Board of Directors

Prince Yaacob has more than 34 years of banking and finance experience.

He is Chairman of IB Capital, and Chairman of MAA Group Berhad (Malaysia), which he joined in 1999. Prior to his current position, Prince Yaacob worked for 19 years at Malaysian Assurance Alliance Berhad, where his last position was Chairman. He also worked at PriceWaterhouse, UK and Malaysia.

Prince Yaacob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours from the City University in London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Tunku Yaacob Khyra

Executive Chairman of MAA Group Berhad

Mr. Al-Qassimi has more than 34 years of diversified management experience. He is a Member of the Ithmaar Bank and the IB Capital Board of Directors.

His previous positions include Chief Executive of Tamkeen (the Labour Fund), from which he resigned in May 2010; Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Labour Fund Project at the Bahrain Economic Development Board; Assistant Undersecretary for Training at the Bahrain Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs; and Director of Engineering and Maintenance at the Bahrain Ministry of Health. He has also served as the Chairman of the Bahrain Qualifications Framework Steering Committee; and the Steering Committee of Career Expo; and was a Board member of the Bahrain Society of Engineers and the Bahrain Consumer Protection Society.

He is currently a Member of the Board of Solidarity Group Holding; Naseej; Faysal Bank Limited (Pakistan); and Saudi Solidarity Takaful Co. (KSA), as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of Arabian Pearl Gulf School.

Mr. Al-Qassimi holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London, UK; a MSc in Health Facility Planning from the University of North London, UK, and a Diploma in Health Care Management from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain.

Abdulellah Ebrahim Al-Qassimi

Dr. Bouresli, formerly the Kuwait Minister of Commerce and Planning and Development and, before that, Minister of Commerce and Industry, has almost 30 years of experience in training, consulting and banking.

Dr. Bouresli is a member of the Ithmaar Bank and the IB Capital Board of Directors.

She is currently Professor of Finance at the Kuwait University’s College of Business Administration, and her research interests include Capital Markets Regulations, Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning. Dr. Bouresli is also a Member at the Board of Trustees at Kuwait Transparency Association for the Anti-Corruption Award for the Public Sector in Kuwait. She earned the Middle East Excellence Award in business administration and economics for her contributions toward the development of the capital market structure and regulation in Kuwait. She is the founder of the Governance Excellency Prize.

Prior to her ministerial appointments, Dr. Bouresli was Chairman and Founder of Capital Standards Rating Co., the first independent credit rating agency in Kuwait, from 2009 to 2011; a Board Member at Burgan Bank, Kuwait, from 2010 to 2011; and Head of the Capital Market Authority Project from 2006 to 2007.

Dr. Bouresli, who has many published work in refereed journals as well as in specialised books and magazines, began her banking career at the National Bank of Kuwait in 1987, and her teaching career at Kuwait University in 1988.

Dr. Bouresli holds a BC in Finance and Banking from Kuwait University, Kuwait; an MBA from Seattle University, USA; and a PhD in Finance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA.

Dr. Amani Khaled Bouresli

Elham Ebrahim Abdulla Hassan