Board of Directors

Mr. Nabeel Khalid Kanoo

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Nabeel has over two decades of experience in the tourism and travel sector. He served as the President of Kanoo Travel and several other prominent positions in the industry.

In addition to his role as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bahrain Airport Services “BAS”, Mr. Nabeel is a Board Member of Oasis Capital and EK Kanoo. Additionally, he is currently the Chairman of the Kanoo Ventures, a strategic business unit within Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo.

Mr. Nabeel holds a Bachelors in Business Management from St. Edwards University, in Austin, Texas

Dr. Samer Al Jishi

Chairman of the Executive Committee 

Dr. Samer Aljishi is President of BFG International, a leading multi-national engineering and manufacturing group in the Composites Sector that provides integrated highly engineered products to clients within the rail, automotive, wind energy, architectural, construction, and waste treatment industries.  A senior executive with more than 30 years of global experience across multiple sectors and industries, Samer has held Board and Committee positions at various organizations including Mumtalakat Holding Company, the Gulf Air Group, the Bahrain Development Bank and the Bahrain Economic Development Board.

Samer holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and has served as a Humboldt Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart, Germany.

Mr. Abdulhakim Al Mutawa

Chairman of the Audit Committee

Mr. Abdulhakim has over 40 years of experience in Civil Aviation Affairs as well as Banking and Finance. He has served as a Board Member of First Solidarity in Jordan, Naseej B.S.C, Ithmaar Development Company, Bahrain Airport Company, Gulf Air Group and Gulf Aviation Academy.

Mr. Abdulhakim holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin alongside an MBA/Masters in Business Administration from the University of Bahrain.

Mr. Farooq Al Mahmood

Chairman of the Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee

Mr. Farooq is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in contracting, business management, aviation, hospitality, and real estate. He was appointed as a Board Member of Bahrain Airport Services in January 2014 and has since contributed his experience to the company’s succession planning.

Mr. Ahmed Nuruddin


Mr. Nuruddin has over 42 years of experience in the fields of power generation, engineering management and petrochemical industry. He was appointed as a Board Member of Bahrain Airport Services since January 2014 and has since lent his expertise to BAS towards its journey to success.

Mr. Nuruddin holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from the University of Southern California

Mr. Eshaq Ebrahim


Mr. Eshaq has over 11 years of experience in the finance and investments sector. He was elected as a Board Member at Bahrain Airport Services in 2017. Mr. Eshaq is Vice Chairman of the Union Gulf Investment Company B.S.C, and Eshaq Investment Company, He also serves as Chairman of the Board at African and Eastern, and acts as an Independent Board of Director at International Investment Bank. Mr. Eshaq is also a Director at BICC MET W.L.L.

He holds a Masters in Information Technology and Computer Science from Ahlia University, Bahrain and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Kogod School of Business, Washington DC.

Mr. Ali Abdulmalek


Mr. Ali has over 15 years of experience in finance and investment sectors. He is currently a Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Fixed Income at Kanoo Global Investments, a Strategic Business Unit within Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo.

In addition to his role as a Board Member in BAS, Mr. Ali is also a Board Member of Bahrain Ship Repairing and Engineering Company (BASREC) as well as a member of the investment committee of several investment funds in the region and holds a couple of observer seats in company boards.

Mr. Ali’s previous roles include working for Credit Suisse Europe in the Investment Banking Division and PineBridge Investments Middle East in the Private Equity team.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Bentley University in Waltham, MA, USA with a major in finance, and minors in economics and mathematics.