The Board of Directors of Audacia Capital embraces best practices in terms of its role and function. In addition to helping guide the strategic vision, mission and goals of Audacia Capital, the Board is also responsible for developing and overseeing a best-in-class governance system.
Audacia Capital has enlisted the skills and experience of some of the region’s most accomplished financial services and investment professionals, bringing together diverse backgrounds and global experience with a superb track record of achievements.
Jaber Alsulaiti (Chairman)
Jaber is the former Qatar Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He acted in this strategic role for six years before retiring from public service in 1980. On returning to Qatar, he established Alahed, a contracting company, which became one of the largest contractors in Qatar. His business interests now span various sectors, including real estate development, oil and gas services, trading as well as contracting.
Emad is the founder and CEO of Audacia Capital. He has twenty-three years of banking experience in the GCC, including – among others – as CEO of Qatar First Bank. Prior to this role, he was the Head of Investment Banking at Samba Financial Group in KSA. Emad has a BA in Finance from University of Newcastle in the UK, and a Master’s in Financial Economics from City University in London.
Bassam Abdul Salam M Abu Issa
Bassam is a Board Member and the Executive Director for Business Development of Salam International Investment Limited, a publicly listed Qatari company with regional activities in retail, contracting, IT, and oil and gas. He is also a Board Member of Salam Bounian Development Company, a private real estate development and investment company in Qatar. Bassam has a BA in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the University of Kent, UK.
Ghassan Ibrahim Fares Akeel
Ghassan is the Chief Executive Officer of Astra Group in KSA. Prior to this, he held the roles of Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer. Before he joined Astra, he worked at Arthur Anderson as an audit manager. Ghassan is a director of Astra Industrial Group (PJSC). He has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and is a member of the American Certified Public Accountants Institute (CPA).
Muhanad is the Chief Executive Officer of FAS Capital. He was previously the Head of Asset Management & Treasury, as well as Chief Financial Officer of Arabian Centres Company. He has also worked in senior roles at Dubai Festival City, a flagship property development in Dubai, as well as PwC and BDO in Jordan. He has a BA in Accounting from the University of Jordan, and is a member of the American Certified Public Accountants Institute (CPA).