Sami Essa Al Hassawi:
Chairman and Managing Director
Experienced in fund management, within the Kuwaiti Stock Exchange as well as the Arab markets. Between 1987 and 1990, he was the manager of a portfolio for the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), which totaled to 100 million Kuwaiti Dinars in securities.
He co-founded the Department of Local and Gulf Investments in Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz) and served as its Director. At this capacity, the total assets managed by him reached one billion Kuwaiti Dinars. Mr. Sami Al-Hasawi also served as a member of the board in Kuwait Privatization Project Holding Co. (KPPC) between the year 2000 and 2001.
Khaled Abdullateef Al FarEs:
Executive Vice President - Local & Arab Countries
Well experienced in fund management within both the Kuwaiti Stock Exchange and the Arab markets, as well as co-founding the Local Investments Department in the National Investments Company (NIC) in 1995, within which he was a director of a department responsible for portfolio management. He also co-founded and managed five Islamic investment funds, both for local and Gulf areas, in Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz), with the assets under him totaling to a billion Kuwaiti Dinars.
In addition, he co-founded the first options fund in the Middle East, which provides options on the Kuwaiti Stock Exchange while he was Vice Director at Markaz. Mr. Khaled Al-Fares also served as a member of the board in Kuwait Privatization Project Holding Co. (KPPC) between the year 2000 and 2001.
Mohammed Saud Al Osaimi:
Executive Vice President - Investment Banking
Specialized in the fields of financial consulting and feasibility studies within projects in various sectors, as well as underwriting and legal restructuring for companies during their IPO stage. He also founded numerous companies and investment funds in the region, and worked with companies in providing traditional and Islamic products in his capacity as Vice Director of Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz). He also served as the Director of Investments in Gulf Development Real Estate Co. (GDREC).
He currently serves as the chairman of the board for Kiwan Real Estate Co., and as a member of the board in Kuwaiti Syrian Holding Co. as well as in the Livestock Transport and Trading Co. (K.S.C.).
Senior Vice President - Direct Investment
Joined Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz) in 1999 and worked in private equity, in which the size of the portfolio managed by the department reached 200 million US dollars, in his capacity as Director of the Private Equity Department. He was part of the team that founded Markaz Hamilton lane fund of fund.
In 2004 Al-Mutairi co-managed Kuwait Financial Center real estate fund, developing it in to one of the flagships of the organization. He currently serves as a member of the board in Salhia Real Estate Company, First Investment Company, and the Livestock Transport and Trading Company.
Senior Vice President - International Investment
Experienced in asset management and international investment, he joined the Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz) in 2003, and rose to the position of Assistant Vice President, where he managed clients Tailor-made portfolios in the United States, Europe and Asia. He also co managed a Diversified Investment Fund, ETFs Fund and Fund of Hedge Funds. He received his Bachelors Degree in economics from Portland State University, in the United States, and trained in a number of global finance companies in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Assistant Vice President - Local & Arab Countries
Ten years of experience in asset management, both on the local and GCC level, which he received as an investment officer at Global Investment House in 2001, Al-Muzaini became portfolio manager at Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz) between 2003 and 2007. Al-Muzaini has attended numerous programs and lectures, pertinent to his field, with regards to Arab and GCC markets; He received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration specialized in International Business from University of Baltimore, in the United States.
Ahmed Ezzat Derbala
Executive Vice President - Financial Sector
Eleven years of experience in the audit and finance field, having worked for several Audit firms the most recent of which was Ernst & Young ( Al-Aiban, Al-Osaimi & Partners ).
During his work for Ernst & Young ( Al-Aiban, Al-Osaimi & Partners), Derbala audited several sectors before specializing in the sectors of Investment, Telecommunications and Oil, where he helped set audit/financial control plans and the implementation thereof in accordance with each sector’s nature of business.
Derbala holds a BSc Commerce certificate from Ain Shams University, Cairo, as well as a CPA certificate from California, USA, in addition to several courses and diplomas on accounting standards, financial reporting, anti-money laundering and financial programs.