Anees Ahmed Moumina
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Anees Ahmed Moumina became CEO of SEDCO Holding Group in January 2013 after 25 plus years of experience in the private sector and the financial services industry. He has previously worked with the Samba Financial Group where he advanced to roles including General Manager and Senior Credit Officer. His banking career has given him access to experience across a variety of business sectors including: contracting, trading, manufacturing, financial investments, real estate, transportation, leasing, the public sector, and Islamic banking. He has also worked with Proctor & Gamble. Mr. Moumina is currently serving as Chairman of Dunia Alaswaf Trading LLC. (AlShiaka) Company, Board Member of The National Commercial Bank (NCB), Board Member of Elaf Group, member of SEDCO Holding’s Investment Committee, and also as a member of several other charity, educational and community boards.
Mr. Moumina holds a Master of Science in Engineering Administration with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with honors, both from George Washington University in the USA. He has also completed a number of extended executive programs including the Global Leadership Program at Harvard University, the Senior Executive Management Program at Columbia University, and the Global CEO Program at Wharton University.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Amer brings to the Group over 22 years of experience in corporate finance, investment management, and financial management across multiple industries. He started his career with a CPA from Chicago and worked for the global firms PWC and IBM. Prior to joining SEDCO, he was the Group CFO and member of the board and audit committees for a number of companies. He is a founding executive team member of Jadwa Investment and served as a CFO for 8 years. In Jadwa, he oversaw the establishment and growth of Jadwa from a small startup and into a regional Private Equity and Asset Management powerhouse.
Mr. Amer holds an MBA from Strayer University in the USA with significant post graduate studies in the fields of e-commerce, strategy, and leadership from world class institutions. He has completed an executive Leadership Program at Stanford University. He is a CFA Charter holder (2004), and a Certified Public Accountant (1996).
Vice-President, Internal Audit
Mr. Al-Haiqi has been a part of the SEDCO Holding team since 2005, and has over 21 years of experience in accounting, auditing, Saudi tax and Zakat. Prior to his move to SEDCO Holding, he has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Saudi Arabia in assurance, Zakat and tax services.
Mr. Al-Haiqi sits on the Board of Tazweid Skills Company. He is also a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee of SEDCO Capital.
He holds a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting from King Abdulaziz University and is an Associate Member of the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is also a licensed Zakat and income tax consultant.
Chief Investment Officer (CIO)
Mr. Bazzi brings to the Group more than 20 years of experience in investments and strategy accrued at several international and regional reputable organizations.
Mr. Bazzi started his career with the Royal Bank of Canada, followed by stints at Deloitte Consulting, Litat Group, and Injazat Capital, where he assumed senior executive roles.
His extensive investment experience covers sectors such as healthcare, petrochemicals, ICT, retail, financial services, real estate, and hospitality. Mr. Bazzi returns to the Group from the Zubair Corporation, where he worked as Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for the Group’s investment activities.
Mr. Bazzi holds an MBA and MSc in Finance from Concordia University in Canada. He has also earned a BSc in Computer Science from the Lebanese American University in Lebanon. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a Certified Professional Director by the Mudara Institute of Directors.
Dr. Zaid Almahayni
Chief Legal Officer
Dr. Zaid qualified as a lawyer in Quebec in 2002, and has been working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Law (in French) from the University of Montreal (Canada), a Master’s degree in Petroleum Law from the University of Dundee (UK), and a PhD on Saudi Arabian capital market regulation from the University of Leicester (UK). Dr. Zaid has been a registered arbitrator with the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Justice since 2008 and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Queen Mary University of London (UK). He has teaching experience at university level as an assistant professor, and has published numerous articles on Saudi Arabian legislation.
Vice-President, Human Resources
Mr. Kandil has been with SEDCO Holding since 2010, having previously worked in Procter & Gamble for over 20 years. He also sits on the board of Bonnon.
He commenced his HR career in 2001, and has served as Senior HR Manager before assuming his current post. At Procter & Gamble, Mr. Kandil gained experience in manufacturing, engineering, planning, procurement and SAP before moving to HR. There, he developed expertise in areas such as organizational excellence, talent development, talent supply, compensation, and employee services.
Mr. Kandil graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering from King Saud University in 1990.
Vice-President, Information Technology
Mr. Khawaji joined SEDCO Holding in 2007, bringing with him extensive experience in information technology and leadership. Prior to his move, he spent seven years at IBM’s Toronto Lab in Ontario, where he was a software architect with a global team that delivered WebSphere Commerce.
He was previously a principal consultant at Oracle in Canada, after having commenced his career with Saudi Aramco as database designer and administrator.
Mr. Khawaji sits on the board of Ejada Company. He graduated from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and holds an Executive MBA from IE, Madrid, in Spain.
Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Marketing & Corporate Social Responsibility
Amr Banaja heads SEDCO Holding Group’s marketing, corporate communications and CSR programs. His remit includes the Riyali Financial Literacy Program that seeks to reach 2 million young Saudis by 2020.
Mr. Banaja joined SEDCO Holding in 2011, transferring over from SEDCO Development where he was the VP of Marketing. He also sits on the board of TARFEEH.
Prior to his experience with SEDCO companies, Mr. Banaja partnered with New York-based real estate service provider Seventh Art Group to launch its Dubai office, and also successfully led a number of projects.
He has had a diverse career across sectors including real estate, financial services and consumer goods, with earlier GCC-wide experience including positions at SAMA Dubai, the National Commercial Bank (Investor Services Division), Unilever, and Gillette.
Mr. Banaja is a BA graduate from Boston College in the USA, where he majored in Economics with a minor in Mathematics.
Dr. Wael Eid
Head of Risk Management
Dr. Eid chairs the Risk Management Committee at SEDCO Holding, advising the CEO and Board on various aspects of risk. He also sits on the Board of Tazweid Skills Company. He is a risk specialist in Islamic banking who holds an MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School, and a PhD in risk management from Durham University.
Dr. Eid began his professional risk career at the Commercial International Bank in Egypt. He then completed his MBA after being awarded the British Chevening Scholarship. He was also deeply involved in setting up the risk function at the European Islamic Investment Bank Plc. in London.
He has extensive experience in risk management and Islamic banking in the Middle East and Europe. Areas of specific expertise include investment and market risks, financial analysis, financial regulation, and capital adequacy standards.
Dr. Eid is a guest lecturer at distinguished universities in Islamic finance, and also speaks regularly at international risk management events and conferences.