Board of Directors
Bader Nasser Al Kharafi
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Bader Nasser Al Kharafi is the Founder and CEO of BNK Holding, his personal holding company headquartered in Kuwait and established in 2016. BNK Holding oversees and manages a portfolio of businesses spanning over multiple industries that include healthcare, technology, telecom, industrial, securities exchange (through the Kuwait Boursa privatization), food & beverage, media, manufacturing, real estate, and automotive.
Since 2003, Mr. Bader Al Kharafi is the Executive Director of Al Kharafi Group, one of the largest privately owned and diversified conglomerates based out of Kuwait and is well known across the GCC and the MENA region, owned by the Kharafi family. The Group includes more than 135 registered companies operating in more than 28 countries, in various sectors including construction, trading & manufacturing, investments & development, as well as travel & leisure.
He holds many Board level positions which include being Chairman of Gulf Cables, a manufacturing provider of cables, Vice Chairman & CEO at Zain Group, a leading mobile voice, data, and digital services operator to over 50.9 million active individual and business customers as of March 31, 2022. Additionally, he is a Board Member at Gulf Bank, an industry-leading financial services provider, Board Member of National Investments Company, a leading Kuwaiti investment house publicly traded on the Boursa Kuwait licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Kuwait and Capital Markets Authority, Vice Chairman of Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Co. (HEISCO), a major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracting company based in Kuwait with a diversified range of business in oil & gas, petrochemicals, power, pressure equipment manufacturing, shipbuilding & repair, dredging & marine construction, civil construction, maintenance, and other industrial services including heavy industry projects.
Furthermore, he is a Board Member of Foulath Holding B.S.C. a Bahraini steel production plant, Board Member at Mentor Arabia, a regional non-governmental organization aiming at empowering children and youth.
Additionally, he is the Vice Chairman of Diamond International Motors company in Egypt, the authorized distributor agent for Mitsubishi vehicles. Until October 2021, he was the Chairman for National Paper Company, a pioneer of the paper industry in Egypt and the Middle East.
Mr. Bader Al Kharafi is the official representative of the consortium as Chairman of the Board of the Executive Committee of Boursa Kuwait. With this appointment, Boursa Kuwait won the privatization auction, taking a 44% equity stake in the local stock exchange.
Under BNK holding, BNK Automotive acquired the franchise rights for Volvo Cars for Kuwait in 2019 and Polestar for Kuwait in 2022 and under BNK Motion, he also acquired the franchise rights for Piaggio Group and Vanderhall Motor Works in 2020.
Mr. Bader Al Kharafi has an ethical obligation towards society and its people and through his capacity as Chairman of INJAZ, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, they deliver educational programs on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness to students from KG to 12th Grade with the aim of inspiring and educating future generations.
Furthermore, he was appointed as a board member of UNHCR The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ‘Sustainability Board’. This Board is mandated to provide sustainable and innovative solutions for refugees in the MENA region.
He is also a member of the Middle East Advisory Board at Coutts, the wealth division of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and a Board Member of the Kuwait-British Friendship Society, an entity dedicated to boosting and maintaining the excellent relationship between Kuwait and the U.K. since 1992.
Mr. Bader Al Kharafi has obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kuwait University and an MBA from London Business School. Moreover, he is currently pursuing a PhD at IE Business School in Spain.
Khaled Waleed Al Falah
Mr. Khaled Al Falah has extensive experience in the financial services and industrial sectors.
Mr. Khaled Al Falah Currently, He is the Business Development Director at Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al Kharafi & Sons, as well he is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at MENA Capital.
Mr. Khaled Al Falah is a member of the Board of Director at Boursa Kuwait securities Company and Bahrain Steel Company, He is also Member of the Executive Committee at Foulath Holding Company.
Previously, he was part of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs and the Investment Products Department at NBK Capital.
Mr. Khaled Falah he is the Chairman of the Nominations and the Remunerations Committee, a member of the Board Audit, Board Investment and Board Risk Management Committees.
Mr. Khaled Al Falah holds a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California .
Anas Khaled Al Saleh
Mr. Anas Al Saleh is currently the Chairman of SAK Holding Company, formerly served Deputy Prime Minister of Kuwait.
He held several ministerial posts as Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minster of Finance. also, a Ministry of Commerce and Industry in addition to Mister of Oil and the Ministry of State for Housing Affairs.
He served as a member of previous boards directors in several companies, including: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Market Committee (the Market Regulatory Authority), Member of Kuwait Stock Exchange Committee (Boursa Kuwait Company before the privatization), elected a Chairman of the Kuwait Clearing Company, was a Chairman of the Kuwait Invest Holding Company, and a board member in Kuwait Real Estate Company, also a General Manager of Sadeem Al Kuwait General Trading and Contracting Company
Mr. Anas Al Saleh holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from the University of Portland, Portland State, Oregon, USA 1997, and holds an honorary doctorate from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, USA, in 2017.
Taibah Mohammad Al Qatami
Mrs. Taibah Al Qatami is currently the CEO of Retail 965 General Trading, and a board member of the Kuwait Dairy Company.
Mrs. Taibah Al Qatami joined the Private Equity Department at the General Organization for Social Insurance during the restructuring period in the Investment Department. For three years, she worked in supervising and developing the team, monitoring and managing the existing portfolio and selecting the best investment managers globally in various strategies including buyout, growth and venture capital, and was appointed to various portfolio and corporate boards of the General Organization for Social Insurance.
Mrs. Taibah started in the investment field as a trainee at Wafra Investment Company in New York City, and spent four years at Asia Investment Company specializing in investing in Asian countries, and covered the consumer sector in listed companies, where she held three positions in Hong Kong within the four years.
She is a certified professional trainer, recognized by the International Coach Federation, and focuses on entrepreneurship, training and leadership development through the multimedia she has created.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from George Washington University, and a Master’s degree in Accounting from George Washington University.
Fahad Abdulrahman Al Mukhaizim
Board Member & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Fahad Al Mukhaizim Currently he is the Chief Executive Officer at the National Investments Company from 2014. he held many key leadership positions within NIC from 2001 until today. He has 27 years of experience in Local and Arab Investments, Asset Management and Direct Investments.
Mr. Fahad Al Mukhaizim is currently the Chairman at: (Kuwait Clearing Co., Arkan Al Kuwait Real Estate Co. and Shorouq Pack Co. Also a Vice Chairman at: Al Safat Investment Co., OSOS Holding Group Co., Kuwait Syrian Holding Co., Al Waseet Financial Business Co., Gulf National Holding Co., Kiwan Real Estate Co. and OSOS United Real Estate Group Co., He is a Board member at: (Umm Al Qaiwain General Investments Co., United Co. for Investment & Real Estate development (Almuttahed ) KSA, and New Faihaa Shareholding Co. He is Partner – Manager at Al Nugoua for General Trading Co. and National Investments Company Lebanon Holding and a GM at National Investments Company Holding, and Syrian Kuwaiti Company Limited.
Mr. Fahad Al Mukhaizim previously was a Board Member of Wethaq Takaful Insurance Company, First Investment Company and Al-Safwa Group Holding Company, Danah Al-Safat Food stuff Company. And worked as a Local Investment Officer at Kuwait Foreign Trading Contracting & Investment Co. (KFTCIC), he also worked as a Senior Investment Analyst – Local & Arab Investments at WAFRA International Investment Company, and an Investment Supervisor at Axceuas Investment Company – OHIO.
Mr. Fahad Al Mukhaizim holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance and Banking from Kuwait University, and an MBA from Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA.
Fahad Abdulrahman Al Mukhaizim
Board Member & Chief Executive Officer
"Our Long term commitment toward clients and shareholders along with our solid performance year over year have confirmed our leadership in the investments field and that placed our organization among the top investment institutions."READ MORE
Fahad Abdulrahman Al Mukhaizim Board Member & Chief Executive Officer Mr. Fahad Al Mukhaizim Currently he is the Chief Executive Officer at the National Investments Company from 2014. he held many key leadership positions within NIC from 2001 until today. Graduated with bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in Finance and Banking from Kuwait University, and an MBA from Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA. Mr. Fahad Al Mukhaizim has an extensive experience in Local and Arab Investments, Asset Management and Direct Investments fields. Mr. Fahad Al Mukhaizim is currently the Chairman at: (Kuwait Clearing Co., Arkan Al-Kuwait Real Estate Co. and Shorouq Pack Co. Also a Vice Chairman at: Al Safat Investment Co., OSOS Holding Group Co., Kuwait Syrian Holding Co., Al Waseet Financial Business Co., Gulf National Holding Co., Kiwan Real Estate Co. and OSOS United Real Estate Group Co., He is a Board member at: (Umm Al Qaiwain General Investments Co., United Co. for Investment & Real Estate development (Almuttahed ) KSA, and New Faihaa Shareholding Co. He is Partner – Manager at Al Nugoua for General Trading Co. and National Investments Company Lebanon Holding and a GM at National Investments Company Holding, and Syrian Kuwaiti Company Limited. Mr. Fahad Al Mukhaizim previously was a Board Member of Wethaq Takaful Insurance Company, First Investment Company and Al-Safwa Group Holding Company, Danah Al-Safat Food stuff Company. And worked as a Local Investment Officer at Kuwait Foreign Trading Contracting & Investment Co. (KFTCIC), he also worked as a Senior Investment Analyst - Local & Arab Investments at WAFRA International Investment Company, and an Investment Supervisor at Axceuas Investment Company - OHIO.
Chief Financial Officer
"Our team comprises of qualified professionals with a proper mix of skills and expertise to aid strategic decision making and ensure financial controls necessary to support all business activities and achieve NIC’s objectives. "READ MORE
Girish Nair Chief Financial Officer Mr. Girish Nair is Chief Financial Officer, Finance & Accounts Sector , He graduated with Bachelor of Commerce specializing in financial accounting from Bombay University in 1981. He obtained his Chartered Accountancy qualification in 1985 and A finance professional. has a wealth of experience in the Financial Services and Investment sector in functions relating to Asset Management, Accounting and consulting. Prior to his current stint at NIC, Mr Girish worked for multinational firms including Arthur Andersen & Co., German Remedies Ltd in various capacities.
Hamad Saud Al Humaidi
Executive Vice President
MENA Securities Sector
"My experienced team of managers, come with a range of skills and have a proven track record across several regions. Together we ensure that our investors receive flexible & customized strategies. "READ MORE
Hamad S. Al Humaidi Executive Vice President Mr. Hamad Al Humaidi is the Executive Vice President of MENA Securities Sector (MENA) at National Investments Company. Mr. Hamad was graduated in 1999 with BBA in Finance, from Seattle University, Washington, USA. Mr. Hamad has started his career as Financial Analyst in the Research Department at NIC. On the other hand, he has served in several key positions and involved in many key decision making activities. Mr. Hamad has played a leading role in developing many of NIC’s investment products including Investment portfolios, establishing & managing investment funds which are Al Wataniya, Al Safwa, Al Darij, Zajil, Mawarid, and Al Mada fund. Previously, Mr. Hamad was a board member of First Education Company (2009-2012) and Boubyan International Holding Company (2004-2016) Gulf Investment House (2011-2014) and First Investment Company (2014-2018)
AlMuthana M. Al Maktoum
Executive Vice President
Wealth Management Sector
"Our versatile team offers unique high-end services to our clients, catering to their needs and providing them with suitable financial products and solutions. "READ MORE
AlMuthana M. Al Maktoum Executive Vice President Mr. AlMuthana Al Maktoum is Executive Vice President, Wealth Management Sector. He graduated with a BBA in Finance from Kuwait University, He also has Executive Education Certificate from Harvard University. Mr. Al Maktoum started his career in the research department at National Investments Company. He has worked at NIC for almost 16 years and has served several positions in the MENASS. Having such a strong and a deep working knowledge, analytical and research experience, he headed the Asset Management Department at MENASS previously. He was responsible to lead the Investment Funds such as Al Wataniya, Al Darij, Zajil, Mawarid, and Al Mada fund, and the Investment Portfolio’s which includes discretionary and non-discretionary clients. In addition, Mr. AlMuthana sits on the boards of companies such as MENA Capital Holding (Since 2009) and holds Executive board member position at Kuwait Foundry (Since May 2019) Vice Chairman of Egyption Kuwaiti Foundry . Previously, he held a position of Chairman of Osos Holding Group Co (2014-2016), Al-Waseet Financial Business Co. (2017-2018), board member position in First Investment Co. (2011-2012), Ijara Housing Holding Co. (2011-2014), A’amal Holding Co. (2007-2009) and First Real Estate Investment Co. (2005-2011)
Executive Vice President
Operations & Settlements Sector
"Operations and Settlements team believes in their main role in business growth in addition to their essential role as being the safety valve for the company through professional perfection."READ MORE
Shahnaz Bachai Executive Vice President Mrs. Shahnaz Bachai is Executive Vice President of Operations & Settlements Sector at National Investments Company with over 17 years’ rich able experience. She holds a BBA in Finance & financial Institutions-Business administration from Kuwait University with honors. She also has Investment Administration Qualified Certificate (IAQ) from Securities & investment Institute (United Kingdom). Mrs. Shahnaz has started her career in the Operations, Global Investments House (KAMCO Invest currently) as she was handling variety of local, GCC, and private equity funds. She had managed activities of the funds through middle and back offices. Through her experience in different investment companies, she handled the Operations of over thousand of Local, GCC, International, Online portfolios & Discretion, Non-discretion & custody Client Portfolios & Investment Funds, Market Maker, Treasury with a cumulative value exceeding KWD 1B. She has done full department transformations with establishing high level of process through implementations of extraordinary policy & procedures. She had a special role in system upgrade & train and develop skills of department personnel. She has valuable knowledge of Capital Market Authority regulations related to her scope.
Mohammed Fahad Al Rashed
Executive Vice President
Real Estate Investments Sector
"The real estate investments sector strives to become the best facility management service provider in Kuwait"READ MORE
Eng. Mohammad Fahad Alrashed Executive Vice President Eng. Mohammed Al Rashed is Executive Vice President of Real Estate Investments Sector at National Investments Company. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Kuwait University. Mr. Mohammed Al Rashed has experience in the real estate field, including: property and real estate asset management, construction projects management, and he is a Certified Real Estate Appraiser inside and outside Kuwait. Previously, Mr. Al Rashed began his career as a project engineer and owner representative in Wafra Real Estate Company for about 11 years. He also served as CEO of real estate development and projects in Sanam Real Estate Company for about 9 years. He was CEO and Board Member at Fanan Real Estate Company for 6 years. He was a Board Member at Tamcon Contracting Company in the Kingdom of Bahrain for about two years. Moreover, he was the Deputy CEO of the Real Estate and Projects Sector at REAM Real Estate Company for two years.
Sayid M N Al Mashhoor
Senior Vice President
Treasury & International Securities Sector
"The actively involved in Foreign Exchange Trading of Spot and Forward (Purchase/Sale) of GCC and Major Currencies (including Major Cross Currencies)"READ MORE
Sayid M N Al Mashhoor Treasury & International Securities Sector Mr. Sayid has held the position of Senior Vice President - FX & Money Market, (Treasury & International Securities Sector) at NIC since 1997, where he covers and manages the company’s Local and Foreign currencies Cash Flows and Foreign Exchange Trading. Mr. Sayid holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Finance from International Management Institute, Geneva. Additionally, Mr. Sayid was trained from Swiss Banking Corporation (UBS), Zurich and Citibank, London in the areas of Foreign Exchange, Money Market, Currency Hedging and various types of Option Trading. Mr. Sayid started his career in the Treasury Department as Senior FX & Money Market Trader with one of the leading financial Institution (KFTCIC) in Kuwait, which merged with presently known as Kuwait Investment Company (KIC).
Ebtehaj A. Al Roomi
Senior Vice President
Marketing and Corporate Communications Sector
"Our team of marketing professionals work closely with other business functions to ensure that our customers are well informed of NIC products and services. We aim for the highest customer satisfaction."READ MORE
Ebtehaj A. Al Roomi Senior Vice President Mrs. Ebtehaj Al Roomi has been the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications Sector at National Investments Company since November 2019. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a double major in Marketing and Accounting from Kuwait University with a rank of East 1990 and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She also took several courses: Strategic Leadership Management for Result, Business and Creativity Management, Strategic Quality Units and Performance Management, Introduction to Digital Marketing and Progress, Marketing Management, Strategic Management, Business Communication, Introduction to Strategic Selling, Professional Training Certificate, and Service Leadership Training and development management. Mrs. Ebtehaj has extensive experience in marketing, business development and opportunities to secure profitable business volumes. She has over 22 years of experience in assessing and understanding customer strategies, future product plans and expansion activities to develop penetration strategies for new business opportunities. Mrs. Ebtehaj is adept at driving operations, and takes full responsibility for the growth of the business unit, maximizing revenue through efficient operations and developing new and existing accounts. She is skilled in leading and managing critical media marketing projects within budget and scope, managing online brands, communications and campaigns. She also held the position of Assistant General Manager at Gulf Bank, primarily responsible for maintaining business with existing clients as well as building businesses with new clients. To research and identify opportunities for campaigns, services and distribution channels, and to explore business potential to secure profitable business volumes. Developing effective strategies and implementing national programmers, as well as providing an idea of the availability of assets to meet customer needs. She also held the position of Executive Director (Acting Head of Marketing) National Bank of Kuwait. also Mrs. Ebtehaj held the position of PR& Marketing Manager at Commercial Bank of Kuwait.
Senior Vice President
Investment Banking Sector
"Our market-leading Investment Banking team focuses on providing clients with unique and customized solutions to support long term value creation."READ MORE
Mr. Bashar Khan Senior Vice President Mr. Bashar Khan is the Senior Vice President of Investment Banking at National Investments Company. Bashar holds a dual BSc degree in Accounting and Finance (2006) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a CFA Charterholder, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to joining NIC, Bashar has worked at National Petroleum Services Company (NAPESCO), Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz) and KPMG, Chicago. During his career span of over 15 years, Bashar has successfully executed numerous transactions including executing mergers and acquisitions, restructuring companies, raising capital for companies, preparing feasibility studies for projects, developing valuation studies, and developing and implementing strategies for clients. He has also managed an Oil & Gas Private Equity Fund.