Board Nominees

Ahmed Essa Ahmed Al Naeem

Mr. Al Naeem has over 39 years of experience with the Ras Al Khaimah government. He is a businessman who has been the head of 6 different companies. He is the former Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah’s Electricity and Water Authority, General Manager of RAK National Oil Company, and RAK Gas. He is also a former member of the Ras Al Khaimah Municipal Council and the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture and has held additional posts in a number of ministries. Mr. Ahmed is the Chairman of RAK Trade Centre and Emirates Travel Agency, The Chairman of Al Naeem Mall, Al Naeem City Centre, and Khalifa Mall Director of Majan Printing.

Aarefa Al Falahi

Mrs. Aarefa has an extensive customer service experience who possesses excellent commercial approach to solving problems and developing business with commercial and visual awareness to drive sales, manage profit and loss. She holds Board positions to some of the honorable organizations in UAE. She is actively involved in Social Responsibilities and a well-respected personality in the community. She is a Director at Emirates Sport Club, RAK SME Association and UAE Scout Association. A Director at RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry A Director at Saud Bin Saqr Establishment for Youth Enterprises Development

Raheel Ahmed

Mr. Ahmed is a transformational leader with significant C-suite experience across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. He served both Boards of Barclays and Standard Chartered and have been part of the Executive Management Committee. He is also an approved SMR (Senior Manager Regime) by the UK regulators for over 6 years. He has proven track record of developing and executing disruptive business strategies to deliver profit growth. His broad-based global experience gives him a unique set of skills to leverage some of the most advanced data and digital capabilities Mr. Raheel is the CEO of the Group - RAK Bank

Sheikh Omer Bin Saqr Bin Khalid Al Qasimi

Sheikh Omar has 14 years experience in financial analysis, procurement, Investment, recruitment of talented UAE nationals and Credit Rating. His experience gives him a set of skills that enable him to find solutions for the ratings related issues and to strengthen his governments relations. Sheikh Omar is the Chairman of IDO Credit Rating Review Committee, and the Chairman of IDO Investment Portfolio Review Committee.

Safwan Ghaleb

Mr. Ghaleb, is experience in the Information Technology field for 20 years, and 3 years in Risk Management.   Professional in IT management, Infrastructure, services delivery & operations as well as having excellent knowledge in information security, operational risk and business continuity. He has been nominated by the RAKBANK management to join the Risk Management department as part of the CRO successor roadmap. Mr. Safwan is the Senior Executive Vice President & Deputy Chief Risk Officer, Risk Management at RAKBANK- The Group

Bernhard Schluep

Mr. Schluep is a decisive, creative executive with 25+ years of top management practice in insurance, pension fund and banking. Strong track record as CEO of business units, change leader, business transformation expert, business developer and negotiator at government and regulator level. Several years of broad experience on-site in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and the Middle East. He was the former CEO of many reputable companies including but not limited to Muscat Insurance Company. Mr. Bernhard is the Chairman of digital Swiss insurer

Fetooh Al Zayani

Mrs. Al Zayani's has over 40 years of experience in executive management, Insurance underwriting and business development in the regional and international insurance and re-insurance industry. This includes leading roles at regulatory & development authorities in the GCC region.

Eman Mohammed Al Suwaidi

Mrs. Al Suwaidi has a vast professional experience of more than 12 years focusing on training, coaching, auditing, innovation and Quality and Compliance Assurance specializing in external auditing since 2008.