Gulf Air Appoints Two Bahrainis in Executive Roles







Senior appointments are in line with national carrier’s commitment to invest in Bahraini workforce

Adnan Hashem appointed as Chief Financial Officer and  Jamal AlKuwaiti appointed as Director Human Resources

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in line with its commitment to invest in Bahraini workforce has appointed two Bahrainis in executive and management roles: Adnan Hashim as Chief Financial Officer and Jamal AlKuwaiti as Director Human Resources.

Adnan Hashim brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), and prior to that, he held the same role at NCB Capital, the region’s leading investment firm and Saudi Arabia’s largest asset manager. He sat on numerous boards, executive committees, audit committees and compensation and governance committees of various financial institutions and has served as the Chairman of ACCA Members’ Advisory Committee, Bahrain. Holder of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, Mr. Hashim is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Jamal AlKuwaiti has more than two decades of working experience, of which 15 years were concentrated in human resources management field. He brings to Gulf Air diverse professional human resources experience from government, semi government and private sector which includes Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) and Azadea retail group. This exposure has enriched his expertise in organisational development, performance and talent management as well as culture transformation.

Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi said: “At Gulf Air, we are committed to hiring the best Bahraini talents with rich experience into the executive management team. The Kingdom of Bahrain is known for its highly educated and experienced pool of talents and Gulf Air will always priotorise Bahrainis for job opportunites whether in executive roles or at entry levels”.

Gulf Air is a leader in the Bahrainisation programme in the Kingdom as it provides the opportunity for local and experienced talents to work in its various areas of the airline’s business and is committed to invest in its Bahraini workforce and their career development. The airline continues to provide opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over higher management positions in the company.

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