Abdullah Alabdulqader

Independent Board member

Ann Fogarty - BNY Mellon

Dr. Alabdulqader is the Chairman of the Board of Gulf International Bank (Bahrain).  Since 1998, he has been consulting and serving as a non-executive director (NED) in large banking and telecommunications corporations.  He is a NED at Saudi Arabian Investment Company (Sanabil), Saudi Arabian Railroads Company (SAR), Al Faisaliah Group, STC Bahrain, and Saudi Public Pension Agency.  He chairs the Regulatory and Policy Oversight Committee at the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). Dr. Alabdulqader was professor of business administration at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.  In 2004, he moved to the newly established Saudi capital market regulator (Capital Market Authority).  As a founding commissioner, he contributed to the development of the Kingdom’s capital market and led launching the Saudi corporate governance code.  He continued promoting corporate governance in the region after leaving CMA.  He was the founding Executive Director of the GCC Board Directors Institute, a non-profit organisation that provides board effectiveness training and assessment. Dr. Alabdulqader holds a PhD in Business Administration from University of Colorado, USA, and an MBA and BSc in Business Administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.