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Jasem Mustafa Boodai currently holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Gulf Bank. He joined Gulf Bank as a Board Member in March 2012.

Jasem is a prominent businessman in Kuwait and the GCC. He is currently the Vice Chairman and CEO of Integrated Holding Company, Formerly Board Member of Kuwait Insurance Company, Formerly Vice Chairman of Kuwait China Investment Company, Formerly Chief Operating Officer of Boodai Corporation, Formerly Vice Chairman of Hilal Cement Company, Formerly Chairman of Transport & Warehousing Group Company and Formerly Vice Chairman of Jazeera Airways.


Ali Behbehani was elected as Deputy Chairman of Gulf Bank in March 2013. He joined Gulf Bank as a Board Member in April 2009. Ali started his career by engaging in various departments within the Behbehani Group. In 1977 he became General Manager of Carrier - Kuwait. In 1987, he was made Vice President of the Behebhani Group where he orchestrated major joint ventures with Carrier and Ericsson after which he became a Board Member. He is currently the President of Morad Yousuf Behbehani Group of Companies as well as a Director of Kuwait Insurance Company and National Industries Company. Ali studied at a boarding school in Lausanne, Switzerland, and has a BA in English Literature from Kuwait University.


Omar Hamad Youssef Al-Essa joined Gulf Bank as a Board Member in April 2009. Prior to that, Omar was a Lawyer at Hamad Yousuf Al Essa Law Firm. He became the Director of the Development and Training Center and Secretary of the Kuwait Bar Association during 2004-2005. He also held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Bar Association. Omar is the Founding Member of Ma'an Family Development Society and the Founding Member of the Kuwait Transparency Society. He is currently the Head of the Kuwaitization Taskforce of the Restructuring Program. Omar graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kuwait University in 1985.


Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi joined Gulf Bank as a Board Member in March 2012. Bader is a member of the Executive Committee of M. A. Al-Kharafi & Sons Co.WLL, a family owned conglomerate with diversified activities. Bader is currently serving as Chairman and Managing Director of Gulf Cable & Electrical Industries. He is also on the executive committee of Zain Group. Bader holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kuwait University.


Sayer Bader Al-Sayer joined Gulf Bank as a Board Member in March 2012. Sayer holds several directorships locally and abroad and is representing a family business on various Boards in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Sayer was born and educated in Kuwait and is a professional Aeronautical Engineer.


Fawaz Mohammad Alawadhi joined Gulf Bank as a Board Member in August 2019. Mr. Alawadhi is the Chief Legal Officer at Alghanim Industries Group in Kuwait. He is also currently a lecturer at the College of Business Studies at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Kuwaiti Association for Protecting Public Funds. Mr. Alawadhi holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Kuwait University, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and is expected to graduate in 2021.

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