His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan is a prominent member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Currently, His Highness is UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Tolerance. Prior to his current responsibility, he served as Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; Culture, Youth, and Social Development and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Besides his ministerial responsibilities, he has been playing a leading and distinguished part in the educational advancements, focusing on the role of education in achieving development and progress. His Highness owns substantial business interests, hotels and other investments in UAE, Pakistan, Africa, US and Central Asia. His Highness also holds various offices as Chairman and Director at Board and Trusts along with Patronship of various local and foreign organizations and affiliates. His direct and indirect business interest spread throughout various industry sectors such as banking, telecom, insurance, hospitality, healthcare, construction, project financing and investment management. Moreover, he supports many charitable institutions and devotes special attention to the disabled children as the Honorary President of Abu Dhabi Future Rehabilitation Center, formerly known as Future Center for Special Needs. His Highness is also recipient of Pakistan's highest civilian award, the “Hilal-e-Pakistan”, which was conferred upon him in 2005 for his contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan. His Highness received his education from the British Midfield School until the high secondary level before joining Magdalen College at Oxford University-UK.
Mr. Abdulla Nasser Hawaileel Al Mansoori is a prominent businessman of Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is Chairman of Al Nasser Holdings and Group Companies. He was also Director of the National Investor, Abu Dhabi, and UAE. In the past, Mr. Al Mansoori was Director of United Arab Bank, Water & Electricity Department of Abu Dhabi, Director of Projects, ADNOC, General Industries Corporation, Abu Dhabi and Director General & Vice Chairman of General Industrial Corporation, Abu Dhabi. In addition, he held other Board positions and Chairmanships of Abu Dhabi Ship Building Co, PJSC. He was also a nominated member of Federal
Mr. Abdulla Nasser Hawaileel holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from Swansea University, UK.
Mr. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa is the General Manager of H.E. Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan. He is also a Director of the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Ltd; and Chairman of Makhazen Investment Company in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa is a non-Executive Member of the Board of EFG Hermes Holding SAE.
Mr. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, USA.
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Mr. Khalid Mana Saeed Al Otaiba is the Office Manager of His Excellency Dr. Mana Saeed Al Otaiba (Personal Advisor to His Highness, the President of UAE). He is also Deputy Chairman of Al Otaiba Group of Companies. Mr. Khalid is a Director of Alfalah Insurance Company Limited, Pakistan and EFG Hermes Holding, S.A.E. He is also Chairman of Liwa International Investment Tourism and Royal Mirage Hotel & Resort Ltd, Morocco. He is also a Director of Ghantout International.
Mr. Khalid Mana Saeed Al Otaiba holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree in International Economics from Suffolk University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA.
Mr. Kamran Y. Mirza is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Nov. 1968) from United Kingdom and started his career in Pakistan as an auditor with A.F. Ferguson & Co. Mr. Mirza then made a career move in December 1970 and joined Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited, a multinational Pharmaceutical cum health care company as Chief Financial Officer. He became one of the youngest Managing Director's of his time in the year 1977 and remained in that position, i.e. Managing Director Abbott Pakistan, for 29 years.
Mr. Mirza held the position of Chairman Export Processing Zones Authority from ~ February 2007 to March 2009 and then joined PBC(Pakistan Business Council) as its Chief Executive Officer, a position he held till December 2015. PBC is a Think Tank cum Business Policy Advocacy Forum.
He is the Chairman of - Philip Morris (Pakistan) Ltd. and Unilever Pakistan Foods Ltd. (UPFL), as well as Karwan-e-Hayat (NGO). He is also serving as Director on the Boards of Abbott Laboratories, International Steel (ISL), Bank Alfalah, Safari Club Ltd. and Education Fund for Sindh (EFS), of which he was the Chairman from Dec. 2012 to Oct. 2016.
Previously, he served as Chairman of Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Ltd. (PMEX) - formerly National Commodity Exchange Ltd. (NCEL), Chairman of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE), President of Overseas Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI), President of American Business Council (ABC), and Chairman of Pharma Bureau - (Association of Pharmaceutical Multinationals).
He served as Director on the Boards of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Pakistan State Oil (PSO), Pakistan Steel (PS), and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Pakistan Textile City Limited, Competitiveness Support Fund (CSF), Genco Holding Company and NAVTEC. Further, he represented PBC on the Board of BOI (Board of Investment) and other Government Bodies I Institutions.
Mr. Mirza has also been a past Chairman of a T~sk Force set up by Planning Commission on Pharmaceutical Industry, a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the Federal Government and Sindh Wild Life Board. He has served as a Member on Quality Control Board of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He also lectures regularly at the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).
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Mr. Nauman Ansari joined Bank Alfalah Limited as President and CEO in July 2017. Prior to this, Nauman served various banks during his twenty-four year professional career, including leading institutions like Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America, ABN Amro, Fortis Bank and Samba. He began his career with Standard Chartered Bank, Karachi in 1993, followed by three years at the Bank of America. After joining ABN Amro Bank in 1998, he was appointed Director Portfolio Strategy & Execution in 2004. He then joined Fortis Bank, Dubai, in 2006, as Head of Institutional Banking – Middle East & Pakistan, followed by the role of Head of Corporate Banking at Samba Bank Limited (formerly known as Crescent Commercial Bank) in 2007. He joined Faysal Bank as Group Head, Corporate & Investment Banking in 2008 and was appointed President and CEO in 2014. Nauman is reputed to be a seasoned banker with strong professional acumen. He is a business graduate of Miami University, USA.
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Takis Arapoglou is a Corporate Advisor, with an international executive career in Corporate and Investment banking, International Capital Markets and in managing, restructuring and advising Financial Institutions.
He has been CEO of Commercial Banking at EFG Hermes Holding SAE Group, operating in the Middle East and Africa (2010-2013). Earlier, he was Chairman and CEO of the National Bank of Greece Group (2004-2009), Chairman of the Hellenic Banks Association (2005-2009) and Managing Director and Global Head of the Banks and Securities Industry for Citigroup (1999-2004).
He has served on several boards of publicly listed companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as on Boards of Educational Foundations, including the Institute of Corporate Culture affairs in Frankfurt, as Chairman.
He is currently holding the following non-executive board positions: Chairman of Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) Ltd. Listed in the NYSE; Chairman of Titan Cement SA, listed in the Athens SE; board member of EFG Hermes Holding SAE, listed in Cairo and the London SE, board member of Credit Libanais SAL and board member of Bank Alfalah Ltd., listed in Pakistan, representing the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
He is Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Tufts University in Boston, Ma. and a member of the Business Advisory Council for the International MBA program of Athens University of Economics and Business.
He has degrees in Mathematics, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering and Management from Greek and British Universities.