Our People

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Executive Management

The Executive Management members are actively involved in the daily operations of the organization, keeping in mind the company's strategic growth objectives. They also supervise the implementation of the Board's decisions.

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Mohammad Bitar
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

As the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Al Ansari Exchange, Mr. Bitar plays a major role in the formulation and implementation of the overall growth strategy of the organization. He has more than two decades of diverse experience in the financial services industry across a broad range of strategy, organization, operations, and information technology assignments. Bitar has previously worked with various local and international firms in the U.A.E, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan, including the “National Bonds Corporation”, Union National Bank and Accenture.

He holds a post graduate diploma in Information Technology and Management from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science & Technology. He is also certified in investments and wealth management from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

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Ali Al Najjar
Chief Operating Officer

An outstanding operations management professional with extensive experience in developing new business and managing overall branch and back office operations activities through reformation and restructuring. Mr. Al Najjar has proven knowledge and a solid track record of more than 17 years in operations, cash management, treasury and the foreign currency trade market.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and majored in Accounting and Financial Banking at Al Yarmouk University in Jordan.

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Ashraf Moussad Abdel Hafez Ahmed
Chief Human Capital & Corporate Services Officer

An HR Professional with over 25 years of comprehensive experience in international standards of human resources, administration, quality, training & development and leasing experience, Mr. Ashraf, is known to be a strong leader who consistently aligns HR strategies with business goals and is an expert in establishing SHRM plans, manpower planning, performance management and bringing higher quality standards to his work environment with deep knowledge of the G.C.C leasing market.  His multifaceted experience spanning from global organizations in the U.A.E, K.S.A, Egypt and Libya has equipped him with strategic knowledge and tactical human resources & administration leadership which he continuously uses in managing the organization’s HR & Administration and leasing aspects.

Mr. Ashraf holds a post graduate diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management from The American University.

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Faisal Anwar
Chief Financial Officer

A seasoned professional with 30 years of experience in various sectors including financial services, commercial banks, asset management companies, manufacturing and energy.

In his role, Mr. Anwar is heading the Finance Department working closely with Operations and assisting in evaluating strategic priorities of Al Ansari Exchange. His area of expertise is in cost saving / operational excellence strategies, finance transformation, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, business performance and analysis, project feasibilities, diagnostic business reviews, systems implementation, dispute resolution and tax.

Prior to joining Al Ansari Exchange, Mr. Anwar held several key positions at Mattex Group, Majid Al Futtaim, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. With a proven track record in the UAE, KSA and Pakistan markets, he plays an instrumental role in ensuring the success of our strategic and financial initiatives.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan since 1997.

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Mohammed Anwar Noor Mohammad
HOD–Compliance – Anti Money Laundering

A seasoned Compliance professional, Mr. Anwar offers over 30 years of expertise in the financial services industry and specializes in compliance, corporate banking, internal audit and fraud & risk management.

Mr. Anwar holds a Bachelor’s Degree and majored in History and Political Science at the University of Mysore, India.

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Viswanath R
HOD – Internal Audit

Mr. Viswanath brings with him over 25 years of extensive experience in leading internal audit, regulatory compliance, banking operations, governance, risk management, fraud investigation and business advisory services in leading banking and financial services industry in India, Kuwait and UAE. He is a Certified Financial Crime Specialist, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Internal Auditor with a wide breadth of experience and proven track record in delivering quality audit work and value-added recommendations to improve business performance and controls framework of reputed organizations.

He is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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Abdel Hadi Mustafa
Chief Technology Officer

Abdel Hadi Mustafa is a technology veteran with over 20 years of valuable experience in IT planning, Quality Assurance, Digital solutions and Business services.  He led the digital transformation of United Arab Bank and Union National Bank through strategic adaptation and management of IT solutions and banking technology.

Mr. Abdel Hadi holds a master’s degree in Information Systems Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Jordan. He is also certified in ITIL and Scrum Master.