the world. Shaikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, a well-known and highly respected international businessman and a pioneer of Islamic banking, with a lifetime of experience spanning over five decades, is the founder of Dallah Al Baraka Group and the founder of the Al Baraka Banking Group. As a renowned expert in the field of Islamic banking and in recognition of his achievements and his role in promulgating Islamic economic principles - encapsulated in the message of his Group: "Reconstruction of the Earth" - Shaikh Saleh Kamel has been awarded the highest of certificates, trophies, and accolades too many to mention by many countries and organisations over his lifetime. Shaikh Saleh Abdulla Kamel, a Saudi national, holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.

Chairman, United Bank for Commerce and Investments, Tripoli, Libya and Executive Chairman, ASA Consultants W.L.L., Bahrain. Previously, Founder, President & Chief Executive, Arab Banking Corporation (B.S.C.), Bahrain from 1980 to 1994. He also founded Arab Financial Services (E.C.) and ABC Islamic Bank (E.C.), Bahrain. Prior to that he was the Founder, Chairman and General Manager of Libyan Arab Foreign Bank, Tripoli 1972 - 1980, in addition to holding various positions at the Central Bank of Libya spanning a period of 14 years. Mr. Saudi is a world-renowned and respected international banker of over 5 decades standing. Over his distinguished career, he has received many international accolades and decorations including being awarded the title of one of the "Most Innovative Bankers" in 1980 at a presentation at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., the "Best Banker" award by the Association of Arab American Banks in 1990, the "Arab Banker of the Year" award from the Union of Arab Banks in 1993 along with several gold medals and awards, notable amongst which are those bestowed by the King of Spain and the President of Italy in 1977 and the Grand Medal of the Republic of Tunisia in 1993. Recently he was honoured with the Integrity Award for Combating Forgery by the Arab Union - subordinate of the Arab League - in 2012. Mr. Saudi, a Libyan national, holds a Certificate in Management and Accounting.

President and CEO of Dallah Albaraka Group, Saudi Arabia. Chairman of Aseer Company, Chairman of Amlak Real Estate Development and Finance and Chairman of Okaz Press and Publishing Corporation, Vice-Chairman of King Abdullah Economic City Eimaar, Board Member of Bank AlJazira. Previously held a number of executive positions at Dallah Group culminating in the position of Vice President for Business Sector until 1999 when he assumed his current position. Mr. Abdulla Kamel has acquired over 27 years' experience in various fields in his career. Mr. Abdulla Kamel has also been and remains very active in public and charitable activities through his membership of many international and local organizations and associations, such as Jeddah Chamber of Commerce (twice as Board Member), young Presidents' Organization, Friends of Saudi Arabia, The Centennial Fund and the Board of Trustees of the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum.  Mr. Abdulla Kamel, a Saudi national, studied Economics at University of California at Los Angeles, USA. 

Board Member, Al Baraka Bank Lebanon. Previously Chairman and Managing director of The Industrial Bank of Kuwait K.S.C. Prior to that Mr. Al Yousef held a number of executive positions with The Industrial Bank of Kuwait and the Central Bank of Kuwait. He has also served as Chairman of ABC Islamic Bank (E.C.), Bahrain and of the Supervisory Board of Arab Banking Corporation - Daus & Co. GmbH, Frankfurt, as Chairman and Managing director of Afkar Holding Co., Commissioner, Capital Markets Authority, Kuwait, and on the Boards of directors of the Financial Securities Group, Gulf Bank K.S.C., Kuwait, Arab Banking Corporation (B.S.C.), Bahrain, Ahli United Bank B.S.C., London and Gulf Investment Corporation. He has over 33 years' experience in Banking industry.  Mr. Al Yousef, a Kuwaiti national, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Kuwait University.

President & Chief Executive, Al Baraka Banking Group, Chairman of Jordan Islamic Bank, Banque Al Baraka D'Algerie, Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank, Al Baraka Bank Ltd., South Africa, Al Baraka Bank Egypt, Al Baraka Bank Lebanon, Al Baraka Bank Syria, Al Baraka Bank Sudan and Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Ltd., Vice Chairman of Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain and Director of Al Baraka Bank Tunisia and Itqan Capital, Saudi Arabia. Past Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks for two successive terms and twice recipient of the "Islamic Banker of the Year" Award at the World Islamic Banking Conference. Mr. Yousif has additionally been honoured with the King Hamad Prize (Competency, First Class) Medal and the Tatweej Award for excellence in leadership and institutional performance in the category "Wise Leadership in the Field of Arab Banking for 2012" and the 2012 "LARIBA Award for Excellence in Achievement" by LARIBA American Finance House. He has had over 40 years' experience in international banking. Mr. Yousif, a Bahraini national, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Hull, UK. 

Vice President, Dallah Al Baraka Group, Chairman of Al Baraka Bank Tunisia, Arab Leasing International Finance, Saudi Arabia and La Societe de Promotion du Lac de Tunis. Mr. Sabbahi is also a Member of the Boards of Dallah Al Baraka Holding Co. E.C., Bahrain, Al Amin Investment Co., Jordan and a number of other international companies. Mr. Sabbahi has had over 36 years' experience in international banking, the last 26 of which were with the Dallah Al Baraka Group in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Sabbahi, a Saudi national, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.

Board Member, Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank and Al Baraka Bank Syria. Previously Member of the Board of Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development, Kuwait, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Islamic Bank, Dubai and Deputy General Manager, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. Mr. Al Shamsi brings with him 43 years' varied experience in the financial services industry and in service of the U.A.E. Government. Mr. Al Shamsi, a UAE national, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Islamic Bank. Previously, Mr. Ghalaita was Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Consumer Banking and Wealth Management at Emirates NBD. Since his appointment to the role in late 2011, he is credited with having driven record breaking growth in Emirates Islamic Bank, thus marking it as the fastest growing bank in the country. His focused approach has been recognized and acknowledged across the industry through multiple awards both locally and internationally, including the recognition of Emirates Islamic Bank as the 'Best Islamic Bank' in the UAE in two out of the past three years. Mr. Ghalaita's career spans over 25 years in the banking industry. Mr. Ghalaita, a UAE national, holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, USA, in addition to having successfully completed various specialist courses in Leading Corporate Renewal and Transformation programmes at leading global institutions.

Board Member, Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain, Ajman Bank and Gulfa Mineral Water. Previously General Manager of the Emirates Financial Company and before that Executive Manager for Investment, Dubai Islamic Bank and a number of senior positions at National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain. Mr. Fadil has also served as Member of the Boards of Directors of several financial institutions including, amongst others, Union Insurance Company, U.A.E., Bahrain Islamic Bank, Bosnia International Bank and Dubai Islamic Insurance Company. He has gained more than 30 years' experience in the banking field. Mr. Bin Fadil, a UAE national, holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics & Computer Science from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington State, USA.

Chief Executive Officer, Tomoh Advisory, a consultancy based in Dubai. He currently also serves as a personal envoy of His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  Previously Dr. Awadallah held a number of positions in Jordan: Economic Secretary to the Prime Minister (1992-1996); Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister (1996-1999); Director of the Economic Department at the Royal Hashemite Court (1999-2001); Minister of Planning and International Cooperation (October 2001-February 2005); Minister of Finance (April 2005-June 2005); Director of the Office of His Majesty King Abdullah II (April 2006-November 2007) and Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court (November 2007-October 2008). Prior to that Dr. Awadallah worked in the investment banking field in the UK. He is the recipient of the Al Hussein Medal for Distinguished Service, the Al Kawkab Decoration of the First Order, and the Al Istiqlal Decoration of the First Order. Awarded "The King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Visiting Fellowship" at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies at Oxford University, September 2012. He was visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies at Oxford University, 2010. He also served as Secretary General of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2010-2013. Mr. Awadallah, a Jordanian national with almost 30 years of diverse experience, holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science of the University of London (1985 and 1988).

Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Projects, Dallah Albaraka Holding Company. Previously Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Dallah Media Production Company and of Al Rabie Saudi Foods Co. Ltd., Member of the Boards of Directors of Dallah Real Estate Investment Company, Egypt, Almaza Real Estate Development Company, Egypt, Jabal Omar Development Company, Al Khozami Company, Saudi Research and Marketing Group, Dallah Health Co., Saudi Fund Equestrian, Okaz Organization for Press and Publication, and Member of the Management Committee of Dallah Al Baraka Holding Co. Mr. Mohyedin Kamel is a past member of the Board of Directors of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is active in public and community work in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Mohyedin Kamel, a Saudi national with 14 years of varied experience, studied Economics at the University of San Francisco, USA.

Chairman, FAR Venture Holding Company; Member of the Boards of Deutsche Gulf Finance, Resort Cement Co., Najran Cement Co. and Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank. Previously Mr. Al-Rajhi was a treasurer in Al-Rajhi Bank between February 1995 and May 2008. He has over 37 years' experience in a variety of business and financial fields. Mr. Al-Rajhi, a Saudi national, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Chairman, MAAD International and Board member, Gulf Company for Real Estate. Previously Chairman of SAIB-BNP Paribas Assets Management, Vice Chairman, American Express (Saudi Arabia0 Limited (ASAL) and Member of the Boards of Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI), The Higher Education Fund and Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), Saudi Orix Leasing Company (SOLC), Boeing Industrial Technology Group L.P. (BITG), AMLAK International for Real Estate Development and Mortgage Finance and The Mediterranean & Gulf Cooperative Insurance & Reinsurance Co. (MEDGULF). Mr. AlSaleh's more than 31 years' experience in banking includes 25 years' service with Arab National Bank, Riyadh followed by management positions at The Saudi Investment Bank, Riyadh, culminating in the position of General Manager, which was followed by service as Secretary General of the Supreme Economic Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Al Saleh, a Saudi national, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Portland State University, Oregon, USA and an M.A. in Economics from The University of Rhode Island, USA.

Shaikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel

Mr. Abdulla A. Saudi
Vice Chairman

Mr. Abdullah Saleh Kamel
Vice Chairman

Mr. Saleh Al Yousef

Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif
Board Member and President & Chief Executive

Mr. Abdul Elah Sabbahi

Mr. Ebrahim Fayez Al Shamsi

Mr. Jamal Bin Ghalaita

Mr. Yousef Ali Fadil Bin Fadil

Dr. Bassem Ibrahim Awadallah

Mr. Mohyedin Saleh Kamel

Mr. Fahad Abdullah Al-Rajhi

Mr. Saud Saleh Al Saleh




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