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 Board of Directors


Mahmoud Nawar, CFA


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Ali J. Al-Moulani, CFA

Vice President

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Latifa K. Mohammed, CFA


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Yousif Musayeb, CFA

Board Secretary

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Noorhan AlZan, CFA


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Zeeba Askar, CFA


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ks.jpg​​Ka​lyan Sunderam, CFA
Executive Director (Non-Voting Member)

 Committee Chairs

​Ayman Albasri
Mutamahin Chair

​AbdulRahman Alaamer, CFA
Membership Chair
manages existing membership and recruits and assist potential members through the application and sponsorship process.

​Habib Bushihri 
Programs Chair
plans and organizes society events including logistics and invitations as well as securing support through sponsors.
​Abdulla Alkhaja, CFA
Education Chair
provides for the educational needs of the society’s current and potential members through study groups and mock exams as well as facilitating participation in the ongoing Continuing Education program.
​Noorhan AlZann, CFA
Careers & Mentorship Chair
acts as a liaison between members and local institutions seeking to fill positions in the investment industry.
​Latifa Mohammed, CFA
Advocacy Chair
develop opinions and issue comments to regulatory bodies and liaise with CFA Institute, other CFA Institute societies, other professional organisations and the investing community on advocacy matters        

​Zeeba Askar, CFA
Women Inclusion Chair

​Rahul Rajendran, CFA
Research Challenge Chair
​Latifa Sowaileh 
Technology & Social Media Chair
​Dana Monfaradi 
Technology & Social Media Chair

Public Awareness Chair
raises our community’s awareness of CFA Institute programs and services and assumes responsibility for communication with the media.   

 Past Contributors

Past Presidents (chronologically) 

Khalil Nooruddin, CFA​
William Khouri, CFA
Austin Sequeira, CFA
Lamees Al Baharna, CFA

Past Board Members & Volunteers

More than 2 years

Palani Alagappan, CFA, 2006 - 2011, Treasurer and Board Member
Sowmya V. Ramkumar, CFA, 2006 - 2011, CFA Liaison, Membership, Board Secretary and Board Member
Hussain Ali, CFA, 2007 - 2011, Membership, Technology
Malik Zahir, CFA, 2006 - 2010, Education
Isa H. Maseeh, CFA, 2006 - 2009, Program, Board Member
Souha Sawan, 2007 - 2010, Program
Suresh Padmanabhan, CFA, 2006 - 2009, Scholarships

2 Years or Less

Abhik Goswami, CFA, 2006 - 2007, Sponsorship
Ahmad Bilal Pirzadah, CFA, 2006, Membership
Ahmed AlAnsari, CFA, 2012 - 2013, Program
Akanksha Chirania, CFA, 2008, Public Awareness
Anders Norin, 2006 - 2007, Placement
Arvind Raman, CFA, 2006 - 2007, CFA Institute Liaison, Program
Asad Saeed Khan, CFA, 2006 - 2009, Program, Board Member
Ayoob Yusuf Alawadhi, CFA, 2013 - 2014, Volunteer
Bryan D'Aguiar, CFA, 2008 - 2009, Placement
Chandresh H. Mehta, CFA, 2011 - 2012, CFA Courses
Hamad M. Ali, 2007 - 2009, Program
Hamed Mashsal, CFA, 2011 - 2013, Board Member and Education
Hammad Younas, CFA, 2006 - 2007, CFA Institute Liaison, Program
Kalyan Sunderam, CFA, 2006 - 2007, Continuing Education
Khulood Ebrahim, CFA, 2013 - 2014, Mutamahin Co-Chair, Trade Quest
Lawrence J. Marczak, CFA, 2006 — 2008, Education
Lilian Le Falher, CFA, 2006 - 2007, Public Awarness
Luiza Plamada, 2012 - 2013, Volunteer
Mandagolathur Radhakrishnan Raghu, CFA, 2006 - 2007, Board Member
Mariam Al-Amer, CFA, 2011 - 2013, Membership
Mitri Badr, CFA, 2006 - 2008, Education
MR Raghu, CFA, 2006 - 2007, Board Member
Nael Mostafa Al-Kujuk, CFA, 2006 - 2007, Program
Nayla Al Marzooqi, 2006 - 2008, Public Awareness
Paul J. Dean, CFA, 2006 - 2007, Sponsorship
Rohit Basu, 2008 - 2009, Public Awareness
Sachin Sawrikar, CFA, 2009 - 2010, Board Member
Salman K. Qureshi, CFA, 2006 - 2008, Public Awareness
Shahid Hameed, 2006 - 2007, Placement
Syed Iftikhar Ali, CFA, 2010 - 2011, Board Member
Syed Naveed Ahmed, CFA, 2012 - 2013, Candidate Preparation
Tholoor Thomas Mathew, CFA, 2006 - 2007, Public Awareness


The existence of CFA Society Bahrain is largely owed to the strong support provided by our sponsors at inauguration and beyond. Such support is an attestation of the importance of our mission to the local community and a demonstration of our sponsors’ commitment to develop the calibre of investment professionals in our community. 

Our Current Sponsors (in alphabetical order):


  • Ahli United Bank


  • First Energy Bank

  • Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait (BBK)
  • Khaleeji Commercial Bank 
  • Kuwait Finance House- (KFH)
  • Securities & Investment Co.- (SICO)

Our founding sponsors (in alphabetical order):

  • Arab Banking Corporation B.S.C.

  • Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c)
    Ernst & Young

  • Gulf International Bank B.S.C.

  • Investcorp

  • KPMG Fakhro

  • Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain) B.S.C.(c)

  • Merrill Lynch

  • The National Commercial Bank

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Securities & Investment Company BSC(c)

  • United Gulf Bank B.S.C.

 About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is a global, nonprofit member organization of financial analysts, portfolio managers, and other investment professionals.