Management Team

Chairman & Founder

Hesham Al Shaikh

Chairman & Founder

BS in Management Science, Applied Mathematics and Economics from University of California, San Diego
Watan First Institute : Chairman & Founder
Acting General Manager - CFO

Dr. Faieq Al-Najjar

Acting General Manager - CFO

He is currently Acting General Manager & CFO for Watan First Institute.
PhD. in Business Administration, MSc. in Banking and Financial.
Director, Head of Banking

Edward Bace

Director, Head of Banking

- MBA in Finance, NYU Stern School of Business.
- PhD, University of Michigan.
- Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, London Institute of Banking & Finance.
- CFA (former Head of Education, CFA Institute, EMEA).
Director of Insurance Division

Dr. Nasser Abd Elhamed

Director of Insurance Division

PhD in Islamic Economics 
Master Degree in Islamic Economic (Takaful Insurance Challenges)
Director, Head of HR Division

Mohammed Alajmi

Director, Head of HR Division

Bachelor in business management - King Saud University
Master in business management - Hull University
PMP - PMI
Head of Information Technology & Security

Junaid Ali Faiyyaz

Head of Information Technology & Security

• Currently serving as Head of Information Technology & Security for Watan First Institute recognized as Learning & Advisory Solutions.
• For over 10+ years of experience in the field of IT Infrastructure, and IT Security in different organizations.
Head of Sales and Customer Care Division

Haitham Al-Damiri

Head of Sales and Customer Care Division

- He is currently the Head of Sales and Customer Care Division for Watan First Institute, recognized as Learning and Advisory Solutions.
- For over 15 years of experiences in the field of Training and Consultancy Services.
Head of Operations and Planning Division

Riyad Aawadat

Head of Operations and Planning Division

Currently Head of Operations and Planning Division for WFI – Learning & Advisory Solutions. For over 18 years of experience in managing / overseeing operation day-to-day activities in Training and Consultancy Services field. In addition, he is also In-Charge in the creating a visual concepts as Sr. Graphic Designer he is In-Charge developing a visual....
Head of Quality Division

Rawan Al-Mubarak

Head of Quality Division

- Head of Quality Control/Assurance Division for WFI. 
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Digital Marketing Manager

Munira Al-Mzru

Digital Marketing Manager

- Digital Marketing Manager for WFI. 
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Major in Financial Management.