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Board of Directors

Aref Ahmed Al Kooheji

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Biography
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Chairman: Greenline Group
"Islamic Finance Advisory Council" for Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).
Liquidity Management Center "LMC" – Kingdom of Bahrain (LMC is an investment bank, owned by 4 major regional banks; Bahrain Islamic Bank, Kuwait Finance House, Dubai Islamic Bank and Islamic Development Bank).
Millennium Finance Corporation "MFC" – DIFC, Dubai (MFC is the Financial Advisory and Private Equity arm for Millennium Capital Holding, the investment arm of Dubai Islamic Bank).
Vice Chairman: Islamic Conference Youth Forum (a multilateral socially responsible organization falling under Organization of Islamic Countries "OIC") – Republic of Turkey.
Advisor: Invited candidate for the Advisory Board of "Future Generations Fund" for the Government of Kazakhstan.
Board Member: Bahrain Islamic Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank – Pakistan, Bank of Khartoum, Emirates Sudan Bank, Bosnia Bank International, Deyaar Real Estate Company, Abaad Real Estate Company (Bahrain), Emirates National Securitizations Company, CanarTel, and others.

Mr. Imran Salahuddin

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Non-Executive Director
Biography
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Chief Investment Officer: Ajlan & Brothers Group Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
He has an extensive experience in the financial and investment field where he held varies senior positions in many reputable institutions. His last position was Chief Investment Officer at SAMBA Capital.

Abdullatif Mohammed Janahi

Board Member
Non-Executive Director
Biography
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CEO: VC Bank Bahrain
Finance Manager: Al-Babtain Holding Investment, Al-Babtain Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (With the subsidiaries of Al Babtain Trading, Al Babtain Contracting and AlBabtain Engineering Industries Cos.)
Chairman: Industrial & Financial Investments Company, Kuwait; German Orthopaedic Hospital, Bahrain; Royal Maternity Hospital Holding W.L.L; Lemissoler Maritime Company; Jordan Al Abyad Fertilizers and Chemicals Company (JAFCCO); World Development Company; Gulf Projects Company; Venture Capital Fund Bahrain; Al Jazira Plastic Company
Deputy Chairman: : Challenger Oil Drilling Company; Goknur Foods Import Export Trading & Production Company, Turkey.
Board Member and Chairman of Investment Committee : : GLOREI, Oman.
Board Member: Qatar Engineering & Construction Company (QCON); Bayan Realty Company, Saudi Arabia; Mozon Holding Company, Morocco Venture Capital Bank.

Robert C. Wages

Board Member
Non-Executive Director
Biography
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Profile: Senior Executive Director - Head of Post-Acquisition Member of Executive Management Committee Joined VCBank in 2017 33 years' experience Robert Wages has extensive experience in sourcing, executing and managing institutional direct private equity investments across multiple industry sectors spanning the US, Europe, MENA and Asia. Prior to joining VCBank, he was Managing Director of US-based Gazelle Capital Investors, a consulting firm advising family investment offices. Before this, Robert was Head of Private Equity with Emirates International Investment Company, the proprietary investment arm of National Holding, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Executive Director, Private Equity at the government-owned Abu Dhabi Investment Company (Invest AD). Previously, he spent 17 years with Castle Harlan, a leading New York-based middle market buyout firm, where he rose from an Associate to Managing Director. Robert holds a Master’s degree in Computational Finance and Risk Management from the University of Washington, USA; and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Princeton University, USA. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, and Financial Risk Manager.

Yahya Ibrahim Nooruddin

Board Member
Independent Director
Biography
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Board Member & Chief Executive Officer: t’azur Company b.s.c. (c) Bahrain.
Board Member and Executive Committee Member: Ibn Al-Nafees Hospital - Kingdom of Bahrain.
Director: DAMAC Properties Dubai Co. (PSC)