Mr. Ali Y. Fardan

Board Member

Mr. Ali who joined the Banking industry in 1980 has gained a wide knowledge and comprehensive international experience in both Conventional and Islamic Banking that enable him to effectively manage one of the most active international branches of one of the largest and the best Bank in the Middle East.

Ali is very active and directly involved in the Islamic Banking since 1980, and has developed and structured various Sharia compliance products, financial solutions and documentations that has served the industry since 1980 and established the base for today’s Islamic Banking and Liquidity Management.

Ali is currently the General Manager of National Bank of Kuwait SAK (NBK) Kingdom of Bahrain since 1990 and his major achievements including and not limited to the restructure of NBK’s Conventional Wholesale Branch, the incorporation of the Conventional Retail Branch, the merger of both branches and the establishment of NBK’s Islamic Banking. He is currently managing an asset over BHD2 billion that generating revenue of 150 million with an operation and activity that covering the MENA region. During the last 20 years, he is directly involved in the Group strategic expansion and remarkably contributed to the Group’s performance.

Ali has graduated from the University of Bahrain, attended various courses and seminars in different worldwide Universities and Institutions that has substantially enhanced his knowledge and widened his experience to become a multi task professional who is familiar with International Banking Practices and Regulatory Framework.