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Ayman Sejiny – Chairman of the Board

Mr. Ayman Amin Sejiny is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Bank Alkhair.  He has over 21 years of corporate and investment banking experience, having worked with leading international institutions such as Barclays, CITI Bank and ABN Amro.  Prior to joining Bank Alkhair, Mr. Sejiny was Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Saudi Arabia.  During his five year tenure Mr. Sejiny was responsible for managing Barclays Capital and Barclays Wealth.Mr. Sejiny, was Co-Founder of Bank Alkhair, (formerly Unicorn Investment Bank), and a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Sejiny was also Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Alkhair Capital Saudi Arabia, (formerly Unicorn Capital Saudi Arabia).

Mr. Sejiny has a BA in Finance from Eastern Michigan University, United States.

Margie Evashenk

Margie Evashenk is a proven engineering leader with more than 25 years in the enterprise storage and networking industries, specializing in ASIC development.  Most recently, Ms. Evashenk was Senior Vice President and Chief Development Executive at Emulex Corporation, where she oversaw all of Emulex’s engineering functions globally.   Prior to that, she held various positions in engineering and R&D management at HP and Agilent Technologies, starting her career in ASIC supply chain management before becoming an ASIC design engineer, and eventually expanding to lead R&D for Agilent’s Fibre Channel controllers.   In 2001, she became Vice President of Engineering and Co-Founder of Sierra Logic, a venture-backed startup which produced enterprise storage routers and bridges, and she played a key role in leading the company to profitability prior to its acquisition by Emulex in 2006.

Margie holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Abdulkarim Doaiji

Mr. Abdulkarim Doaiji is a former CEO of Alistithmar Capital, an Investment bank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has 31 years of experience, and worked in half of the big banks in Saudi Arabia, including Saudi American Bank, Saudi France Bank, NCB, Saudi Investment Bank, Bilad Bank and GIB. He worked in different capacities including advisor to the CEOs of two of those banks.

Abdulkarim was a member of the initial team that established CMA, the Saudi Capital Market Regulator, and also worked for the Saudi exchange (Tadawul) to manage the IPO of STC, the largest at the time.

Besides his investment banking and financial experience, Abdulkarim is a computer scientist by training (with extensive IT knowledge and experience) holding a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer science, plus a PhD candidate in computer science at the University of California in Irvine, California, USA.

Maurice Horan

Mr. Maurice Horan operates a strategic management consultancy business, specializing in mergers and acquisition, and providing business development and financial advice to clients in a range of industry sectors. Mr. Horan also serves as a non-executive director on the boards of a number of companies based in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Prior to establishing his own business, Mr. Horan spent over 25 years in commercial and investment banking. He has served as general manager and CEO at a number of major institutions in Ireland and the Gulf, and has extensive experience in corporate and big-ticket loans restructurings.

Mr. Horan holds an MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin, a B.A. (Mod) in economics and finance from Trinity College Dublin, and a degree in science from University College Cork.

Almoatasim Sharqawi

Mr. Al-Moatasim Billah Sharqawi is currently the Group CFO for AlNahla Group. The Group is owned by one of Saudi Arabia’s oldest and foremost families in trade & business. The family, based in Jeddah, has been an integral partner in the development of the country since 1930s. The group consolidates their investments under the umbrella of AlNahla and has substantial investments across the MENA region. It includes a number of operating companies such as: SAMACO, Fast, Jeddah Holding and Smile Telecom and is represented on the board of number public of companies such as Riyad Bank and Ettihad Atheeb Telecommunication Co.Al-Moatasim has joined the group in 2007 and before that he worked for Ernst & Young Riyadh Office for 4 years. Al-Moatasim Holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting Information systems from Central Michigan University, USA. He has also earned the CPA qualification from the state of Colorado, USA back in 2008 and is still actively licensed.Al-Moatasim serves on the board of SMILE Telecoms Holdings and is a member of the audit Committees for: Ettihad Atheeb Telecom Company (A Saudi Publically Listed Company), Ithraa Capital (a licensed investment firm by the Saudi Capital Market Authority) and SMILE Telecoms Holdings.

Al-Moatasim’s intensive 12 years of work experience exposed him to a majority of functions across many sectors including financial and accounting, Debt & working capital restructuring, IT, HR, administration, strategic and financial planning, board and audit committee levels.

Robert Eichfeld

Bob currently serves on the board and co-chairs the audit committee of EFG-Hermes, the leading investment bank in the Middle East. Bob has over 33 years of international banking experience with Citigroup where he managed Citibank’s client, business, country, and regional activities at posts in Puerto Rico, Indonesia, the United States, Pakistan, Brazil, New Zealand, India, and Saudi Arabia. In addition to his general management background Bob has extensive experience in commercial, investment, and consumer banking as well as in risk management and corporate governance. In his last two assignments he served as Region Head for Citibank’s activities covering 22 countries and as Chief Executive of Citibank’s affiliate, Saudi American Bank, the second largest and most profitable bank in the Middle East at the time. While abroad he also served on the boards of several business, community, and educational organizations.

Bob has a master’s degree in International Business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Political Science from Wake Forest University. Bob also completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Program for Management Development.