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
- Watan First Human Resources:  Chairman & Founder - (2019 – Present)
- Saudi Civil Aviation Holding Company: Board Member - (2017 – Present)
CFO

Dr. Faieq Al-Najjar

CFO

- Currently CFO for Watan First Institute.
- PhD. in Business Administration, MSc. in Banking and Financial.
- Certified Finance Arbitrator in Ministry of Justice of Saudi Arabia.
Institute Manager

Mohammed Alajmi

Institute Manager

- MSC in Business Administration, Hull University, UK.
- Bachelor in Biochemistry, King Saud University, KSA.
- Certified PMP, PMI.
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.
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.
- Over 10+ years of experience in the field of IT Infrastructure, and IT Security in different organizations.
- A Master Degree in Information Technology.
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.
Director of Insurance Division

Dr. Nasser Abd Elhamed

Director of Insurance Division

- PhD in Islamic Economics.
- Master Degree in Islamic Economic (Takaful Insurance Challenges).
- Dip. CII.
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.
- A Diploma holder in Quality Management, Computer Science and Marketing from various affiliated government organizations. 
Digital Marketing Manager

Munira Al-Mzru

Digital Marketing Manager

- Digital Marketing Manager for WFI. 
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Major in Financial Management. 
- An ISO 9001:2015 Auditor.