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Mr. Marafi has more than 22 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 serves as a member on several boards of directors and is a member of Al Imtiaz Investment Group’s Board of Directors since October 2013 and is the Group Chief Executive Officer since January 2014.

Mr. Marafi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, USA in 1996 and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with distinction from Cardiff University, United Kingdom in 2005.

Mr. Al Zaid has more than 25 years' experience in engineering and investment fields including consultancy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), finance, project management, corporate and asset management.
He started his career as assistant researcher at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Later , he joined Belleli Saudi Heavy Industries as assistant engineer, which was followed by a career in Aramco as mechanical engineer in project management, after which his career shifted to the investment sector when he joined the Gulf Investment Corporation as direct investment manager. Subsequently he joined Tamdeen Investment Co. as manager of direct investment and corporate finance. Next , he worked for the Gulf North Africa Holding Company where he held several positions until becoming C.E.O. This was followed by a career in Sukuk Holding Group where he was entrusted with corporate re-structuring. Thereafter, he joined the Kuwait Syrian Holding Co. as CEO. Moreover, he became member of several boards of directors as well as CEO of many investment companies in Kuwait.
Mr. Al-Zaid joined Al Imtiaz Investment Group in December 2015. Where he is currently Executive Vice President – Portfolio Monitoring and Management .
His academic qualifications include a Master’s degree in Investment and Finance from Hull University (UK), Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia) as well as a Public Administration degree from Harvard University, (USA).

Mr. Al-Sane has over 20 years’ experience in the investment field and a considerable expertise in handling direct Investments in various sectors with wide ranging responsibilities covering operations monitoring to sitting on different Boards of Directors and managing corporate restructuring, growth initiatives and strategies. He started his professional career at the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) before moving to Tamdeen Investment Company, and then Boubyan Petrochemicals Company.
Mr. Al-Sane joined Al Imtiaz Investment Group in April 2015 where he worked on the implementation of the Corporate Strategy before being assigned the Direct Strategic Investments of the Group.
He has Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University- USA, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University - USA.

Mr. Al-Saeed has over 22 years’ experience in local and regional capital markets. He started his career in the investment sector as an investment portfolio manager and he has a wealth of experience in corporate restructuring and management, investment portfolio and fund management, analysis and valuation of listed stocks and Sukuk.
Mr. Al-Saeed joined Al Imtiaz Investment Group in 2007, where he is currently Executive Vice President - Financial Investment. He is sitting board member of several companies operating in various sectors including investment, insurance, education, food and industry.
Mr. Al-Saeed holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, Syrian Arab Republic (1996).

Saad AlBader has worked extensively in direct investment with a track record spanning over 19 years. He was formerly the head of Diversified Projects at Gulf Investment Corporation where he managed an extensive portfolio of direct investment in the GCC region spanning various sectors. His activities included sourcing, executing, and managing investments as well as representing the Corporation on the Boards of investee companies. AlBader’s experience also includes working as an executive in the construction industry specializing in precast design and build housing solutions.
AlBader joined AlImtiaz Investment Group in 2022 as Executive Vice President in charge of the Corporate Development Department.
AlBader has a Bachelors degree in Finance & Insurance from Northeastern University, Boston - MA, USA.

Mr. Al-Houti has over 26 years’ professional experience in the corporate sector. He started his career at (Zain) as Systems Programmer, and he held several positions during his work in the IT field until he became Director of the Information and Technology Sector. Later he served as Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services at the same Company. He then joined Burgan Bank as Assistant General Manager for Systems Development and Information Technology, following which he joined Wataniya Telecommunications Company (Ooredoo) as Chief Regulatory Officer and subsequently he became Head of Human Resources and Administrative Services at the same company. He attended several executive programs offered by prestigious universities and institutes such as HBS, IMD, GW and INSEAD.
Eventually, he joined Al Imtiaz Investment Group in February 2017 as Senior Vice President. Currently, he is occupying the position of Executive Vice President for Support Services since February 2021.
Mr. Al-Houti holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, specializing in Computerised Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University, USA (1993).

Ms. Al-Ghanim brings with her to Al Imtiaz 21 years’ experience in risk management, regulatory compliance, corporate supervisory, and guidance for compliance with the regulatory requirements, supported by solid expertise in financial analysis of local and GCC stocks.
She joined Al Imtiaz Investment Group in August 2016, as Senior Vice President - Risk Department.
Ms. Al-Ghanim holds several specialized certificates including the ICT Advanced Certificate in Compliance for ICA , Manchester Business School (2015) in addition to Diploma in Compliance and Financial Crimes from ICMA Centre and Henley Business School (2017) and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking, Kuwait University, Kuwait (1992).

Mr. El-Assal has more than 15 years of experience, He started his career as an auditor in AlBazie & Co. (RSM International) and Al-Eiban & Al-Osaimi (Ernst & Young).
Mr. El-Assal joined Al-Imtiaz Investment Group in November 2007 and now he’s Senior Vice President – Financial Services Department.
Mr. El-Assal holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Helwan University (A.R.E) in 2002. And CPA (U.S.A) in 2017, In addition to some other professional certificates i.e.(CertIA and CFC).