Biography

Omar Alghanim was elected as the Chairman of Gulf Bank in March 2013. Previously, he held the position of Deputy Chairman after his election in 2012 and he was serving as Board Member since 2009.

Omar is also the Chief Executive Officer of Alghanim Industries, a privately owned company with business operations in 40 countries world-wide. He joined the company in 2002 as General Manager of the Technology Division with full P&L responsibility. Based on the division's performance, he was promoted to Executive Director in 2004 with broader management responsibilities. After leading the successful turnaround of the company by rejuvenating the management team, Omar was again promoted to the position of CEO, a position he has been holding since 2005.

Prior to joining Alghanim Industries, Omar worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in London where he was involved in a range of financial advisory transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and corporate finance.

Omar has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from New York University and MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Biography

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.

Biography

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.

Biography

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.

Biography

Jasem Mustafa Boodai joined Gulf Bank as a Board Member in March 2012. Jasem is a prominent businessman in Kuwait and the GCC. He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Integrated Holding Company, KCSC Kuwait and is a Board Member of the Kuwait Insurance Company.

Biography

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.

Biography

Fawaz Mohammad Alawadhi joined Gulf Bank as a Board Member in August 2019. Mr. Alawadhi is the Deputy General Counsel and Head of Litigation 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.

Biography

Bader El-Jeaan joined Gulf Bank as a Board Member in March 2013. Mr. El-Jeaan is the founder and Senior Partner of Meysan Partners, a Kuwait-based corporate law firm. Prior to founding Meysan, Mr. El-Jeaan was a Senior Executive Officer at Carlyle MENA, a subsidiary of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset management company. Bader El-Jeaan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Investment Authority (Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund), and National Real Estate Company. He was previously a member of the Board of Directors of General Lighting Company and Alamar Foods Company. Bader holds a B.A. and M.A. in Law, with honors, from Oxford University and an A.B. in Economics, with honors, from Harvard University.

Biography

Khalid Faisal Ali Al-Mutawa joined Gulf Bank as a Board Member in March 2015. Khalid is the Deputy CEO of Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co.

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