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Farqad Abdullah Al-Sane (KIPCO)

 

Group Chairman 

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Farqad Abdullah Al-Sane (KIPCO)

Group Chairman

Mr. Al-Sane holds a Bachelor degree of Commerce in Accounting from Cairo University – Egypt. He held various management and board level positions for more than 30 successive years in Kuwait. He joined The Gulf Insurance Company (GIC) in 2001. Currently he is the Group Chairman of Gulf Insurance Group. Mr. Al-Sane has diversified professional career started as Internal Auditor at the Kuwait Oil Company, Deputy General Manager of Wafra Real Estate Company; General Manager of Commercial Real Estate Company, Board Member of KIPCO Group; Board Member of United Real Estate Company; and the Chairman of Commercial Markets Complexes Company and Board Member in ALARGAN INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE COMPANY.

Faisal Hamad Al Ayyar (KIPCO)

 

Vice Chairman

 

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Faisal Hamad Al Ayyar (KIPCO)

Vice Chairman

Mr Faisal Al Ayyar is Vice Chairman of the Kuwait Projects Company (Holding). He joined the company in 1990 when it was a US$ 220 million regional investment company. Under his stewardship, KIPCO has developed into one of MENA’s leading holding companies with interests in financial services, media, real estate, manufacturing and education with operations in 24 countries and consolidated assets of US$ 32 billion. Of note is his leading role in the creation and development of OSN, the region’s largest pay-TV company, the development of SADAFCO, a leading dairy and foodstuff producer in Saudi Arabia, and the expansion and subsequent sale of Wataniya Telecom, a major regional mobile operator. Mr Al Ayyar is Chairman of Panther Media Group - Dubai UAE (OSN). He is Vice Chairman of Gulf Insurance Group – Kuwait, United Gulf Bank – Bahrain, Jordan Kuwait Bank – Jordan, and Mashare’a Al-Khair Establishment - Kuwait. He is a Board Member of Saudia Dairy & Foodstuff Company – KSA, and Gulf Egypt for Hotels & Tourism Company – Egypt. He is a Trustee of the American University of Kuwait – Kuwait, and Honorary Chairman of the Kuwait Association for Learning Differences – Kuwait. Mr Al Ayyar began his career as a fighter pilot with the Kuwait Air Force. Honors include the Arab Bankers Association of North America’s 2005 Achievement Award, the Tunis Arab Economic Forum and the Beirut Arab Economic Forum 2007 Achievement Awards and the Kuwait Economic Forum 2009 Award for his contribution to the investment sector and successes in the global financial market.

Khaled Saoud Al Hasan (KIPCO)

 

Board member and Group CEO 

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Khaled Saoud Al Hasan (KIPCO)

Board member and Group CEO

Mr. Al- Hasan holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Economics from Kuwait University. His Professional Insurance and Administrative experience exceeds 30 years in different executive positions. He joined GIC in 1978. He is currently the Board Member & CEO of the GIG, and the chairman of Syrian Kuwait Insurance Company - (Syria). Vice Chairman of Arab Orient Insurance Company (Jordan), Arab Misr Insurance Group – AMIG - (Egypt), Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company (Bahrain), and Board member in Arab Reinsurance Company (Lebanon), Egyptian Takaful Property & Liability (ETP) – (Egypt), MD of Buruj Cooperative Insurance Company – (KSA).

Mahmoud Ali Al Sanea (Amaken)

 

Board Member 

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Mahmoud Ali Al Sanea (Amaken)

Board Member

Mr. Mahmoud Al-Sanea holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Higher Diploma & a Bachelor degree in the same field. For over four decades of his professional experience in number of executive positions. He started as Head of External Accounts, General Manager - Planning in Ministry of Communications. Director of Commercial Divisions and a member and secretary of the Operating Board, Vice Chairman & MD of Communication & Information Group of Mobile Telecommunication Company (Zain). Currently Mr. Al Sanea is the chairman & CEO of United Networks Company.

Bijan Khosrowshahi (Fairfax)

 

Board Member

 

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Bijan Khosrowshahi (Fairfax)

Board Member

Bijan Khosrowshahi is born in 1961, had his MBA, 1986 and Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University-USA, 1983, he is currently the President & CEO of Fairfax International, London and the Board member, Representative of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited for the following companies: Gulf Insurance Group – Kuwait, Bahrain Kuwait Insurance – Bahrain, Arab Misr Insurance – Egypt, Commercial International Bank (CIB) – Egypt, Arab Orient Insurance Company – Jordan, Jordan Kuwait Bank – Jordan, Alliance Insurance P.S.C. – Dubai. Mr. Bijan previously held the position of President & CEO, Fuji Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Japan, President, AIG’s General Insurance operations, Seoul, Korea (2001-2004), Vice Chairman and Managing Director, AIG Sigorta, Istanbul, Turkey (1997-2001), Regional Vice President, AIG’s domestic property and casualty operations for the Mid-Atlantic region, USA, and held various underwriting and management positions with increasing responsibilities, AIG, USA since 1986, Board member, Foreign Affairs Council, Board member, Insurance Society of Philadelphia, Council member, USO, Korea, Chairman, Insurance committee of the American Chamber of Commerce, Korea, Member, Turkish Businessmen’s Association.

Jean Cloutier (Fairfax)

 


Board Member

 

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Jean Cloutier (Fairfax)

Board Member

Mr. Cloutier received his bachelor’s degree in actuarial sciences from Laval University in 1986. He is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Mr. Cloutier joined Fairfax in 1999 as Vice President and Chief Actuary, becoming Vice President, International Operations in 2009 and is Chairman of Fairfax International from 2013 to present. From 1990 – 1999, he was Vice President Actuarial Services of Lombard Canada Limited, a Canadian property and casualty insurance company. Mr. Cloutier serves on the Board of a number of Fairfax Subsidiaries as well as Industry Organizations on behalf of Fairfax.

Quinn McLean (Fairfax)

 

Board Member

 

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Quinn McLean (Fairfax)

Board Member

Quinn McLean is a Portfolio Manager at Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial. He is the International Portfolio Manager for Fairfax insurance subsidiary investment portfolios in the Middle East/Africa (Gulf Insurance Group), Singapore (First Capital Insurance) and Malaysia (Pacific Insurance). Mr. McLean is currently on the board of Gulf Insurance Group based in Kuwait, AFGRI Ltd, APR Energy and First Capital Insurance. Initial work experience was in the public accounting profession including work in audit and tax. Subsequently Mr. McLean entered the investment management profession as an investment analyst working for an Institutional Investment Manager in Toronto, Canada focusing on international equities (Europe and Asia). He is a Chartered Accountant (CA, CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA designation).

Abdulaziz Saoud Al Fulaij (Independent)

 

Board Member

 

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Mr. Abdulaziz Saoud Al Fulaij (Independent)

Board Member

Mr. Al- Fulaij is a prominent businessperson in Kuwait, running his own company called "Abdulaziz Saud Al-Fulaij Establishment” he’s actively involved in the social and community services and activities in Kuwait.

Abdul Ilah Mohammed Rafie Marafie (Independent)

 

Board Member

 

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Abdul Ilah Mohammed Rafie Marafie (Independent)

Board Member

Mr. Marafie holds Diploma in Computer Science. He is presently the Managing Director of the successful Marafie Group and held several positions in the Marafie Group of Companies (1977 – 2016). He was the Chairman & Managing Director of Watanyia Telecom KSC (Oreedoo) from May to Oct.1998. Since April 2005, Mr. Marafie is the Chairman of First Hotels Co. KSCC.

Abdullah Mohammed Al Mansour (Independent)

 

Board Member

 

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Abdullah Mohammed Al Mansour (Independent)

Board Member

Mr. Al-Mansour Holds bachelor degree in Accounting from Cairo University- Egypt, he held managerial roles in several banks like Commercial Bank of Kuwait CBK, Kuwait Finance House KFH and was a board member of several leading companies such as External Investments Company (1987-1994) National Investments Company (1990-1994), and Hotels Company (1988-2000), CapCorp Investment Company (2010-2013). Currently Mr. Al-Mansour is the vice chairman of Al-Aman Investment Company (2014-2017).