Board of Directors

Abdullah A. Al Majdouie Chairman of the Board of Directors

Abdullah has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Almajdouie Group since 1986. Additionally, he serves on the Board of various corporations and charitable organizations, which include the United Electronics Company (Extra), Dana Gas PJSC (UAE), Dhahran International Exhibition Company, Prince Mohammed bin Faisal University, Raya Financing Company, Almajdouie De Rijke Logistics Company, Rabigh Petrochemical Logistic (Bahrain), Orphan Charity Association, and Shumu Al Amal for Special Education and Rehabilitation.

He is also on the Board of Tharawat (UAE) and a member of the Saudi-Emirati Coordinating Council. Furthermore, Abdullah is an Honorary Consul for the Republic of Korea, and a visiting faculty member at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).

He was granted a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration degree, both from King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 1986 and 1991, respectively.

Omar A. Al Majdouie Member of the Board of Directors

Omar is the founding partner of Raed Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm established in 2016 by Almajdouie Holding, partnering with exceptional founders as they build transformative companies in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and the wider MENA region.

Read Ventures has funded over 20 start-ups in the Middle East and Omar serves on the board of a number of them, including Noon Academy, Foodics, Mrsool, Trella, and 525k. As part of his development initiatives, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Saudi Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.

With over 20 years of experience, he is a member of the Board of Almajdouie Holding Company, Majd Investment Company, Raya Financing Company, and Almajdouie Logistics Company.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, awarded by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 1999.

Mohammed AbdulmalekMember of the Board of Directors

A seasoned banker with over 25 years of experience in the Corporate and Investment Banking sector. Mohammed spent his entire career with blue chip banking groups. He started his career after graduation in 1992 with J. P. Morgan Chase, where he stayed for close to 10 years holding various positions including Head of Islamic Banking Unit and Head of MENA Financial Institutions Group.

He then moved as a Managing Director at Lend Lease Real Estate Investment Management to establish and lead their regional business development in the MENA region. He later became the Executive Director and head of the GCC business development team of UBS Global Asset Management. Before moving into regional banking in 2008, Mohammed was the Managing Director of Alternative Investments for the Middle East at Deutsche Bank Asset Management. Regionally, Mohammed has successfully worked on establishing, managing and restructuring regional Islamic institutions.

Currently, in addition to sitting on several regional and international boards, Mohammed advises several key family groups in the region on restructuring and managing their international alternative investment portfolios and strategic projects.

Mohammed has BSc in Finance from Bahrain University, an MBA in Financial Management from Exeter University and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

Ihab Hashani Chairman - Investment Committee

Ihab Hashani serves as a member of Majd's Investment Committee and is a private consultant to the Board of Directors at Majd. Along with Majd, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors at 12 other organizations.

Prior to working with Majd, he was the CEO and CIO of Asyad Holding and Investment Group, CEO of Zad Investments, as well as having held various positions at National Commercial Bank (NCB), The Saudi American Bank (a joint venture with Citibank), Olayan Financing Company, and PepsiCo. His professional experience spreads across various geographic locations including the United Kingdom, France, the GCC (primarily KSA), and the United States of America.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from George Washington University (USA) and has completed the Executive Post Graduate Program at the Harvard Business School in 1998.