Board of Directors

Sheikh Hameed Bin Abdullah Al Ahmer

Sheikh Hameed is the 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 Sana'a University, Yemen, and an honorary Doctorate in Islamic Economic Development from Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa
Vice Chairman

Sheikh Mohammed is the Vice Chairman 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.

Abdulla Al Rawdhi
Board Member

Mr. Abdulla is a Board Member of Investrade with approximately twenty years of experience in the financial and banking sector. Prior to Investrade, Mr. Abdulla was the Head of International Investments and Treasury of Saba Islamic Bank in Yemen. Prior to that, he was the Head of Treasury of Arab Bank in Yemen. Mr. Abdulla is currently a Board member of Saba Islamic Bank in Yemen. He holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Sanaa, Yemen. He is also a Certified Financial Manager (CFM), USA.

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.

Maher F. Mikhael
Board Member

Mr. Maher is a Board member at Investrade and a member of its Audit Risk and Governance Committee. He is the General Manager, Board member and one of the founders of International Trading & Investment Company (ITICO) with more than forty years of experience in real estate, trading and F&B. Mr. Maher serves on numerous Boards such as Universal Contracting and Landscaping, Century 21, Enshaa Development Real Estate, and Gulf Touristic Projects. Mr. Maher holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and is a member of Egypt Society of Engineers.

Khalid turki
Board Member

Mr. Khalid is a Board Member and the Chairman of ARGC of Investrade with approximately thirty three years of experience in both Islamic and Conventional Banking sector. Prior to Investrade, Mr. Khalid was the Assistant General Manager, Head of Corporate & Int'l Banking of Khaleeji Commercial Bank. Mr. Khalid holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business from the University of Bahrain.

Sharia Supervisory Board

Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Sultan

Originally from Germany, Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Al Sultan has almost a decade of experience as a Sharia consultant and has served clients around the world in a variety of industries ranging from banking institutes and financial services to corporate and private equity entities. Being able to converse in English, Arabic, Deutsche and Urdu, Sheikh Muhammad is well versed in Islamic Law and Fiqh (jurisprudence). Sheikh Muhammad has been authorised by the Central Bank of Bahrain as a Sharia Advisor.

Sheikh Waleed Al Mahmood

Sheikh Waleed Al Mahmood began working in 1989 as a legal researcher at The Research and Legal Affairs Department at the General Organization for Social Insurance. After 10 years as a legal researcher, he joined the Sharia Supervision Department in Al Baraka Islamic Bank as a Manager. In 2005, he served as a Sharia Judge in the High Court at the Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs and in 2007 he served as a Member of the Sharia Supervisory Board in Al Baraka Islamic Bank. Sheikh Waleed is a member of the Islamic Society in Bahrain and has participated in various specialized Fiqh (jurisprudence) conferences and seminars, as well as provided numerous contributions to preaching and religious teaching in mosques in Bahrain. He received his Master's degree in Sharia and Law from the American Open University in 2007.

Sheikh Dr. Salah Fahad Al Shahoob

Sheikh Dr. Salah is a Sharia scholar and an Assistant Professor at the Islamic & Arabic Studies College of Applied Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has numerous research papers on various subjects within the field of Sharia and Islamic studies. Sheikh Dr. Salah holds a Masters degree from Al Imam University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and a PhD from Edinburgh University, United Kingdom.

Executive Management

Haseena bangash, CFA
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Bangash brings with her years of experience in the fields of investment banking and has held several senior positions over the course of her career. She has successfully led and managed various regional and cross-border business transactions across multiple sectors and asset classes. Her niche area of expertise includes structured products, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, secondary offerings, private placements, investment development and debt raising. In addition, she is a growth strategy and business development expert.

Prior to Investrade, Ms. Bangash held senior positions at various prestigious organizations such as J Equity Partners BSC and Investrade Company BSC where she portrayed professionalism and met her targets successfully. She headed Investments at Investrade while advising a wide range of clients including financial institutions, family businesses and high net worth individuals on their investment, capital raising, investment strategy, restructuring and capital preservation. Prior to Investrade, Ms. Bangash was a Manager in the Corporate Finance department of Capinnova Investment Bank (Islamic arm of BBK) and has international investment banking experience from her tenure with Deutsche Bank AG. She has also served on the Board of various investment funds and companies.

Ms. Bangash is a CFA Charterholder from the CFA Institute USA and has a BSc in Accounting from University of Bahrain with honors. Ms. Bangash is a FAP qualified from Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (endorsed by CBB) and is a holder of ACIFE in Financial Analysis Certificate from Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance.

She is the honored awardee of the Prestigious Excellence in Finance - Leaders award for her significant contribution towards the financial sector at FiNext Conference 2019, held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Ehsan Jamsheer
Senior Vice President | Acting Head of risk & compliance

Ehsan is the Head of Investments at Investrade with over fifteen years in banking, investments, transaction advisory, market and financial assessment, and strategy projects across the MENA region. Prior to joining Investrade in 2016, Ehsan was a Senior Vice President of Investment and Corporate Finance with Kuwait Finance and Investment Company (KFIC) in Kuwait. Prior to that, he was a Manager in transaction advisory with Ernst & Young in Bahrain where he was responsible for feasibility studies, mergers and acquisitions, financial and commercial due diligence, and strategy formulation for businesses ranging from telecom, hospitality, and financial services. He also has extensive experience in international real estate with a focus on the USA market and served on the Boards of several listed and private companies. Ehsan holds a Bachelor degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Bahrain, and a Master degree in Business Administration from the Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA. He is also a Fulbright Scholarship recipient. Ehsan is also a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Fahed AlQatabi, mba
assistant vice PRESIDENT | acting Head of finance

Mr. AlQatabi has over ten years of banking experience and has demonstrated capability of skilled expertise in the financial markets, investment banking and portfolio management. He is a qualified professional with excellent skills in the field of financial management, analytical analysis, risk profiling, portfolio management, advisory and client relation management. Prior to his career at Investrade, Mr. AlQatabi gained global exposure in the International Banking Group of Saba Islamic Bank, Yemen.

Mr. AlQatabi is Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with highest honor from AMA International University Bahrain and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from University of Sanaa, Yemen. He is currently a candidate for CMA Certification (USA).