Board Of Directors

Board Members

INJAZ UAE board members represent some of the world’s and region’s foremost companies and institutions. Their combined expertise in their respective fields of business drive our strategy and support INJAZ UAE’s core mission.

Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan

Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan is the Chairman of INJAZ UAE and INJAZ Al Arab. He established Bin Zayed Group of Companies in 1988, a leading conglomerate of companies with a primary focus on local and international markets.

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Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan

Mr. Abdulfattah Sharaf

Mr. Abdulfattah Sharaf is the Chief Executive Officer, United Arab Emirates, a Board Member of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (HBME) and HSBC Bank Oman S.A.O.G. (HBON).

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Mr. Abdulfattah Sharaf

Mr. Arshad Ghafur

Mr. Arshad Ghafur is Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s President and Country Executive for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Mr. Arshad Ghafur

Mr. Paul Theys

Mr. Paul Theys graduated from the University of Leuven with a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined Exxon Chemical as a process engineer in 1980 in Belgium. Currently, Theys is the President of Exxon Al Khalij Inc. in Abu Dhabi, with an oversight for all of ExxonMobil’s upstream, downstream and chemicals operations and joint venture projects in the United Arab Emirates.

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Mr. Paul Theys

Mr. Elie Khoury

As the CEO of Omnicom Media Group MENA, part of Omnicom Group, Elie Khouri heads the operations of two leading communication planning agencies, OMD and PHD, as well as several specialist companies and units.

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Mr. Elie Khoury

Ms. Elissar Farah Antonios

Dubai–Citi recently appointed Ms. Elissar Farah Antonios as Chief Executive Officer of Citi UAE. Ms. Antonios transfers from Citi Lebanon where she has been the Bank’s CEO since 2012.

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Ms. Elissar Farah Antonios

Mr. Iqbal Hamzah

Mr. Iqbal Hamzah was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Agthia Group PJSC in October 2014, and has been the Group’s Chief Financial Officer since August 2006, shortly after the company’s inception.

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Mr. Iqbal Hamzah
 

Ms. Lubna Qassim

Ms. Lubna Qassim is the Executive Vice President, Group Company Secretary and the General Counsel of Emirates NBD Bank (PJSC). She is also, at present, the first female EXCO member of Emirates NBD.

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Ms. Lubna Qassim

Mr. Norm Gilsdorf

Mr. Norman L. Gilsdorf is President of Honeywell, High Growth Regions (HGR), Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East, leading the planning, investment, and creation of operational structures to establish strong business growth in these key regions.

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Mr. Norm Gilsdorf

Mr. Omar Boulos

Mr. Omar Boulos is responsible for Accenture business in the region, including defining and executing Accenture’s Middle East strategy, leading the client portfolio and managing local operations.

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Mr. Omar Boulos

 

Advisors

Mr. Karim Seifeddine

Mr. Karim Seifeddine is Citi’s Public Affairs and Government Relations Head for the Middle East and North Africa Division. For the past 12 years, he’s been responsible for Citi’s corporate communications practice in the region, including media relations, CSR activities, internal communications, and branding.

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Mr. Karim Seifeddine

Mr. Kourosh Dara

Mr. Kourosh is a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Management Consulting practice. He brings over 10 years’ experience working with both private and public sector clients on both systems implementation and organizational transformation projects within the UK and across Europe, Middle East and North America.

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Mr. Kourosh Dara

Ms. Shirine S. Solh

Ms. Shirine Solh was born in Greece and grew up throughout Europe and the Middle East. She received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and History from Brown University (Rhode Island, USA) and her Master of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University (New York, USA). She joined ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical in Belgium as a Public Affairs Analyst for the Downstream and Chemical businesses in 2000.

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Ms. Shirine S. Solh

Mr. Steve Martin

Mr. Steve has a wide range of communications experience in both the public and private sectors. Most of his career has been spent in the Middle East and he has a good understanding of the region and its particular ways of doing business. Steve had led a number of in-house teams and has contributed to corporate strategy at the highest levels.

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Mr. Steve Martin

Mr. Toufic El Chaar

Mr. Toufic has over 20 years of experience with international organizations and regional conglomerates at executive level with concentration on strategic Human Capital Engineering and Talent Management.

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Mr. Toufic El Chaar

 

 

 

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