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.
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 and GFH Capital. Mr. Al Rayes holds a Masters degree with Honors in Business Administration from the University of DePaul, Chicago (USA), and a Bachelors degree in Engineering with Honors from the University of Bahrain.
Mr. Jassim Al Seddiqi has been a Board Member of GFH since April 2016 and brings extensive financial expertise amassed throughout his career in the fields of investment, finance, and accounting.
Mr. Seddiqi is the ex-chairman of Integrated Capital PJSC and sits on GFH’s Board along with holding membership of several boards across different organizations. Mr. Seddiqi is the Chairman of Shuaa Capital and also Director of First Gulf Bank and Tourism and Development Co., UAE.
Over the last 10 years he has occupied a number of Directorship positions in the United Arab Emirates, he started his career as a Structuring Manager at Abu Dhabi Capital Group, and today he is the Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Financial Group and a Board member in Abu Dhabi Capital Group.
Mr. Al-Seddiqi currently holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering from the Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), and a Bachelor degree in the same major from University of Wisconsin (Madison), and a postgraduate qualification from South Bank University London in Accounting (UK).
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.