Board of directors

Mr Mohamed Fekih Ahmed

Mr. Mohamed Fekih who also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Tunis International Bank, has had over 35 years of banking experience. His banking career began with his joining Citibank Tunis, then with Tunis International Bank. During these years of increasing responsibilities, Mr. Mohamed Fekih has been able to acquire an in-depth knowledge and vast experience in various banking areas. Hewas granted the award of the Best Banker of the year 2004 in Tunisia.In addition, Mr. Mohamed Fekih is also performing the following functions:

  • Board and Executive Committee Member of Gulf Bank Algeria, Algiers,
  • Chairman of SACEM Industries, Tunisia (A leading electrical distribution transformer manufacturer in Tunisia),
  • Board Member of Ooredoo, Tunisia (Mobile provider),
  • Board Member of Hannibal Lease, Tunisia (A Leasing Company),
  • Board and Risk Committee Member of FIMBank plc, Malta.
  • Board Member of London Forfaiting company – London

Mr. Mohamed Fekih graduated from the University of Law, Political and Economic Sciences of Tunis and holds a Diploma of Higher Management Studies from the Higher Institute of Management of Tunis (InstitutSuperieur de Gestion de Tunis). He has also participated in various courses and seminars with well-known international institutions in the United States and Europe such as the High Performance Board Program (IMD Lausanne).

Masaud M. J. Hayat

Masaud J. Hayat is a Kuwaiti National. He obtained the Bachelor of Science (Economics) from the University of Kuwait and a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Banking Studies in Kuwait. Between 1998 and 2010 he was the Chairman of KIPCO Asset Management Co. K.S.C. in Kuwait.
Masaud J.Hayat is Member of the Board Of UGFS. He holds the position of Chief Executive Officer – Banking at Kuwait Projects Company Holding (KIPCO), which is one of the largest diversified holding companies in the Middle East and North Africa with holdings in commercial banking, investment banking, asset management, insurance, media, real estate and manufacturing. He also serves as:

  • Chairman & Chairman of the Executive Committee, Tunis International Bank
  • Chairman of United Gulf Bank
  • Chairman of United Gulf Holding Company in Bahrain
  • Vice Chairman of Gulf Bank Algeria
  • Vice Chairman of Bank of Bagdad – Iraq
  • Vice Chairman, FIM Bank p.l.c. – Malta
  • Board Member, Burgan Bank – Kuwait
  • Board Member, Jordan Kuwait Bank – Jordan
  • Board Director, KAMCO Investment Company K.S.C. (Public) – Kuwait
  • Board Director, North Africa Holding Company – Kuwait

Rabih Soukarieh

Rabih Soukarieh is a Lebanese National. He is Member of the Board Of UGFS. He is also the chief Executive Officer of Algeria Gulf Bank (AGB), Algeria since August 2015 having held previously various senior executive positions at United Gulf Bank (UGB) in Bahrain including the post of  Chief Executive Officer between March 2012 and August 2015.

During his ten year tenure at UGB for the years 2003 until 2004 and 2008 until 2015, Mr. Soukarieh also acted as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Private Equity in Dubai and Chief Executive Officer of United Gulf Financial Services in Qatar.

Between 2004 and 2007, he occupied the position of Group Chief Financial Officer of Wataniya Telecom Group of companies. He is currently the Chairman of Syria Gulf Bank- Syria, and a member of the board of directors of Tunis International Bank in Tunis as well as FIM Bank Malta having held a number of directorships of banks and companies in the past.

Hussain Lalani

Hussain Lalani is a Pakistan National and he is member of the Board of UGFS. He is Chief Executive Officer of United Gulf Bank – Bahrain. His career extends over 25 years. He has worked extensively with the Board of Directors on advisory transactions in his previous capacity as the Bank’s Chief Financial Officer and partnered with business divisions to support growth and business plans.

Mr. Lalani was previously employed by Ernst & Young, Bahrain; and Price Waterhouse Coopers, Pakistan. He is a Board Member of FIMBank plc. – Malta; Assoufid B.V. – Netherlands; and London Forfaiting Company – UK. A Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Mr. Lalani holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Karachi, Pakistan.

Ahmed Benghazi

Ahmed Benghazi is the CEO of ABG, a consultancy firm operating in corporate financial advisory, that he founded end of 2016. Previously, and for 15 years, he has been the CEO of Axis Capital, a group of companies operating in financial advisory, asset management and brokerage.

Mr Benghazi has also been the managing director of Maghreb Rating, subsidiary of Fitch Ratings, first rating bureau to be set up in the North Africa region. At the beginning of his professional career, Mr. Benghazi worked for eleven years at the Tunisian Ministry of Economic Development (“Ministère du Développement Economique”) where he held various responsibility positions.

Mr. Benghazi served on the board of a number of prominent institutions in Tunisia, among which the Central Bank of Tunisia. He presently sits on the board a number of Tunisian corporations, operating in the financial, industrial and retail sectors. He is Board Member & Member of Board Risk Committee of Tunis International Bank
He graduated in Economics from the University of Tunis; and in Public management from the “Ecole Nationale d’Administration” of Tunis, and Harvard University.