Proper governance is integral at all levels at Nesma: from our leadership to every team member.

Governance

We firmly believe that a culture of accountability, unity, and transparency results in a trusted reputation. This is why we have a well-established Board, Advisory Board, and Board Committee structure, the Nesma Code of Conduct, a comprehensive anti-corruption practice, and a diversity and inclusion policy. These are constantly improved to manage risks and safeguard people’s well-being.

Responsible business practices also shape how we create positive private sector impact.

Nesma is a Pearl Initiative partner, embracing this regional organization’s mission of good governance, transparency, and accountability for businesses in the Gulf.

We have also partnered with Qaderoon Business Disability Network, Nesma endorses and supports its main goal of providing educational and employment opportunities for the disabled to endorse and support its main goal of providing people with disabilities with educational and employment opportunities.

Nesma boards

Nesma’s leadership structure consists of a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board, and Board Committees, namely Audit and Risk, and Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee. Members comprise independent and executive directors.
Faisal Alturki
President
Faisal Alturki
President

Faisal Alturki is President of Nesma and a member of its board of directors. He serves as Chairman and sits on the board of several Nesma companies. He oversaw the company’s entry into the airline and travel industry, renewable energy, public transportation, and the fast food industry.

Alturki holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University with a double major in Sociology and Public and Private Sector Organizations, and a master’s degree in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Noura S. Alturki
Vice President

Noura S. Alturki is Vice President of Nesma and a member of its board of directors. She chairs the Management Committee and the HR Committee and is a member of the CSR Committee.

Alturki holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University and a master’s degree in Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford.

Abdullah R. Al-Shahrani
Vice President - Corporate

Abdullah R. Al-Shahrani is Vice President - Corporate of Nesma and a member of its board of directors. He oversees banking relations, treasury, and corporate governance for the Nesma Group and serves on several of its subsidiary boards. 

Al-Shahrani holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from King Abdulaziz University and a master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

Naif A. Alabeedi
General Manager

Naif A. Alabeedi is General Manager of Nesma and a member of its board of directors. He oversees corporate compliance and administration along with managing Nesma Real Estate. He is the Chairman of the board of directors of Nesma United and the CSR Committee of Nesma. He also serves as a member on several subsidiary boards and Nomination and Remuneration Committees in the Nesma Group. 

Alabeedi holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from King Abdulaziz University and a master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

Mahmoud Y. Fallatah
CEO Nesma Water and Energy, Member of the Board

Mahmoud Y. Fallatah is CEO and Managing Director of Nesma Water and Energy, which he established as a subsidiary of Nesma. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Nesma.

Fallatah holds a bachelor’s degree in applied Chemical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and an executive management diploma from the University of North Carolina.

Fouad J. Alsherebi
Chairman of the Board

Fouad J. Alsherebi is Executive Chairman of the Makkah Public Transport Bus Project and a member of the board of directors of Nesma. He also served as Chairman of Nesma TATA Projects Limited, and is currently Chairman of Nesma Infrastructure and Technology.
 
Alsherebi holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, San Louis Obispo.

Salah S. Al-Sunaid
CEO Nesma Infrastructure & Technology, Member of the Board

Salah S. Al-Sunaid is CEO of Nesma Infrastructure and Technology, and a member of the board of directors of Nesma. He also served on the board of Nesma TATA Projects Limited and is currently on the supervisory board of Koncar Electrical Equipment, Croatia.

Al-Sunaid holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton, Ohio. He is a Harvard Business School alumnus.

Juan José Güemes
Member of the Advisory Board

Juan José Güemes is a Board Member of Nesma and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee. He has held key roles with the IE University in Madrid, including Chairman of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Vice President of Economic Affairs. His political career included roles as an advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and as a Deputy Cabinet Director.

Güemes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and a Master in Financial Markets, from the Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid.

Jeffrey Char
Member of the Advisory Board

Jeffrey Char is a Board Member of Nesma and a Member of the NRCG Committee. He has founded, advised and worked with a huge portfolio of organizations, operating across a diverse range of industry sectors, and in many countries, including Japan, Singapore, The USA, Cambodia and Spain.

Highlights from his career include Founding a venture incubator company in Tokyo for entrepreneurs; being an advisor to Japan's second largest petroleum company; teaching graduate courses on entrepreneurship at leading business schools in Japan, Spain and Cambodian; and founding an online renewable energy retailer to accelerate the widespread adoption of solar power in Japan.

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