Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Mohammed Ebrahim Juma Al Shroogi, Chairman, Bahraini

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

    • Executive Program, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 1989; and

 

    • Bachelor in Commerce, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 1970G.

 

Current Positions:

    • Chairman of the board of Golf Cooperation Council Board Directors institute, non-profit organization, focuses on raising awareness of the importance of promoting professionalism of the members of Boards of Directors and enhancing their efficiency in the region, since 2015G;

 

    • Co Chief Executive Officer, Investcorp Bank B. S. C., a Bahrain shareholding company, banking and financial services, since 2015G;

 

    • Chairman of the Board of Directors, L’azurde Company for Jewelry , since 2013G;

 

    • A director at the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program, since 2000;

 

    • A member at the board of trustees of Bahrain Center for studies and research, Bahraini research institute conducting special applied research on pension basis, consultancy services to private and public sectors, since 1995G; and

 

    • A director at the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce, aims at enhancing and supporting US-Arab work and economic cooperation, since 1995G.

 

Past Professional Experience:

  • President of Gulf Business, Investcorp Bank B.S.C., a Bahrain shareholding company, banking and financial services, 2009G–2015G;

 

    • Chief Executive Officer, United Arab Emirates, Citigroup, Inc., banking and financial services, 2006G–2009G;

 

    • Chief Executive Officer, for the Middle East and North Africa region, Citigroup, Inc., banking and financial services, 2004G–2006G;

 

    • Head of treasury and chief executive officer of Bahrain and states where no banks are owned, Citygroup, Inc , banking and financial services, since 1986G until 2004G;

 

    • A member at the Bahraini Consultative Council from 2002G until 2006G; and

 

    • An assistant manager of treasury department in Bahrain branch, Citygroup, Inc, banking and financial services, since 1976G until 1979G.
Abdullah Abdulaziz Saleh Al Othaim, Vice-chairman, Saudi

Member   of Nomination and Remuneration    Committee

Member   of Executive Committee

 

Abdullah   Al Othaim joined   L'azurde   Company   for Jewelry   on 5 September   2013. He has been re-elected for three years by General Assembly convened on 22 April 2018, for current term of the board that has been started on 26 April 2018 and ends 25 April 2021

 

Current Positions:

  • CEO of Mad'a Investment  Company, a Limited Liabilities Company, Specialised in construction and real estate investments since 2017;
  • Director at Abdulaziz  Al Othaim  & Sons Holding  Company, a Limited Liabilities Company, Specialised in direct investments in various sectors since 2010;
  • Board member at SmartMed Medical Company, a Limited Liabilities Company, Specialised in private medical service since 2017
  • Board member at Arkan Business Group (ABG), a Limited Liabilities Company, Specialised in services sector, since 2018
  • Board member at Thaat Education  Company, a Limited Liabilities Company, Specialised in Early Learning and Childcare since 2016

 

 

Past Professional Experience:

  • Strategic Planning   Director   at Abdulaziz   AI Othaim   & Sons Holding   Company,   a limited liability company, Specialised in investments, from 2012 to 2017.
  • Director at Aswar  United  Real  Estate  Development   Company,  a limited  liability  company, Specialised in real  estate development,  from 2012 to 2016.
  • Restructuring Committee Member for the purposes of restructuring,   designing   bylaws and internal procedures, Manazel Construction Company, specialized in construction and real estate, from January 2012 to July 2013.
  • Business Analyst, RBC (Direct Investing), Joint Stock Company, specialized in banking and financial services, from 2011 to 201 I.
  • Financial Analyst, Al-Othaim Holding Company, a Limited Liabilities Company, specialized in investment sector, from 2010 to 2011.

 

Academic   and Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Finance, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 2010.
Brian Norman Dickie, Board Member, Irish

Brian Dickie joined L’azurde Company for Jewelry on 15 October 2015 as a board member.

Current Positions:

  • Board of Managers Chairman, Hydrasun, a Limited Liability Company, distributing and manufacturing hydraulic machines, devices and related products for international oil industry, since 2013;
  • Supervisory Board Chairman, X Bricks AG; Real Estate Investment Company, Germany, since July 2018
  • Director (non-executive), Sistema Finance, Luxembourg, the European subsidiary of Sistema JSFC, a Joint Stock Company listed in Moscow and London, a top-ten investment company in the Russian Federation, since 2016;
  • Director (non-executive) NDT-CCS, an inspection company based in KSA, since April 2018.
  • Senior Advisor, Redline Capital, Luxembourg, a venture capital fund specialized in investments in technology businesses, since 2012; and
  • Senior Advisor, Investcorp International Ltd., a limited company, specialized in investments in European private equity, UK, since 2010.

Past Professional Experience:

  • Chairman, Icopal AS, Denmark, manufacturer of building products, 2007-2016;
  • Director, Polyconcept Group, Holland, a global provider of promotional products, 2005 to 2016;
  • Director, Sistema JSFC, Russia, a diversified company listed in Moscow and London, 2012 to 2016;
  • Chairman, Moody International, United Kingdom, technical inspection services, 2007 to 2011;
  • Director, Autodistribution Group, France, distributor of auto parts, 2008 to 2010;
  • Managing Director, Investcorp International Limited, investment in European Private Equity, London, 2003 to 2010.
  • President, North America, TXU Energy Corporation, electricity and gas, Dallas, USA, 1999 to 2003;and
  • Chief Operating Officer, Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc., consultancy services, New York, 1993 to 1998;

 

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, Boston, United States of America, 1978.
  • Master of Arts in English Language and Literature, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1976.
Adel Abdullah Al-Maiman, Board Member

Member of Audit Committee

Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee

 

Adel Al-Maiman joined L’azurde Company for Jewelry on 6 December 2017.

Current Positions:

EVP-Head of Treasury Sales, Treasury Group, The National Commercial Bank, KSA, since 2013; and

Heading the Sales of Treasury Group to the Private Banking, Retail, and Corporate segments, The National Commercial Bank, KSA.

Past Professional Experience:

Head of Treasury Sales, Central & Eastern Regions, Treasury Division, The National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia, 2010 to 2012;

Co-Head of Wealth Management, Jadwa Investment, KSA, 2008 to 2010;

Co-Heading a team of Wealth Managers, Jadwa Investment, KSA, who are responsible of managing the wealth of HNW, UHNW and Institutional clients in the region;

Head of HNW-Wealth Management, Investment Services, NCB Capital, KSA, 2006 to 2008;

Strategic Business Unit Head, Investment & Derivatives Sales, Treasury, The National Commercial Bank, KSA , 2005 to 2006; and

Manager, Sales & Marketing, Treasury, Saudi American Bank (SAMBA), KSA, 2000 to May 2003.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

B.S. degree in Finance, King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA, 1995 to 2000;

Advanced Management Program (AMP71), the Wharton School, Philadelphia, 2016;

Executive Leadership Program - General Manager Leadership Program: The Cross-Functional Leader. Columbia Business School, New York, 2015;

Executive Leadership Program, Aligning Sales & Strategy, Harvard, Boston, 2012; and

Executive Leadership Program designed specifically for a group of 30 senior managers of NCB, INSEAD, 2007.

Abdul Kareem Assad Abu Alnasr, Board Member, Saudi

AbdulKareemAbuAInasrjoinedL'azurde Company for Jewelry on 1 March  2016.

Current Positions:

  • Director of Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab), a Saudi Joint Stock Company, since March 2013;
  • Director of Abdul Latif Jameel United Finance Company, a Closed Joint Stock Company, since April 2015;
  • Director of Safanad Limited, Dubai, DIFC, UAE, a Limited Liability Company, since May 2015;
  • Director of Hasana,  the Investment  Arm  Company  of the General  Organization  for  Social Insurance,  a Closed

Joint Stock Company since 2017 till date;

  • Director of Kafalah,  a Government  and Banking  Sector Loan Guarantee  Program  for the SMEs, since 2016 till

date;

  • Director of Health Water Bottling Company, a Closed Joint Stock Company, since September 2018
  • Chairman of the board of Silah, a limited liability company, since December 2017

Past Professional  Experience:

  • Director of Savola Group, a Saudi Joint Stock Company from 2013 until 2016;
  • Director ofKinan Real Estate Development  Company, a Limited Liability Company from 2015 until 2016;
  • Director of Mohammed Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi & Sons Holding Company (MARS), a Closed Joint Stock Company, from 2013 until 2015;
  • Director of Saudia Aerospace  Engineering  Industries  (SAEI), a Closed Joint Stock Company,  from March  2014 until September 2018;
  • Director of Ahmed Mohammed Saleh Baeshen & Co., a Closed Joint Stock Company, from 2017 until July 2018;
  • CEO & Director of NCB, a Saudi Joint Stock Company from 2007 until 2013;
  • Chairman of the Regional Advisory Council, MasterCard Company for MENA, from 2007 until 2013;
  • Director of Union of Arab Banks, Lebanon, from 2006 until 2013; and
  • Member of the Board of Trustees,  Arab Academy  for Banking  and Financial  Sciences, Jordan, from 2006 until

2013.

Academic    and Professional  Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration -The American University - Cairo, Egypt (1989); and
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - California State University,  Sacramento, USA (1985).
Amin Mohamed Akef Al-Maghrabi, Board Member, Saudi

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

B.A. in Economics and Political Science, University of Richmond, London, UK, 1996.

Current Positions:

  • President and CEO of Magrabi Retail, a Limited Liability Company operating in eyewear retail categories, position heldsince
  • Director of Magrabi Hospitals and Centers, a Limited Liability Company operating in medical care since, position held since January
  • Director of Al Amin Medical Instruments C (AMICO Group), a Limited Liability Company operating in medicalequipment and healthcare products distribution, position held since January 2010.
  • Director for IKEA, Saudi and Bahrain since 2015.
  • Director of Magrabi Foundation since January
  • Director of Africa Eye Foundation.

Past Professional Experience:

  • Chief Finance Officer for Magrabi Retail from2004 until
  • Regional General Manager for Magrabi Retail, from 2002 until
  • Marketing Manager for Magrabi Retail, Cairo, Egypt from 1999 until
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Associate Programme, JP Morgan, New York, USA; operating in financial services from 1998 until 1999;
  • Senior Retail Broker, Flemings Investment Bank, Cairo, Egypt; specializing in Investments, from 1995 until 1998.
Mrs. Sabah Khalil Almouyyed – Board Member

Mrs. Sabah Almoayyed joined L’azurde Company for Jewelry on 22 November 2016.

 

Current Positions:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Bahrain Development Bank, development financial institutions, financial and banking services, since March 2016 and Chair of the Investment and Credit Committee; - 2016
  • Member of the Audit Committee for National Bank of Bahrain B.s.c.-2018
  • Board Member of the Higher Education Council, Bahrain, Governmental organization, since 2012; Chair of the Finance & Administration Committee
  • Managing Partner, Intellect Resources Management Company - W.L.L., Consultancy Management and Training, since 2014; and
  • Chairman of Flat6Labs Bahrain W.L.L., Start-up Accelerator - 2016

 

Past Professional Experience:

  • General Manager and Executive Board Member at Eskan Bank Bahrain, largest public sector mortgage and property development bank;
  • Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Ahli United Bank Bahrain, financial and banking services, 1996 - 2014;
  • Assistant General Manager, Corporate Banking/Financial Institution and Trade Finance of Bahrain National Bank, financial and banking services, 1988 - 1996;
  • Vice President of United Gulf Bank in Bahrain, Investment Division, financial and banking services, from 1982 to 1987; and
  • Manager at Citibank Bahrain, the retail division, financial and banking services, 1981.

 

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • MBA, Kelastat Business School, Finance and Management University of DePaul, Chicago, USA - 2005;
  • Bachelors, Economics and Business Administration, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Executive Leadership Program, Darden College, University of Virginia, 2001;
  • Advanced Management Program (AMP), Wharton Business School, 1999
Sunil Bhilotra, Board Member, British

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Masters Business Administration degree, London Business School, UK, 2002G;
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1996G; and
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Finance, McGill University, Montreal, Canada,1994G

 

Current Position:

  • Non-Executive Director, L’azurde Company for Jewelry, Joint Stock Company, since December 2018G.
  • Principal in PE-MENA team, Investcorp Bank BSC, Bahrain, and specialised in investing in private equity transactions in the MENA region, since December 2009G
  • Non-Executive Director, Reem Integrated Healthcare Holdings Ltd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, specialised in Health Care since May 2018G
  • Non-Executive Director, Automak Automotive Company Ltd, Shuwaikh, Kuwait, specialised in transport solutions, since October 2013.
  • Non-Executive Director, Al Yusr Industrial Contracting Co. Ltd, Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, specialised in Construction, since September 2018.
  • Non-Executive Director, NDT Corrosion Control Services Co. Ltd, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, specialised in testing and thermal processing services for the industrial sector, since October 2015
  • Non-Executive Director, Hydrasun Company Ltd., Aberdeen, United Kingdom, specialised in integrated fluid transfer, power, and control solutions to energy, petrochemical, marine, and utilities industries worldwide, since May 2018

Past Professional Experience:

  • Director – Sponsor Leveraged Finance, Barclays Capital, London, UK, specialised in financial services, September 2005G until July 2009
  • Associate – Financial Sponsors Group, Credit Suisse First Boston, London, UK, and specialised in investment banking, capital markets and financial services, 2002G–2005G;
  • Associate - Investment Banking Division, Credit Suisse First Boston, London, UK., and specialised in capital markets and financial services, 2001 until 2002G;
  • Associate – Mergers & Acquisitions, Ernst & Young, Corporate Finance Division, Montreal, Canada, and specialised in financial consulting firm, 1998 until 2000G; and
  • Audit Manager, Ernst & Young, Audit Division, Perth, Australia and specialised in public accounting   and consulting services, 2004G until 2005G.
Selim Chidiac, Board Member, Swiss

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Engineering Degree, Electronic Physics Chemistry, Lyon, France, 1995G; and
  • Executive Education at INSEAD, Harvard Business School, IMD Lausanne, London Business School, IMD Lausanne.

Current Position:

  • Chief Executive Officer, L’azurde Company for Jewelry, Joint Stock Company, since 2010G.
  • Executive Board Member, L’azurde Company for Jewelry, Joint Stock Company, since December 2018G

Past Professional Experience:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Red Bull North America, Inc., fast moving consumer goods, 2007G–2010G;
  • Chief Executive Officer and Regional Head (Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa), Red Bull Japan., fast moving consumer goods, 2006G until 2007G;
  • Regional President (Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Middle East and Africa), Red Bull FZE, a company operating in the retail industry and specialised in consumer goods, 2004G until 2005G;
  • Manager of (Middle East, North Africa and Greece region), Red Bull GMBH, a company operating in the retail industry and specialised in consumer goods, 1999G until 2002G;
  • Marketing Manager, Procter & Gamble IG, General Partnership, a company operating in the retail industry and specialised in consumer goods, 1997G until 1999G; and
  • Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble IG, General Partnership, a company operating in the retail industry and specialised in consumer goods, 1995G until 1997G.

 


Senior Management

Our highly experienced senior management team has the necessary knowledge and expertise to lead L’azurde to future success

Selim Chidiac, Chief Executive Officer, Swiss

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Engineering Degree, Chimie Physique Electronique, Lyon, France, 1995G;

Current Position:

  • Chief Executive Officer, L’azurde Company for Jewelry since 2010G.

Past Professional Experience:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Red Bull North America, Inc., fast moving consumer goods, 2007G–2010G;

 

  • Chief Executive Officer and Regional Head (Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa), Red Bull North America, Inc., fast moving consumer goods, 2006G until 2007G;

 

  • Regional President (Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Middle East and Africa), Red Bull FZE, a company operating in the retail industry and specialised in consumer goods, 2004G until 2005G;

 

  • Manager of (Middle East, North Africa and Greece region), Red Bull GMBH, a company operating in the retail industry and specialised in consumer goods, 1999G until 2002G;

 

  • Marketing Manager, Procter & Gamble IG, General Partnership, a company operating in the retail industry and specialised in consumer goods, 1997G until 1999G; and

 

  • Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble IG, General Partnership, a company operating in the retail industry and specialised in consumer goods, 1995G until 1997G.
Ayman Gamil, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Board of Directors, Egyptian

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Certified Treasury Professional, the Association for Financial Professionals, United States, 2002G;

 

  • Certified Internal Auditor, the Institute of Internal Auditors, United States, 2001G;

 

  • Chartered Certified Accountant, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, 1998G; and

 

  • Bachelor in Commerce, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 1991G.

Current Position:

  • Secretary of the Board of Directors, L’azurde Company for Jewelry since 2015G; and

 

  • Chief Financial Officer, L’azurde Company for Jewelry since 2014G.

Past Professional Experience:

  • Group Chief Financial Officer, National Printing Company, a joint stock company, packaging and printing, 2012G–2014G;

 

  • International Markets Controller (for Africa, Middle & Near East, CIS, Turkey & Pakistan), SC Johnson Company, a group of companies, fast moving consumer goods, 2004G–2012G;

 

  • Regional financial manager (the Middle East and North Africa) SC Johnson, a group of companies, operating in retail industry, specialized in consumer goods, since 2006G and 2010G;

 

  • Financial manager (Egypt) SC Johnson, a group of companies, operating in retail industry, specialised in consumer goods, since 2004G and 2006G;

 

  • Finance Director, Fromageries Bel Egypt, a joint stock company, fast moving consumer goods, 2001G–2004G;

 

  • Financial Controller, GlaxoSmithKline, a joint stock company, pharmaceutical, 1997G–2001G;

 

  • Senior Accountant, Ernst & Young, a partnership, audit, 1994G–1997G; and

 

  • Accounting Manager, CR&S Company, a partnership, information technology, 1992G–1994G.
Mohammed Ayman Haffar, Executive General Manager – Kingdom and International

 

Nationality:

Syrian - Canadian

Age:

49 years.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

·         Executive Program, Harvard university, Massachusetts, United States, 2007G;

·         Driving Strategic Innovation Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit), Massachusetts United State, 2006G.

·         Strategic Marketing diploma at Toledo University, Ohio, USA, 1998G

 

·         Bachelor degree in Business Administration, 1991G.

Current Position:

·         Executive General Manager, L’azurde Company for Jewelry since January 2006G.

Past Professional Experience:

·         Vice President - Marketing & Sales, L’azurde Company for Jewelry, 2005G;

 

·         Marketing and Sales Director, L’azurde Company for Jewelry , 2002G–2004G;

 

·         Senior Marketing Manager, L’azurde Company for Jewelry, 1995G–2002G;

 

·         Senior Sales Manager, L’azurde Company for Jewelry , 1994G–1995G; and

·         Sales Manager, Matajer Al Arabia, individual institution, fashion industry, 1990G - 1993G.

Mr. Ihab Ibrahim, Executive General Manager

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

·         Bachelor in Commerce – Business Administration, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, 1990;

·         Computer Science Diploma, American University in Cairo, Egypt, 1990; and

·         Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma in Marketing, American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2007.

Current Position:

·         Executive General Manager – Egypt, L’azurde Company for Jewelry, since 2011.

Past Professional Experience:

·         Commercial Manager, Oro Egypt Company for Manufacturing Precious Metals, a Joint Stock Company, working in the business of manufacturing, forging and selling of jewelries, 2009 to 2011;

·         Marketing and Sales Manager, Oro Egypt Company for Manufacturing Precious Metals, a Joint Stock Company, working in the business of manufacturing, forging and selling of jewelries, 2003 to 2009; and

·         Deputy General Manager, Senior Sales Manager and Regional Manager, Arab Trade & Distribution Co., joint stock company, 1992 to 2003.

Mohammed Ayman Haffar, Executive GM – KSA and InternationalIhab Ibrahim, General Manager – EgyptGeorges Sofia, Retail GMMay Kanounji, Chief Marketing Officer