Management Team

The Board of Directors is responsible for Al Qaseer Middle East Investment’s strategic direction, oversight and corporate governance, ensuring the business development and diversification.

Abdullah Ismail Kassis

Mr. Abdullah joined Al Qaseer Middle East Investment in December 2017 and has more than 31 years of banking experience, including 23 years at NBK. During his time with NBK, he held different leadership roles in retail banking in Kuwait and London. Mr. Abdullah holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Kuwait University, and attended several executive development programs at Harvard Business School, INSEAD, and other reputable institutions.

Miyaz Nadeem Khoury
Vice Chairman

Mr. Khoury joined the Al Qaseer Middle East Investment in January 2019 and has around 20 years of experience in banking sector. Prior to Boubyan, he was the head of the “Off-site Supervision Department” at the Central Bank of Kuwait. He worked earlier in the Corporate Banking as Executive Manager at National Bank of Abu Dhabi in Kuwait and Senior Manager at National Bank of Kuwait. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the American University of Cairo and a master’s degree in business administration from the Maastricht University in Kuwait; he attended as well various executive management development programs at Harvard.

Saif Baligh Al-Babtain
Board Member

Mr. Al-Babtain is an accomplished business executive whom possesses more than 15 years of experience in the Banking, Real Estate, Automotive and Manufacturing industries. He is currently the Chief Development Officer of Al-Babtain Group Company. Mr. Al-Babtain holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the American University of Beirut.

Bayhas Asadel Hadad
Board Member

Mr. Hadad joined the Al Qaseer Middle East Investment in 2018 and has about 24 years of banking and financial services experience. He started his career as an external auditor with Deloitte & Touche and then Ernst & Young. In the course of his career, he worked at Kuwait Finance House and Gulf Investment House. Mr. Hadad is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and holds a MBA in Finance from Manchester Business School.

Iqbal Khan

Iqbal Ahmad Khan is the Chief Executive Officer of Al Qaseer Middle East Investment. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, Cravia Group, Fajr Capital, Jadwa Investment and MENA Infrastructure. Prior to Al Qaseer Middle East Investment, he was the founding CEO of HSBC Amanah, where he built the business and team over eight years into one of the fastest growing and most successful emerging businesses in the HSBC Group.

He is a long-time advocate of the Islamic financial services industry, serving as an advisor to government initiatives in Brunei, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics and Chemistry, both from Aligarh Muslim University. He is the recipient of several industry and global accolades, including the Royal Award for Islamic Finance, a biannual prize presented by HM the King of Malaysia, and a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE.