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Chairman, of Dallah Albaraka Holding Company E.C.; Chairman, General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions; Chairman, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry; and Chairman, the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture. Member of the Advisory Panel of the Islamic Development Bank. He is also a Director of several international organisations. A highly- respected international businessman and pioneer of Islamic banking, with experience spanning over five decades, Shaikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel founded Dallah Albaraka Group and the Al Baraka Banking Group. Recognising 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. A Saudi national, he 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 positions at the Central Bank of Libya for 14 years. Mr. Saudi is a world-renowned international banker of over five decades standing. 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.: "Best Banker" award from the Association of Arab American Banks in 1990; "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 Chief Executive Officer 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 executive positions at Dallah Group, culminating in the position of Vice President for Business Sector until 1999 when he assumed his current position. Mr. Abdullah Kamel has over 29 years' experience. Mr. Abdullah 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 (a Board Member twice), Young Presidents' Organization, Friends of Saudi Arabia, The Centennial Fund and the Board of Trustees of the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum. Mr. Abdullah Kamel, a Saudi national, studied Economics at University of California, 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 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 35 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 Ltd. 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 Ltd., Vice Chairman of Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain and a Board member of both Al Baraka Bank Tunisia and Itqan Capital in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Yousif was Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks, Lebanon for two terms (2007-2013). He is the recipient of the Medal of Efficiency, a unique honor conferred by His Majesty 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. In 2017, Mr. Yousif was elected Chairman of the Bahrain Association of Banks, was named Islamic Finance Personality of the Year 2017 at the Global Islamic Finance Awards ceremony and was awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to CSR in Islamic Banking by CPi Financial. Mr. Adnan 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 over 38 years' experience in international banking and business, the last 27 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 has 45 years' varied experience in the financial services industry and in service of the U.A.E. Government. Mr. Al Shamsi, a U.A.E. national, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Mr. Bin Ghalaita has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Emirates Islamic since 2011. He was previously Board Member of Emirates Islamic while serving as Group Deputy CEO and General Manager, Consumer Banking and Wealth Management at Emirates NBD. He has driven unprecedented growth at Emirates Islamic, as acknowledged through awards,  including  "Best  Islamic  Bank"  in  the  U.A.E.  Mr. Bin Ghalaita also serves as the Chairman of Emirates Islamic Financial Brokerage LLC and is a Board Member of Al Baraka Banking Group and Tanfeeth LLC. A U.A.E. national, he has been a banker for over 27 years, with key roles in corporate, retail, trade finance and human resources at Emirates Islamic and Emirates NBD Group. Achievements include planning the launch of Emirates Islamic and establishing new areas of business at Emirates NBD, including private banking, asset management and Emirates Money. Additionally, he is credited with overseeing the growth of the consumer banking and wealth management business.




Board Member, Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain and Ajman Bank. Previously, General Manager of the Emirates Financial Company and before that he served as Executive Manager for Investment, Dubai Islamic Bank and held senior positions at National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain. Mr. Bin Fadil has also served on the Boards of Directors of financial institutions including Union Insurance Company (U.A.E.); Bahrain Islamic Bank; Bosnia International Bank and Dubai Islamic Insurance Company. He has more than 32 years' experience in banking. Mr. Bin Fadil, a U.A.E. National, holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics & Computer Science from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington State, U.S.A.

Personal Representative of His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein ofthe Hashemite Kingdomof Jordan, and Special Envoytothe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Tomoh Advisory, a strategy and financial consultancy based in the United Arab Emirates. He is also Vice Chairman of the Arab Bank (Jordan) and member of the Board of Directors of Arab National Bank (Saudi Arabia); 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 at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al-Quds University, in 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 other decorations from several countries. Dr. Awadallah has 32 years of diverse experience. He holds a PhD in Economics and a Master of Science in Economics 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, Washington, D.C.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Direct Investments, 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. Okaz Organization for Press and Publication; VFS Tasheel International company 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 16 years of varied experience, he studied Economics at the University of San Francisco, USA.

Mr. Saud Saleh Al Saleh is the Chairman of MAAD International Company, Chairman of Gulf Complexes for Housing Company, and Head of the Board of Trustees of Riyadh Economic Forum. Previously, he was Chairman of SAIB-BNP Paribas Asset Management Company; Vice Chairman of American Express (Saudi Arabia) Limited. He was also a Board Member of the following: the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, General Organization for Social Insurance, the Higher Education Fund, the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, Saudi Orix Leasing Company, Boeing Industrial Technology Group L.P., AMLAK International for Real Estate Development and Mortgage Finance and The Mediterranean & Gulf Cooperative Insurance & Reinsurance Co. Mr. Al Saleh has more than 33 years' experience in banking, including 26 years with The Arab National Bank followed by management positions at the Saudi Investment Bank, where he eventually became General Manager. Then he was appointed as a Minister as General Secretary of the Supreme Economic Council   of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A Saudi national, he holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from Portland State University, Oregon, U.S.A. and an M.A. in Economics from The University of Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Board Member of Family Bank in Bahrain. Dr. Ateeq served as the Executive Director of Banking Supervision at the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), where he was responsible for the licensing, inspection and supervision of financial institutions, ensuring that all banks and financial institutions, either operating in Bahrain or incorporated in Bahrain, complied with laws and regulations issued by the CBB. In addition, Dr. Ateeq is a Director of Al Baraka Islamic Bank (Bahrain). He has held senior posts with  a number of firms, including Deputy CEO at Venture Capital Bank. He has over 37 years of experience in banking, finance, auditing, and accounting. Before joining the CBB, Dr. Ateeq 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
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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