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Board of Directors

Dr. Ahmed Ebrahim Abdulqader Albalooshi
Chairman

Beside his position as the Chairman of Board of Directors of InvesTrade Company, Dr. Albalooshi is currently the CEO of Smarteam Consultancy, Chairman of Board of Directors of Bahrain Internal Auditors Association, Company, a member of Board Audit Committee of Aluminum Bahrain Company (Alba), Advisor to the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) - Bahrain on part-time basis and Advisor in the Bahrain Institute for Banking and Finance (BIBF), a faculty member of Price Waterhouse Cooper's Training Academy ME, and a Certified Trainer with Bahrain Institute for Public Finance (BIPA); Bahrain Institute for Political Development; Bahrain Institute for Banking and Finance (BIBF) , and NAZAHA Training Centre in Saudi Arabia. In addition, he is a member of the Quality Assurance Committee in the Accounting Department of the School of Business Administration in the University of Bahrain.

Dr. Albalooshi, used to be a Board Member of Bahrain Telecommunications Company Group and Chairman of its Audit Committee; Board Member of Dhiraagu Telecommunication Company- Maldives and Chairman of its Audit Committee; Board Member of Umniah Telecommunication Company- Jordan and Chairman of its Audit Committee; Board Member of SabaFon Telecommunication Company- Yemen; Board member of Sure Telecom Group- Guernsey and member of its Audit Committee. Board Member of Ibdar Bank- Bahrain and Chairman of its Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee; and finally, member of Audit Committee of Gulf Air, Bahrain Airport Company and Gulf Aviation Academy.

Dr. Albalooshi has over 30 years of professional and training experience. His areas of expertise include auditing, finance, accounting, telecommunication, and public administration. Dr. Albalooshi trained hundreds of professionals during the course of his career. He has delivered training on various programmes such as conducting workshops for the MP and Government Officials in Public Finance and Budgeting, National Audit Office Annual Reports; as well as Accounting and Auditing Modules of CPA to a wide spectrum of both public and private sector entities.

Dr. Albalooshi holds a PhD in Accounting from University of Surrey- UK (2006) and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - USA (1993); MBA in Finance from University of Bahrain (1992); and BSc. in Accounting from University of Bahrain (1985).

Sheikh Hameed Bin Abdullah Al Ahmar
Vice Chairman

Sheikh Hameed is the Vice Chairman of Investrade. He is also Chairman and founder of several institutions in the region which include Saba Islamic Bank, Sabafon GSM, Al Ahmer Group, Yemen Gas Company and Yemen Saudi Company for Semantic. He is also a Board member of Madu in Turkey. Sheikh Hameed holds a Bachelor degree with Honors in Economics from Sanaa University, Yemen, and an honorary Doctorate in Islamic Economic Development from Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa
Board Member

Sheikh Mohammed is a Board Member of Investrade and Chairman of its Executive Committee. Prior to Investrade, Sheikh Mohammed held numerous leading positions in the Oil & Gas sector where he was the Director of Oil & Gas in the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) in Bahrain. He was also a Board member of Bahrain Aviation Fuelling Company (BAFCO) in Bahrain. Sheikh Mohammed holds a Bachelor degree in Management from Suffolk University in Boston Massachusetts, USA, and a Master degree in International Law from the University of Westminster, London, UK.

Mohammed A. Al Ammari
Board Member

Mr. Mohammed is a Board member of Investrade. He is also the Chairman of Saba Islamic Bank in Yemen and the Director of Internal Audit at the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2011. Prior to ICD, he was Vice President and Senior Audit Manager at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) for many years. Mr. Alammari holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from King Abdulaziz University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and two Master degrees in Finance and in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urban Champaign College of Business, USA. He also holds several professional qualifications such as CPA, SOCPA, CIA, CMA, CFM and CBA.

Raed Fakhri
Board Member

Mr. Raed is a Board member of Investrade and a member of its Executive Committee. He has over twenty years of business development and investment experience. He is a senior member of the Investment team at Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding since 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Raed was Head of Investments at Capivest in Bahrain focusing on real estate and technology investments. Prior to Capivest, Mr. Raed co-founded BDI Partners in 2010 and served as its Managing Director where he focused on consulting, business development and investments. Prior to that, he was with Bahrain Telecommunication Company (BATELCO) for almost a decade, where he was responsible for start-ups, and mergers & acquisitions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Raed spent three years with Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) as a Control Systems and Project Engineer. He is also a Non-Executive Independent Director of BATELCO since 2014. Mr. Raed holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from the University of Central Florida, and an Executive MBA from the University of Bahrain.

Dr. Amer Al Shava
Board Member

Dr. Amer has 9 years Executive management Experience in the area of investment, real-estate development, general contracting, energy and technology. He also has 16+ years R&D and electronic design experience in semiconductor/IC design, optical/solar materials and optoelectronic devices.
He holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio University Athens. He also published 6 technical papers and 12 presentations in international periodicals and international conferences.

Nidal Ajawi
Board Member

Mr. Nidal Ajawi is an experienced banker with more than twenty years of experience in wholesale banking, finance, and credit risk management. Prior to joining Investrade Bahrain, he was serving as Vice President in Gulf International Bank Bahrain. He also served almost ten years in the Bahrain Ministry of Finance and National Economy in different capacity like audit and financial systems development.
Mr. Ajawi is a Certified Public Accountant from USA and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from University of Bahrain.