Adib Abdullah AlZamil is the Chairman of Fajr Capital’s Board of Directors. Mr AlZamil currently serves as the CEO of Zamil Group, which represents the interests of one of the leading business families in Saudi Arabia. He also serves on the Zamil Group’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He was previously Managing Director of Finance and Investments at Zamil Group and Managing Director of Zamil Industrial Investments Company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Portland State University.
Abdulaziz Alsubeaei serves on the Fajr Capital Board of Directors as a representative of Mohammed Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company (“MASIC”). He played a pivotal role in the creation of MASIC and is currently a board member of the company. He is also the Chairman of Jabal Omar Development Company, and a founder and member of the Board of Directors of Jadwa Investment. Mr. Alsubeaei also serves on the Founder’s Committee and the Executive Committee of Bank Al Bilad in Saudi Arabia and on the Board of Directors of four other companies.
M. Atila Kurama is an independent director on the Fajr Capital Board of Directors. He is currently the Chairman of BRK Bereke Construction Mining and Investment Inc. and has served as the Board Member of Godiva Chocolatier since its acquisition by Yıldız Holding in 2007. He was previously the CEO of Gozde Private Equity Investment Co., the largest publicly listed Private Equity business in Turkey, and also held several senior positions at the Ulker Group, including Chief Financial Officer of the Group and the General Manager and Executive Board Member of Yıldız Holding until his retirement in January 2014. In addition to strong insight and connectivity into Turkey and other OIC markets, Mr Kurama brings deep expertise in the financial services sector, having played a pivotal role in the 60% sale of Türkiye Finans to Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank (NCB) in 2008. He graduated from Bogaziçi University in Turkey with a Bachelor’s degree in management and received his MBA degree from Cardiff Business School.
Iqbal Ahmad Khan is the Chief Executive Officer of Fajr Capital. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, Cravia Group, Jadwa Investment and MENA Infrastructure. Prior to Fajr Capital, he was the founding CEO of HSBC Amanah, where he built the business and team over eight years into one of the fastest growing and most successful emerging businesses in the HSBC Group. He is a long-time advocate of the Islamic financial services industry, serving as an advisor to government initiatives in Brunei, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics and Chemistry, both from Aligarh Muslim University. He is the recipient of several industry and global accolades, including the Royal Award for Islamic Finance, a biannual prize presented by HM the King of Malaysia, and a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE.
Junaidi Hj Masri serves on the Fajr Capital Board of Directors as a representative of the Government of Brunei Darussalam. He is currently Managing Director of the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA). He joined the BIA in 1991, and was previously Director and Head of Venture Capital and Strategic Investments, managing BIA’s investments globally. Mr. Masri holds a B.Sc Degree in Computer and Management Sciences from Keele University, United Kingdom.
Nik Rizal Kamil serves on the Fajr Capital Board of Directors as a representative of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”). Nik Rizal joined Khazanah in April 2011 as Senior Vice President, Investments, and was promoted to Director, Investments, in April 2012. He started his professional career in 1995 as an accountant/auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, UK before returning to Kuala Lumpur in 1997 where he joined Arthur Anderson & Co as an Assistant Manager in Audit and Business Advisory. Prior to joining Khazanah, Nik Rizal worked at Shell Malaysia Limited as Finance Manager in Special Projects. Nik Rizal currently sits on the Boards of Xeraya Capital and Jadwa Investment (both portfolio companies of Khazanah) and had previously served as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (as a Khazanah nominee director) from 30 April 2017 to 31 December 2018. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant at Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and holds an M.Sc. in Finance from the London Business School and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics & Accounting from the University of Bristol.
Nasser Mohammed Alsubeaei serves on the Fajr Capital Board of Directors as a representative of Mohammed Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company (“MASIC”). He played a pivotal role in the creation of MASIC and is currently Vice Chairman of the company. Mr. Alsubeaei is also a Board Member and a Member of the Executive Committee of Bank Al Bilad. He is also a Board Member of Al-Riyadh Development Company (ARDCO) and Saudi Hotels and Resorts Company, and a Member of the Audit Committee at the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).
Dr. Khalid Alsweilem is an independent director on the Fajr Capital Board of Directors, and currently serves as a nonresident fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He was previously Chief Counselor and Director General of Investment at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, where he held several senior positions since 1991. He holds degrees from the University of Arizona (BS Industrial Engineering), Boston University (MA Economics) and University of Colorado at Boulder (PhD Economics), and was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University (Economics & Finance).
Mike Powell is an independent director on the Fajr Capital Board of Directors. He is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Thematic Capital Partners LLP and Senior Partner of GCS Capital LLP. He was formerly Global Head of Markets for HSBC and a member of the HSBC Group Executive Committee, and is well-known as a seasoned global macro investor with extensive strategic management experience. Mr. Powell is a non-executive director of Jadwa Investment, and serves on the board of a number of technology companies. Mr. Powell has an MBA from Henley Business School.