H.E. AMNA BINT AHMED AL-RUMAIHI
Chairperson
H.E. Mrs. Amna bint Ahmed Al Rumaihi - Minister of Housing & Urban Planning (Non-independent). Appointed as Chairman of Eskan Bank since June 2022, chairperson of the Remuneration, Nomination, and Corporate Governance committee
Qualifications:
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems (BIS) from the University of Bahrain (UoB).

Board Member:
  • Appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Social Insurance Organization (SIO) pursuant to Royal Decree No. (90) for the year 2019.
  • A former member of the Board of Trustees of Bahrain Polytechnic pursuant to Royal Decree No. (25) for the year 2017.
Experience and most important features of H.E. Mrs. Amna bint Ahmed Al Rumaihi’s biography:
  • Appointed as Undersecretary of National Economy at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy, pursuant to Royal Decree No. (18) for the year 2021.
  • Appointed as Assistant Undersecretary for Competitiveness and Economic Indicators at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy, pursuant to a Royal Decree No. (26) for the year 2019, through which she worked on:
    • Leading an economic team dedicated to tracking the Kingdom of Bahrain’s economic and competitiveness indicators, which monitors Bahrain’s progress in all major sectors, both locally and globally.
    • Supervising the implementation of the Fiscal and Economic Stimulus Package’s initiatives, which support the sectors majorly impacted by Covid-19 pandemic. As well as supervising the launch of liquidity Support fund (LSF), which aims to support private sector companies and SMEs in overcoming liquidity challenges.
    • Providing technical and administrative support to the Ministerial Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs and Fiscal Balance.
  • Joined First Deputy Prime Minister Office in 2013 and worked on establishing the Projects Unit, through which she worked on following-up on the implementation of a number of projects within the Government Priorities Framework programs in its 1st and 2nd editions, of which the most important among them are:
    • Launching the National Suggestion & Complaint system “Tawasul”, which aims to improve the quality of government services.
    • Establishing a system to monitor the performance of more than 120 economic indicators with the aim of issuing knowledge-based decisions.
    • Overseeing the process of re-engineering more than 30 government services.
    • Participating in the development of a policy for promoting fiscal stability and sustainability.
  • Worked in several roles at the Economic Development Board (EDB), starting from a Senior Analyst in the Economic Planning and Development Directorate in 2009, until she became a Senior Officer for Planning and Economic Development, during which she followed-up the implementation of the National Economic Strategy leading towards Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, with a focus on the financial services sector’s initiatives. That’s in addition to contributing in many economic research and studies.
  • Worked at Bahrain Bourse in 2006.
  • Honored with His Majesty the King’s Proficiency Medal in 2017.
MR. MOHAMMED A.R. HUSSAIN BUCHEERI
Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman & Chairman of Executive Committee (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Appointed as Board member since 2011
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Arts – Economics and Finance, Aleppo University – Syria
  • Intensive Full Credit Course at Citibank Training Center - Athens, Greece
  • Intermediate Credit Course at Citibank - Athens, Greece
  • Registered Financial Consultant by successfully completing the Series 7 Examination required by the Securities & Exchange Commission in the United States
  • More than 41 years of work experience
Board Member:
  • Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait (BBK)
  • A.M. Yateem Brothers W.L.L.
  • Yateem for Oxygen company
MRS. NAJLA MOHAMMED AL SHIRAWI
Board Member
Independent Non-Executive Director, and member of the Executive committee
Appointed as a Board Member since 2015

Qualifications:
  • MBA, Masters in Business Administration and Finance, American College in London - United Kingdom
  • BSc, Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Bahrain-Kingdom of Bahrain
  • More than 23 years’ investment banking experience.
Current Position:
  • Chief Executive Officer: SICO B.S.C. (c), Bahrain
  • Chairperson: SICO Funds Services Company (SFS), and SICO Financial Brokerage (UAE).
Previous Positions:
  • Worked for Securities and Investments Company (SICO) since 1997 where she held various positions in the Bank including Deputy CEO, Chief Operating Officer for seven years, Head of Asset Management, and Head of Investments & Treasury.
  • She also worked for a number of institutions owned by the Geneva-based Dar Al-Maal Al-Islami Trust and was responsible for establishing private banking operations for the Group in the Gulf region and was previously appointed to a Lectureship in Engineering at the University of Bahrain.

Board Member:
  • Economic Development Board (Bahrain)
  • Deposit Protection Scheme Board
  • Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Bahrain Association of Banks
  • Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company
  • Future Generations Reserve Fund (Bahrain)
  • SICO Capital (KSA)
MRS. REEM ABDULGHAFFAR AL ALAWI
Board Member
Board Member and Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Appointed as Board member since 2022
Qualifications:
  • Masters of Law in International Commercial Law – University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Bachelors of Arts with Honors in Law and Business Administration - University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • More than 13 years’ experience
Current Position:
  • Chief Legal and Monitoring Officer
Previous Position:
  • General Counsel and Board Secretary: Tatweer Petroleum – Bahrain Field Development Company
  • Legal Officer: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Bahrain
  • Graduate Law Trainee: Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) Bahrain
Board Member:
  • The Labour Fund (Tamkeen)
MR. ISA ABDULLA ZAINAL
Board Member
Board Member and chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Appointed as Board member since 2022
Qualifications:
  • BA with HONORS in accounting |1985| University of Bahrain
  • CPA from state of Georgia - USA |1991
  • Retired - Acting as an advisor and an independent board member in various entities in Bahrain and abroad.
  • More than 38 years’ experience in assurance, business advisory and Islamic investment banking industry.
Previous Position:
  • CFO at Arcapita (2003 – 2016)
  • CFO at Al Baraka Banking Group (2000 – 2003)
  • Auditor and Business Consultant at ARTHUR ANDERSEN (1985 – 2000)
Board Member:
  • Bahrain Bay Utilities Company BSC (c)
  • Banque Al Baraka D’Algerie Algeria – Algeria
  • Nuyu (Women Fitness Company) – KSA
  • Eazy Financial Services BSC (c)
  • Kheleeji Commercial Bank BSC and GBCORP BSC
MR. NABEEL SALEH ABDUL AAL
Board Member
Independent Non-Executive Director & Member of Remuneration & Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Appointed as Board member since 2022
Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Management Sciences from Lancaster University, UK
  • Bachelors degree in Management Science with Computing from University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
  • Member Operational Research Society in UK
  • Previously registered approved person by Financial Conduct Authority in UK
  • More than 22 years of experience in Corporate and investment banking sector
Previous Position:
  • Worked for Deutsche Bank AG London between 2005-2008, thereafter moved to Deutsche Bank in MENA Headquartered in UAE until 2021 covering various roles including Head of Coverage, Head of Financial Institutions and member of Global Markets’ Executive Management Committee CEEMEA region.
  • Worked at Gulf International Bank, Bahrain, as Investment Manager within Treasury & Investment division from 2000 to 2005.
Board Member:
  • at Future Generations Reserve Fund Bahrain and Nader Gas WLL
MR. MUBARAK NABEEL MATTAR
Board Member
Independent Non-Executive Director, & Member of Remuneration, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Appointed as Board member since 2022
Qualifications:
  • Master of Science in Professional Accountancy, University of London - United Kingdom
  • FCCA, Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • APRM, Associate Professional Risk Manager (PRMIA)
  • BSc, Bachelor Degree in Accounting, University of Bahrain-Kingdom of Bahrain
  • More than 15 years’ accounting and government financing experience.
  • Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Operations- MOFNE
Previous Position:
  • Worked for the Ministry of Finance and National Economy since 2010 where he held various positions. Board member of the Future Generation Reserve Fund.
Board Member:
  • The Government Hospitals Board of Trustees
  • Primary Healthcare Centers Board of Trustees
  • Deposit Protection Scheme (Bahrain)
MR. ABDULLATIF KHALID ABDULLATIF
Board Member
Board Member and Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Appointed as Board member since 2022
Qualifications:
  • Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
  • Holds an MBA from London Business School.
  • More than 13 years’ experience
  • Group Chief Financial Officer at an Asset Management firm that invests globally and headquartered in Bahrain.
Current Position:
  • Group Chief Financial Officer at an Asset Management firm that invests globally and headquartered in Bahrain.
Previous Position:
  • He was a Senior Director at EY for 5 years.
Board Member:
  • Board audit committee positions in Diyar Al Muharraq, Al-Liwan Real Estate, and Bareeq Al Retaj.
MRS. BALSAM ALI AL SALMAN
Board Member
Independent Non-Executive Director, & Executive Committee member
Appointed as Board member since 2015
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering - with distinction from the University of Bahrain – 1996
  • Certified Engineer in the Engineering Professions Authority - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Degree in Value Engineering
  • Executive Leadership Preparation Program - 25th Batch
  • Member in various dedicated Committees in Bahrain
  • More than 25 years’ in Civil Engineering, she has Managed and Participated in planning and designing the infrastructure for various Housing Projects executed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning in Bahrain.
  • Assistant Undersecretary for Engineering Affairs at Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning.
Previous Position: she has held different of positions in Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning since 1997 as below:
  • Director of the Housing Projects Planning and Design Department, Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Bahrain (2021 - 2022)
  • Head of the Engineering Design Group, Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Bahrain (2019 - 2021)
  • Head of the Survey and Land Determination Group, Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Bahrain (2011-2019)
  • Senior Civil Engineer, Engineering Design Group, Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Bahrain (1997 - 2011)
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