Board of Directors

Jassim -Alseddiqi

Jassim Alseddiqi

Chairman

Jassim Alseddiqi serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gulf Finance, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of ADFG. He has been at the helm of ADFG since its establishment in 2011, transforming it into one of the leading and fastest growing investment groups in the MENA region with assets under management in excess of US$ 12 bn. Alseddiqi is known for his dynamic and innovative approach, having pioneered many investment strategies in the region.

Alseddiqi is the Chairman of Gulf Finance House (GFH), SALAMA Islamic Arab Insurance Company, Eshraq Investments, Khaleeji Commercial Bank and The Entertainer.  He also serves on the boards of the following companies: First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Abu Dhabi Capital Group, ADNOC Distribution and Dana Gas.

Alseddiqi holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He has also served as a noted lecturer at the Abu Dhabi-based Petroleum Institute.

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Mustafa Kheriba

Board Member

Mustafa Kheriba is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Group Head of Asset & Wealth Management of Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG).

Mustafa manages the investment activities and business development aspects of ADFG and its subsidiary companies. He also oversees deal origination, fund raising activities and directly manages key investments for the Group. He currently serves as Executive Director of Northacre Plc. Furthermore, he serves on the board of Khaleeji Commercial Bank (B.S.C.), Gulf Finance House (B.S.C.), Reem Finance (PrJSC), SALAMA Islamic Arab Insurance Company (PJSC) and ADCorp Ltd.

Mustafa previously held senior posts in financial services and investment companies in the GCC, USA and Canada. He has been named among the top 50 MENA Fund Managers in the annual survey conducted by MENA FM Magazine. Mustafa holds a BA from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Ohio Dominican University with Magna Cum Laude honors.

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Omar Al Jaroudi

Board Member

Omar Al Jaroudi, a Saudi national, comes with over 32 years of diversified experience in the fields of commercial and investment banking. He started his career in 1984 with the Saudi French Bank initially in commercial banking and later moved to investment banking.

In 1995, he moved on to help setting up Lebanon Invest, an investment bank which was merged in the year 2000 with Banque Audi SAL after which Mr Al Jaroudi joined SHUAA Capital in March 2007. During this period, he amassed vast and diversified experience, both in the region as well as in Europe, in the areas of investment banking, private equity, asset management, local and regional brokerage, and distribution. He also serves on the board of several companies both in the Middle East and Europe.

Mr Al Jaroudi holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Syracuse University in New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.

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Turki Alnowaiser

Board Member

Turki is the CEO of Eatpreneurs LLC (A specialized F&B company), Managing Director of AlNowaiser Family Office and a Board Member of several companies. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Nottingham and a Masters degree from Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK.

Abdulrahman -Tolefat

Abdulrahman Tolefat

Board Member

Dr. Abdulrahman bin Khalil Tolefat, Independent Board Member, serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, and Member of Board of Directors at Nomw Capital.

Dr. Tolefat holds a PhD in Islamic Finance from Durham University, an MBA from DePaul University, and a B.Sc in Mathematics from Bahrain University. Dr. Abdulrahman has over 15 years experience in the financial and business sectors especially in Islamic finance, where he held a number of senior positions at the Central Bank of Bahrain (BMA).

In 2008, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Takaful, the global arm of Islamic insurance for German Allianz Group. He was promoted in 2010 as Chairman of Allianz Takaful and led the company to many successes.

At the end of 2011, Dr. Abdulrahman established  Itkan Financial Services Company, a licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, with other investors and was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He led the company's team to structuring specialized financing for real estate projects In Mecca and the establishment of real estate funds and the establishment of many companies in several areas, especially energy and education.

In 2013, Dr. Abdulrahman assumed the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nomow Capital, which was established in Riyadh in 2014 as an integrated investment company licensed by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) to practice various investment and financial activities inside and outside the Kingdom.

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