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Board of Directors

Board Of Director's Biographies

Mr. Hassan Jarrar (Chairman)

Hassan Amin Jarrar is the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Islamic Bank, the first Islamic banking institution in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Prior to his appointment in July 2015, he served nine years with Standard Chartered Bank, firstly as Country Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking for the UAE and DIFC, and subsequently as Chief Executive Office for Standard Chartered in Bahrain. Hassan has more than thirty years’ extensive experience in commercial banking in the USA and in the Middle East, the past twenty years of which have been in the Gulf region. Hassan’s diverse background includes Retail Banking, SME, and Corporate and Institutional Banking. Other previous appointments include Head of Corporate and SME Banking at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and VP Corporate Banking Mashreqbank, Abu Dhabi. Before returning to the Middle East, Hassan spent almost twenty years in the USA where he held senior management roles at Security Pacific Bank and Bank of America in California. He gained his BSc in Finance from the California State University, San Jose.

Hassan serves on the following boards in Bahrain:

  • Tamkeen, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Bahrain Association of Banks
  • Bahrain Bourse, where he is also Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee
  • Advisory Member - Thomson Reuters MENA Regulatory Advisory Board
  • Bahrain Economic Development Board- Member of the Financial Services Industry Advisory Committee

Mr. Ameer A.Ghani Dairi (Director)

With over 19 years of experience in financial management. Mr. Ameer Abdul Ghani Dairi is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from New Hampshire Board of Accountancy, USA and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) licensed by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, USA. He also holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Bahrain and has had a broad commercial banking career in Bahrain. Mr. Dairi has been with Bahrain Islamic Bank since 2007, he is the Chief Financial Officer.

Dr. Adnan Chilwan (Director)

Dr. Adnan Chilwan is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB). He has an extensive banking career spanning more than two decades in reputed Conventional and Islamic Banks in the region. Dr. Chilwan represents DIB in boards of various strategic investments, subsidiaries and associates including the prestigious post of Chairman of Panin Dubai Syariah Bank and DIB Bank Kenya Ltd, Tamweel PJSC; DIB Capital; Deyaar PJSC; Liquidity Management Centre Bahrain and Dar Al Shari’a Consultancy. He is also on the advisory council of Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT). Dr. Chilwan is an Indian national who holds a PhD and MBA in Marketing and is a Certified Islamic Banker (CeIB), a Post Graduate in Islamic Banking & Insurance and an Associate Fellow Member in Islamic Finance Professionals Board. He has over 25 years of banking experience in the gulf region.

Mr.Ali Mamoun Ibrahim Hassan (Director)

A seasoned Investment Management, Management Consultancy and Silicon Valley Veteran boasting 18+ years of leadership capacity. The success would have not been possible if not for his past experiences that culminate a variety of vertical areas and a marriage of east meets west. Currently, Ali is heading the Income and Capital Markets Funds Division for a $300 million+ emerging fixed income and capital-driven at ICD. As a Lead, he is spear heading strategic planning, funds structuring, transaction originations, operational restructuring, due-diligence and business development activities. Accumulated over 4 years of Big 4 management consulting multi-sectorial experiences with attained US investment banking experiences in (Equity Research, M&A and Venture Capital). Notable to mention are his past 8 years+ of Silicon Valley experiences spanning marketing, sales and technology working for two Fortune 500s. He holds an MBA in finance from University of California Berkeley and two degrees (BS & MSc) in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ali is also a board member in three companies within the MENA region and an advisor for two regional startups.

Mr. Hamed Yousef Mashal (Director)

Hamed Yousef Mashal, CFA, MRICS is a senior investment manager at Kuwait Finance House with extensive experience in managing both international private equity investments and mega real estate projects within the GCC region. After being awarded a BSc (with honors) in Computer and Business Studies from the University of Warwick, Hamed joined Deutsche Bank’s Graduate Program in London. Upon joining Kuwait Finance House in 2007, Hamed completed the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination and then proceeded to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2010. In 2016, Hamed was awarded with the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree with distinction from the Warwick Business School and subsequently obtained the MRICS qualification from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 2017. Hamed is the author of the book titled “Islamic Real Estate Investment Trusts: A Property Selection Methodology”.

Hamed serves on the following boards in Bahrain:
  • Seef Properties, also serving as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Fraser Suites Seef - Bahrain
  • Baytik Bahrain Real Estate Holding Company
  • Bayan Group for Property Investment
  • Diyar Homes

Mr. Khalid Al Shami (Director)

Mr. Khalid Alshami is the Assistant Vice President of Debt Capital Markets Department - Investment Banking at KFH Capital Investment Company. He has over a decade of experience in financial industry, focusing on corporate finance and international investment banking activities, debt capital markets and structured finance. Earlier, he had worked in Kuwait Investment Authority, the sovereign fund of the State of Kuwait and other notable institutions. Mr. Alshami holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Kuwait University and completed the Kuwait Investment Authority’s Graduate Development Program. He has over 13 years of professional experience.

Mr. Mohamed Ali Chatti (Director)

Dr. Mohamed Ali Chatti was born in 1984 in Tunisia. He got his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the Institute of High Commercial Studies in Tunisia and his Masters Degree from Paris X Nanterre University in France. He then completed his Ph.D. in Finance in 2010 at Paris X Nanterre University, in France. Dr. Chatti began his career in 2010 as Young Professional at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). Between 2011 and 2017, he worked as an Investment Analyst and Senior Investment Officer at the Investments Department of IsDB. He was also a lecturer about Islamic Finance at the ESSEC Tunisia in 2012. Since 2018, he is the manager of the Islamic Finance Investments Division and managing three strategic portfolios for the IsDB: equity portfolio of IsDB (in the Islamic Financial institutions), Awqaf Portfolio (managing the Awqaf Properties Investment Fund) and the microfinance portfolio. In total, he is managing a portfolio worth more than US$ 2 billion. İn October 2019, he was appointed as Acting Director for the Islamic Financial Sector Development Department at IsDB. Dr. Chatti represented IsDB in other boards in different countries (first Islamic Bank in Nigeria for more than 6 years, a Trading company in Bahrain for 4 years, a microfinance Bank in Sudan for 3 years).

Mr. Mohamed S. Al Sharif (Director)

Mr. Al Sharif is currently the Chief of Investment Banking in Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB). He holds several Chairmanships and Board memberships on publicly traded companies and financial services firms on behalf of DIB Group. Starting his career with the UAE Central Bank, Al Sharif held many positions in the Financial Control and Banking Supervision departments and later transitioned to Dubai Islamic Bank where he held the position of CFO for 11 years. Mr. Al Sharif is a UAE national who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from Virginia, USA; and a Master’s degree in Accounting. He is a registered accounting and banking expert by UAE Courts. Al Sharif is a banking professional with 33 years of experience in Islamic Banking and Central Banking.