Board of Directors:

Al Nahda’s Board of Directors presides over all decisions relating to the Group’s major strategic and financial policies and monitors their implementation by the Senior Management. The Board of Directors currently consists of eight directors including four independent ones. They are:

Ian Tyler*, Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Tyler served as Chief Executive of Balfour Beatty Plc from January 2005 to March 2013 having been Chief Operating Officer since August 2002 and prior to that, Finance Director. He joined Balfour Beatty in 1996 from the Hanson Group where he was finance director of ARC, one of its principal subsidiaries. A former non-executive director of VT Group Plc, he is a non-executive director of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc and BAE Systems Plc. He is a chartered accountant.
Dr. Kassem Alom, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Alom founded Al Nahda in 1985, having previously owned a private clinic in Abu Dhabi focusing on internal medicine and gastroenterology. He serves as the Chairman of the Healthcare Sector of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and is a member of the Supreme Council Ministry of Health. Dr. Alom is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London. He obtained his medical qualification from the University of Seville and post-graduate medical qualifications from the University of Madrid.
Seamus Keating*, Senior Independent Director

Mr. Keating has over twenty year experience in the global technology sector in both finance and operational roles and was a main board director of Logica plc until April 2012 having joined the company as Director, Group Finance in 1999. He also chaired the Group's worldwide Financial Services practice. Prior to his role at Logica, he worked for the Olivetti Group from 1989 until 1999 in senior finance roles in the UK and Italy. Mr. Keating was non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Mouchel plc from November 2010 to September 2012. He has been a non-executive director of First Derivatives plc since December 2012. Mr. Keating is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Sheikh Mansoor Bin Butti Al Hamed, Non-Executive Director

Sheikh Al Hamed represents SMBB on the Company’s Board of Directors. Sheikh Mansoor is well connected in the business world in the GCC due to his position as a member of the board of the Al Hamid Group, a diversified family business based in the UAE. The Al Hamid Group’s businesses include dealerships for BMW, Rolls Royce, Eveco, Tadano, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, New Holland, TATA Daewoo, BEML and others.
Ahmad Nimer, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Nimer is the CEO of United Al Saqer Group LLC and a board member of the Gulf Catering Company. Prior to this he served as a partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP from 2002 to 2011. During this time, he gained extensive knowledge of the Abu Dhabi healthcare sector as the audit partner in charge of the Al Nahda Group, as well as the Group’s internal audit partner. Mr. Nimer holds a number of professional qualifications and is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Chief Fraud Examiner, a Forensic Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Risk Professional and a Chartered Business Consultant. Mr. Nimer has a Bachelors’ degree in Accounting from Yarmuk University in Jordan and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Canadian School of Finance and Management.
Faisal Belhoul, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Belhoul is a UAE national with extensive investment, managerial and operational experience and contacts within the GCC. Prior to founding Ithmar, he started his senior management career with the Belhoul Group, a traditional diversified family-owned group with a strong history. He was the Chairman of the boards for various business groups and associations, which include the UAE Private Hospitals Council, the UAE Private Schools Councils and the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Equipment Business Group in the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). He is also a board member in the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry as well as being a member of the Young Arab Leaders (YAL) and the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO). Mr. Belhoul is also an active participant on boards of a number of companies in the UAE and the U.S. His educational background was in the U.S. where he studied Manufacturing Engineering at Boston University.
William Ward*, Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ward is the director of the Master of Health Administration Degree Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Faculty Director of the School’s Sommer Scholars leadership program. He is also a principal with Healthcare Management Resources, Inc., a Baltimore-area consulting firm. Mr. Ward is a former senior healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience in health care finance and operations. Prior to joining the faculty, he served for a dozen years at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, which he joined in 1982. Mr. Ward has provided a variety of consultative services to clients throughout the United States as well as the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Ward is the author of two textbooks and numerous articles and has lectured widely on a variety of healthcare financial and operational subjects.
Mubarak Matar Al Hamiri*, Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Al Hamiri has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of international and local investment management (asset management, acquisitions, mergers and private equity). He joined the Private Department of His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (the late ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the first president of the UAE) in 1992 as the head of the Investments Department, where he was responsible for overseeing the operation and performance of the Sheikh’s investment portfolio. He holds a bachelors’ degree in Computer Science and holds a certification in risk management and financial consultancy. Mr. Al Hamiri currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Capital PJSC, and also serves as Chairman of Reem Finance PJSC and Chairman of Sorouh Real Estate Company PJSC. He previously also served as Vice Chairman at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC.

As per the UK Corporate Governance Code, Al Nahda’s directors will be subject to annual re-election,

(*) Independent Director.