Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
The Chairman of the Board of Amana Group Limited, Chebel has over 30 years of experience in the design and construction of industrial projects. Prior to founding Amana in 1993, Chebel worked for Kirby Building Systems, Kuwait, and Zamil Steel Buildings – Saudi Arabia. Chebel holds an honors degree in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management from The University of Nottingham, UK. He is also a Harvard Business School Alumni through the OPM Program.
President and CEO - Amana Investments
Riad is the President and CEO of Amana Investments. Prior to Amana, he was the Strategic Marketing Manager for Corning in Boston (USA) and previously held various managerial positions with Schlumberger across the Arabian Gulf. Riad is the Middle East/Africa Director on the global board of the Harvard Alumni Association (USA), the Vice Chairman for the MIT Educational Council in the Southern Gulf and a board member of the MIT Club of the UAE. He is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Riad graduated from MIT in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and from Harvard Business School in 2001 with an MBA.
President and CEO - Amana Contracting Group Limited
Jihad is the President and CEO of Amana Contracting Group Limited. He joined Amana in 2000 after having worked for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Wisconsin, USA). During the tenure with Amana, Jihad has had various operational positions in the capacity of Procurement Officer, Sales Engineer, Business Development Manager and General Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The University of Alabama (USA).
CFO and Sr. Vice President Supporting Services
Ghassan M. Jaber is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Supporting Services at Amana Investments. Joining the company in 2010, Ghassan brings with him over 27 years of international experience in Accounting, Auditing, Finance, and Consulting, including the last thirteen years in the Middle East. Ghassan started his career in 1983 with Deloitte & Touche through their Middle East and US offices, leaving the Big Four in 2007 to join Sama Dubai, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Holding, as its Chief Financial Officer. Ghassan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California and Illinois CPA Societies and is a graduate of the American University of Beirut.
Waleed is a Board Member at Amana Group Limited. He has over 30 years experience in the construction industry having held a range of positions from Project Coordinator to Operations Manager in various construction companies in the Middle East. Waleed holds a Diploma in Electro-Mechanical Engineering.