Management Team

Ebrahim Nonoo
Managing Director & CEO

In 1992 Ebrahim joined the company that his grandfather had started, as a foreign exchange dealer. The following year he became a Director of the business. It was during this time that the company expanded into Kuwait where they set up the Bahrain Exchange Company (BEC) and at the same time established another company, BFC Exchange Limited (formerly known as EzRemit) in 2003. Since Bank Alkhair (formerly known as Unicorn) acquired its major shareholding of BFC, Ebrahim has taken over the role of Managing Director & CEO of the Group.

Mohamed S. Haji
Chief Financial Officer

Mohamed joined BFC Group in June 2010. He has more than 25 years experience with ABN AMRO Bank N.V.  Key roles included, Global Head of Finance for Private Banking and prior to that he was responsible for Global Finance for ABN Amro’s Consumer Banking and Asset Management strategic business units, in the Netherlands.

Ali Fakherdine
Chief Information Officer

Ali joined BFC Group Holdings in 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology filed and holds a MSc. in Business Continuity, Security and Risk Management. Prior to joining BFC Group, Ali was Group Head of Information Technology at Bank Alkhair, BFC Group’s parent company. He has played leading roles in helping various organizations build and improve IT infrastructures and operations, establish business resilience, and implement information security controls. He has worked in organizations of various sizes and geographical locations in the United States and the Middle East, including Motorola Inc., Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Alkhair Capital Saudi Arabia.

James Williamson
Group Head of Sales & Marketing

James joined BFC Group Holdings in April 2010. He has over 20 years experience across a wide range of Marketing departments including Advertising, Consumer Research, Segmentation and Product/Business Development working in a number of sectors including Finance (HSBC & Genworth Financial), Energy (ScottishPower) and Construction (Dubai World).

Anthony Langley
Group Head of Business Development

Anthony joined BFC Group Holdings in September 2014. He has over 30 years of experience in the UK, Middle East and South Asia in Business Development and Cross Border Transactions in Retail Banking, Credit and Prepaid Card Development, and Consumer and Auto Finance, including working for Standard Chartered Bank and American Express. In 2008 he joined Bahrain Credit to set up their Credit Card business before joining BFC Group.

Masooma AlTurkamani
Group Head of HR

Masooma joined BFC Group Holdings in June 2012. She holds a Master in Business Administration and has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resource Management with an extensive background in all HR business Strategies and Practices. Prior to joining BFC Group, she was a key member of Gulf Air’s ‘People Management Team’ responsible for the overall HR Division located in different countries across the globe.

Naeema Taheri
Group Head of Risk & Compliance

Naeema joined BFC Group in November 2016. She has over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial industry and has worked in both conventional and Islamic financial institutions, within wholesale and retail industries. Prior to joining BFC Group, Naeema worked at Capinnova Investment Bank for 5 years as Director – Head of Compliance and MLRO. She has a wealth of experience in Compliance & AML and has worked with other large banks during her career including, Al Salam Bank B.S.C, Gulf Finance House and Citibank. Prior to joining BFC Group, Naeema was also the General Manager at SKILLS –Finance & Leadership Consultancy & Training. Her job involved developing and delivering various training programs (including Regulatory Compliance & AML/CFT, CISI Certification programs, Corporate Governance & Business Ethics, Combating Financial Crimes, Banking Operations, International Trade Finance and Risk Management) for financial institutions and governmental agencies inside and outside the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Neil Jarman
Neil Jarman
Group Head of Internal Audit

Neil joined BFC Group Holdings in December 2017. He has 20 years’ experience in Internal Audit with international and domestic banks in the UK and the Middle East including Lloyds Banking Group and Mizuho. Neil began his career in external audit in the UK public sector and prior to joining the Group, he was Head of Audit for Client Coverage and Corporate Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (formerly the National Bank of Abu Dhabi) in the UAE.