Our talented professionals have joined forces to lead the future of BFC Group to success! Our team is diverse, experienced and very passionate to take BFC Group to soaring new heights.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Group Head of Business Development & Operations
Gopakumar joined BFC Group in August 2018. He has over 30 years of experience in Business Development and Marketing working with renowned companies across diverse industries in India and the Middle East. Known for his strong marketing, product development and analytical skills, he was instrumental in the development and successful commercial launch of various products during his tenure earlier with UAE Exchange as the Vice President & CMO. He has a Master’s in Business Administration with Marketing specialisation.