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Kuwait

The Kuwait Chapter was launched in March 2012 with the founding members consisting of Zain, National Bank of Kuwait and KIPCO.

The Chapter board members are together with the Association actively working to gain the support of the Kuwait CMA and Stock Exchange. The membership base in Kuwait is steadily growing as more companies realise the importance of IR. 

The Chapter is chaired by Mr Mohammad Abdal, Chief Communications Officer at Zain and MEIRA Board Member.

The other current members are:

  • Dalal Al Dasouri, Independant member
  • KIPCO
  • National Bank of Kuwait
Mohammad Abdal
Mohammad Abdal
Chief Communications Officer, Zain Group

Mohammad Abdal was appointed Chief Communications Officer of Zain Group effective July 10, 2015, heading three significant divisions within Zain Group: namely Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, and Corporate Governance & Compliance. A Kuwaiti national, Abdal is a home-grown success story having joined Zain in 2001 as a finance executive soon after graduation. Over the next 16 years Abdal rose rapidly through the organization; playing a key role in various aspects of the company’s evolution and success from a local operator in Kuwait to becoming the leading telecom conglomerate it is today.

Abdal graduated in 2001 from Portland State University, Oregon, US with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Finance & Management Information Systems. He has also attended reputable executive programs in recent years that earned him several recognitions as a Certified Investments and Derivatives Auditor (CIDA), a Certified Investor Relations Officer and a Certified Corporate Governance Officer.