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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
  • Current Chairman of the Dispute Resolution Committee of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 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 Bahrain Poultry Company since 2014 and Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of I Assist for Auto Service and Maintenance Company, Bahrain
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Zainal Projects, Bahrain
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Maza Company, Bahrain
  • Member of the Joint Committee with the Customs Affairs-Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Former Member of the Food and Agriculture Committee of the Bahrain Chamber for Commerce and Industry
  • Former Member of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Committee of the Bahrain Chamber for Commerce and Industry
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
Redha Juma Al Saleh
Representative of Sultanate of Oman

Profile
  • Businessman
  • B.Sc in Civil Engineering Sciences in 1981 from the University of El Paraiso, USA
  • Worked at the Ministry of Social Affairs 1988-1998
  • Owner of Liana Engineering Consultancy Bureau since 1982
  • Managing Director of the Lama Group from 1982 until to date
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Al Zahra Girls College from 2000 until to date
  • Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Institute for Human Resources Development from 2005 until to date
  • Member of the Services Committee of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2001 until 2011
  • Member of the Human Resources Committee of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2008 until 2011
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Oman Petrochemical Industries Co. from 2000 until 2007
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Omani-European Foodstuffs Industries Company from 2001 until 2005
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer and Chairman of the Services Committee of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2011 until 2014
  • Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Chamber of Commerce and industry for the period 2014-2017
  • Deputy Chairman of the Joint Omanization Committee in the Health Sector, Ministry of the Workforce
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Oman Re-insurance Co
  • Engineering and real estate expert at the Ministry of Justice
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 (Chairman)
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