HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al-Thani has held a number of governmental leadership and decision-making roles, where he has made significant contributions and impact through policymaking at the service of socioeconomic development, both in Qatar and the wider GCC region. He has previously served as Qatar’s Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, and is currently the personal advisor to His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar.  His Highness holds a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.

H.E Sheikh Jabor Bin Yousef Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani
Chairman of the Board of Directors

As the Chairman and Director of several privately established companies,  His Excellency Sheikh Jabor bin Yousef bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani has been instrumental in driving growth across key economic sectors and sub-sectors in Qatar – including the industrial, commercial, insurance and reinsurance, real estate, and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) fields. Notably, he presides as the Chairman of Energy and Environment Holding, United Group for Projects, Doha Properties, Grey Group Doha, and Qatar Expo. His strategic guidance also benefits the academic sphere, where he also sits on the advisory Board of Directors for Georgetown University in Qatar.

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H.E Mohamed Abdulla M Al-Rumaihi
Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mohamed Al-Rumaihi is a highly qualified diplomat whose background includes extensive experience in both military and civilian positions. A retired Brigadier General of the Qatari Armed Forces, he holds multiple degrees and diplomas from military academies and staff colleges in France, including the prestigious Saint-Cyr Special Military School. Following his military career, Mr. Al-Rumaihi served for more than a decade as Assistant Foreign Affairs Minister and also as Qatar’s Ambassador to several key capitals, including Brussels, Paris, and Washington, DC. He later served as Minister of Municipality and Environment. Over the years, he has been entrusted with a long list of high-profile tasks, from participating in the deliberations of the UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council, and the League of Arab States, to helping oversee the demarcation of borders with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Al-Rumaihi also played a role in the establishment of the Qatar Financial Centre, and headed the organizing efforts for countless summits, conferences, and other international gatherings in Doha, New York, Washington, London, and Berlin. In addition to numerous military citations and decorations, he also has been inducted into both the Order of Merit and the Legion of Honor, the two highest awards of the French Republic.

H.E Youssef Bin Mohammad Al Othman Fakhro
Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

His Excellency Youssef bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhro has a distinguished record of service to the State of Qatar, with leadership roles including Minister and Deputy Minister of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs. He has been integral in advancing national policies and social development programs. He has also previously served as the General Manager of Human Resources and Acting Chief Operations Officer at Qatar National Bank, and as Deputy General Manager of Operations for the Doha Asian Games Organizing Committee. He contributes his wealth of experience to the boards of Qatar National Hotels Company and Qatar Sports Investment, and leads as the Managing Director of Al Dana Club. His Excellency holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Southern California, underpinning his strategic approach to technology and organizational development.

Mr. Ahmad Nasser Al Kaabi
Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Ahmad Nasser Al Kaabi serves as the Chief Operation Officer of Al Sraiya Holding Group, building on his extensive acumen for operational excellence and strategic leadership. He is an active member of the board for several organizations, including Doha Gulf Co. Sudan, the Qatari Sudan Chamber, Islamic Business Entrepreneurs, and Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Recognized for his leadership, Ahmad has been honored with the “Best CEO in the Region” award by Forbes Middle East in 2012, and as a Pioneer in Food Security in Arab Countries in Abu Dhabi during the same year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Qatar University.

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Mr. Farid Chedid
Executive Member of the Board of Directors & Chief Executive Officer

Starting with the launch of the group in 1998, Farid Chedid embarked on a two-decade journey, building a leading insurance and reinsurance powerhouse that operates across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Chedid Re, one of its strategic business unit, is recognized among the top 20 reinsurance brokers worldwide and a registered Lloyd’s broker. Under Farid’s leadership, Chedid Capital Holding today includes Chedid Re, Chedid Insurance Brokers Network, Ascoma and Chedid Corporate Solutions, among others, and counts more than 1,600 employees across 64 subsidiaries. In 2009, the Group established Seib Insurance in Qatar, dealing with corporate and complex risks. In 2015, Chedid Capital acquired a major stake in City Brokers, the leading insurance provider in Mauritius and East Africa and Al Manarah Insurance Services in the UAE. Farid’s growth philosophy has equally focused on investments in industry-wide education and knowledge exchange, among which was the launch of the Corporate Risk Management Institute (CRMI) in 2020. In 2021, Chedid Capital acquired majority shares in Groupe Ascoma, the first and largest independent brokerage network in sub-Saharan Africa with 29 subsidiaries, head offices in Monaco and international operations offices in Paris. In 2022, the Group continued its digital transformation by acquiring BuyAnyInsurance, a leading aggregator in the UAE, and intends to expand in the territories it operates in. His contribution to the insurance field has been recognized with many accolades over the years, including “The Middle East and Africa Industry Achiever of the year” by Global Re and Strategic Risk consortium in 2016. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, he was named among the “100 Arab Achievers” by Arabian Business, and among the “35 Most Influential Lebanese Businessmen” by Forbes Middle East in 2018. Farid sits on the board of several leading MENA companies both within and outside the insurance sector and has been equally involved in philanthropic initiatives and organizations across the region. Today, he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Notre Dame University, Lebanon; a member of Human Rights Watch, Beirut Committee; a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and a Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative (MELI), member of The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN). Farid is also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK and holds a master’s degree in Risk Management from the NYU Stern School of Business; a master’s degree in Finance from ESA/ESCP Europe; a master’s degree in Management from Université Paris IX Dauphine; and a postgraduate diploma in Maritime Law from London Metropolitan University.

Mr. Roudi E. Baroudi
Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Building on his extensive international experience with the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, European Commission, USAID, Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development, and the EXIM Bank, Mr. Roudi E. Baroudi has been an active contributor to global finance, sustainable development, and energy policy in different regions. His strategic remits have influenced state-to-state protocols and multilateral agency financing across the United States, the Middle East, Central Asia, Japan, and Europe, among others. His expertise in advancing development programs and economic reform has been pivotal in promoting economic prosperity and security, particularly in the energy sector –  where he focused on private sector participation, power and gas market regulatory and policy reforms, and political restructuring. Notably, Mr. Baroudi has also engaged in substantial work on international oil and gas ventures and petroleum development. As a lecturer on global energy and an authoritative voice in energy and transportation, he has actively contributed to cross-market dialogue through a number of contributions to regional and international academic journals and media outlets. His work has covered a broad range of topics, spanning energy, security, and climate change, as well as political and economic developments. Mr. Baroudi also authored and co-authored several research publications and books on the energy sector. 

H.E Mr. Ziyad Baroud
Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Ziyad Baroud is the former Minister of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM) of the Republic of Lebanon, where he served in two consecutive ministerial cabinets from July 2008 until June 2011. His tenure was marked by strategic advancements that garnered the United Nations Public Service Award First Prize for the MoIM in 2020. Prior to his appointment as Minister, he had held a number of roles that capitalized on his wide-ranging expertise in electoral law and democratic elections. In 2004, Mr. Baroud was elected as Secretary General for of the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections, leading a group of more than 1300 domestic electoral observers. He was also a member of the Lebanese National Commission on Electoral Law between 2005 and 2006. In addition to his governmental work, Mr. Baroud has been an active participant in nationwide governance and legal reform efforts, with significant contributions to the improvement of public sector efficiency and transparency. He continues to hold high-profile remits in both Lebanon and on the international stage, including as a board member of the Lebanese Chapter of Transparency International. He also sits on the board of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies and on the board of trustees of Notre Dame University. Additionally, he has served as a consultant for various UN Agencies in Lebanon, and authored a number of publications shaping public and industry discourse on local governance, decentralization, human rights, and other political and legal issues. As a court lawyer by practice and Managing Partner at HBD-T Law Firm, Mr. Baroud has also  held a number of academic posts, including as a lecturer in the prestigious Université Saint Joseph and Holy Spirit University Kaslik in Lebanon. In recognition of his professional impact and industry contributions, he has received a number of honors, including “Commandeur de Numéro de l’Ordre Civil du Mérite” by former King of Spain, Juan Carlos, in July 2011; “Officier de la Légion d’Honneur” by former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, in October 2010; “Grand Officier de L’Ordre National du Mérite de la République Française” in 2009; and “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2007. Mr. Baroud obtained his master’s degree in law from Saint-Joseph University of Beirut in 1992, and pursued his doctoral studies in Paris.

Mr. Romen Mathieu
Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Romen Mathieu is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of The EuroMena Funds, a leading private equity firm in the Middle East and Africa. He is a board member of the International Chamber of Commerce Lebanon, and an active member of prominent organizations supporting SMEs, entrepreneurship programs and corporate governance initiatives across the region. With more than 20 years of experience in corporate transactions and family-owned businesses, his work extends throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Mathieu also holds multiple chairmanship and board roles in a diverse range of sectors and countries, including as Chairman of Khoury Home SAL, Chairman of ITWorx ltd, and Vice-Chairman of Al Oyoun Al Dawli Hospital. He also provides strategic insight as an Independent Board Member of Chedid Capital Holding SAL and Independent Advisory Board Member of MAN Entreprises SAL, and serves on the boards of First National Bank SAL and Sakson Holding SAL. Previously, Mr. Mathieu was a Partner at Ernst &Young, chiefly working in the company’s corporate finance and M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) consulting divisions in France. Prior to that, he worked with Lazard Frères, also in the M&A division, and with Arthur Andersen’s corporate restructuring and finance division in France.  He holds two graduate degrees in finance and a master’s degree in management from the Sorbonne University.