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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 Albaraka 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 Abdullah 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. Board member of Credit Lebanese Bank Beirut. 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, he held various positions at the Central Bank of Libya spanning a period of 14 years. Mr. Saudi is a world-renowned international banker of over five decades standing. Over his distinguished career, he has received many international accolades and decorations, including: the title of one of the "Most Innovative Bankers" in 1980 at a presentation at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., the "Best Banker" award from the Association of Arab American Banks in 1990, the "Arab Banker of the Year' award from the Union of Arab Banks in 1993. He also has several gold medals and awards, notably 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; Chairman of Okaz Press and Publishing Corporation; Vice-Chairman of King Abdullah Economic City Eimaar. 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 over 28 years' experience in various fields. Mr. Abdulla Kamel is 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 34 years' experience in the banking Industry. A Kuwaiti national, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Kuwait University.

Mr. Yousif has led Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) since inception. He is the Chairman of Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank, Banque Al Baraka D'Algerie, Al Baraka Bank Limited - South Africa, Al Baraka Bank Lebanon, Jordan Islamic Bank, Al Baraka Bank Egypt, Al Baraka Bank Syria, Al Baraka Bank Sudan, Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Limited, Vice Chairman of Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain and a Board member of Al Baraka Bank Tunisia. Mr. Yousif was the Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks, Lebanon for two terms (2007- 2013). He is the recipient of the Medal of Efficiency, a unique honour conferred by His Royal Highness - King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain during the year 2011. He holds the title of the CSR International Ambassador (Kingdom of Bahrain) from the CSR Regional Network, and was twice named Islamic Banker of the Year (2004 and 2009). In addition, he was awarded the 2012 'LARIBA Award for Excellence in Achievement'. The Al Jinan University of Lebanon has granted him an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration and he has been awarded the Accolade of the Sudanese Presidency for Excellency in Social Responsibility. In 2016, Mr. Yousif was decorated with the Title of 'High Commissioner to preach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030'. He also won the Gold Award for Sustainable Development at Oman International Conference on Social Responsibility 2016. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Hull, UK. He was earlier with Arab Banking Corporation for over 20 years and last served as Director on its Board.

Vice President, Dallah Albaraka Group; Chairman of Al Baraka Bank Tunisia. Chairman of 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 Albaraka Holding Co. E.C., Bahrain, Al Amin Investment Co., Jordan and a number of other international companies. Mr. Sabbahi has had over 37 years' experience in international banking and business, the last 26 of which were with the Dallah Albaraka 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 44 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 and Chairman of Emirates Islamic Financial Brokerage L.L.C. Additionally, a Board Member of ABG and Tanfeeth LLC. Mr. Ghalaita, a U.A.E. national, has been a banker for 26 years, with key roles in the corporate, retail, trade finance and human resources sectors at Emirates Islamic and Emirates NBD Group. His achievements include planning for the launch of Emirates Islamic and establishing new areas of business at Emirates NBD, including private banking, asset management and Emirates Money. In addition, he is credited with overseeing the growth of the consumer banking and wealth management business. Mr. Ghalaita holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, USA.

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 31 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

Personal Representative of His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Special Envoy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Tomoh Advisory, a strategy and financial consultancy based in the United Arab Emirates. Vice Chairman of the Arab Bank, Jordan, and a member of the Board of Directors; member of the Board of Directors of Arab National Bank, Saudi Arabia; member of the Board of Directors of ABG, Kingdom of Bahrain. Previously, he held the following 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 (2001-2005), Minister of Finance (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). Dr. Awadallah also served as the Secretary General of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2010-2013). He was awarded the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies in 2012. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Middle East Centre, of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AlQuds University, Palestine. Dr. Awadallah 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 of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as well as a number of other decorations from several countries. He has 31 years of diverse experience and holds Phd in Economics and Master of Science in Economics degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, International Economics, International Finance and Commerce, from Georgetown University.

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 Albaraka Holding Company E.C. 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. A Saudi national with 15 years of varied experience, he studied Economics at the University of San Francisco, USA.

Chairman, MAAD International and Board member, Gulf Company for Real Estate. Previously Chairman of SAIB-BNP Paribas Assets Management, Vice Chairman, American Express (Saudi Arabia) 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 32 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.

Dr. Khalid Abdulla Ateeq is the chief executive officer and a board member of Family Bank in Bahrain. He has over 36 years of experience in banking, finance, auditing, and accounting. Dr. Ateeq served as the Executive Director of Banking Supervision at the CBB, where he was responsible for the licensing, inspection, and supervision of financial institutions, ensuring that all banks and financial institutions, either operating or incorporated in Bahrain, complied with laws and regulations. In addition, Dr. Ateeq currently serves as a director at AIB. He also served in senior posts with a number of firms including serving as the Deputy CEO at Venture Capital Bank. Before joining the CBB, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Bahrain. Dr. Ateeq holds a PhD in Philosophy of Accounting from Hull University, U.K.

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. Saud Saleh Al Saleh

Dr. Khaled Abdulla Ateeq




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