Board of Directors

Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah Thani J. Al-Thani – Chairman

A member of the Royal Family, Sheikh Ali is a prominent businessman in Qatar. By qualification, he is Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Portland State University, USA. Currently, he is the Chairman of Umm-Haish International, and Al-Jazeera Trading & Contracting. Earlier, he was the Chairman of Qatar International Islamic Bank.

Said Gul – Managing Director

Mr. Said Gul is the Managing Director of Pak-Qatar Family Takaful and Pak-Qatar General Takaful (the most successful Takaful group in Pakistan today and sponsored by some of the strongest financial institutions from the state of Qatar). Mr. Gul is a prominent Pakistani businessman in the State of Qatar. Presently, he is working as Executive Director of Eurotec Projects Development for Oil & Gas (a Trading and Consultancy Enterprise). Earlier, he had been associated with Qatar Petrochemical Company as Head of General Services for a period of 17 years. Thereafter, he was Director Operations at Al-Muftah Projects & Industrial Services for 14 years.

Mr. Said Gul is a very simple and straight-forward person despite his accomplishments including leading the group in achieving break-even in just a short span of time of one year.

He believes in hardwork, honest deliverance of responsibilities and ultimate faith in Allah for success.He has amply put into practice the belief that a true leader is honest, fair and accessible to the benefit of his group, colleagues as well as the society in general.

His professional approach can be summed up in his view that with power comes responsibility and that is the first professional quality he looks for in people exhibiting leadership qualities.

He has successfully exhibited a merger of Islamic and professional excellence during his illustrious career. He has encouraged deep research into what Islam determines to be ideal rather than simply permissible and has kept an eye on the latest technological advances.

In addition to his contribution to the economies of both Qatar and Pakistan, he has also played a pioneering role in promoting friendship between the two countries and their business communities. Mr. Said Gul is in the board of Executive Members of the Pak-Qatar Business Forum and among founding leaders of the Pakistan Welfare Forum in Doha.

He has also contributed to spreading awareness about Takaful through articles in leading international professional publications. Mr. Gul has represented Pak-Qatar Group at various prestigious international forums.

During his tenure, Pak-Qatar Takaful Group has taken gigantic strides and emerged as the market leader of Pakistan’s industry. He has completed a number of mega projects in Qatar.Under his leadership, the company has made tremendous progress not only in operations and business but also gained recognition as a leading corporate identity. He has the distinction of successfully promoting Takaful in Pakistan, expanding the network of Pak-Qatar Group across the country and introducing innovative new products.

Abdul Basit Ahmad Al-Shaibei – Director

By qualification, Abdul Basit is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fayetteville University, North Carolina, USA. Currently, he is the CEO of Qatar International Islamic Bank and Board member of Islamic Financial Securities Company, Doha.

Ali Ibrahim Al Abdul Ghani – Director

Mr. Ali Ibrahim Al Abdul Ghani is currently the CEO of Qatar Islamic Insurance Company (QIIC). After receiving his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Campbell University in 1985, he joined Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs of Qatar as Head of Finance & Administration Affairs. Subsequent to that and before joining QIIC, he has also served Qatar Armed forces as Head of Procurement.

Owais Ahmed Yusuf – Director

Mr. Owais Ahmed Yusuf graduated from Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, United States. He is currently serving at Al-Ahmed Textile Mills Limited at a Senior Management position. Prior to this current appointment, he worked at different senior level positions in a Financial Institution in Pakistan and in a liaison office of a Pakistani Textile Company in the United States.

Zahid Hussain Awan – Director & CEO

Mr. Awan is a graduate of Punjab University with a rich professional experience of 36 years in Banking Industry. He initially gained experience of Banking mainly from GCC countries and worked for almost 10 years in conventional banking. Later in 1990, he joined Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) and to date is associated with QIIB looking after the treasury & corresponding banking.

Abdullah – Director

Mr. Abdullah is a graduate of University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is currently serving on the board of SOAS Investments Limited, Dubai and Al Jazeera Travels, Qatar. In the past, he has also served in an engineering business on a senior level position.