Mr. Salah Sharif
Salah Sharif, Chief Administrative Officer, is a key player in the strategic as well as day-to-day management of the Group’s core corporate support functions. In addition, he is responsible for ensuring the highest standards of operational excellence in the Group’s Special Purpose Vehicles and Project Companies. He also serves as a Board member in several projects and operating companies under the GFH Financial Group brand.
An industry expert with over 30 years of international exposure and experience in both conventional and Islamic financial institutions, Salah is conversant with industry best practices in all aspects of commercial, wholesale banking, and in the industrial and infrastructure advisory sector. Prior to his current assignment at GFH, Salah was the CEO of Cemena Holding Company (CHC), an industrial subsidiary of the Group which was one of the largest cement holding companies in the MENA region. Previous to this he held a number of senior roles in leading global financial institutions viz. American Express and Standard Chartered Bank where he held key executive positions.
Salah holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Wales, UK. Currently he is attending a Senior Executive Leadership Program offered by Harvard Business School.