Management Team

Tariq Abdat

Tariq Abdat

CEO

Tariq currently is the CEO of AU. He is responsible to drive the company strategy in its journey to be the regional provider of choice in the financial technology and security solutions in line with the Kingdoms Vision 2030. Tariq has more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in banking, payments, and financial technology. In 1987 as a project manager at NCB IT, he spearheaded the introduction of the first Diebold ATM Units in the Kingdom.

 

Between 1991 and 1995 he joined Alhamrani Universal where he held various positions in the company, ultimately heading it in 1996 moving the company to be the Kingdom's leader in Self-Service Banking Technology and Services. In 2009 he went back to NCB as a Senior Vice President with the Consumer Finance Group and later became Head of Retail Banking Operations. In 2014, he returned to Alhamrani Universal further expanding into self-service, security and fintech solutions to the Banking Industry and Government Sectors.

Tariq hold his BS in IT from the USA in 1984.

 

 

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Mohamad AlSwailem

Mohamad AlSwailem

GM, General Support & CCO

Mohamad is GM, General Support and Chief Compliance Officer, where he built the company’s units of Compliance, Quality, Marketing and TM, and previously he was the business development consultant for AU. Before joining AU in 2014, he managed his own entrepreneur consultancy office working in large and small communications projects for the government and private sectors, and prior to that he held senior positions in different industries of retail, banking, investment and services at organizations including Dalah Albarakah, NCB and NCB Capital, and in the government sector at Arriyadh Development Authority and Saudi Aramco. Mohamad obtained a BS degree in International Business and Management from Tampa College, USA in 1986.

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Najeeb Al-Thiabi

Najeeb Al-Thiabi

GM, Business Development & Customer Relations

Najeeb started his career working with Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority – General Department of Payment Systems in 2004, where he concentrates on developing & enhancing E-payment ecosystem in KSA. In 2018, he joined to Alhamrani Universal.

Najeeb earned his Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from King Saud University in 2004 and a Masters of Business Administrator (MBA) degree from the University Of Southampton, UK in 2012.

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Mahmoud Alkarazon

Mahmoud Alkarazon

Head of Finance

Mahmoud Alkarazon currently is the Head of Finance with more than 13 years of progressive experience in multinational Audit and Accounting firms (EY and KPMG),

Mahmoud Started his career in KPMG, one of the big four accounting and largest audit firms in the world; subsequently he joined (EY) previously known as (Ernst and Young) as another big four audit firm in the world.

Mahmoud has extensive experience in different industries including manufacturing, retail, wholesale, trading, medical, construction, real state and hospitality, in which he gained very strong financial control in many financial areas and performed a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial transactions and multiple deliverables to implement the best practices that consistently deliver an outstanding result.

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Fahmy Halbouny

Fahmy Halbouny

VP Sales

Fahmy is a VP Sales and he is managing the company’s ATM and security business for the banking and government sectors. Joined AU in 2003 as a Sales Manager for the ATM Business where he grew in the organization in different areas between Sales, marketing, management and strategic planning activities. Previously, Fahmy was working for one of the leading systems’ integrator in Egypt as a “systems Engineer” prior to shifting his career in sales covering the defense sector and then banking sector where he started his journey in the Cash Automation and Payment Systems fields.

Fahmy graduated in 1995 with a B. SC. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, and later on obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo in 2001.

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Ian Jude R. Fernandez

Ian Jude R. Fernandez

Director, Strategic Planning

Ian is Director of Strategic Planning where he drove key strategic initiatives for operational efficiencies that optimized costs across the services functions and other support units in the company. He also launched “Retail Solutions as a new business line to augment core businesses. His leadership and strategic approach has been proven while he was with National Commercial Bank (2010-2017) as one of its key members in the turn-around of the Lease Finance resulting with a massive portfolio growth and providing an exit strategy through the End of Term Program. Prior to NCB, he was the Director of Alternative Payments of AU from 1994 to 2009 and was the Product Manager of Nixdorf Philippines (’90-94).

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Hussein Shahin

Hussein Shahin

Deputy General Manager, Sales

Hussein Shahin currently serves as DGM, Sales for Alhamrani Universal. In this role, he is responsible for driving sales with a focus on growing the company’s client base for payment solutions and branch transformation in banking and financial sector.

Hussein joined Alhamrani Universal in 2014 as a Senior Manager, Sales. In this role, he was responsible for sales activities and driving the financial sector sales in the central region. Prior to joining Alhamrani Universal, Hussein was an early team member at iNET, leading POS network services and electronic payment services department as EPS Director. He also previously in 2001 served as Sales account manager at Ideal Solutions Company, Qatar. Hussein holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Arab Open University and Diploma of computer engineering from Al-Balqa` Applied University.

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