Board of Directors

Fawaz Abdulaziz Fahad Alhokair

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Fawaz Abdulaziz Fahad Alhokair

Fawaz Abdulaziz Fahad Alhokair

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Current Executive Positions:

    General Manager of Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Partners Holding Co., and the General Manager of many other Saudi and non-Saudi companies and establishments (Balad Al Riyadah Est.; Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Partners Real Estate; Al Farida Real Estate Co.; Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Co. Enterprises Co.; FAS Construction Co.; Al Farida Information Technology & Communications Co.; Al Bawarij International for Development & Real Estate Investment Co.; Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair and Sons Holding Co.; Al Farida Al Oula Real Estate Est.). He is also the Chairman of FAS Saudi Holding Co., in addition to his membership of many other Saudi and non-Saudi companies.

Previous Executive Positions:

    Chairman of the Board of Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair and Partners Co.; General Manager of Advanced Retail International Co.; General Manager at International Fashion Concepts Co.; also he was the General Manager of many other Saudi companies that he either owns or established such as Al-Waheedah Equipment Co.; Wahba Trading Co.; Eqar Al Arab Global Co.; Eqar Al Watan Co.; Retail Group Egypt; Al-Waheedah Equipment General Trading Co.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting from Loughborough University, United Kingdom, in 1989.
  • Doctorate in economics and accounting from Loughborough University, United Kingdom, in 2008.

Experience:

    Over 30 years of business experience in investment management, fashion and real estate development. He also sits on several other boards and committees.

Salman Abdulaziz Fahad Alhokair

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director

Salman Abdulaziz Fahad Alhokair

Salman Abdulaziz Fahad Alhokair

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director

Current Executive Positions:

    General Manger of Salman Abdulaziz Alhokair & Sons Holding Co.; General Manager of Salman Alhokair Engineering Consulting Firm; General Manager of Kids Space Co.; General Manager of FAS Spain Est.; General Manager of Tadarees Najd for Trading Est. He also sits on several boards of other Saudi and non-Saudi companies such as Food and Entertainment Co.; Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Partners Holding Co.; Al Farida Real Estate Co.; FAS Construction Co.; Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Partners for Real Estate Projects Co.; Al Farida IT & Comms. Co.; FAS Holding for Hotels Co.; Al Bawarij International for Development & Real Estate Investment Co.; FAS Real Estate Co.; Billy Games Co.; Coffee Centres Trading Co.; Fantastic Bakery Co.

Previous Executive Positions:

    Chairman of the Board of Fawaz Abdulaziz Al Hokair and Partners Co.; General Manager of Al-Jeel Clothing Trading Co. He also sat on several boards of other Saudi and non-Saudi companies like Al-Waheedah Equipment Co.; Wahba Trading Co.; Retail Group Egypt; Advanced Retail International Co.; Al-Waheedah Equipment General Trading Co.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture from King Saud University, KSA, in 1990.

Experience:

    Over 28 years of business experience in investment management, fashion and real estate development. He also sits on several boards of almost 60 companies and sole proprietorships.

Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Al Tuwaijri

Member of the Board of Directors

Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Al Tuwaijri

Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Al Tuwaijri

Member of the Board of Directors

Current Executive Positions:

    Owner of Dr. Abdulrahman Al Tuwaijri Economic Consulting Firm.

Previous Executive Positions:

    Chairman of the Board of Middle East Financial Investment Co.; Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA); Member of the Board of Saudi Aramco Co.; General Secretary of the Supreme Economic Council; Managing Director and the representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Economic Consultant at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at King Saud University.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics from King Saud University, KSA, in 1978.
  • Doctorate in economics from Iowa State University, United States of America, in 1985.

Experience:

    Over 42 years of experience in business and economic consultancy. He also sits on several boards of Saudi companies.

Mohamed Abdullah Ibrahim Al Khorayef

Member of the Board of Directors

Mohamed Abdullah Ibrahim Al Khorayef

Mohamed Abdullah Ibrahim Al Khorayef

Member of the Board of Directors

Current Executive Positions:

    Chief Executive Officer at Al Khorayef Group Company.

Previous Executive Positions:

Managing Director of Al Khorayef Water and Power Technology Company.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from King Saud University, KSA, in 1988.
  • Experience:

      Over 32 years of experience in the field of financial investments, industrial, water and energy and petroleum Sector. He also sits on several boards of Saudi companies.

    Kamel Badih Al Qalam

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Kamel Badih Al Qalam

    Kamel Badih Al Qalam

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Current Executive Positions:

      Consultant at Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair and Co. Real Estate.

    Previous Executive Positions:

      Architect at the Federal Highway Administration in the Department of Transportation, United States.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of North Carolina, United States of America, in 1988.
    • Master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of North Carolina, United States of America, in 1990.

    Experience:

      Over 32 years of experience in the field of architectural engineering, real estate development and business development. He also sits on several boards of Saudi and non-Saudi companies.

    Bernard Higgins

    Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee

    Bernard Higgins

    Bernard Higgins

    Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee

    Current Executive Positions:

      Executive Chairman of Buccleuch Group; Strategic Adviser to First Minister Scotland on the building of the Scottish National Investment Bank; Chairman of Scottish Government’s Advisory Group on Economic Recovery post-COVID-19; Chairman of the National Galleries of Scotland. Chairman of Sistema Scotland; Chairman of Kyckr; Chairman of AAB Wealth (Anderson Anderson & Brown Wealth); Chairman of Forster Chase Advisory Limited; Chairman of The Fine Art Society (London and Edinburgh); Non-Executive Director at Glasgow Life; Trustee of Burrell Renaissance; Visiting Professor at University of Strathclyde; Honorary Professor at Edinburgh Business School and Heriot-Watt University; Honorary Professor at University of Edinburgh; Honorary Professor at University of Glasgow; Doctor of University at University of Glasgow; Court Member of Finance Committee at University of Glasgow; Commissioner of Infrastructure Commission of Scotland; Trustee of Edinburgh International Culture Summit.

    Previous Executive Positions:

      CEO of Tesco Bank and Group Strategy Director at Tesco; Executive Director at HBOS; Chairman at Sainsbury Bank; CEO of RBS Retail; Non-Executive Director at Citizens Group (USA); Non-Executive Director at RBS Insurance; General Manager (Sales) at Standard Life.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, in 1983.
    • Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, since 1986.
    • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, United Kingdom, since 2003.

    Experience:

      Banking, insurance, actuarial studies, investment and university academia.

    Omar Almohammady

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Omar Almohammady

    Omar Almohammady

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Current Executive Positions:

      Group CEO at Fawaz Al Hokair Group Co.

    Previous Executive Positions

    CEO at Batic Investments & Logistics; Head of Middle East for Dome Capital; Member of the Advisory Board of Alchemist Trading; CEO at Goldman Sachs Saudi Arabia; Head of KSA Investment Banking at Barclays Capital; Executive Director of Private Equity and Direct Investments at MerchantBridge.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Engineering from Vanerbilt University, United States, in 2002.

    Experience:

      Over 18 years of experience in investment banking, consultancy, logistics and oil and gas industries.

    Omar Al Farisi

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Omar Al Farisi

    Omar Al Farisi

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Current Executive Positions:

      Managing Member of Diyala Advisors, LLC, in New York.

    Previous Executive Positions:

      Board Member and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Savola Group Company; Board Member and Chairman of the Risk Committee of Gulf International Bank, B.S.C.; Investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston in New York; Corporate attorney at the law firm of White & Case in New York.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Arts from University of Notre Dame, United States, in 1991.
    • Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law, United States, in 1994.

    Experience:

      Banking and finance, law, governance, risk management.

    Ahmed Demerdash Badrawi

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Ahmed Demerdash Badrawi

    Ahmed Demerdash Badrawi

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Current Executive Positions:

      Vice-Chairman at Marakez Egypt, the Egyptian arm of the Saudi Arabian Fawaz Al Hokair Group; Board Member at Arqaam Egypt; Board Member at Goodsmart; Co-Founder at Cairo Angels.

    Previous Executive Positions:

      Chief Executive Officer at Marakez Egypt, Chief Executive Officer at SODIC.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Law degree from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK.
    • Senior Executive Program for the Middle East from Harvard Business School, United States, in 2003.

    Experience:

      Over 15 years of experience in the fields of real estate and law, most recently as CEO of SODIC, one of Egypt’s largest publicly listed real estate companies.