Board of Directors

Dr. Saleh Al Hashemi

Chairman

Dr. Saleh Al Hashemi, Chairman of Reem Finance, brings a wealth of experience from working in senior leadership positions across businesses, government, and academia. He is proven as a notable figure within the region’s financial services industry. He also held leading roles at the Petroleum Institute and at the General Secretariat of the Executive Council in Abu Dhabi.

In addition to his role as Chairman of Reem Finance, he currently holds the position of Chairman of Dubai Islamic Insurance & Reinsurance Co.
Dr. Al Hashemi holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University in the United States.

Syed Basar Shueb

Vice-chairman

Mr. Syed Basar Shueb is the Vice Chairman in Reem Finance PJSC and has been CEO, Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors of IHC since July, 2019. Alongside his tenure at IHC, Syed Basar has held the position of Group CEO of the Pal Group of Companies since 2000 and holds leadership positions on several other high profile companies, including Chimera Investments, and Keyhole TIG (K-TIG) Limited, and is one of the key players in the UAE’s utilities services sector through PAL District Cooling.

In addition to becoming Vice Chairman of Alpha Dhabi Holding (ADH), Syed Basar was elected to the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In addition, he was listed in the Middle East’s top-tier of CEOs by Forbes in 2021

Majed Odeh

Board Member

Mr. Majed Fuad Odeh has joined Reem Finance’s Board of Directors in May 2021. In addition to his position in Reem Finance, Mr. Majed is the CEO of Q Holding P.S.C

Mr. Majed was Group CFO of Royal Group where he oversees the company’s financials and is responsible for its strategic and business financing activities.

Prior to joining Royal Group, Mr. Odeh worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Director for 18 years, during which he acted as Engagement Director and was responsible for overall client engagement acceptance and risk management.

Mr. Odeh has 28 years of experience in the Middle East, having during that time cultivated a breadth of exposure and contacts with international firms over the world. He holds an MBA with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Southwest Missouri State University in the US.

Sara Al Bin Ali

Board Member

Sara Al Bin Ali is the Group Head of Corporate, Commercial, and International Banking at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) serving as a member of the executive committee.

Sara has over 24 years of experience in financial services, investment, and banking. In her role at FAB, she is responsible for leading and growing the Corporate, Commercial, and International Banking division and for ensuring that it is aligned with the Group’s overall vision, strategy, and direction.

She began her career at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, where she spent six years as part of the Far East Equities Investment Team. Her duties included investment, capital and real-estate property finance.

Sara graduated from Northwestern University in the United States with a degree in economics – and holds an Excellence and Awareness certification that she obtained at INSEAD’s Singapore campus.

Dr. Huda Abdulla

Board Member

Huda Abdulla is a prominent Emirati expert, with over 18 years of banking and finance experience. She was serving as the Executive Vice President and Head of Emirati Customer Propositions in the First Abu Dhabi Bank, is Chairman of the Woman Advisory Committee as well as being a member of the Board of Directors in Reem Finance and ADNIF.

Huda previously served with ABN Amro and Mashreq. She holds an MA degree in Marketing from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside in the United Kingdom.

Partner with Reem Finance

The team at Reem Finance understands the various challenges that businesses and entrepreneurs encounter in the UAE, approaching each partnership with the goal of delivering the best and most relevant products and services. Dedicating an in-depth discovery and a personalized products approach, we are able to offer complete financing solutions including short-term, non-recourse, and bridge loans that provide timely funding to maximize your business growth.