Board of Directors

Faisal Mansour Sarkhou

Chairman

Mr. Sarkhou is the Chief Executive Officer of KAMCO Investment Company since 2014. Prior to that he headed the Financial Services and Investment Division at KAMCO since 2010, and the Corporate Finance Department from 2006 - 2010. Mr. Sarkhou has extensive experience of over 19 years in investment banking, asset management, financial products as well as financial services. Mr. Sarkhou commenced his career in the late ‘90s with KPMG Corporate Finance in Kuwait. He serves as a board member on several reputable companies and funds. He also sits on a number of company and investment management committees as well as being a board member and treasurer at the Union of Investment Companies in Kuwait and a member of the advisory board of the College of Business & Economics at the American University of Kuwait. Mr. Sarkhou is also a board member on the Industrial Advisory Board at the Australian College of Kuwait. He is an Economics graduate with honors from the University of Birmingham, UK and holds an EMBA with distinction from HEC Paris, France.

Khaled Fouad

Vice Chairman

Mr. Fouad is the Chief Investment Officer of KAMCO Investment Company. He oversees the Firm’s investment banking services and management of various funds across asset classes. He is a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee and Executive Management Committee. Mr. Fouad joined KAMCO in 2015 after 11 years in the UAE working for prominent investment banks and private equity houses. Prior to joining KAMCO, he managed the largest SME fund for Shell in Iraq as well as serving as a board member in several companies across the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Cairo University and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in the UK. He speaks Arabic, English and German fluently.

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Hubail

Director

Mr. Al-Hubail is the Chief Operating Officer of KAMCO Investment Company. He joined KAMCO as Senior Vice President – Administration Department in 2009 and was promoted to Chief Resources Officer in 2013. Mr. Al-Hubail has 23 years of extensive practical experience in the fields of Human Resources, Administration, and Accounting. He worked with Enhanced Engineering & Multi-Technologies Co., Kuwait Investment Project Co., and with the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company. Mr. Al-Hubail is also a member of several boards of companies in Kuwait.

Mazen Isam Hawwa

Director

Mr. Hawwa is Group Senior Vice President at Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO), leading the Group’s finance and operations and is entrusted with strategic planning, operational optimization, governance and risk management. He also serves as advisor to several KIPCO operating subsidiaries. He is Vice Chairman of Takaud Savings & Pensions and United Networks. He is also a Board Member of United Real Estate Group, United Gulf Holding Company, North Africa Holding Company, SSH International Group and Fajr Al Gulf Insurance Company. Prior to joining KIPCO, he worked for Andresen & Co. Mr. Hawwa holds an MBA from HEC Paris, France and he is a graduate of the Lebanese American University. He is a holder of several professional qualifications from prominent US-based institutions such as CPA, CGMA and CMA. He was provided with several distinguishing awards for his remarkable achievements and contributions to the Group.

Joe Kawkabani

Director

With around 20 years of experience in identifying, structuring, developing and managing investments and ventures in frontier markets, Mr Kawkabani leads strategic initiatives, special projects and transformation programs across KIPCO Group. Prior to joining KIPCO, he set up and served as the CEO of CPC Africa, and before that he was one of the founding partners of Willow Impact Investment. He has held several positions in leading regional and international organizations including Chief Investment Officer- MENA equities at Franklin Templeton, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Algebra Capital, and Head of Equity Asset Management at SHUAA Capital.

 

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Saint Joseph University in Beirut.

Abdul Wahab Al-Halabi

Director

Mr. Al-Halabi has over 20 years of experience in the fields of executive management. He involved in the REIT industry in the region.  Prior to that, he was the Group Chief Investment Officer of Meraas Holding, a leading UAE based developer where he was responsible for the group's capital markets, investments, funding and finance functions. He has also been the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Properties and held various senior positions within the Dubai Holding group focusing on their development and leisure businesses.  He started his career with KPMG in London working on debt advisory services and restructuring and for two years was a partner at KPMG Dubai co-heading the transaction and restructuring unit in the UAE and Oman.

 

Mr. Al-Halabi is also a current board member of DXB Entertainments, a DFM listed entity and was previously on several boards including Emirates REIT Management which managed Emirates REIT, a NASDAQ Dubai listed entity and several other private enterprises related to Meraas.

 

Mr. Al-Halabi holds a degree in Economics from London School of Economics, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Khalid N. Al-Shamsi

Director