Board of Directors

Abdulhadi Shayif
Chairman of the Board of Directors – Independent Member

Mr. Shayif joined the National Commercial Bank (NCB), Saudi Arabia in 1975. He worked in all areas of the Bank and in 1999 became the General Manager of the Bank, and was also Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the Risk Committee and Member of the Credit Committee. He took early retirement in September, 2005.

Mr. Shayif sits on the board of several companies including listed companies in Saudi Arabia.


Ashok Aram
Executive Member

Based in Frankfurt, Ashok Aram has been CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa since November 2015. Additionally, in November 2018 he has been appointed the Head of Private & Commercial Banking (International). In July 2019 he became a member of the Group Management Committee of Deutsche Bank.

Mr Aram has worked for Deutsche Bank since 1995 in a variety of senior leadership roles in Tokyo, Singapore, New York, London, Dubai and Frankfurt, with a strong track record of growing DBs businesses in a variety of areas across the bank. He has led some of the largest capital raising deals in Europe, Russia/CIS, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa and has close relationships with many of Deutsche Bank’s key clients.

He is the Chairman of the EMEA Executive Committee, the EMEA Regional Governance Committee as well as the PCB‐I Executive Committee and a member of the Group Management Committee as well as the PB Executive Committee.

In 2010, Mr Aram was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (Davos).

He holds a Masters in International Business & Comparative Culture from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan and a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class) from the University of Technology in Chennai, India.


Sameer Al Hamidi
Independent Member

Mr. Al Hamidi is the Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director of SACO, a Saudi list company specializing in wholesale and retail trading of equipments and tools. He was General Director of SACO from 1981 to 2011.

Mr Alhamidi hold Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration in 1980G from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.

Mr. Al Hamidi sits on the board of several companies including listed companies in Saudi Arabia.


Alex von zur Muehlen
Executive Member

Alex joined Deutsche Bank in 1998 as a derivatives structurer and marketer in its Global Markets Division.

He was appointed Head of Corporate Derivatives Coverage for Germany & Austria in 2003 within DCM.

In 2005 he became Co-Head for Client Coverage Germany & Austria comprising Debt Capital Markets and ICG activities for the region.

Alex was appointed Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets for Europe in 2008.

He became the Group Treasurer for Deutsche Bank in November 2009.

Alex graduated in 1998 and holds a degree in Business Administration from the School of Economics and Law in Berlin, Germany.

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