Mr. Riyadh S.A.A. Edrees (Chairman) – Profile

January 1st, 2020

Mr. Riyadh S.A.A. Edrees has been a Director of Meezan Bank since October, 2012. In addition to being the Chairman of the Board, he is also a member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee, Information Technology Committee and IFRS 9 Implementation Oversight Committee of the Board. Mr. Riyadh has also previously served as the Vice Chairman of Meezan Bank’s Board.

Mr. Riyadh S.A.A. Edrees holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Newcastle Upon Tyne University, U.K. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Kuwait University. His skills and experience encompass a wide range of industries and various roles which include:

  • Deputy CEO for National Industries Group Holding – (Kuwait)
  • Chairman of Meezan Bank- Pakistan
  • Chairman of Privatization Holding Co. – Kuwait
  • Chairman and CEO of Ikarus Petroleum Industries-Kuwait
  • Chairman of IT Partners Information Technology Co. – Kuwait
  • Chairman of Middle East Complex for Engineering, Electronics and Heavy Industries Co. – Jordan.
  • Board Member, Noor Financial Investment Co. – Kuwait
  • Board Member of Sahara International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem)-Saudi
  • Advisory Board Member, Cleantech I & II Zouk Venture Limited – U.K.
  • Chairman at K-Electric – Pakistan.

Mr. Riyadh S.A.A. Edrees has held directorships in other offices which were as Vice Chairman, for Airport International Group – Jordan, Board Member in Investment Committee of Bunyah Fund of the Kuwait Investment Co. – Bahrain, The Vice Chairman of Gas & Oil Fields Services Co. – (Kuwait) Board member at Kuwait Rock Company – (Kuwait), Vice Chairman at Eastern United Petroleum Services – (Kuwait), Kuwait Ceramic Company – (Kuwait), Director at Sajaa Gas Private Limited Co.(UAE), United Gas Transmissions Company Limited Co. – (UAE).Advisory Board Member, Markaz Energy Fund – Kuwait