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Board of Directors
Year 2021

Sami Mohammed Sharif Zainal (Chairman)
Representative of Kingdom of Bahrain

Profile
  • Marketing manager of Mohammed Ali Zainal Company (Maza) in the Kingdom of Bahrain since 1991
  • Bachelor of Business Administration- Saint Edward University in Texas, USA, 1988
  • MBA, University of Bahrain, 1994
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bahrain Poultry Company since 2014
  • Member of the Dispute Resolution Center of Bahrain Chamber
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Bahrain National Insurance Company (BNI) since 2008 and Member of the Executive and Audit Committees of the Company
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Zainal Enterprises, Bahrain
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Maza Company, Bahrain
Fahad bin Ali Mohammed Al Amri (Deputy Chairman)
Representative of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Profile
  • Assistant General Secretary for Legal Affairs at the Saudi Chambers Council
  • Deputy Head of the Permanent Committee of the Saudi Arbitration Centres
  • Accredited Arbitrator by the Justice Ministry
  • Former Deputy Head of the Disciplinary Committee of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (for two years)
  • Former Member in the Consultancy Group of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage
  • Member in the Consultancy Group of the Ministry of Economy and Planning to Evaluate the Governance of the Revision, Control and Anti-corruption System
  • Member and Arbitrator in the Arab Union of International Arbitration
Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Al-Ansari
Representative of State of Kuwait

Profile
  • PhD in International Law University of Montpellier
  • Deputy Minister for Legal Affairs an International Relations, 2006
  • Deputy Minister for International Relations Affairs, 2007
  • Assistant Undersecretary for International Relations Affairs, 2007
  • Assistant Undersecretary for Justice Palace Affairs, 2010
  • Vice President of the Arab Authority for International Arbitration in 1994
  • Chairman of the Permanent National Committee for International Humanitarian Law in 2006
  • Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Human Rights in 2008
  • Lawyer at the Constitutional Court and Cassation since 2015 to date
Ali Salim Hamed Al-Kasbi
Representative of Sultanate of Oman

Profile
  • Master of law- specialization in commercial arbitration
  • Director of legal affairs of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of the Legislation Committee of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of the human resources committee of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of the Labor Issues Committee at the Ministry of Labor
  • Member of the complaint committee of the ministry of commerce and industry
  • Lawyer from 2006
  • Member of the committee for preparing bankruptcy law and commercial companies
Shaikh Dr. Thani Bin Ali Al Thani
Representative of State of Qatar

Profile
  • Attorney and legal consultant
  • LLB, Ain Shams University
  • Bachelor of Education Biology, University of Qatar
  • LLB Degree
  • Ph.D. of Law University of Cairo
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration
  • Vice President of Qatar Bar Society
  • International Arbitrator
  • Participated in a number of specialized legal courses on civil and criminal law
  • Participated in a number of specialized legal seminars and events
  • Legal Adviser and Attorney for a number of leading local and international companies
Mohammed Helal Al Muhairi
Representative of United Arab Emirates

Profile
  • Director-General for Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry from 1/5/2011 To date
  • B. Sc. from Colorado Technical University, the USA, in 1996
  • Earned a certificate in “Total Quality Management (TQM)” from Colorado Technical University, the USA, in 1996
  • Strategic Projects Dept. Tawazun Economic Council from 17/11/1996-To date
  • Member Economic Development Committee Secretariat General of the Executive Council from 2015 To date
  • Member Board of Directors Khalifa Fund for Development of Enterprises from 2014 To date
  • Member Board of Directors Alfa Investment Co. from 2000 To date
  • Head Tawazun Economic Council Steering Committee of the National Defence Companies’ Board of Tawazun Economic Council from 2015 To date
  • Chairman Board of Directors UAE Franchise Development Association from 2017 To date
  • Member Board of Directors International Fish Farming Company (Asmak) from 1999 To 2017
  • Member Board of Directors Abu Dhabi Emiratization Council from 2014 To 2015
  • Member Board of Directors International Chamber of Commerce from 2012 To 2014