Hisham Alrayes

Member & Group CEO, Executive Director

Hisham Alrayes, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of GFH Financial Group, is leading the Group forward towards its vision of becoming the region’s most prominent, diversified financial Group, and one that provides a remarkable platform for delivering superior Wealth Management, Real Estate, Commercial Banking and Asset Management services. Hisham brings extensive expertise and an in-depth knowledge of GFH. He was instrumental in driving the development and execution of the Group’s regional and international investment strategy and managed the bank’s liabilities as Chief Investment Officer prior to his appointment as Group CEO in 2012, and since his appointment as CEO, has driven the development and execution of the Group’s regional and international diversification strategy. Previous to joining the group in 2007, Hisham was part of the senior management team of the Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait (‘BBK’), a leading commercial bank in the Kingdom of Bahrain where he was responsible for a number of key projects and new venture initiatives. He currently chairs and holds a number of directorships in financial, Industrial and real estate companies including Esterad Investment Company Balexco, Gulf Holding Company, Khaleeji Commercial Bank, Falcon Cement and GFH Capital.

Hisham holds a Master’s degree with honors in Business Administration from the University of DePaul, Chicago (USA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with honors from the University of Bahrain. Hisham has been named ‘Bank CEO of the Year’ (2017) at the CEO Middle East Awards and was honoured amongst leading regional CEO’s at the ‘Top CEO Awards’ (2017).