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Executive Management

Salem Patel

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Salem Patel is serving as Chief Executive Officer of GBCORP. He is responsible for leading the company’s strategy and safeguarding its success.

Mr. Patel brings over 20 years of extensive local and international financial industry experience to the company having previously worked at GFH Financial Group, UBS, Societe Generale, LongView Partners, and Accenture (UK).

Mr. Patel holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Studies specializing in Finance from City University Business School in London and has obtained a number of certifications including: the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) and the Securities and Futures Authorities Registered Representative (SFA). He has also passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.

     

Mohamed Ahmed Buhajeeh

Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Mohamed Buhajeeh is serving as Chief Administrative Officer at GBCORP since 2016. He is responsible for the business operations across board.

Mr. Buhajeeh has more than 20 years of previous experience which includes Arcapita Bank and Kuwait Finance House.
Mr. Buhajeeh is a holder of a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science both from

Canisius College and is a holder of the Advanced Islamic Banking Diploma from BIBF.

     

Mohamed Ahmed AlKhaja

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Mohamed AlKhaja is serving as Chief Investment Officer at GBCORP since December 2022. He is responsible for managing the team to carry out all investment related activities from advising, using expertise in investment for steering of business strategy, fund raising, guaranteeing new product compliance with rules and regulations, ensuring successful new deal flow and relevant asset management services are provided.

Mr. AlKhaja has been working in the banking/investment field since 2000 in financial institutions such as GFH Capital KSA, ADCORP, Osool Asset Management, Credit Suisse, and Merrill Lynch International Bank.
He also serves the industry through sitting on multiple company boards including: Bahrain Islamic Bank, Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company, MedGulf Insurance Group, and Aegila Capital Management.
Mr. AlKhaja holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in accounting from the University of Bahrain and is an affiliate member of the CFA Institute.

     

Abdulrahman Mohamed AlMalki

Executive Director – Investment Placement

Mr. Abdulrahman AlMalki is serving as Executive Director of Investment Placement at GBCORP since 2023.
He is responsible for coordinating and managing existing clients, bringing in new clients, and educating on new product offerings.
Mr. AlMalki has experience in the industry starting back in 2004 including tenure in but not limited to GFH Financial Group, National Investment Company,

and Esterad Investment Company.
Mr. AlMalki is a holder of an MBA from Hult International Business School and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Information Systems from University of Bahrain. He has also completed the Waqf Fund Leadership Grooming Program for Islamic Banks from Ivey Business School.

     

Nabeel Mirza

Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance & MLRO

Mr. Nabeel Mirza is serving as Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and MLRO at GBCORP since 2020. He is responsible for compliance monitoring and management.
Mr. Mirza has a working profile dating back to 2002 and exposure in both retail and investment banks including but not limited to GFH Financial Group, Mashreq Bank, and Citibank.
Mr. Mirza is a holder of a Master’s in Public

Administration from University of Karachi. And a holder of Advanced Diploma in Compliance & Financial Crime from University of Reading (UK).

     

Nupur Daga

Acting Head of Financial Planning

Ms. Nupur Daga is serving as Acting Head of Financial Planning at GBCORP since September 2019. She is responsible for the company’s overall financial plan and policies.
Ms. Daga has consulting and banking experience and exposure since 2007 in institutions such as Ahli United Bank and Assure Consulting.
Ms. Daga holds a Master’s degree in Financial Analysis and Fund Management from Exeter

Business School, Masters of Commerce in Accountancy and Business Statistics and a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Rajasthan (Jaipur). She is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

     

Hanoof Abdulla AlDoseri

Head of Human Resources

Ms. Hanoof AlDoseri is serving as Head of Human Resources at GBCORP since January 2023. She is responsible for implementing HR strategies across the company.
Ms. AlDoseri has worked in the field since 2015 in companies like GFH Financial Group, National Bank of Bahrain, and Infracorp.
Ms. AlDoseri holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting, and Ethics and

Social Responsibility from Bentley University (USA). She holds an Advanced Level 7 Certificate in Human Resources from Charted Institute of Personnel and Development as well as Bahrain Labor Law Certification.

     
 


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