Board Member since 2015. Sheikh Khalid holds business management qualification from New York University, Abu Dhabi Campus. Sheikh Khalid Bin Saud Al Qasimi is the Chairman of RAK Ceramics PJSC and is also Chairman of Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah and Vice Chairman of the Investment and Development Office, Government of Ras Al Khaimah. Sheikh Khalid Bin Saud Al Qasimi has extensive experience in finance and investment management.
Board member since 2014. Shirish Saraf is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Samena Capital and in June 2014, he led the acquisition of a significant stake in RAK Ceramics PJSC. Previously he was co-founder at Abraaj Capital, Dubai UAE; Vice President- Direct Investments and Syndication for TAIB Bank, Bahrain and Vice President of AMZ Merchant Bank. In September 2013, he was listed as one of Asia’s 25 most influential people in Private Equity by Asian Investors. Mr Saraf was educated at Charterhouse (England) and holds a BSc (Economics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Board member since 2012. Khaled Abdulla Yousef is also an Executive Member of the Board for RAKEZ, and RAK Chamber of Commerce. Mr Yousef has over 23 years’ experience providing fiscal, strategic, and operations leadership with expertise in finance, budgeting and cost management, public relations and media, strategic planning, sales and marketing, profitability and cost analysis and policy and procedures development. Mr Yousef is the founder of KAY Invest, a UAE based Investment Company with a diverse portfolio including finance, properties and trading, he is also the CEO and Member of the Board of Directors at Majan Printing and Packaging Co one of the largest printing and packaging companies in the Middle East. Mr Yousef holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Arkansas, USA.
Board member since 2015. Fawaz AlRajhi is also Chairman of the Board, CEO and Head of Investment Committee for Al Rajhi United, a family-owned investment company with offices in Riyadh, Jeddah, New York and Dubai, focusing on public equity, private equity and real estate. Prior to this, he served as Head of Private Equity Placement as well as Director of Sales and Distribution at Al Rajhi Capital. Mr AlRajhi has also worked with Proctor & Gamble as a systems analyst at their Arabian Peninsula headquarters. Mr AlRajhi holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University, USA and Bachelors in MIS and Accounting from KFUPM, KSA.
Board member since 2016. Mr Moukahhal has more than 12 years of experience in private equity investments and is currently serving as Managing Director of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, focusing on investments within the MENA region. Mr Moukahhal holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from McGill University.
Board member since 2020. Yousef Ali Al Blooshi is Vice Chairman of Gulf Pharmaceutical industries Company (JULPHAR) and General Manager in the Department of Finance of the Ras Al Khaimah Government. Mr. Al Blooshi’s experience includes Revenue Assurances, Auditing, Finance, Fraud investigation, implementation of new policies/procedures and converting the RAK Government entities to Accrual Accounting Project. Prior to this, Mr. Al Blooshi has held positions as VP Financial Audit at Etislalat Group; Head of Internal Review and Compliance at Meraas Holding; Financial Controller in Baynonah Power Company and Internal Auditor at Adnoc Group.
Board member since 2020. Khalid Al-Eisri is a Principal of Asset Management for the Oman Investment Authority and is currently managing a portfolio of private equity investments valued at around USD 1000 Mil, in multiple sectors including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, education, aviation, real estate, renewable energy, technology and power. Mr. Al-Eisri Served as a board member in a number of prominent companies including Oman Growth Fund, Oman & Emirates Investment Holding, Oman Orix Leasing, Rotary Engineering, Gulf Mushroom Company, United Finance, Ubaar Capital and Retail Arabia. Prior to this, Mr Al-Eisri provided advisory services such as private placement, feasibility studies, rights issues, IPOs and other specialised assignments at Gulf Baader Capital Markets. Mr Al-Eisri holds a Bachelor Degree in Finance from Sultan Qaboos University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Private Equity Specialist.