Specialist Skills and Knowledge

I am a genuinely independent resource who is available for board & advisory roles.

Joint Ventures

During my career I have negotiated and structured several joint venture agreements, most notably in the establishment of SABB Takaful, a joint venture Islamic insurance company between The Saudi British Bank (SABB link) and the HSBC Group in Saudi Arabia. This included negotiating  shareholder agreements, technical services and support agreements and handling negotiations with legal advisors and regulatory bodies.

Start ups

I have significant experience of establishing start ups in emerging markets. I lead the establishment of SABB Takaful a joint venture Islamic insurance company in 2007, floating the company on the Tadawul (Saudi stock exchange)

In 2012 I launched Gulf Installment Company in Saudi Arabia, a brand new finance company targeting SMEs for the finance of capital equipment. This company went on to obtain one of the first licenses for finance companies under the new SAMA regulations

Advisory Roles

Current Positions

  • Advisor to the CEO and Board of Coffee Planet – a Dubai SME 100 company, United Arab Emirates  – Coffee Planet website
  • Advisor to the Board of Dar Al Etiman, A regulated Finance company, Saudi Arabia – Dar Al Etiman website
  • Special Advisor to Actis, A UK based emerging market private equity group since 2011 – Actis website

With over ten years’  experience as a Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, I am well placed to advise Boards and Senior Management teams on business and financial strategies;  business right sizing; strategy formulation and execution. Held roles as Manager Strategy Implementation and Manager Strategic planning at The Saudi British Bank ( a joint venture bank in Saudi Arabia between The HSBC banking group and Saudi shareholders)

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Board and Non-Executive Positions

A genuinely independent resource who is available for Board and non-executive roles. Over 10 years of experience as a CEO and Managing Director of being a member of, and working with, a variety of Boards in both Saudi Arabia and the UAE.  Experience as a member of  Audit, Risk and Nomination and Remuneration Committees of various financial services companies in insurance, banking and finance.

Current Position

  • Member Audit Committee, BUPA  Arabia, [2016 – date]  Saudi Arabia, a publicly quoted insurance company in Saudi Arabia – BUPA Arabia website

Previous Positions

  • Managing Director, SABB Takaful (2008-2011) a publicly quoted insurance company in Saudi Arabia – SABB Takaful website
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee, SABB Takaful (2008-2011)
  • Board Director, HSBC Insurance Services (2008-2011) Saudi Arabia, an insurance brokerage joint venture between SABB and HSBC Insurance Brokers  SABB website
  • Member, Credit and Risk Committee, (2012-2016) Gulf Finance Saudi Arabia – Gulf Finance Saudi Arabia website
  • Gulf Finance UAE, Chairman on Excom UAE (2013-2016)
  • Member, Shuaa Capital Exco and Investment Committee (2014-2015)
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee, Gulf Finance Saudi Arabia (2014-2016)