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Omar Hussain Alfardan

Chairman

Mr Omar Hussain Alfardan is the President and CEO of Alfardan Group, one of the most successful private owned business companies in Qatar and the region. He has acquired sharp business acumen under the tutelage of his father Hussain Ibrahim Alfardan, a distinguished businessman and a leading authority in natural pearls. Through visionary approach and strategic expansion into profitable business sectors in Qatar and the region, he has driven the Alfardan Group to a path of sustained growth and enormous success. 

Mr Omar Alfardan holds prominent positions across several Alfardan subsidiaries that operate within the hospitality, properties, automotive, jewellery, exchange, investment, marine services and medical sectors. He serves as Managing Director of The Commercial Bank, and Advisory Board Member at Qatar Financial Centre Authority. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board Governance and Remuneration Committee of the United Arab Bank. Additionally, he is a member of the Qatari Businessmen Association, and is a founding member of Qatar Hotels Association, under the Qatari Businessmen Association’s umbrella. Mr Omar Alfardan also holds the position of Managing Director at Marsa Arabia. He is a fervent supporter of charitable and social programs and serves as a Board Member in Qatar Red Crescent Society. 

Mr Alfardan has served as a member of the Alternatif Bank Board of Directors since September 2014 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Finance from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.

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