Board of Directors
H.E. Mohamed Omran Alshamsi
H.E. Mohamed Omran Alshamsi has 35 years of experience with Etisalat, retiring as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman in 2012. He is currently a member of the Board of Emirates Foundation, a member of the Board of Governors of Khalifa University and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Ras Al Khaimah Properties Company. He is Chairman and Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology, with status of Minister.
H.E. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi
H.E. 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 UAE Fencing Federation, and Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah National Travel Agency (RANTA).
Mr. Salem Ali Al Sharhan
Mr. Salem Al Sharhan spent 23 years at Etisalat in various positions and is the telecom company’s former Group Chief Financial Officer. He has served as an advisor to His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. Mr. Salem is currently a Board Member of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, a Board Member of Trustees of American University of Ras Al Khaimah, and the Chairman of RAK Insurance.
Mr. Ahmed Essa Al Naeem
Mr. Ahmed Essa Al Naeem has 39 years of experience with the Ras Al Khaimah government. He is the former General Manager of RAK National Oil Company and RAK Gas Commission. He is also a former member of the Ras Al Khaimah Municipal Council and of the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture and has held additional posts in a number of ministries. Mr. Al Naeem is currently Chairman of RAK Trade Centre and Al Naeem Mall, Vice Chairman of United Insurance Company, Vice Chairman of RAK Insurance, and Director of Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar).
Mr. Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar
Mr. Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar has 30 years of experience with Etisalat Group in the UAE during which he held various positions, the most recently of which was Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ahmad held various senior positions like the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Thuraya Group and Etisalat Services Holding and Deputy Chair of the GSM Association. Mr. Ahmad has great achievements and was named Telecom Leader of the Year in 2014 by the Mobile World Congress and CEO of the Year – Telecom 2013 by CEO Middle East. Mr. Ahmad holds a BS in Civil Engineering and Computer Science from Gonzaga University and is a graduate of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development.
Mr. Rajan Khetarpal
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.
Mr. Kantic Dasgupta
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.