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Board of Directors

Chairman
H.E. Mohamed Omran Alshamsi has 35 years of experience with Etisalat, retiring as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman in 2012. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for Ras Al Khaimah Properties Company, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the American University in Ras Al Khaimah, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of RAK Medical and Health Science University.


Board Member
As Chairman of the Investment and Development Office (IDO), the strategic investment arm of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikha Amneh Saud Al Qasimi is responsible for optimizing the investments of the Emirate. She also serves on the boards of several of the IDO’s portfolio companies. Prior to her role as Chairman of the IDO, Sheikha Amneh was a member of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Strategy Group in New York, where she focused on identifying tactical asset allocation opportunities in emerging market currencies and equities. Sheikha Amneh earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah.

Board Member
H.E. Engineer Sheikh Salem Al Qasimi is a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah. He is also Chairman of the RAK Department of Civil Aviation, a member of the General Civil Aviation Authority, founder and Chairman of the UAE Fencing Federation, Member of the UAE Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Arab Fencing Council, and Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah National Travel Agency (RANTA).

Board Member
Mr. Salem Ali Al Sharhan worked in Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (ETISALAT) for 23 years until May 2011 as Group Chief Financial Officer, during this time he represented the company in many of international telecom companies Boards. At present, Mr. Al Sharhan is the Chairman of RAK Insurance Board, Board member of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Member of the Board of Trustees of American University of Ras Al Khaimah as well as Member of Board of Trustees of Ras Al Khaimah Medical & Health Science University. Mr. Al Sharhan holds a BSc in Accounting and Business Administration from United Arab Emirates University, UAE.

 

Board Member
Mr Ahmed Essa Al Naeem has over 39 years of experience with the Ras Al Khaimah government. He is the former Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah’s Electricity and Water Authority, General Manager of RAK National Oil Company, and RAK Gas. He is also a former member of the Ras Al Khaimah Municipal Council and the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture and has held additional posts in a number of ministries. Mr Al Naeem is currently Chairman of RAK Trade Centre, Al Naeem Mall, Al Naeem City Centre, and Khalifa Mall. Additionally, he is Vice Chairman of RAK Insurance and Director of Majan Printing.

Board Member
Mr. Rajan Khetarpal has 36 years of banking experience with Indian and UAE Banks in Corporate and Commercial Banking, Project Finance, Debt Capital Markets, and Risk Management. Mr. Khetarpal was Deputy General Manager and Head Global Debt Capital Markets in Emirates NBD and later the bank’s General Manager of Risk. Mr. Khetarpal was also the Chief Integration Officer and CEO Designate for Emirates NBD Egypt.

Board Member​
Mr. Kantic Dasgupta is a highly qualified risk management professional with extensive banking experience across all aspects of Risk Management including Credit, Market and Operational Risk. Before joining RAKBANK as a board member, Mr. Dasgupta spent around two and a half years as Adviser and Consultant on Risk to Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, a role that included the oversight of strategic issues and where he was the chairman of the Governance and Risk Policy Committee. Mr. Dasgupta came to the UAE in 2007 following his appointment as CRO for Mashreq Bank. Prior to that, he spent a long and successful career with Citibank spanning multiple geographies and a variety of senior roles in Risk Management.