GFH appoints new board members

MANAMA: GFH Financial Group (GFH) yesterday announced the appointment of two new directors to its board – Ali Murad and Ahmed Alahmadi.

The appointments are effective from the first of this month and the new directors each bring a wealth of experience and strong track records in regional and international investment and finance to the group’s board.

Mr Murad is the managing director and co-founder of Pinnacle, Bahrain and serves on the boards of companies including C5 Accelerate, EAT App and Wavepoint Publishing.

He commenced his career at Arab Banking Corporation where he spent five years in a variety of positions including credit analyst at Bank ABC Islamic, money market dealer and deputy manager of the treasury and marketable securities department.

In 2010, Mr Murad established Pinnacle, a holding company that acquires and holds stakes in various sectors including technology, music publishing and real estate.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in marketing from Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Mr Alahmadi is an associate at Mubadala Investment Company working in mergers and acquisitions, where he assists teams across the company in sourcing deals and executing transactions.

Previously, he worked for over three years at Mubadala and Rothschild & Company on deals in the energy and power space globally.

He currently serves on the board of directors of SHUAA Capital.

Mr Alahmadi is a CFA charterholder and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University College London and a Master’s degree in risk management and financial engineering from Imperial College London.




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