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 the UAE Cabinet Member and the Minister of State for Tolerance and Coexistence, and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE. Prior to his current responsibility, he served as the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; Culture, Youth, and Social Development and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Besides his ministerial responsibilities, he has been playing a leading and distinguished role in the educational advancements, focusing on the role of education in achieving development and progress. His Highness also holds various offices as Chairman and Director at Boards and Trusts along with Patronship of various local and foreign organisations, and affiliates. His direct and indirect business interest spread throughout various industry sectors such as banking, telecom, insurance, hospitality, healthcare, construction and investment management in Pakistan, the UAE, Middle East, Europe, and the US. 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 the 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 Millfield School until the high secondary level before joining the Magdalen College at Oxford University, UK.
Mr. Abdulla Nasser Hawaileel Al Mansoori is a prominent businessman of Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is the Chairman of Al Nasser Holdings and Group Companies. He is also a member of the Saudi Emirati Coordination Council and a Member of the Economic Collaboration Committee. In the past, Mr. Al-Mansoori was a nominated member of the UAE Federal National Council, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development. Additionally, Mr. Al Mansoori was also the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Ship Building Co., PJSC, and the Director General and Vice Chairman of General Industrial Corporation, Abu Dhabi. He has also held Board positions as the Director of National Investor, Abu Dhabi, the Director of United Arab Bank, the Director of Water & Electricity Department of Abu Dhabi, and the Director of Projects, ADNOC. Mr. Abdulla Nasser Hawaileel holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Swansea University, UK.
Mr. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa is the General Manager of H.E. Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan and the Chairman of the Board of Makhazen Investment PJSC (Private Joint - Stock) in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa is also a non-Executive Member of the Board of EFG Hermes in Egypt, and non-Executive Board Member of Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company Holding SAE and Chairman of the Board Audit and Compliance Committee. Mr. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, USA.
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 the Deputy Chairman of Al Otaiba Group of Companies. Mr. Khalid is the Director of Alfalah Insurance Company Limited, Pakistan and EFG Hermes Holding, S.A.E. He is also the Chairman of Liwa International Investment Tourism and Royal Mirage Hotel & Resort Ltd, Morocco. He is also the Director of Ghantout International. Mr. Khalid Mana Saeed Al Otaiba holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree in International Economics from the Suffolk University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA.
Dr. Ayesha K. Khan is an expert in the field of Corporate Strategy and Institutional Growth in Emerging Markets. She is currently the CEO and Regional Managing Director for Pakistan at Acumen – a global impact investment fund, where she focuses on climate finance and investments across the agriculture value chain. Dr. Khan is an Independent Director on the Board of Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, and has previously been the Head of Strategy and Corporate Planning at HBL, where she was the first person to hold this position at the Bank. She has also worked in New York as a Management Consultant with McKinsey and Company, where she focused on the financial sector, taught economics at Harvard University, as well as consulted with the UNDP on the Millennium Development Project. Dr. Khan holds a Doctorate degree from the Harvard Business School (HBS), where she focused on Corporate Strategy, Institutional Development and Emerging Markets. Her doctoral research concentrated on consumer financial choices in the banking sector. In addition, Dr. Khan has authored HBS case studies, and published several articles focusing on various aspects of building a successful business for various publications, including the Harvard Business Review and Harvard Law School ILSP. Dr. Khan also holds a Graduate degree in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as an Undergraduate degree in Economics from the Princeton University.
Dr. Gyorgy Tamas Ladics is a seasoned financial service professional with over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, formulating digital strategies and businesses transformation globally. He brings extensive experience in Digital Banking, Digital Transformation, FinTech collaboration, Innovation and Business Strategy Formulation. He is skilled in strategic planning and use of information technology and business processes, providing practical solutions to business issues. He possesses wide geographical experience, including the UAE, Egypt, Africa, India, Pakistan, Central Europe, Russia, Singapore and Brunei. At present, Dr. Gyorgy is the Chief Executive Officer of Silverlake Symmetri. In the past, he has worked as the Chief Operating Officer at Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, International Director at Fajr Capital, Chief Technology Officer at Barclays Bank, Emerging Market, Regional Technology Office, Dubai, Chief Operating Officer, Prague, Citibank Central Europe Cluster, Head of Operations Citibank Hungary, Budapest, etc. Dr. Gyorgy holds Doctorate degree in Economics and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Informatics from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
-- Director, Bank Alfalah Limited
Mr. Khalid Qurashi is a retired banker with considerable international banking experience. He has worked for 38 years with a major US international bank, where his area of expertise was in Corporate Risk Management and Profit Centre/Franchise Management. He was responsible for Risk Management for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey operations. He contributed materially to overall institutional policy debate and strategy formulation. Before he took over responsibilities as a risk senior, he managed some large country franchises in the Middle East and Africa, where the portfolio encompassed a wide spectrum ranging from large corporates to governments and financial institutions as well as SMEs and PE companies. Mr. Qurashi has previously served on the Board of Directors of Bank Alfalah from May 2015 to February 2018. He has also served as the Board Member at TMB Pakistan, NMB Bank Zimbabwe, Citibank Nigeria, Vice Chairman at Citi International Islamic Bank Bahrain, and as a consultant at HBL Pakistan. Presently, he is a Member of the Investment Committee at SIDRA Capital, Saudi Arabia. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the IBA/Karachi University.
-- Director and CEO
Mr. Atif Bajwa has an extensive international career spanning more than 39 years of executive leadership roles in banking, and of multiple boards and public interest positions. He started his professional journey with Citibank in 1982, and has since held numerous senior positions in large local and multinational banks, including President/CEO of Bank Alfalah, President/CEO of MCB Bank and Soneri Bank, Regional Head of Citigroup for Central and Eastern Europe, Head of Consumer Banking of ABN AMRO’s Asia Pacific region, and Country Manager of ABN AMRO Pakistan. Mr. Bajwa has been active in business, social and public interest areas, and has led key advocacy institutions to impact economic and social sectors. In this regard, he has served as the Chairman of Pakistan Business Council (PBC), and the President of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI). He has also served as the Director on Boards of various private and public sector companies. Mr. Bajwa received his education from the Columbia University, New York.