H.E. Shaikh Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa is a leading business figure in Bahrain who brings to the Group extensive experience in banking, public and private advisory, and key ministerial roles. He is currently the Chairman of GFH Capital and Vice Chairman of GFH Financial Group. Previously Shaikh Ahmed was the Advisor for Community Affairs at the Crown Prince Court (Rank of Minister) and for His Royal Highness the Crown Prince (Rank of Minister) (2009). He was also the Secretary General of Supreme Council for Defence (Rank of Minister) (2006) and served as the Kingdom of Bahrain’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates during the period 2000 to 2006. Prior to these roles he was the Head of the Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) office in Abu Dhabi.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and accounting from the University of Bahrain, a certificate from the College of Science of King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, a Global Credit Analysis certificate from BPP Training and Consultancy – London, and a Gulf Executive Management and Strategic Leadership certificate from Colombia University New York.
Mohamed Khonji is the Senior Executive Officer of GFH Capital and an Executive Director in the Placement & Relationship Management team heading the UAE market. He is a Graduate of Harvard Business School Executive Program, holder of an MBA from University of Hull in UK, a Certified Islamic Financial Analyst (CIFA), Securities Market Regulation certificate (Series 79) and an Associated Member of Chartered Wealth Management (CWM) at the International Academy of Finance Management (UAE). With more than 21 years of experience in the fields of Investment, Relationship Management, Wealth Management, Business Development and Corporate Communications gained during his working period.
Formerly worked in International Investment Bank, First Energy Bank & Qatar First Bank before joining GFH Financial Group.
Mr. Anil Joseph started his career in 1999 with Citibank N.A and has more than a decade of experience in Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering functions. Over the years, he has worked in various financial sectors involving banking, money service businesses, financial advisory firms, and investment banks.
Mr. Joseph holds a Bachelors in Commerce and Accounts from the University of Kerala in the year 1997, and a Master of Financial Management degree from Annamalai University, India. Mr. Anil is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and holds the International Diploma in Compliance from Manchester Business School, UK. He has also completed a Diploma from Henley Business School at University of Reading in Compliance & Financial Crime. Complimenting his successful career, Mr. Anil is a member of the International Compliance Association (ICA).