Najla Al Shirawi

Najla Al Shirawi

Chairperson
Najla Al Shirawi has more than 21 years of investment banking experience. Having been part of SICO since 1997, she was appointed CEO in 2014 following her appointment as deputy CEO in 2013. Najla served with Geneva-based Dar Al-Maal Al-Islami Trust, where she established private banking operations for the Group in the Gulf region. Najla is a Board member at the Bahrain Economic Board (EDB) and a Chairperson on the Board of Directors for two SICO subsidiaries: SICO Funds Services Company (SFS) in Bahrain and SICO Financial Brokerage in Abu Dhabi, a Vice Chairperson for SICO Capital . She is also an Independent Board Member of Eskan Bank BSC(c), Bahrain and a Board Member of the Future Generation Reserve Council , Bahrain, Deposit Protection Scheme, Bahrain, the Bahrain Associations of Banks, and the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance. She holds an MBA in Business Administration and Finance from the American College in London and a BA in Civil Engineering from the University of Bahrain.
Anantha Narayanan

Anantha Narayanan

Vice Chairman

With over 27 years of diversified experience in the areas of operations, audit, and risk in the banking industry, Anantha Narayanan began his career at SICO in 2008. He was Head of Internal Audit before being appointed to his current role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining SICO, he worked for Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, BBK, Commercial Bank of Oman/Bank Muscat, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Anantha is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant (India), a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Financial Risk Manager (USA), and an Associate Member of the Institute of Financial Studies (UK). He holds a BSc Honours from the University of Manchester, UK.

Fadhel Makhlooq

Fadhel Makhlooq

Board Member

With over 35 years of professional experience, Fadhel Makhlooq joined SICO in 2004 as Head of Brokerage before being appointed Head of Investments & Treasury in 2008. He was re-appointed Head of Brokerage in 2010 and then assumed the position of Chief Capital Markets Officer in 2018. Prior to joining SICO, he worked for a number of leading financial institutions including Investcorp and Chemical Bank (now JPM Morgan Chase). Fadhel holds an MBA from Glamorgan University, UK.