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Mr. Ben Essa has a considerable experience in social, investment and economic fields where he was active for more than 53 years. He occupied the position of chairman of the board of directors of several companies, including HOT for Engineering and Constructions, Marine Contracting and Services Company, Al-Ahlia Investment Company, CEO for Sultan Ben Essa Sons, Founder & Chairman of Salmiyah Cooperative Society, Chairman of The Graduates Society and many other leading commercial enterprises. He served as member of Kuwait National Assembly for several terms. His career includes the chairmanship of the Board of Directors of Al Imtiaz Group Investment Company from 2005 to 2010, and has been chairman of the Group’s the Board of Directors since 2013.
Mr. Ben Essa graduated with a bachelor degree in Aviation Engineering from Purdue University, USA (1965) and a Master of Business Administration from Washington University, USA (1966).

Mr. Al-Jassar’s field experience spans over 33 years in the financial, industrial, and real estate sectors at the local and regional levels. During the course of his career, he served as Vice Chairman of Al Imtiaz Investment Group from 2005 to 2010, and has been the Group’s Vice Chairman since 2017.
Mr. Al-Jassar holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Cairo University, Egypt (1971).

Mr. Boodai’s expertise in the field of real estate investment and banking services exceeds 38 years, including membership of the Board of Directors of the Credit and Saving Bank, Boubyan Bank, and the Board of Directors of Al Imtiaz Investment Group since 2013.
Mr. Boodai holds a bachelor's degree in Geography from Kuwait University, Kuwait (1975).

Mr. Al-Mansour has over 22 years of experience in the financial, investment and real estate sectors. He has been a Board Member of the Union of Investment Companies and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Fanar Investment Company. Currently, he is a Board member of Al Imtiaz Investment Group since 2013.
Mr. Al-Mansour holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, USA (1997).

Mr. Al-Khannah is the Chief Executive Officer of Investment Houses Group Holding Company and has more than 14 years of experience in the engineering and investment fields.
Mr. Al-Khannah holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from Kuwait University (2006) and a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait (2011).

Mr. Al-Essa has over 9 years of experience in the real estate sector. He also holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors in one of the holding companies
Mr. Al Essa holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, USA.

Mr. Marafi has more than 24 years of professional experience, having worked in various Executive positions across several sectors: mainly in the fields of financial services, petroleum services and industrial services. He has served as a member on several Boards of Directors and is an Executive member of Al Imtiaz Investment Group’s Board of Directors. and he is also the Group Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Marafi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with distinction from Cardiff University, United Kingdom.