Omar Kutayba Al-ghanim was elected as the Chairman of Gulf Bank in March 2013. Previously, he held the position of Deputy Chairman after his election in 2012 and he was serving as Board Member since 2009. Omar is also the Chief Executive Officer of Alghanim Industries, a privately owned company with business operations in 40 countries world-wide. He joined the company in 2002 as General Manager of the Technology Division with full P&L responsibility. Based on the division's performance, he was promoted to Executive Director in 2004 with broader management responsibilities. After leading the successful turnaround of the company by rejuvenating the management team, Omar was again promoted to the position of CEO, a position he has been holding since 2005. Prior to joining Alghanim Industries, Omar worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in London where he was involved in a range of financial advisory transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and corporate finance. Omar has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from New York University and MBA from the Harvard Business School.