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Ziyad Al Saleh

Ziyad Al SalehChief Operating Officer

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Ziyad Al SalehChief Operating Officer

Ziyad Al Saleh is the Chief Operating Officer at Al Muhaidib Group. He previously held the role of Vice President of Food & Consumer Investments and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at the Group. Ziyad sits on a multitude of boards that represent a diversity of business sectors and countries including Riyadh Cables, Gulf Union Insurance, Pioneers Holding in Egypt, Amwal International, Mashaer Holding in Kuwait, UBS Saudi Arabia, Alromansiah Food Co. and Atheel Holding. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Zohoor Alreef and was a founder of the Eastern Province Young Businessmen Council. Mr. Al Saleh holds an MBA degree with honours from International University, Geneva and received a double Major in Finance and Computer Information Systems with honours from the University of Miami, USA.

Isam M. Al Muhaidib

Isam M. Al MuhaidibVice President - Industrial & Infrastructure Investments

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Isam M. Al MuhaidibVice President - Industrial & Infrastructure Investments

Isam M. Al Muhaidib is the Vice President of Industrial and Infrastructure Investments for Al Muhaidib Group and is on the board of Al Muhaidib Building Materials. He is also on the board of Azizia Panda United and is Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee.  During his career he served as the General Manager of Dar Al Mareta and the CEO of Giant Stores.  In addition, he was the Director of Dar Al Zahrawi Medical and a member of the Executive Committee of Zohoor Alreef. Mr. Al Muhaidib holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas.

Nasser Al Mokeem

Nasser Al MokeemVice President - Corporate Affairs

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Nasser Al MokeemVice President - Corporate Affairs

Nasser Al Mokeem is Al Muhaidib Group’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Prior to this he served as the Group’s Marketing Manager and General Manager of UGC. He is a specialist in international money markets and real estate investment. He has served the Group since 1994, joining the Group’s Sales and Marketing team as a fresh graduate from King Saud University, where he earned a degree in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing.

Sayer Al Shammari

Sayer Al ShammariVice President - Real Estate Investments

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Sayer Al ShammariVice President - Real Estate Investments

Sayer Al Shammari is the Vice President of Real Estate Investments in Al Muhaidib Group. Since joining the team in 2009, he has served the Group’ s Public Equity, Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Real Estate business. Mr. Al Shammari represents the Group on a number of boards, investment committees and audit committees. Prior to his appointment with the Group, Mr. Al Shammari managed the investment portfolio of Saad Group and worked with Schlumberger Middle East as a Field Engineer. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA degree from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is Vice Chairman of the CFA Society, Saudi Arabia.

Richard Kassaby

Richard Kassaby Group Chief Financial Officer

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Richard Kassaby Group Chief Financial Officer

Richard Kassaby is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Al Muhaidib Group.  Prior to joining Al Muhaidib, Richard worked in the UAE for 6 years and was the CFO of the Al Futtaim Automotive Group responsible for the financial strategy and governance of operating businesses spanning across 10 countries.  Richard brings over two decades of experience in the financial services industry specializing in capital markets, treasury, risk management and regulatory structuring. Richard holds a Masters of Taxation Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Information Systems from Monash University.

Alexander Harris

Alexander HarrisVice President - Treasury

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Alexander HarrisVice President - Treasury

Alexander Harris is the Vice President of Treasury at Al Muhaidib Group, handling all of the Group’s treasury activities. He brings over 25 years of diverse corporate treasury experience to this role .Prior to joining the Group in 2009, he was Group Treasurer at Virgin Atlantic, responsible for activities including funding, risk management, investment, cash management and card acquiring, and previous to this worked with Thresher Group and Al Ghanim Industries in Kuwait.

Kamel El Khatib

Kamel El KhatibVice President - Food & Consumer Investments

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Kamel El KhatibVice President - Food & Consumer Investments

 

Kamel El Khatib is the Vice President of Food and Consumer Investments at Al Muhaidib Group with over 20 years’ experience in Corporate Banking and Management. Before joining the Group, he worked with StarBrands Holding as Group CFO, TD Securities Canada, and BankMed Lebanon. He holds an MBA from McGill University Canada with a major in Finance and Strategy, and a Master’s of Money and Banking from the American University of Beirut. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a certified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)..

Ashraf Al Eid

Ashraf Al EidVice President - Human Resources

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Ashraf Al EidVice President - Human Resources

Ashraf Al Eid is the Vice President of Human Resources at Al Muhaidib Group. He brings more than twenty five years of experience to the Group after working with reputable companies such as Majid Al Futtaim, Al Awwal Bank and Riyadh International Catering Corp (McDonald's). Ashraf's expertise includes developing human resources departments from ground zero, rebuilding infrastructure after mergers, organizational planning & development, employee relations, and general & people management. Ashraf holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ain Shams University in Egypt.

Haytham Aboutaleb

Haytham AboutalebVice President - Internal Audit

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Haytham AboutalebVice President - Internal Audit

Haytham Aboutaleb is the Vice President of Internal Audit at Al Muhaidib Group. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the group after working with reputable groups such as Al Futtaim, AW Rostamani and Ghabbour Group. He is specialized in establishing and restructuring Internal Audit divisions. Haytham holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Ain Shams University and Professional Certification in Banking Credit Management from AUC. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Internal Controls Auditor, a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Internal Control Institute, and the Association of Fraud Examiners – UAE Chapter.

Abdullah E. Al Muhaidib

Abdullah E. Al MuhaidibInvestment Director - Food & Consumer Investments

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Abdullah E. Al MuhaidibInvestment Director - Food & Consumer Investments

Abdullah E. Al Muhaidib is Investment Director for Food & Consumer Investments with over 11 years of experience in portfolio management and management consulting.  Prior to joining AMG, he worked at Booz & Company (now Strategy&) in Dubai, where he started as an intern, was hired as an Analyst, and was promoted to Senior Analyst. He Holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

Junaid Jafar

Junaid JafarInvestment Director - Financial Investments

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Junaid JafarInvestment Director - Financial Investments

Junaid Jafar is the Investment Director responsible for Financial Investments at Al Muhaidib Group. With around 30 years of experience in investment banking and investment management, Junaid has worked for J.P. Morgan and Henderson Global Investors (now Janus Henderson) in London and Emerging Markets Partnership and Tadhamon Capital in Bahrain.  His experience includes both direct and fund investments across private equity, private credit and real estate in a diverse set of sectors in both emerging and developed markets. Junaid holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Middlebury College in Vermont, USA and is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).

Salah Kandil

Salah KandilGroup Finance Director

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Salah KandilGroup Finance Director

Salah Kandil is the Group Financial Director at Al Muhaidib Group. He is a highly accredited and experienced financial professional. In his role, he heads a team responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of the Group’s financial statements. Prior to joining the Group in 1994 as Internal Audit Manager, he worked with the KPMG Audit Department for eight years. Mr. Kandil  holds a bachelor’s in Commerce from Cairo University, is a Fellow of the Chartered Public Accountants Association of Egypt (CPA), a Fellow of the Egyptian Tax Association, and is IFRS Certified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) in addition to holding a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards.

Feras Al Baiyat

Feras Al BaiyatInvestment Director - Industrial & Infrastructure Investments

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Feras Al BaiyatInvestment Director - Industrial & Infrastructure Investments

Feras Al Baiyat is the Investment Director of Group Building Materials and Contracting Investments. Previous to joining Al Muhaidib Group, he served in the Management Consultancy Department of Booz & Company and prior to that, Saudi Aramco. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and a Master’s in Business Administration from the London Business School.

Ahmad Al Rifai

Ahmad Al RifaiHead - Information Technology

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Ahmad Al RifaiHead - Information Technology

Ahmad Al Rifai is Al Muhaidib Group’s Head of IT. His vast career spans 20 years covering a number of areas of expertise including IT Strategies, Service Management, ERP Implementation, Software Development, System Analysis, Business Process Management and Project Management with high value of PMO establishment. Prior to joining Al Muhaidib Group, he worked with Al Faisaliah Group as a Business Solutions Manager, where he held a key role in the development and execution of IT strategies and built tailored roadmaps aligned with best practices.

Javier Sanchez Ferrer

Javier Sanchez FerrerDirector - Talent & Development

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Javier Sanchez FerrerDirector - Talent & Development

Javier Ferrer, Director of Talent and Development for Al Muhaidib Group, brings vast experience enhancing talent development, creating tailored leadership programs, and strategically boosting performance management. Prior to joining the Group, he worked with Microsoft Seattle, Dubai, Spain and the UK. Mr. Ferrer holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources from IE Business School in Madrid, one of the world’s highest-rated graduate schools and part of the IE University league.

Biju Jose

Biju JoseSenior Manager - Mergers & Acquisitions

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Biju JoseSenior Manager - Mergers & Acquisitions

Biju Jose, Senior Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions at Al Muhaidib Group, offers more than 16 years of Corporate Finance experience. He has worked on 20 critical M&A transactions during this time including the headline-making Giant Stores divestment and swap for Savola equity, in addition to acquisitions in the paper business and hospitality sectors, mergers in contracting and building materials supply, and other key divestments. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a master’s in economics from Calicut University, India.