Shaikh Abdullah S. Bahamdan

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Shaikh Abdullah Salem Bahamdan

Born in 1937 and have gained his education in Beirut, Lebanon, Sheidk Abdullah bin Salem Ba Hamdan joined the National Commeral Bank more than 50 years ago. Gradually, Sheikh BaHamdan became deputy director of the NCB in Middle and Eastern regions of the kingdom In August 1999, he was elected Chair of the board of director, as the designated delegate and the president of the executive commitee of the NCB. He was relected at the same position in May 2003 and won a vote of confidence in 2006 whose effect still suns. In the beginning of May 2006, and due to corporate governance legistlation which mandated the seperation of the Consultive and Executive powers, he voluntary resigned from his position as a delegated member of the board keeping his role as a director of the management board, from which he heads the highest consultive power in the Bank.

In addition to that, he is also memeber of the board in other companys, such as:

  • National Gas & Industrial Co.

  • Yamama Cement.
  • Saudi Inernational Petrochemical Company
  • Saudi Redearch & Marketing Group
  • Al Jazirah Corporation for Press, Printing and Publishing.
  • Yemen Fisheries
  • Arab Yemen Cement Company.
  • Aluminum Products Co.

And a member of social and sport clubs and associations :

  • Member of Investment Committee - King Abdul Aziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness & Creativity.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Disabled Children's Association
  • Member of the Friends of The Patients in Riyadh.
  • Member of the development of financial resources of the Saudi Federation for Equestrian Games
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Centennial Fund.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of The Prince Salman Center for Disabiliy Research
  • Board member of the Fund for Wildlife Conservation and Development.
  • Fund board member of the writers and artists - Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and art.
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of the International Union of Arab Bankers.
  • Member of the National Drug Control
  • Member of the National Retirees Association
  • Member of the Board of the Corporate Social Responsibility in Riyadh
  • Board member of the Fund to support research and educational programs, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
  • Member of the Supreme Committee for the Endowment of King Saud University in Riyadh.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Hadramout University of Science and Technology in Yemen.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Aden.

And some of his past positions as a chairman or a member of the boared are:

))Lebanese Company for the development and reconstruction of central Lebanon (Solidere - founder) ))Saudi Lebanese Bank (founder) ))Saudi Travellers Cheques Company ))Credit Libanais Bank ))Arab International Bank ))Advanced Electronics Company ))Saudi Real Estate Company.


Awards obtained :

  • Golden Knight International Award for Entrepreneurship, economy and international excellence for the year 2001.
  • Arab Banking Personality of 2004
  • Personal executive of the banking sector and banks in the Middle East for 2005
  • Personal leadership in 2008.