Arif Abdulla Alharmi

Arif Abdulla Alharmi

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Arif Abdulla Alharmi is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amlak Finance PJSC.

With over 25 years of experience, he has played a key role throughout Amlak’s organizational transformation and drove Amlak’s financial restructuring, which was successfully completed in November 2014.

In addition to his role at Amlak, Mr. Alharmi holds board and executive positions with leading institutions across the region. Currently, he is the Chairman of Emaar Industries & Investments and Chairman of Amlak Finance Egypt. Previously, he held the role of Vice-Chairman at TECOM Group, and was a Board Member of Awqaf & Minors affair Foundation, Amlak International for Finance & Real Estate Development, Saudi Arabia, and a Board Member of Al Salam Bank, Algeria.

Prior to joining Amlak, Mr. Alharmi had 15 years banking experience holding a number of senior managerial positions at leading international and domestic financial institutions, including HSBC Bank ME, Dubai Islamic Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, and National Bank of Fujairah, primarily in corporate and Shari’a compliant banking.

Given Mr. Alharmi’s drive for excellence and his significant contributions to Amlak Finance, he received a number of prestigious awards including “Top CEO 2016”, “Finance Monthly CEO Award” in both years 2015 and 2016, and “CEO of the Year” award in 2008. Under his leadership, Amlak received a number of prestigious awards including “Best Islamic Finance CSR Company – UAE 2018”, “Best Sharia Compliant Company UAE 2018” and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s prestigious CSR Label in the years 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Mr. Alharmi holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong, Dubai.

Ali Al Shamali

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Ali Al Shamali is the Chief Operating Officer of Amlak Finance PJSC. He is responsible for Operations, Credit, Collections, and Enterprise Risk Management functions at Amlak. Mr. Al Shamali also oversees Information Technology and Real Estate Projects and Property Appraisal in the company.

Mr. Al Shamali has more than 20 years of experience in the finance and banking industry, having served at renowned banks in the UAE, including Emirates Bank, and HSBC. He is also an Independent Director in Bank Islami in Pakistan.

Mr. Al Shamali holds a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of Wollongong in Dubai.