Directors Team

Mr. Murad Ali Murad

Chairman (Independent & Non-Executive)

Mr. Murad Ali Murad
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Date of Joining
  • Director since 28 March 2004
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK
Assignments Held
  • Chairman of Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait BSC, Bahrain
  • Chairman of Al Janabya Company WLL (Family Company), Bahrain
  • Vice Chairman of BIBF, Bahrain

Mr. Khalid Saoud Al Hasan

Vice Chairman (Executive)

Mr. Khalid Saoud Al Hasan
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Date of Joining
  • Director since 28 March 2006
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Economics from Kuwait University, Kuwait
Assignments Held
  • Chairman of Syrian Kuwaiti Insurance Co., Syria
  • Chairman and General Manager of Fajr Gulf Insurance and Reinsurance Co., Lebanon
  • Vice Chairman of Gulf Insurance and Reinsurance Co. (GIRI), Kuwait
  • Vice Chairman of Arab Orient Insurance Co., Jordan
  • Vice Chairman of Arab Misr Insurance Group, Egypt
  • Vice Chairman of Gulf Sigorta, Turkey
  • Director of Gulf Assist, Bahrain
  • Director of Arab Reinsurance Co., Beirut
  • Director of Egyptian Takaful (Property) Co., Egypt
  • Board Member of Algerian Gulf Life Insurance Co., Algeria
  • Board Member of 2A, Algeria
  • Board Member of Takaful International Company (BSC), Bahrain
  • Managing Director of Buruj Cooperative Insurance Co., Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Insurance Group (KSC), Kuwait

Mr. Hassan Mohammed Zainalabedin

Board Member (Independent & Non-Executive)

Mr. Hassan Mohammed Zainalabedin
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Date of Joining
  • Director since 1975 (inception)
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Bachelor Degree in Economics from Cairo University, Egypt
Assignments Held
  • Chairman of SYSCON Trading and Mechanical Services Co. WLL, Bahrain
  • Chairman of ZEN Trading and Contracting Co. WLL, Bahrain
  • Chairman of FAZ Trading and Supplies Co. WLL, Bahrain

Mr Bijan Khosrowshahi

Board Member (Non-Executive)

Mr Bijan Khosrowshahi
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Date of Joining
  • Director since 28 February 2011
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • MBA and Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, USA
Assignments Held
  • President and CEO of Fairfax International – London
  • Board member - Gulf Insurance Group K.S.C.P. – Kuwait
  • Board member - Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance Company (GIRI) – Kuwait.
  • Board member - Bahrain Kuwait Insurance – Bahrain
  • Board member - Arab Misr Insurance Group – Egypt
  • Board member - Commercial International Bank (CIB) – Egypt
  • Board member - Arab Orient Insurance Company – Jordan
  • Board member - Jordan Kuwait Bank – Jordan
  • Board member - Alliance Insurance P.S.C. – Dubai
  • Board member - Colonnade Insurance S.A. – Luxembourg
  • Board member - Southbridge Compañía de Seguros Generales S.A. – Chile
  • Board member - La Meridional Compañía Argentina de Seguros S.A. Argentina
  • Board member - SBS Seguros Colombia S.A. - Colombia
  • Ex-President and CEO of Fuji Fire and Marine Insurance Company Limited based in Japan – 2004 to 2009
  • Ex-President of AIG’s General Insurance operations based in Seoul, Korea – 2001 to 2004
  • Ex-Vice Chairman and Managing Director of AIG Sigorta based in Istanbul, Turkey – 1997 to 2001
  • Ex-Regional Vice President of AIG’s domestic property and casualty operations for the Mid-Atlantic region, USA – 1994 to 1997
  • Ex-Board member - Foreign Affairs Council
  • Ex-Board member - Insurance Society of Philadelphia
  • Ex-Council member – USO in Korea
  • Ex-Chairman of the Insurance committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea
  • Ex-Member of the Turkish Businessmen’s Association

Dr. A.Rahman Ali Saif

Board Member (Independent & Non-Executive)

Dr. A.Rahman Ali Saif
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Date of Joining
  • Director since 28 February 2011
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Ph.D. Economics from University of Leicester, UK
Assignments Held
  • Chairman, BBK Geojit Securities (KSC), Kuwait
  • Board Member of the Automotive Board and Board Member of National Motor Company, Bahrain
  • Board Member of Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company (BCFC), Bahrain
  • Deputy Chief Executive, Wholesale Banking Group in BBK (BSC), Bahrain

Dr. Emad Jawad Bukhamseen

Board Member (Non-Executive)

Dr. Emad Jawad Bukhamseen
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Date of Joining
  • Director since 7 August 2005
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Ph.D. in Hotel and Tourism Industry from American University, UK
  • Doctor in Business Administration from European School of Management (DBA), UK
  • Master of Business Administration and Economics from University of Liverpool, UK
  • Bachelor of Financing Accounting from Beirut College, Lebanon
  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Brad Ford College, America
Assignments Held
  • Chairman of Al-Arabiya Real Estate Co., Kuwait
  • Chairman of Layan Real Estate Co., Dubai
  • Chairman of Gourmania International, Kuwait, Dubai and London
  • Chairman of Al-Baraka Media Group, Kuwait
  • Chairman of National Arabic Company for Restaurant Management (Ruby Tuesday, Kuwait)
  • Chairman of Al Huda Medical Services Co., Kuwait
  • Chairman of Bukhamseen Square Real Estate Company / Mandarin Oriental
  • Chairman & Managing Director of Bukhamseen Aviation Group
  • Vice Chairman & CEO of Bukhamseen Group Holding, Kuwait
  • Vice Chairman of Arabiya Real Estate Investment Co., Egypt
  • Vice Chairman of Kuwait International Education, Kuwait
  • Board Member of Kuwait Clearing Company, Kuwait
  • Board Member of Al Houda Hotels for Travels & Tourism Co / InterContinental, Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn, Kuwait
  • Board Member of Misr International Towers / Holiday Inn, Maadi, Egypt
  • Board member of Arabian Beverages Company, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Qatar & Iraq
  • Managing Director of Al Baraka Kuwait General Trading & Contracting Co., Kuwait
  • Managing Director of Interiors Collaborative, Kuwait
  • Managing Director of Bukhamseen General Trading & Contracting Co., Kuwait
  • Managing Director of Al Arabia.com-Real Estate Marketing, Kuwait
  • Managing Director of Blue Nile Travels, Egypt
  • Editor in Chief of Annahar Daily Newspaper, Kuwait

Mr. Shawki Ali Fakhroo

Board Member (Non-Executive)

Mr. Shawki Ali Fakhroo
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Date of Joining
  • Director since 25 February 2008
Assignments Held
  • Chairman & Managing Director of Ali Bin Yousif Fakhro & Sons WLL, Bahrain
  • Chairman & Managing Director of Shawki Ali Fakhroo & Sons WLL, Bahrain
  • Chairman & Managing Director of Mohammed Fakhroo & Brothers WLL, Bahrain
  • Chairman & Managing Director of Fakhroo Trading Agencies WLL, Bahrain
  • Chairman & Managing Director of Fakhroo Investment WLL, Bahrain
  • Chairman & Managing Director of Fakhroo Information Technology Service WLL, Bahrain
  • Board Member of Zallaq Resort Co. (BSC), Bahrain
  • Board Member of BMMI (BSC), Bahrain
  • Board Member of Bahrain Cinema Co. (BSC), Bahrain
  • Board Member of Shutdown Maintenance Services WLL, Bahrain

Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim Zainal

Board Member (Independent & Non-Executive)

Mr. Mohamed Ebrahim Zainal
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Date of Joining
  • Director since 5 March 2014
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Master of Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • BSc. in Management Information Systems from University of Texas, Arlington, USA
Assignments Held
  • Board Member of Mohamed Ali Zainal Abdulla BSC ©, Bahrain
  • Board Member of Zainal Enterprises WLL, Bahrain

Mr. Thamer Ebrahim Arab

Board Member (Executive)

Mr. Thamer Ebrahim Arab
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Date of Joining
  • Director since 23 March 2017
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • BSc. in Computer Science from California University, America
Assignments Held
  • Deputy CEO for Support Departments in Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance Co., Kuwait
  • Board Member of United Networks Group, Kuwait
  • Secretary to the Board of Gulf Insurance Group, Kuwait

Mr. Mubarak Othman Al Ayyar

Director (Executive)

Mr. Mubarak Othman Al Ayyar
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Date of Joining
  • Director since 23 March 2017
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • BSc. in Management from Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE
  • CII in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK
Assignments Held
  • Manager of Reinsurance Deptartment in Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance Co., Kuwait
  • Board Member of Egyptian Life Takaful, Egypt
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