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 Chairman of the Human Resources, Remuneration & Compensation Committee and IFRS 9 Implementation Oversight Committee of the Board and a member of the Information Technology Committee. 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:

Current Directorships:

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

Other Recent Offices held:

  • 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
  • Chairman at K-Electric – Pakistan