Arif Rahimi

Designation: Chairman of the Board of Directors

Kingdom of Bahrain
Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director since 19 July 2020

Arif Rahimi is a Certified Public Accountant – Board of Accountancy, Oregon, USA with over 30 years of experience in financial services working with regional and internationally acclaimed firms and banks, including BDO Jawad Habib, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Gulf International Bank, Al Baraka Islamic Investment Bank, Arthur Andersen and Deloitte Haskins & Sells.  Arif Rahimi was Managing Partner of BDO Jawad Habib Consulting, leading their corporate finance consulting division before forming the Masar group of companies.

Arif Rahimi serves on the board of numerous companies in the following capacities:  Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit Company W.L.L.; Chairman of B.I.C. Holding Company B.S.C. (Closed); Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee for Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait BSC.  Arif Rahimi also serves as a Committee Member for the Supreme Judicial Council (Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Waqf) on the Committee for Stalled Real Estate Projects whilst maintaining his role as Managing Partner for Masar Professional Services WLL and Chairman for Venture Projects WLL.

Previous board appointments have included: Chairman of Aldana Ampitheatre B.S.C (Closed); Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and Executive Committee Member for the Bahrain Telecommunications Company BSC (“Batelco”); Director and Chairman of Audit Committee for Quality Net Company (Kuwait); Chairman of Umniah Mobile and Telephone Company (Jordan); Director and Chairman of Audit Committee of BFC Group Holding Limited (UAE); Director of BFC Group Holdings WLL (Bahrain).