Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar – ETISALAT

Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar
Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar

Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar – CEO of Etisalat Group

In 2004, Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar was one of the first graduates of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Establishment for Young Business Leaders. He has also received degrees in Civil Engineering and Computer Science from the Gonzaga University in Washington, USA.

Mr. Julfar is the Group CEO Etisalat, one of the leading Middle East telecom companies. Before being promoted to the top position, he served as COO, and General Manager for Etisalat’s Dubai regional business.
Parallel to his active duties as Group CEO, Mr Julfar is the Chairman of Thuraya’s Board and serves on the Board of two other Etisalat international subsidiaries – Mobily (Saudi Arabia), as its Chairman of the Risk Management Committee; and Excelcomindo (Indonesia), as a member of the Compensation and Remuneration Committee. He sits on the Steering Committee in charge of the delivery of a nationwide All-IP NGN network in the UAE, destined to provide superior quality cable TV, Internet and fixed-line telephone (triple-play) services.

Mr. Julfar joined Etisalat as early as 1986. He held positions such as manager of Customer Service, GM of Comtrust, GM of E-Company and GM of the Dubai Region in 2005. In 2011, he was appointed as the Group’s CEO.

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Sameer Alhamidi – SACO HARDWARE

SAMEER ALHAMIDI , Graduated from SMU (Southern Methodist University Bachelor’s Degree) Dallas Texas in Economics and Business in 1980.
Mr. ALHAMIDI is the current CEO of SACO (Saudi Company For Hardware).

He is also a Board member of Ace International Holdings (USA) and Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia.

ACO is a Saudi Arabian hardware retailing and wholesaling business. SACO has established 21 retail stores that operate in twelve cities in Saudi Arabia. The company employs 1,500 people and features more than 45,000 hardware items.

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Nabil AlHoshan – AL-JAZIRA BANK

Nabil Alhoshan was appointed CEO of Bank Al-Jazira on the 1st of August 2010. Mr. Alhoshan is a highly experienced Saudi banking professional, with over 26 years in the industry and leadership experience. Over the years, he has filled several executive positions at ANB, SAMBA Group, and the Saudi-British Bank. Additionally, he has also sat on several Boards for financial institutions. Since he joined Bank Al-Jazira, the Bank underwent restructuring, in line with market requirements and customer needs.

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