Board Advisors

Board Advisors

His Excellency Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi – Board Advisor

Hon. Former Minister of Environment & Water Government of the UAE

His Excellency Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Hon. Former Minister of Environment and Water, had a distinguished career as a diplomat in the prestigious UAE Government. His contributions and initiatives are reflections of his skills as a true leader.

Dr Kindi works towards revitalising global ties of the UAE with the rest of the world and contributes to achieving the vision of the country. Recognised as a resourceful leader, he focuses on formulating strategic plans, initiating changes and executing new processes in diverse and challenging environments. His dedication and commitment continue to enlighten and inspire people around him.

Dr Al Kindi’s career began in 1984 as a Second Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi. He was then transferred to the permanent mission of the UAE to the United Nations in New York, serving from 1986 to 1995.

As a member of the UAE Mission, he represented the country at the UN Security Council from 1986 to 1987 and the UN General Assembly during his post. Dr Al Kindi served as Rapporteur of the Fourth Committee at the 45th Session of the UN General Assembly in 1988 and Vice Chairman of the Fourth Committee at the 46th Session of the UN General Assembly in 1989.

After completing his tour of duty at the UAE Mission, he was appointed Charge D’Affairs of the UAE Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1995 to 1997.

Dr Al Kindi was appointed Director of Ruler’s Office for the Government of Fujairah from 1997 to 2006 and also served in the Cabinet of the UAE Federal Government as Minister for Environment & Water from 2006 to 2008. He has been a member of the consultative committee ( Parliament ) of the GCC Supreme council. He has attended meetings and conferences of Non-Alignment Countries and Economic Group of G77.

He actively participates in various domestic and international businesses, holding positions, including Chairman, Director, Board Member and Proprietor. Dr Al Kindi represents the UAE at a wide variety of regional and international conferences and is a member of different national and international institutions.

He has a Doctorate in Public Administration, obtained a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Political Science from California University in the US. Dr Al Kindi’s strong sense of commitment, determination and responsibility enabled him to reach heights throughout his life.

 

Howard Kitson – Board Advisor

Howard commenced his career with HSBC as an International Manager in Hong Kong. Over 30 years he has gained extensive corporate finance and treasury expertise spanning markets in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

He has held senior roles up to CEO level in GCC for leading financial institutions and is acknowledged for driving change and performance enhancement.

Howard holds an Honours Economics degree from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom in addition to an MBA from Western University, Ontario Canada.

 

Arshi Islam – Board Advisor

Arshi brings a vast experience of more than 35 years in the Financial Services & hospitality Industry including 28 years of association with ORIX Corporation Japan both in UAE and Pakistan. He has worked for almost 17 years with one of the leading Finance Companies in UAE, out of which 11 years worked as Chief Executive Officer and 6 years as Head of Business.

He was one of the founding member of the MAFORIX Finance PJSC (a joint venture between Majid Al Futtaim and ORIX Corporation Japan) which got established in the year 2002 and is currently known as AlHail ORIX Finance PSC. Prior to UAE, he had worked with ORIX Leasing Pakistan Limited, Karachi Sheraton Hotel and Arabian Sea Enterprises Limited.

He has attended International Conferences and workshops during his association with the Group. His written Article on Leasing Prospects in the UAE was published in the World Leasing Year Book 2009 by EURO Money.

Board Advisors

His Excellency Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi – Board Advisor

Hon. Former Minister of Environment & Water Government of the UAE

 

His Excellency Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Hon. Former Minister of Environment and Water, had a distinguished career as a diplomat in the prestigious UAE Government. His contributions and initiatives are reflections of his skills as a true leader.

Dr Kindi works towards revitalising global ties of the UAE with the rest of the world and contributes to achieving the vision of the country. Recognised as a resourceful leader, he focuses on formulating strategic plans, initiating changes and executing new processes in diverse and challenging environments. His dedication and commitment continue to enlighten and inspire people around him.

Dr Al Kindi’s career began in 1984 as a Second Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi. He was then transferred to the permanent mission of the UAE to the United Nations in New York, serving from 1986 to 1995.

As a member of the UAE Mission, he represented the country at the UN Security Council from 1986 to 1987 and the UN General Assembly during his post. Dr Al Kindi served as Rapporteur of the Fourth Committee at the 45th Session of the UN General Assembly in 1988 and Vice Chairman of the Fourth Committee at the 46th Session of the UN General Assembly in 1989.

After completing his tour of duty at the UAE Mission, he was appointed Charge D’Affairs of the UAE Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1995 to 1997.

Dr Al Kindi was appointed Director of Ruler’s Office for the Government of Fujairah from 1997 to 2006 and also served in the Cabinet of the UAE Federal Government as Minister for Environment & Water from 2006 to 2008. He has been a member of the consultative committee ( Parliament ) of the GCC Supreme council. He has attended meetings and conferences of Non-Alignment Countries and Economic Group of G77.

He actively participates in various domestic and international businesses, holding positions, including Chairman, Director, Board Member and Proprietor. Dr Al Kindi represents the UAE at a wide variety of regional and international conferences and is a member of different national and international institutions.

He has a Doctorate in Public Administration, obtained a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Political Science from California University in the US. Dr Al Kindi’s strong sense of commitment, determination and responsibility enabled him to reach heights throughout his life.