Executive Management

At Alubaf, prudent strategy and a dedicated management have shown that growth can be sustained even in a tough economic environment

  • Executive Management

    Mr. Hassan Khalifa Abulhassan

    Chief Executive Officer ‎

    Chief Executive Officer since October 2012. He holds a Bachelors degree in Statistics from Libya. Mr. Hassan Abulhassan is deputed from Libyan Foreign Bank, Libya to head Alubaf Arab International Bank, Bahrain. He has held several senior top management position with Libyan Foreign Bank group and the last position held was Assistant General Manager at Libyan Foreign Bank, headquarters. He brings with him strong and extensive experience in Banking sector that spans more than two decades.​

  • Executive Management

    Dr. Nasreen Al Qaseer

    Chief Risk Officer

    Doctor of Philosophy (DBA), Risk Management & Operational Risk from Liverpool John Moores University, UK and MBA in Business Managerial Economics from University of Hull, UK. Member of PRIMA Global Nominated Committee – Since December 2015 and MENA IIF CRO - Institute of International Finance – Since June 2012.

    Dr. Nasreen has over 30 years of experience in Banking Industry in the region that spans over Conventional, Retail, Islamic and Investment Banks, licensed under Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK). She has held various senior positions and held approved person status under CBB & CBK. She has authored two books on Operational risk “Examining the Magnitude of Operational Risk in the Lending Process – Application of Banks” in 2012 and “New Frontiers Explored”- Risk Book 2013. She has been awarded by Supreme Council of Women and Central Bank of Bahrain as Professionals-Women in Banking and Finance in Dec 2015.

  • Executive Management

    Ms. Fatima Mohammed Bu Ali

    Head of Operations ‎

    Masters in Business Administration from University College Bahrain, affiliated with McMaster University-Canada with Intermediate Diploma in Banking and Finance. Also, holds an ACI Dealing certificate. She has over ten years of experience in Banking operations, Treasury and customer relationship management.

  • Executive Management

    Mr. Abbas Abdulla Al-Shamma

    Head of Internal Audit

    "A Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), he holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Bahrain. He is a member of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, USA. He joined Alubaf in December 2009 and has more than 10 years of experience in the banking sector in the field of Internal and External audit, Risk Assessment, and Corporate Governance. Before joining Alubaf, he previously worked with Ernst and Young and BDO - Bahrain.

  • Executive Management

    Ms. Najla Mahmood Qambar

    Head of Compliance and MLRO

    An MBA degree from University College Bahrain, as well as a holder of Professional international certificate on Compliance – ICA, with over ten years of experience in Banking sector, in Bahrain.

  • Executive Management

    Mr. Kemal El Abyad

    Head of Business Development

    Bachelor in Business Administration from Anatolian University, Turkey with over 20 years of experience in banking industry in Turkey specializing in Corporate Banking. He served between 2004 to 2014 as an Executive Committee Member in Turkish Libyan Business Council at Foreign Economic Relation Board in Turkey. Formerly, Manager in ALUBAF Turkey Representative Office.

  • Executive Management

    Mr. Anas Mohammed Zawia

    Head of Information Technology Department

    Over 10 years of experience in Information Technology and Security. Graduate of the Higher Institute of Computer Technology – Libya. Member of the Global Institute of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), USA and Member of the Global Institute of Project Management (PMI), USA. Certified Islamic Banker (CIB), General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions CIBAFI.

  • Executive Management

    Mr. Othman Shwaimat

    Head of Treasury & Investments Department

    Skilled professional with more than 29 years’ experience dedicated to profitable cash and financial management, held executive positions in Treasury and investments with large and international banks. Former board member of ABC Investment , Brokerage firm – Jordan , and former board member of several Companies.

    Master degree in finance from Arab academy for Banking and financial sciences, and Bachelor in Business administration , Managerial finance and accounting from Yarmouk University - Jordan.

  • Executive Management

    Ms. Juhaina Albahrani – CPA

    Head of Financial Control

    Holder of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (B.S.C.) from the University of Bahrain, Ms. Albahrani joined Alubaf in 2021 and she holds the position of Head of Financial Control. Ms. Albahrani brings with her over 16 years of experience in the field of Accounting and Finance. She has served as Director, Audit and Assurance in a Big Four accounting and professional services firm (Ernst and Young – Middle East).

    She specializes in financial reporting under various accounting frameworks (IFRS, AAOIFI and GAAP) and has experience auditing multinational Banks and other specialized financial institutions such as Al Baraka Islamic Bank B.S.C (c), United Gulf Holding Company B.S.C., United Gulf Bank B.S.C. (c), Liquidity Management Center B.S.C. (c), The Arab Investment Company B.S.C. and the Central Bank of Bahrain. She also has vast experience in providing other assurance services and regulatory reporting.

  • Executive Management

    Mr. Hussain Haidar

    Head of Trade Finance

    Hussain joined Alubaf in 2021. He has over 17 years of experience in the field of Trade Finance with Banks in Bahrain. Before joining Alubaf, he served as a Manager in the Trade Finance department in HBL Bahrain and the Export team in HSBC. Hussain is a Qualified Trade Finance Specialist (QTFS), Certified in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC), Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS) and holds a Certificate in International Trade and Finance (CITF). He also holds different diploma degrees in Commercial Studies from the University of Bahrain and Banking Studies Diploma from Bahrain Institute in Banking and Finance (BIBF).”


  1. 1- Credit and Investment committee - CIC
  2. 2- ALCO committee.
  3. 3- Management Risk Committee – MRC,
  4. 4- Special Asset Management Committee – SAMC
  5. 5- Tariff and Commission Committee

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