Hassan Abdullah AlShuaiby

Hassan Abdullah AlShuaiby

Independent member and Chairman

Hassan AlShuaiby  has more than 20 years of experience in the  international and local financial sector and a distinguished professional career working with  financial organizations such as Capital Market Authority, Supreme Economic Council, World Bank and few private organizations such as Merril Lynch . Hassan served  as an investment advisor to H.E. Minister of Housing, Saudi Arabia. He also  worked with Saudi Capital Market Authority for more than 10 years until 2019 and held a number of senior positions with the last one being Head, Investment Product Issuance Division. Hassan holds a MS in Project Management from The George Washington University, USA and BS in Finance and International Business from The American University, USA

Najla Al Shirawi

Najla Al Shirawi

Vice Chairman

Najla Al Shirawi has more than 21 years of investment banking experience. Having been part of SICO since 1997, she was appointed CEO in 2014 following her appointment as deputy CEO in 2013. Najla served with Geneva-based Dar Al-Maal Al-Islami Trust, where she established private banking operations for the Group in the Gulf region. Najla is a Board member at the Bahrain Economic Board (EDB) and a Chairperson on the Board of Directors for two SICO subsidiaries: SICO Funds Services Company (SFS) in Bahrain and SICO Financial Brokerage in Abu Dhabi, a Vice Chairperson for SICO Capital . She is also an Independent Board Member of Eskan Bank BSC(c), Bahrain and a Board Member of the Future Generation Reserve Council , Bahrain, Deposit Protection Scheme, Bahrain, the Bahrain Associations of Banks, and the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance. She holds an MBA in Business Administration and Finance from the American College in London and a BA in Civil Engineering from the University of Bahrain.

Fadhel Makhlooq

Fadhel Makhlooq

Board Member and Managing Director

Fadhel Makhlooq is the Chief Capital Markets Office at SICO BSC (c) and has over 36 years of professional experience. Fadhel Makhlooq joined SICO in 2004 as Head of Brokerage before being appointed Head of Investments & Treasury in 2008. He was re-appointed as Head of Brokerage in 2010 and then assumed the position of Chief Capital Markets Officer in 2018. Prior to joining SICO, he worked for a number of leading financial institutions including Investcorp and Chemical Bank (now JPM Morgan Chase). Fadhel holds an MBA from Glamorgan University, UK. He is also a board member of SICO subsidiary, SICO Financial Brokerage in Abu Dhabi.

Jithesh Gopi

Jithesh Gopi

Board member

Jithesh Gopi is the Head of Proprietary Investments at SICO BSC (c) and has over 24 years of experience in the investment industry spread across asset management, investment strategy, corporate and product development, research and analytics. Prior to joining SICO in 2019, he worked with Al Rajhi Capital, Riyadh for six years in various roles such as Head of Asset Management, Head of Research and more recently as Director of Corporate Development and Proprietary Investments. He previously worked with SICO as Head of Research until 2013 after joining as a Senior Analyst in 2006. Jithesh holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, Philippines and has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a CFA charter holder and has completed the Asian International Executive Program at INSEAD Singapore.

Sulaiman Abdulaziz Althekair

Sulaiman Abdulaziz Althekair

Independent member

Sulaiman Althekair has been the Managing Director of Modern Building Systems (MBS) since 1992. He has previously worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), after which he joined National Industrialization Company (NIC). Subsequently, he worked as Projects Director at the Saudi Automotive Services Company (SASCO).  Sulaiman graduated with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1981 from Kuwait University, after which he obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Administration from George Washington University (United States) in 1983.