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Board of Directors

H.E. Jameel Bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan

Chairman - Ministry of Labour & Social Development

HE Mr. Jameel Bin Mohammed Humaidan is the Minister of Labour and Social Development (MLSD). He holds a Bachelors Degree in Law from Beirut Arab University. He is currently the Chairman of Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), The Supreme Council for Vocational Training, The Supreme Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (SCOSH). Also He is a Board Member at Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Civil Service Council (CSC), Board of Trustees of University of Bahrain (UOB), Development Committee of Education and Training , Civil Defense Council and International Labour Organization (ILO).

Dr.Mustafa Al Sayed

Deputy Chairman - Royal Charity Organization

Dr. Mustafa Al Sayed is the Secretary General of the Royal Charity Organization and the Chief Executive of Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO).He has over 40 years of industrial experience, His previous positions includes: Chief Engineer with the Ministry of Works, Power & Water, Chief Executive at Middle Cables, General Manager at Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC). He was also the Power and Utilities Supervisor in Bahrain Petroleum Company.

He is currently The Board Member of Nass Corporation, National Oil & Gas Holding Co, National Oil & Gas Authority and Bahrain Health & Safety Society. A mechanical engineer by profession, Mr. Al Sayed has a PhD in Projects Management, BS in Mechanical Engineer and MS in Industrial Management.

Dr.Khalid Abdulla Ateeq

CEO & Board Member

Dr.Khalid is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Family Bank. He has over 36 years of experience in banking, finance, auditing and accounting. Prior to join VC Bank as Deputy CEO, he was The Executive Director of Banking Supervision at Central Bank of Bahrain where he was responsible for the licensing, inspection and supervision of financial institutions insuring that all banks and financial institutions either operating or incorporated in Bahrain complied with promulgated laws and regulations.

Before joining the CBB he was Assistant Professor at Bahrain University. In addition, through his diversified experience, Dr. Ateeq served in senior posts with a number of reputable banks and firms. He holds a PhD. in Philosophy of Accounting from UK. Dr. Khalid is also a Board Member in Al Khair Bank, Med Gulf Company, Al Barakh Bank and Itqan Company.

Mr. Khalid Mohamed Al Maarafi

Board Member - Kuwait Finance House

Mr. Khalid Mohamed Al Maarafi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Bahrain and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has been involved in the banking and finance industry and business management for over 37 years. Mr. Al Maarafi is an Executive Manager and Head of Retail Banking Group at Kuwait Finance House-Bahrain and the Chairman of Al Enma’a House for Real Estate. He is also non-Executive Director at the Boards of Directors of various companies. Mr.Al Maarafi held several positions at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry in Bahrain.

Mr.Rashad Akbari

Board Member - Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait

Mr.Rashad Akbari holds an MSc in Marketing from the University of Sterling, (UK) in 1997. He has 26 years of working experience of which 13 years in Banking. Mr. Rashad joined BBK in 2000 and is currently the Assistant General Manager, Operations of BBK.

Mohammed Imad Hamzah

Board Member - Ithmaar Bank

Mr. Mohammed Imad Hamzah currently works in the Asset Management department of Ithmaar Bank. He has a decade of investment banking experience working on private equity and real estate projects. Mr. Hamzah had advised start-up ventures in the region, providing guidance and support at various stages. He holds a Master of Business of Administration from Lancaster University, UK, and a Bachelor of Economic and Social Studies in Banking Finance (with Honours) from Cardiff University, UK. Mr. Hamzah also serves as a Board Member in Bahrain’s Al Ahli Club, and is a published sports columnist. He has a keen interest in the economics of sport.

Mr.Redha Ali Mohammed

Board Member - Ahli United Bank

Mr. Redha is currently the Group Head of Corporate Banking at Ahli United Bank. He has over 25 years of experience in banking especially in corporate finance, trade finance syndication and project finance. Prior to join AUB, he has also worked with BNP Paribas - Bahrain. He holds Advanced Diploma in Banking and Finance from the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), and a Diploma in Computer Science from University of Bahrain (UOB).

Mr.Bader Al Hammadi

Board Member - Independent

Mr. Bader is currently the Director of Finance at the Royal Charity Organization (RCO). He has over 14 years’ experience in accounting. Prior to his current appointment in Royal Charity Organization, He has held many senior positions at al Salam Bank and before that, In the Court of HRH The Crown Prince. Mr. Bader holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from University of Bahrain (UOB).

Ms.Kubra Ali Mirza

Board Member - Independent

Ms. Kubra Mirza has over 17 years of experience in investment banking, financial regulations, corporate governance, compliance, financial crimes and anti-money laundering. She is currently holding the position of Chief Compliance Officer, MLRO and Board Secretary of Bank Alkhair. Prior to joining Bank Alkhair, she was the Head of Compliance, MLRO and Board Secretary at Venture Capital Bank Bahrain. Prior to that, she worked for the Central Bank of Bahrain as the Head of Policies and Central Risk Unit. She was also a member of several local and international regulatory working groups and task forces. Ms. Mirza holds an Executive MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Bahrain

Mr. Masood Al Bastaki

Board Member - Independent

Mr. Masood Al Bastaki is the Chief Executive Officer of Aerolease – an aircraft & equipment leasing company. He is an executive banker with more than 30 years of experience in banking industry. His experience varies from local commercial, wholesale and investment banking. Mr. Al Bastaki holds a post graduate diploma in business and finance and BSC in Business Administration. He undertook various banking activities across various regions including the Middle East, North Africa, USA and Latin America as well as Europe and Asia