GFH

With experience from some of the world’s top financial institutions, GFH’s is directors are formidable asset to our brand.

  • Jassim Mohammed Al Seddiqi. Chairman, Executive Director

    Jassim Alseddiqi is the Chairman of GFH Financial Group (GFH) and the Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG). He has been at the helm of ADFG since its establishment in 2011, transforming it into one of the leading and fastest growing investment groups in the MENA region with assets under management in excess of c. US$ 13 bn. Alseddiqi is known for his dynamic and innovative approach, having pioneered many investment strategies in the region.

    Alseddiqi is the Chairman of SALAMA Islamic Arab Insurance Company, Eshraq Investments, Khaleeji Commercial Bank and The Entertainer. He also serves on the boards of the following companies: First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Abu Dhabi Capital Group, ADNOC Distribution and Dana Gas.

    Alseddiqi holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He has also served as a noted lecturer at the Abu Dhabi-based Petroleum Institute.

  • H.E. Shaikh Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa. Vice Chairman, Executive Director

    Shaikh Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa has more than 23 years of experience ranges from banking to advisory and ministerial positions, he is currently the Advisor for Community Affairs at the Crown Prince Court (Rank of Minister).

    Throughout his career, Shaikh Ahmed managed to occupy several positions, in 2009 he became the Advisor to His Royal Highness the Crown Prince (Rank of Minister). In 2006 he was the Secretary General of Supreme Council for Defence (Rank of Minister). Shaikh Ahmed served as the Kingdom of Bahrain ambassador to the United Arab Emirates from 2000 – 2006. And early in his life career he joined Arab Banking Corporation as the Head of ABC office in Abu Dhabi.

    Shaikh Ahmed holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Accounting from University of Bahrain, he also holds a certificate from the collage of science from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals. Shaikh Ahmed also has accomplished successfully the Global Credit Analysis certificate from BPP Training and Consultancy – London, and Gulf Executive Management and Strategic Leadership certificate from Colombia University – New York.

  • Mazin Mohammed Al Saeed. Independent Director

    Mr. Mazin Al Saeed is the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer for Mazen M. Al Saeed Holding Company (“MASHCO”), based in Khobar with various business units specializing in fields such as Construction, Engineering and Oil Services, Energy and Industrial Services, Building Materials, Mechanical, Medical & Electrical Supplies, Operations & Maintenance Services, Hospitality & Catering, Transportation & Logistics, Cement & Steel, Real Estate and Financial Investments.

    Throughout his career Mr. Al Saeed occupied several positions, early in his career life in 1991 he joined Mohammed Abdulrahman Al Saeed & Sons Co. In 1996 he became a partner in Maher and Mazen Al Saeed Co. Mr. Al Saeed served as chairman in Mazen Mohammed Saeed Development Group during the period (2000-2006). Mr. Al Saeed serves as a member of board in several companies across different organizations including Aseer Trading Co. Al Mutaqadima Petrochemical co. Mena Capital co. and the Saudi Cancer Society.

    Mr. Mazin holds a Bachelor degree in Architectural Design from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals.

  • Hisham Al Rayes. Executive Director

    Hisham Al Rayes is the Chief Executive Officer as well as the member of the Board of Directors of GFH Financial Group, one of the regional leading financial groups with USD 6.2 billion assets and fund under management and shares listed in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dubai and Kuwait.

    In 2012, Mr. Al Rayes assumed leadership of the firm with an objective to establish a diverse and well-recognized regional financial group offering a remarkable platform for Wealth Management, Real Estate, Commercial Banking and Asset Management.

    Prior to his role as the Group’s CEO, Mr. Al Rayes was GFH’s Chief Investment Officer during which he was responsible for driving the development and execution of its regional and international investment strategy along with management of the bank’s liabilities.

    Before joining the group in 2007, Mr. Al Rayes was part of the senior management team of the Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait (‘BBK’), a leading commercial bank in the Kingdom of Bahrain. During his tenure at BBK, Mr. Al Rayes was responsible for a number of key projects and new venture initiatives. These included establishing one of the bank’s key subsidiaries, as well as developing BBK’s E-Banking platform.

    Al Rayes is the chairman of Balexco, Gulf Holding Company and hold directorship in GFH financial Group, Khaleeji Commercial Bank, Falcon Cement Company, GFH Capital and Shuaa Capital.

    Mr. Al Rayes holds a Masters degree with Honors in Business Administration from the University of DePaul, Chicago (USA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with Honors from the University of Bahrain.

     

  • Mosabah Al Mutairy. Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Mosabah Al Mutairy, brings extensive financial expertise amassed throughout his 17 -year career in the fields of investment, finance, and accounting. He is currently a member of several boards across different organizations including the Investment Committee of Royal Guard of Oman Pension Fund, in which he plays a pivotal role in managing funds. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Hotels Management Co. Int and Dhofar Power Company and a member of India Entertainment City and Mena Resident among others.

    Mr. Al Mutairy currently holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University Of Humberside & Lincolnshire and a Bachelors degree in Accounting from South West London College in the UK. In addition, he holds several internationally recognized accounting qualifications.

  • Bashar Mohammed Al Mutawa. Independent Director

    Bashar Al Mutawa is a knowledgeable and prominent businessman who brings decades of experience driving the strategic success of organisations. His extensive involvement in the financial services industry includes key executive and consultancy roles in the Kingdom of Bahrain. These include Managing Director of Noon Investment Company, a real estate focused Investment Company, and Consultant with KPMG’s Corporate Advisory Department, where he was responsible for providing corporate advisory to prominent organisations and institutions in the public and private sector, including financial institutions, real estate companies, industrial organisations and government entities.

    He currently is a member of the board of directors for Al Jazeera Tourism Company, Naseej BSC©, Tashyeed Properties, Bahrain Film production Company and Saar Investment Company.

    Bashar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Babson College, Boston, MA.

  • Ghazi Faisal Al Hajeri. Independent Director

    Mr. Ghazi Al Hajeri is the Managing Director of Wafra InterVest Corp. He established Wafra’s regional office in 2007 and remain its Regional Director. Mr. Al Hajeri is responsible for firm’s regional business strategy and product development and has served as a corporate liaison with the firm’s largest clients.

    Mr. Ghazi Al Hajeri is responsible for directing the firm’s largest client relationships. He has devised strategic plans to grow the firm’s expansion in assets from $7 billion to $20 billion in a period of 10 years. Mr. Al Hajeri managed long and complex projects for sovereign wealth and pension clients that include asset allocation, business development and investment planning.

    Mr. Al Hajeri was also a member of the Alternative Investments Division Committee and responsible for reviewing and monitoring external investment managers while directing departmental strategy at Wafra New York from 2000 – 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Al Hajeri also served as an Assistant to Financial Consultant at Merrill Lynch.

    Mr. Al Hajeri holds a Bachelor degree in Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver.

  • Rashid Nasser Al Kaabi. Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Rashid Al Kaabi is the Vice Chairman for Al Sraiya Holding Group, a group with diversified operations in engineering consultancy, civil construction, readymix, concrete blocks, interlock tiles, electrical products, landscaping and water management. Mr. Al Kaabi is member of the board of directors of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI), Chairman of the industry committee at QCCI and Head of the Qatari side in the Qatari-Lebanese Business Council, member of the Steering Committee of Manateq (Qatar Economy Zones Company) and member of the board of Qatar Enterprises Company.

    Despite his young age Mr. Al Kaabi was able to become one of the most outstanding Qatari Businessmen who achieved a good reputation nationally and internationally. He believes that family companies had and still have a major role to play in managing private economic enterprises, not only in Qatar but also in Gulf region and in most other countries.

    Mr. Al Kaabi holds a Bachelor degree in Law from Beirut Arab University and a Doctor of Honours in Business Management from the Open International University for complementary Medicine and Medicina Alternativa.

  • Mustafa Kheriba. Executive Director

    Mustafa Kheriba is a Board Member at GFH Financial Group (GFH) and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Group Head of Asset Management of Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG).

    Mustafa manages the investment activities and business development aspects of ADFG . He also oversees deal origination, fund raising activities and directly manages key investments for ADFG. He currently serves as Executive Director of Northacre PLC and is also a board member and Managing Director of Gulf Finance Corporation in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, he serves on the board of Khaleeji Commercial Bank, Gulf Finance House, Reem Finance, SALAMA Islamic Arab Insurance Company and ADCorp Ltd.

    Mustafa previously held senior posts in financial services and investment companies in the GCC, USA and Canada. He has been named among the top 50 MENA Fund Managers in the annual survey conducted by MENA FM Magazine.

    Mustafa holds a BA from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Ohio Dominican University with Magna Cum Laude honors.

  • Amr Al Menhali. Independent Director

    Amr Al Menhali has a 20 years track record within leading UAE banks in a variety of leadership roles across the banking industry. In his previous roles, he was instrumental in formulating a robust credit risk culture which created a healthy portfolio within the business. He also headed an Islamic Banking business during its transformational stage, modified its business strategy and corporate branding to become the most prominent business window operations in the UAE.

    Amr sits in several boards across different companies and is part of the committees of multiple business segments and is a representative in the UAE Banks Federation. He has acquired strong expertise in finance, risk, strategy and corporate governance providing him with a distinguished finance career.  Where he gained a blend of multi-dimensional experiences across the risk and business spectrums underpins his evaluation and analytical skills.

    Amr holds a Bachelor’s Degree, with Honours, in Business Administration. He also successfully completed a post-graduation General Management Program from Harvard Business School (HBS), Boston, in May 2011.