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Houssem Ben Haj Amor


In 1997, he received his bachelor’s degree on Accounting and Finance from Higher Institute of Accounting and Business Administration (Tunis). He started his professional career at Andersen then he served as the Head of Accounting at Societe Generale banking group. He served as the General Manager of the SHUAA Capital, one of the leading investment banks in the GCC. He served as the CFO of Amlak Finance BA. He is a certified public accountant and, he serves as the Chief Executive of the Al Baraka Group B.S.C.. Houssem Ben Haj Amor who has served at board of directors of several banks as well as financial institutions, has over 23 years of experience in the Finance industry across the GCC, Europe and North Africa.

Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli

Deputy Chairman (Independent Board Member)

He received his bachelor’s degree from Bilkent University, Department of Business Administration, and his master’s degree from Başkent University, Department of Business Administration, which is followed by his doctorate studies in Economics at Celal Bayar University. Throughout his professional career over 20 years, he held senior management positions in significant national and international companies including Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş., BİM Birleşik Mağazalar A.Ş. and our Bank. In July 2018, by the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye, he has been appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. Dr. Pakdemirli who has served as the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Türkiye until March 2022, has been elected as an independent member the board of directors of our Bank in August 2022.

Mustafa Büyükabacı

Board Member

He graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1984 and earned his master’s degree in the same field in 1987. He then worked as a research associate at the same department. As of 1989, he has assumed managerial duties in capital markets and investment companies. He held senior management positions in various companies under Yıldız Holding, including Taç Investment Trust, Family Finance, Bizim Securities. He served as a member of the board of directors at Borsa İstanbul A.Ş. and BİM Birleşik Mağazalar A.Ş. As of the end of 2010, he established his own investment company and still deals with agriculture, livestock, real estate and capital markets investments under his own investment company. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University.

Dr. Mohamed Ali Chatti

Board Member

In 2006, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Institute of High Commercial Studies in Tunisia. In 2008, he received his master’s degree from Université Paris Nanterre University. He then completed his doctorate in Finance in 2010 at Université Paris Nanterre. He began his professional career in 2010 as a Young Professional at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). Between 2011 and 2017, he worked as an Investment Analyst and Senior Investment Officer at the Investments Department of the IsDB. He was also a lecturer about Islamic Finance at the ESSEC Tunisia in 2012. Dr. Chatti currently serves at the IsDB as the Manager of the AWQAF Investment Funds Division. Dr. Chatti has valuable experience and has represented IsDB on the boards of many international companies.

Azhar Aziz Dogar

Board Member

In 1990, he received his bachelor’s degree on Economics and Political Science from University of Pennsylvania. He received his master’s degree in 1992, from Brown University as a result of his studies on development economics. He commenced his career with Citigroup in its investment banking division and later moved to ABN AMRO Bank taking on a variety of leadership roles including Deputy Regional Risk Manager for MENA and Head of Credit Portfolio Management. He served as Chief Risk Officer for DIB Capital, and for SAMBA Capital. At National Bank of Abu Dhabi, he served as the Chief Risk Officer and the Chief Credit Officer for Wholesale & International Banking. He has also been a board member of Dubai Islamic Bank in Pakistan. Mr. Dogar who currently serves as Senior Vice President in charge of Credit and Risk Management at Al Baraka Group B.S.C., has over 28 years of international banking experience.

Akram “Mark” Yassin

Independent Board Member

He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Surrey, Department of Structural Engineering, and his master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, Department of Business Administration. Mr. Yassin who possesses a banking experience of over 30 years at an international level, has served at senior executive positions at significant financial institutions including; National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Arab Bank plc, Arab Banking Corporation, Gulf International Bank, Riyadh Bank and Bank of Montreal. Mr. Yassin currently serves as an independent and non-executive Board Member at Falcon Group.

Ghassan Ahmed M. Amodi

Independent Board Member

He received his bachelor’s degree from “The American University” (California - USA) on Business Administration. He commenced his professional career in 1994, at SABB (Saudi British Bank) as a management trainee. Then, he promoted to Assistant Relationship Manager in Corporate Banking Division. Between 2007 and 2017, he served as the Head of Corporate Banking at SABB, responsible for all aspects of regional business in corporate banking. He served as the General Manager of the SABB between 2017 and 2019. Between 2020 and 2022, he served as the General Manager of the company named Dar Altamleek. He still works as the General Manager of Asyad Group Holding.

Malek Khodr Temsah

General Manager and Board Member

In 2003, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration from The George Washington University and in 2006 he completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management. In 2003, he began his career with Bank of America then between 2007 and 2009 he worked at the London-based European Islamic Investment Bank. In 2010 he joined Al Baraka Group, as Vice President of Treasury where he established & oversaw the global sukuk investment portfolios until 2014. Between 2017 and 2020, he served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committe of BTI Bank (Morrocco). Temsah who has joined Albaraka Turk in 2014, he served as the Assistant General Manager in charge of Treasury and Financial Institutions between 2017 and 2022. From October 2021 to August 2022, he has served as the Acting General Manager in addition to his above-mentioned duty. On 07.08.2022, Mr. Temsah has been appointed as the General Manager of the Bank by the Board of Directors of Albaraka Turk.

Dr. Khaled Abdulla Mohamed Ateeq

Board Member

Dr. Ateeq, holds PhD degree from Hull University (UK) in the field of accounting and over 38 years of Professional experience in banking finance audit and accounting. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Al Baraka Group and the CEO and Board Member at the Family House (Bahrain). Prior to his said duties, he served at the Central Bank of Bahrain as an Executive Director of Banking Supervision. Before joining the CBB he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Bahrain. Having served as a member of the board of directors at our Bank between 2017 and 2020, Dr. Ateeq was elected to the Board of Directors of our Bank in 2023.