Board of Directors



H.E./Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif
Chairman for AL-Baraka Bank group
Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif is a highly regarded senior banker with over three decades of international banking experience. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Hull, UK. He was earlier with Arab Banking Corporation, for over 20 years and last served as Director on its Board.
As President & Chief Executive, Mr. Yousif has led Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) since inception, developing the Group into one of the largest and most diversified Islamic banking groups in the world operating a network of over 700 branches in 15 countries, with its Head Office in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is also the Chairman of  Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank, Banque Al Baraka D'Algerie, Al Baraka Bank Ltd. South Africa, Al Baraka Bank Lebanon, Jordan Islamic Bank, Al Baraka Bank Egypt, Al Baraka Bank Syria, Al Baraka Bank Sudan, Al Baraka Bank Pakistan Ltd., Vice Chairman of Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain and a Board member of Al Baraka Bank Tunisia and Itqan Capital in Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Adnan Yousif was the Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks, Lebanon for two terms (2007-2013). Besides having received many international awards he is the recipient of the Medal of Efficiency, a unique honor conferred by His Royal Highness - King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain during the year 2011. Mr. Yousif received the title of the CSR International Ambassador (Kingdom of Bahrain) from the CSR Regional Network including twice the Islamic Banker of the Year award (2004 and 2009).
In addition, he was awarded by LARIBA American Finance House the 2012 “LARIBA Award for Excellence in Achievement”, in recognition of his leadership role in consolidating and operating the largest diversified Islamic Banking Group in the world.
In recognition of Mr. Yousif’s outstanding contribution in the field of contemporary Islamic Finance in terms of modernizing its fundamentals in practice and theorization, the Al Jinan University of Lebanon granted him an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration. Furthermore, in recognition of his efforts in evolving a unique business model that is integrated with the noble goals of Islamic Banking, Mr. Yousif has been awarded the Accolade of the Sudanese Presidency for Excellency in Social Responsibility in December 2015.
In Dec. 2016 Mr. Adnan Yousif was decorated with the Title of "High Commissioner to preach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030". He also won the Gold Award for Sustainable Development in recognition of his major role in the service and social responsibility programs both nationally and internationally, as well as recognition for the leading role of Al Baraka Group in the field of CSR activities at Oman International Conference on Social Responsibility 2016. Mr. Yousif has been elected during 2017 as the Chairman of Bahrain Association of Banks.

H.E./Mr. Ibrahim Fayez Al Shamsi
Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics 1974 and several international training courses in Public Finance and Management / Regional Program of the United Nations. As well as in the evaluation and management of public projects from The Institute for International Development – World Bank Washington DC in the United States and The International Advanced Management program at the Center for International Management Education - Geneva.
In addition of being the non-executive Chairman of alBaraka Bank Egypt, His Excellency is currently the Head of the Audit and Governance Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of alBaraka Banking Group in Bahrain. As well as a member of the Board of Directors of alBaraka Bank Syria and al Baraka Turk Participation Bank- Turkey
As for previous experience, (for example but not all) His Excellency has served as executive Chairman of Emirates Islamic Bank – Dubai, Board member of Emirates Fund Limited, Jersey and Board member of Dubai Islamic Bank – Dubai, Head of Al Mazaya and Board members Affairs Committee alBaraka Banking Group - Bahrain, As well as a member of the Board of Directors of Arab Fund For Economic And Social Development- Kuwait, member of the Board of Directors of Europ   e Arab Bank, Luxembourg.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UAE- Bangladesh Investment Company Limited (UBINCO) Member of the Board of the Emirates Industrial Bank, Abu DhabI …Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Société Arabe des Engrais Phosphatés Tunisia … Member of the Board of Directors of the Austria Center Vienna… Assistant General Manager- Abu Dhabi Fund for Arab Economic Development… Manager of Financial Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, UAE.
H.E./Mr. Ashraf Ahmed Moustafa El-Ghamrawy
Vice Chairman
Chief Executive

Experience: 41 years
Mr. Ashraf Al-Ghamrawy Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Al Baraka Bank Egypt started his career since 1977 as a legal accountant specializing in the field of financial institutions and banks. He then moved to work in the banking sector during 1979 and was incorporated in various banking jobs until 2003. He was the CEO and Managing Director of Al Baraka Egypt Bank – previously known as Egyptian Saudi Finance Bank. The number of branches at the time was 10 branches with a total budget of LE3.3 billion. He has managed since his presidency of the Executive Management of the Bank as a leading Islamic institution that has strongly placed itself on the Egyptian banking market. As one of the branches of Al Baraka Banking Group, the pioneer of Islamic banking in the region, the number of branches reached 32 in addition to two Exchange Offices in Giza, and Hurghada. By 2018, the Total Budget reached 62.5 billion EGP, and the Net Profit exceeded 1 billion EGP.
1- The Gold Medal of Merit for his leadership in the Arab region from the Academy of Excellence in December 2014.
2- Otherways Management & Consulting Paris - France:

- The Global Award for Perfection Quality & Ideal Performance in July, 2017.

- The Platinum Technology Award for Quality and Best Trade Name in May 2018.
- The International Achievement Award for Quality and Business Excellence in September 2018
3-The IFN Awards Ceremony, Dubai from Islamic Finance Awards In March 2018
4-The Best Practice Award in May 2018 from The European society For Quality Research.
5-The Arabian Eagle Award as a Leading Banking Figure from Tatweej Academy in 2018.
He also holds the following positions:
1.Member of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee, Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Kingdom of Bahrain.
2.Member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Company for the establishment and management of commercial centers.
3.Member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the Egyptian Foundation for Zakat,
4.Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Credit Committee Al-Tawfiq Leasing Company.
5.Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Egyptian Company for Takaful Insurance.
6.Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Private Insurance Fund for employees of Al Baraka Egypt Bank.
• His sovereignty has a current and previous membership in some other legal bodies including:
1.Member of the International Union of Arab Bankers.
2.Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo.

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