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Mr. Faisal Al Ali

Board Member
Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director of the Private Offices

Mr. Wasim Said Mohammed

Board Member

Anand Santhanam

Board Member
Group Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Santhanam has been working for The Private Office of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi (The Private Office) since 1993, in senior positions in Finance and Accounts, as well as Internal Audit. During his tenure with the Private Office, he was a member of the Executive Committee and other core Investment Committees formed by His Highness. In 2008, he was made the Group Chief Financial Officer of SBK Holding L.L.C. and relocated to Dubai.

Prior to joining the Private Office, he worked as Manager (Costing, Finance and Taxation) with ITC Bhadrachalam Paperboards Limited, from 1989 to 1992, and earlier with M/s Lovelock and Lewes, which was the associate of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in India.

Mr. Santhanam is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1988.

Ashu Kumar Aggarwal

Chief Financial Officer

Ala Mikdadi

Chief Strategy Officer

Ala Mikdadi currently holds the Chief Strategy Officer position and a Board Member at SBK Holding. Prior to joining SBK Holding, Ala was the General Manager and board member of Global Transformers and Switchgears, Emirates Wet-Wipes and Emirates Industrial Gases Company in Dubai (2007 - 2018).

He has more than 20 years of diversified experience in strategic management, corporate restructuring, business planning and marketing, business partnering and business development, enterprise resource planning, and human capital planning. In addition, he was appointed as board member of the University of Dubai Alumni Association 2014 and he is an adjunct-faculty at the University of Dubai.

Ala is the first Certified CEO in UAE by The CEO Institute – Australia. When The CEO Institute awarded the University of Dubai with the exclusive license in the UAE to provide the Future CEO program, Ala was appointed as the first certified CEO to chair and supervise the Future CEO Program in the UAE. Moreover. He is a Certified NLP Business Practitioner as well as a Certified EFQM Assessor as certified by Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award. Ala is an approved lecturer for Dubai Government represented by the Human Resource and the Finance Depts. in Dubai for "Maliyoun" initiative.

He graduated from the University of Dubai in 2012 with a MBA degree in Finance and Accounts. Ala also fulfilled his courses in logistics and supply chain management as a second double major master degree in 2014.

Jawad Wehbi

Board Member
Group Chief Operations Officer

Jawad is a veteran of extensive business background in international, multi-cultural environments. Having over 37 years of diverse global experience in dynamic & changing markets across MENA region.

Jawad, held several leading positions within multinational companies and joined the Group as the Group Chief Operations Officer and Strategic Business Development. Overseeing the Group’s Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture Partners, Acquisitions, transformation of businesses into sustainable organic operational growth, Market share increase and revenue gains, Delivering optimum EBITA growth across all diversified businesses of the Group’s companies.

Jawad brings with him an excellent track record of considerable experience in business transformation, Crisis management in various businesses such as investments & acquisitions, Travel agencies and hospitality, healthcare, Industrial Engineering, Education, Training, Recruitment, Private Security, Fire & Safety.

M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) - Higher Institute for Elect & Mech Engineering 1979, Sofia- Bulgaria.

  • • Member of the Lebanese syndicate of Engineers- Apr.1979
  • • Member of the American Society of Industrial Security since Jan. 2000