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.
Mr. Fathi Mohamed
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.