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Mr. Hamad Abdulla Al Oqab has over 25 years’ experience in banking, finance and auditing. In addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Al Baraka Islamic Bank, he holds the responsibility of the Deputy Chief Executive of Albaraka Banking Group- the major shareholder of Al Baraka Islamic Bank.

 

Mr. Al Oqab represents Albaraka Banking Group in several Boards of the Group’s subsidiary Banks, which include, Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank, Jordan Islamic Bank, Banque Al Baraka D’Algerie, Algeria and Al Baraka Bank Egypt. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Audit Committees of Jordan Islamic Bank and Banque Al Baraka D’Algerie; a member of the Board of Sustainability & Social Responsibility Committee and Credit Committee of Jordan Islamic Bank; a member of the Board Executive Committee and Observing Member of the Board Audit Committee of Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee and Salaries and Remuneration Committee of Al Baraka Bank Egypt.

 

Additionally, Mr. Hamad Al Oqab is the Chairman of the Accounting Standards Board of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).

 

Before joining Al Baraka Banking Group in 2005, Mr. Al Oqab worked in several institutions, including Shamil Bank (currently Ithmaar Bank), Arthur Andersen, Unilever and Bahrain Monitory Agency (currently Central Bank of Bahrain).

 

Mr. Al Oqab is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

 

 Mr. Tariq Mahmood Kazim has a Bachelor Degree in Systems Engineering and Analysis (University of Petroleum and Minerals Dhahran/Saudi Arabia) 32 years of experience in Banking, Support Service, implementing Banking, Telecommunication and e-Commerce Solutions. Past careers include two years with Arabian Networks as General Manager and 16 years with NCR and AT&T as a Business Unit Leader. Joined Al Baraka Islamic Bank in April 2002.
He is also a Vice Chairman of the Board in Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Limited, Chairman of Board Executive Committee and Social Responsibility in ABPL, and Member of ABPL Board HR & Remuneration Committee

Mrs. Maisoon heads Risk Management Department of Al Baraka Islamic Bank and is responsible of monitoring, and evaluating all the bank’s risks (credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, and operational risks).
She commenced her banking career in 1981 with Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) where she worked in various capacities and held several positions. In 2007, she joined Liquidity Management Centre as the Head of Risks & Compliance Department. She joined AIB In 2009 as Head of Risk and Compliance, in addition, served as acting compliance officer for Al Baraka Banking Group(ABG) for 3years (2010-2013).
She holds Masters of Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde - UK, BSc in Accounting from University of Bahrain, Certified in Strategic leadership and Executive Management Program from Beyster Institute, California – USA, Certificate in Islamic Studies from Imam Malik Institute, and other professional Certificates in her filed. Mrs. Maisoon is a member of Women in Banking Committee - Bahrain Association of Bankers.

Mr. El Ouzani main responsibilities includes the development and updating of policies and monitoring the credit risk and administration processes like limit establishments, transaction booking, customer rating and to supervise all credit departments sub-units business processing.
Mr. El Ouzani held several managerial positions prior to joining Al Baraka Islamic Bank in Gulf International Bank, The Arab Investment Co. and Arab Banking Corporation (ABC Islamic) Bahrain. Mr. El Ouzani holds a BSc Degree Chemical Engineering from University of Bahrain and a Master in Finance from DePaul University - USA.

Mr. Al Obaidly has experience in several HR & Admin fields including recruitment, setting of procedures, payroll, PR & payment processing. Earlier he occupied the post Management Analyst at the Civil Service Bureau and Chief for the Government payroll & Leaves, Director of Fund Collection at Bahrain Centre for Study and Research and HR & Finance Consultant and Acting Director of admin and finance at the Ministry of Information.
Mr. Al Obaidly attended several professional courses including Civil Service Bureau conducted by Management Institute Services, UK-1992, a course on Leadership for Democratic Society at the Federal Executive Institution West- Virginia U.S.A-1997.
Mr. Al Obaidly holds the Professional Auditor for ISO 2009 Certificate. He is a holder of a B.S.C degree in Business Administration from Grand View College, USA. & Master degree in Management Technology from Arabic Gulf University Jan 1999.


 

 Mr. Mohamed Abdulrahim joined Al-Baraka Islamic Bank in December 2016. He has over 15 years of experience in Islamic banking and finance, with concentration on: financial and management accounting and reporting, regulatory reporting, financial and strategic planning and budgeting, internal controls, corporate and retail banking, investment banking, cost optimization and control. Prior joining Al-Baraka Islamic Bank, Mr. Abdulrahim worked for 9 years with Khaleeji Commercial Bank and 6 years with Kuwait Finance House.
Mr. Abdulrahim holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Bahrain, he is a Certified Public Accountant licensed from Colorado State Board of Accountancy and is a regular member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he is a Certified Islamic Professional Accountant licensed from Accounting and Auditing Organization For Islamic Financial Institutions, he attended Leadership Grooming Program organized by Ivey Business School (University of Western Ontario, Canada) and sponsored by Waqf Fund of Central Bank of Bahrain.

 

Mr. Adel Al-Manea is Assistant General Manager – Head of Commercial Banking Department. Mr. Al-Manea is a holder of Associated Accounting Technician from the Board of AAT - United Kingdom and Banking Studies (Diploma) from University of Bahrain.
He has over 28 years of banking experience in commercial and Offshore Banks with Local, International and Islamic Banks. 2 years banking experience with Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, and 18 years banking experience with Ithmaar Bank. Various managerial and banking courses inside and outside Bahrain. Joined Al Baraka Islamic Bank in August 2008.

In a 20+ year career Fatema has demonstrated a rich mix of strategic vision, delivery of results, consistently strong execution, the building of new business lines and products, digital transformation of retail banking, and building and running of successful teams.

 

As Chief Business Officer at Waqfe she helped create, branded, and then launched Aion Digital a digital banking platform. Aion allowed banks to go digital with seamless mobile customer journeys across onboarding, social campaigns, financial wellbeing, hyper personalized communications and the most unique loyalty program in GCC. Her efforts led to Waqfe being valued at 15M USD within a year of its launch.

 

Before that she spent a decade at Bahrain Islamic Bank where she was ultimately Acting Head of Retail leading all aspects of the Retail Banking business including product development and marketing and ultimately responsible for Branch Network, Priority Banking and Direct Sales. Within BisB, Fatema introduced 22 products to the Islamic banking industry. Prior to that she was Vice President of the Islamic International Rating Agency specialized in Shari’a quality rating of Islamic financial institutions. Fatema has worked for the Islamic Development Bank’s Infrastructure Fund managed by Emerging Markets Partnership as an Investor Relations Associate for 5 years and marketing for 2 years that led to the raising of US$ 950 million for the Fund.  Fatema has also taught Finance at the University of Bahrain.  In 2015 she was awarded by HRH Princess Shabeeka AlKhalifa, the President of Supreme Council for Women for contributing through a leading role to the banking and financial sector. She is also the recipient of the Future Leader Excellence Award by the Middle East Awards Institute.

 

Fatima holds an MBA from the University of Bahrain, and did the Leadership Development Program of Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA. She also learned Islamic Finance, Fiqh al-Mu’amalat and Islamic Insurance from University College of Bahrain, Project Management from Boston University and did a leadership program in UCLA, USA.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Mohamed Al Mughani had joined Al Baraka Islamic Bank on Aug 2008 as a Manager – Internal Audit Department. He has 11 years of experience in internal and external audit, risk assessment and corporate governance.
He previously worked as an Assistant Manager – Audit Department at BDO Jawad Habib, Bahrain. Mr. Al Mughani is ACCA qualified and Certified Information System Auditor (CISA). He hold a BSc in Accounting from University of Bahrain                 

Mr. Al Shetti has joined Al Baraka Islamic Bank management team in 2016. Prior to his appointment as Head of Compliance and AML with Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Mr. Al Shetti was the Country Head of Financial Crime Compliance and MLRO at HSBC Bahrain, Group Head of Compliance and AML with Al Salam Bank Bahrain and was a key personnel with the Risk Management advisory practice of Ernst & Young Bahrain. As an expert practice member, Mr. Al Shetti helped in raising the Compliance and AML culture within the bank and has heavily contributed in the development and growth in the areas of Regulatory Compliance,  Anti Bribery and Corruptions, Sanctions and Financial Crime Compliance. He was also involved in launching the Central Bank of Bahrain rulebook volume II for Islamic Banks which was developed in concurrent with the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) regulations where he was responsible enhancing some key rulebook modules to embrace the lasts Basel and IFSB regulations. Mr. Al Shetti is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Compliance Officer (CCO) by the American Academy of Financial Management and, a Certified Specialist on Combating Financing of Terrorism by the Arab University of Beirut and holds a BA in Finance from the Arab League University in Egypt.

Mr. Mohammed Jassim is The Manager of Shari'a Department in Al Baraka Islamic Bank - Bahrain. He has Bachelor in Islamic Law (Fiqh and principles of Fiqh), from the Shari'a College of the Islamic University in Al Madinah Al Monawarah - KSA. Mr. Mohammed Jassim is a Certified Shari'a Adviser and Auditor (CSAA), from AAOIFI- Bahrain. Mr. Mohamed Jassim has more than 7 years of experience in Islamic Banking.

 


Mr. Duaij Khalifa Abulfateh has over 10 years' extensive experience in Islamic banking and finance, with concentration on: financial and regulatory reporting, financial and strategic planning and budgeting, He has joined AL Baraka Islamic Bank since February 2008. Currently is responsible to establish and Lead Internal Sharia Audit Department in AL Baraka Islamic Bank.

Mr. Duaij Abulfateh is a Certified Sharia Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) from the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), and hold Master degree in General Business Administration from NYIT in addition to BSC degree in Managerial Accounting from NYIT, along with two-advanced diploma from Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance: Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance & Advanced Diploma in Islamic Commercial Jurisprudence (ADIF & ADICJ).


 

Hamad Al Oqab
CEO

Tariq Mahmood Kazim
General Manager - Business Group

Maisoon Mohammed BenShams
Assistant General Manager - Head of Risk Management Department

Fouad El Ouzani
Assistant General Manager - Head of Credit Department

Isa Jasim Al Obaidly
Assistant General Manager - Head of Human Resources and Administration

Mohamed Abdulrahim
Assistant General Manager - Chief Financial Offcier

Hasan Abdulwahab Alkhan
Assistant General Manager - Head of Operations

Adel Al-Manea
Assistant General Manager - Head of Commercial Banking Department

Fatema AlAlawi
Assistant General Manager - Head of Retail Banking

Mohammed Hasan Al Mughani
Senior Manager Head of Internal Audit Department

Bader Al Shetti
Senior Manager - Head of Compliance & AML , MLRO

Mohammed Jassim Ebrahim
Manager - Shari'a Department

Duaij Abulfateh
Acting Head of Internal Sharia Audit

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