Bader M Al Saad
Bader M Al Saad was appointed on the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Investment Authority “(KIA)” in December 2003. Effective December 10th, 2003, Mr Al Saad was appointed as the Managing Director of KIA (the Chief Executive Officer). He is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of KIA.
Mr Al Saad has extensive experience in investments and financial sector for the past 35 years. Previous to his appointment as the Managing Director of KIA, Mr Al Saad was the Managing Director of one of the leading investment company in Kuwait, The Kuwait Financial Center (“Markaz”). He also has extensive experience in various positions at the Bank of Kuwait and the Middle East (“BKME”).
Mr Al Saad has been a member of various Boards of Directors encompassing numerous domestic and international companies, financial institutions and banks. He was the Chairman as well as member of various professional organizations and committees. Mr Al Saad was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.
He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and of Bank of America’s Global Advisory Council. Since April 2013 until October 2015, he was the Chairman of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) and was the Deputy Chairman since April 2009.
Mr Al Saad is a graduate of Kuwait University with a major in Accounting.