Dr. Sabah Hamad al-Sabah al-Binali

Chief Executive Officer, Universal Strategy and Vice Chairman, The National Investor
Universal Strategy and The National Investor

Dr. Sabah Hamad al-Sabah al-Binali


Dr. Sabah Hamad al-Sabah al-Binali is Founder & CEO of Universal Strategy and an active investor and entrepreneurial leader, with a track record of financing, building and growing companies in the Mena region.

Dr. al-Binali is Vice Chairman of the Board of The National Investor and Chairman of the Investment and Strategy Committee. He served as the Chief Investment Officer and CEO of Credit of SHUAA Capital, Director of the Board at Credit Suisse Saudi Arabia, Chairman of Shuaa Capital Saudi Arabia, Vice Chairman of Gulf Finance Co., Chairman of Gulf Installments Co., Chairman of Zawya, founding CEO and CIO of Saffar Capital and Head of the Treasury and Investment Division at Union National Bank, where he also was a member of the ALCO Committee and Credit Committee, as well as Director of the Board at Visa International CEMA Region.

Dr. al-Binali is a prolific writer on investment, finance and business on his personal blog, much of which has been published in The National.

Dr. al-Binali holds a Diploma in Company Direction from the UK Institute of Directors.

Dr. al-Binali received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, dissertation title: Competitive Analysis of Risk-Taking and Valuation of Financial Derivatives, and a B.S.E from Princeton University.

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020