Mr. Mohammed Al Shalfan joins INOVEST with over 18 years of experience in the real estate, financial, and contracting sectors.Mr. Al Shalfan is the residing CEO of Al-Masaken International for Real Estate Development Company (KSC).In addition to his membership in the INOVEST Board of Directors, he also sits on the Board of Warba Bank. He has been an active member in numerous boards of both local and international entities, most notably the Kuwaiti Manager Holding Company “KMC”, KMC for Real Estate Projects Management, KMC Bahrain, KMC Saudi Arabia, Baytik Real Estate in Saudi Arabia and Al-Masaken in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Mohammed Al Shalfan holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado (USA), a master's in business administration from DePaul University (USA) and has successfully completed a Harvard University Executive Program (USA).
Mohammad Salah Al-Ayoub
Mr. Mohammed Al-Ayoub is a finance and investment professional with over 21 years of experience. He is currently CEO of Gulf Investment House Company and has similarly held other executive positions in numerous entities, including that of CEO of Ektitab Holding Company and prior to the President of Asset Department at Al Madina for Finance and Investment. Mr. Al-Ayoub’s experience across the years has ranged from portfolio management across international regions to trading and dealing room management. Mr. Al-Ayoub is currently vice chairman of Afkar Holding Company.
Mr. Al-Ayoub holds a Bachelor of Science from Kuwait University (Kuwait).
Dr.Abdulaziz Fahad Al Dakheel
Dr. Abdulaziz Al Dakheel has over 30 years of experience in analysis, development, and marketing of investments and shariah compliant financial products. Dr. Al Dakheel is the owner of AFD Consulting which had in the past associated with Barclay’s Capital (Geneva) for regional product placement. Dr. Al Dakheel was pivotal in the establishment of a number of investment banks and institutions such as Venture Capital Bank (Bahrain), Ibdar Bank, and GFH. At present, Dr. Al Dakheel sits on the Boards of the Takreerat Oil Recycling and Blending Company and the Al-Baz Industrial Corporation, as well as Bayt Alnomow Capital Company (BNC). Dr. Al Dakhaeel has held numerous board seats in financial institutions across his tenure, including Adeem Capital Investment Bank, Ibdar Bank, Venture Capital, Al Khaleej Development Company (TAMEER), Reef Real Estate Finance Co., Tabuk Agricultural Development Co., and BNC.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al Dakheel holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington (USA), a master’s degree in business administration from Hull University (UK), and a PHD in Economics from the American University (UK).
Mr. Abdulaziz Al Sanad has over 15 years of practical experience in the fields of investment, capital markets, and corporate management.Mr. Al Sanad currently owns and manages Al Sanad Law Firm which is specialized in providing corporate and financial entities with legal support and guides their restructuring initiatives.Mr. Al Sanad is also the current Chairman of Gulf Investment house, having held this position since 2018.He has further held numerous Board memberships, including posts within Al Sanad Holding Group, Reem Real Estate Company and Abyar Real Estate Company.
Mr. Abdulaziz Al Sanad holds a bachelor’s degree in Islamic Shariah from the University of Kuwait and a master’s degree in law.
Mr. Abdullah AlAbduljader has over 8 years of experience in the investment industry, with targeted experience in personal direct investments, corporate restructuring, private equity, and venture capital. Mr. AlAbduljader is Chief Strategic Officer of Loud Table MMC which has a focus on investment deals from structuring through to closing and exit. Mr. AlAbduljader is a current board member in YAICO Medical Company K.S.C and has held positions in several private organizations.
Mr. Abdullah AlAbduljader holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Gulf University for Science and Technology (Kuwait) and a master’s degree in business administration and finance from Kuwait University (Kuwait).
Ausama Abdulrahim Al-Khaja
Mr.Ausama Al-Khaja is a seasoned professional with over 34 years of experience in the fields of finance, investment, real estate, trading, and infrastructure. Mr. Al-Khaja’s career includes numerous milestones including a post as Head of Project Development (KFH Bahrain), co-founder of Aion Digital Company, a fintech engaged in developing digital platforms across the GCC, and founder of Al Dar Project Development, which is engaged in promoting and developing various projects in real estate and social infrastructure sectors. Mr. Al-Khajah is currently Chairman of Spire Technologies which handles open financial services and is also a board member in numerous companies including Baytik Industrial Oasis WLL, Next Energy WLL, Al Dar Project Development WLL and the LMRA.
Mr. Al-Khaja holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Bahrain (Kingdom of Bahrain), a has a CPA degree from the California State Board of Accountancy (USA).
Mohamed Al Matook
Mr. Mohammed Al Matook has over 17 years of experience in property development and commercial malls and mall management across Kuwait, Oman, and the Kingdom of Bahrain. His expertise has been in business acceleration, and strategic growth and development. Mr. Al Matook has had a range of multi-disciplinary experiences having held the position of Deputy CEO of Al Hamra Real Estate Company, Kuwait, and as Senior Vice President of the Leasing Department at ALARGAN International Real Estate Company in Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain. Currently he is a board member at Hilal Cement Company and Managing Director at Al Matooq Combined Group.
Mr. Mohammed Al Matook holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology (USA) and a master’s in business administration from Florida International University (USA).
Yaser Hamad Al Jar
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yaser Al Jar is finance professional with over 18 years of experience, focused in the fields of assurance services, commercial banking, investment banking, and real estate.
Over his years of experience, Mr. Al Jar has held a series of key positions within the field of finance in a number of reputable financial institutions, namely Shamil Bank of Bahrain (which has merged with Ithmaar Bank) and Qatar First Investment Bank. Mr. Al Jar has the distinguished credentials of having worked in the Islamic banking sector on numerous levels, from dealing and interacting with different type of Islamic products, to financial and investment structures, with a solid exposure to both audit and risk-based business perspectives. This is capped with a sound understanding of Shari’a (Islamic) principles in respect of the Islamic banking.
Mr. Al Jar holds a B.Sc in Accounting from the University of Bahrain. He holds CIPA and CSAA certificates from the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). He is an accredited instructor of the Islamic Accounting Standards issued by AAOIFI and member of the Technical Advisory and Interpretations Committee of AAOIFI. Furthermore, Al Jar is member of the working groups originated by AAOIFI to review and formulate the Islamic Accounting Standards
Talal A.Aziz AlMulla
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Talal Al Mulla joins the INOVEST team with over 19 years of experience in investment banking with an established track record in developing and managing investment portfolios as well as handling quasi-debt financing, capital preservation and return distribution.
Throughout his career, Mr. Al Mulla has held several progressive posts, including his most recent as Chief Investment Officer at Al Salam Bank Bahrain, where he played a critical role in deal sourcing and negotiation, structuring, risk management and portfolio control, as well as exit strategizing. Talal’s background as both an accountant and an auditor further adds a specialized risk management and financial control framework to his investment acumen.
Mr. Al Mulla holds a B.Sc in Accounting from the University of Bahrain, and also holds CPA and CIA accreditations.
Riyadh Al Mulla
Board Secretary and Shareholder Affairs
With over 21 years of experience in the financial sector, Mr. Al Mulla joined the Group in 2002, and today serves Inovest as the principal contact and liaison between the Board of Directors and Company’s management, supporting the Chairman of the Board in regards to Board meetings, AGM/EGM activities, and further ensuring the establishment and implementation of sound corporate governance procedures. Previously Mr. Al Mulla work exposure included brokerage and marketable securities, auditing, and accounting.
Mr. Al Mulla holds an Accounting degree from the University of Bahrain and several certifications in Financial Markets and Institutions and in Commercial Law.
Head of Internal Audit
Hamad Zainalabedeen joined Inovest BSC in 2009 as the Head of Internal Audit Department. Mr. Zainalabedeen has worked in a number of local and world renowned financial institutions and professional audit firms over the last 18 years with extensive auditing experience in Islamic Investment Banks, Investment Businesses, Manufacturing Enterprises, Governmental Organizations and other sectors.
Prior to joining Inovest, Mr. Zainalabedeen held leading positions in Internal Audit at Investment Dar Bank and Gulf Finance House. Hamad also worked with Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen as an external auditor.
Hamad holds an Executive MBA and Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Bahrain.
Dana Al Haddad
Head of Corporate Communications & HR
With over 16 years of communications experience within the financial sector, Dana Al Haddad, is responsible for Inovest’s corporate communications, branding, PR, internal communications, and events. During her career Dana’s scope of communications work has been focused on the financial, investment, and real estate sectors, but has also touched upon mortgage finance, water technology, and oil and gas sectors. Having been appointed Head of Human Resources in 2015, Dana also manages all HR issues across the group; from strategic planning, administration, to the application and coordination of all HR policies and programs.
Dana graduated summa cum laude with a Master Degree in Business Administration from Strathclyde University, Scotland, and with a BSC in Marketing and Economics from Concordia University, Canada
Director – Finance
Mr. Yusuf Maraghi joined the INOVEST team in 2018, with over 15 years of experience in the field of finance and accounting. Across his career, Mr. Maraghi held responsibility for finance strategy, managing the corporate accounts, intercompany and interbank relations, as well as budget development and approval, and streamlining financial policies and procedures. Prior to joining the team, Yusuf was Head of Finance as Eazy Financial Services, and held positions in major academic institutions, and in AlSalam Bank before that.
Yusuf graduated from the University of Bahrain with a BSC degree in Accounting and is currently working on being a Certified Islamic Public Accountant and on an IFRS Program.
Director - Legal
Mr. Fathi brings with him over 30 years of experience in the legal field, combined with practical, first-hand experience of the laws and legislatures of the Gulf countries in addition to those of Egypt. Mr. Fathi started his career as a lawyer in Cairo and then moved on to being a legal consultant in Dubai, UAE. Mr. Fathi progressed to working as a legal advisor in the State of Kuwait, gaining a broad range of experience over the span of 16 years in the field with a number of reputable companies before moving to Bahrain to work as Director of the legal department of Inovest at the end of January 2021.
Mr. Fathi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Cairo University (1988) and has furthered his education through numerous legal certifications and programs dedicated to the legal aspects of investment activities and commercial contracts from both local and foreign institutions.
Director – Compliance
Mr. Ahmed Khameeri joined the INOVEST group in 2022 with 16 years of experience in the financial sector; specifically in retail, offshore and investment banking. The majority of these years were dedicated to the fields of Governance, Risk, Compliance, and AML.
Prior to joining Inovest was the Head of compliance and MLRO at Tadhamon Capital B.S.C for 8 years, where he developed an enhanced compliance frameworks, promoted a robust compliance culture, and helped raising awareness in the field of Compliance and Anti-Money laundering within the Organization. Prior to that, Ahmed worked in several departments in both Global Banking Corporation (GBCORP) and Arab Bank plc such as Compliance, Treasury Back Office, Offshore Unit Operations, and Retail Banking. Ahmed has strong knowledge of Islamic banking Investment products, Regulatory Compliance, Governance, Risk and Anti-Money Laundering.
Ahmed was awarded the International Diploma in Governance, Risk, and Compliance from International Compliance Association “ICA” in Association with University of Manchester Business School. Member of International Compliance Association (MICA). He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Islamic Commercial Jurisprudence from the Bahrain Institute of Banking and finance (BIBF), and a Diploma in Commercial Studies from the University of Bahrain as well as BSC degree in Finance and Banking from the Kingdom University.
Director – Risk Management
Mr. Ali is an accomplished risk management professional with over 13 years of experience in the financial industry.
Throughout his career, Ali has demonstrated expertise in risk assessment, research, and analysis. He has worked with several organizations, including International Payment Services, Venture Capital Bank, and National Bank of Bahrain.
Mr. Ali's professional experience includes serving in various roles in risk management. Currently, he serves as the Director of Risk at Inovest BSC, where he is responsible for developing risk models, designing, and implementing an overall risk management process, and establishing the level of risk the company is willing to take.
Mr. Ali has earned several certifications, including (APRM) from Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) and FBR from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He also holds a B.A in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University.