Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
GFH Financial Group
Hisham Alrayes is the Chief Executive Officer as well as the member of the Board of Directors of GFH Financial Group, one of the regional leading financial groups with USD 6.5 billion assets and funds under management and shares listed in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dubai and Kuwait.
In 2012, Mr. Alrayes assumed leadership of the firm with an objective to establish a diverse and well-recognized regional financial group offering a remarkable platform for Wealth Management, Real Estate, Commercial Banking and Asset Management.
Prior to his role as the Group’s CEO, Mr. Alrayes was GFH’s Chief Investment Officer during which he was responsible for driving the development and execution of its regional and international investment strategy along with management of the bank’s liabilities.
Before joining the group in 2007, Mr. Alrayes was part of the senior management team of the Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait (‘BBK’), a leading commercial bank in the Kingdom of Bahrain. During his tenure at BBK, Mr. Alrayes was responsible for a number of key projects and new venture initiatives.
Alrayes is the chairman of Balexco, Gulf Holding Company and holds directorship in GFH Financial Group, Khaleeji Commercial Bank, Falcon Cement Company and GFH Capital.
Mr. Alrayes holds a master’s degree with honors in Business Administration from the University of DePaul, Chicago (USA), and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with honors from the University of Bahrain.