Board of Directors
Abdullah Abdulkareem Al-Tuwaijri
Mr. Al-Tuwaijri joined Boubyan Group in December 2011 and has more than 31 years of banking experience, including 23 years at NBK. During his time with NBK, he held different leadership roles in retail banking in Kuwait and London. Mr. Al-Tuwaijri holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Kuwait University, and attended several executive development programs at Harvard Business School, INSEAD, and other reputable institutions.
Abdullah Ahmed Al-Mehri
Mr. Al-Mehri joined the Boubyan Group in January 2019 and has around 20 years of experience in banking sector. Prior to Boubyan, he was the head of the “Off-site Supervision Department” at the Central Bank of Kuwait. He worked earlier in the Corporate Banking as Executive Manager at National Bank of Abu Dhabi in Kuwait and Senior Manager at National Bank of Kuwait. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the American University of Cairo and a master’s degree in business administration from the Maastricht University in Kuwait; he attended as well various executive management development programs at Harvard.
Ghazi Saleh Al-Babtain
Mr. Al-Babtain is an accomplished business executive whom possesses more than 15 years of experience in the Banking, Real Estate, Automotive and Manufacturing industries. He is currently the Chief Development Officer of Al-Babtain Group Company. Mr. Al-Babtain holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the American University of Beirut.
Mohamed Ibrahim Ismail
Mr. Ismail joined the Boubyan Group in 2005 and has about 24 years of banking and financial services experience. He started his career as an external auditor with Deloitte & Touche and then Ernst & Young. In the course of his career, he worked at Kuwait Finance House and Gulf Investment House. Mr. Ismail is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and holds a MBA in Finance from Manchester Business School.
Jabra Raja Ghandour
Mr. Ghandour held several executive positions throughout his long-standing career. Prior to joining Boubyan Capital in April 2018, Mr. Ghandour held the CEO position of the Bank of London & the Middle East PLC since 2015. He also previously held the Managing Director position at the International Bank of Qatar, General Manager – National Bank of Kuwait (Jordan), and Head of Private Banking – National Bank of Kuwait. Mr. Ghandour gained significant exposure to the global banking and investment industry throughout the years of his experience. Mr. Ghandour holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and an Engineering master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.