Board of directors
The appointed members of the board of directors jointly oversee the activities of Primedia International. Their duties include but are not limited to establishing and maintaining corporate objectives, supporting and reviewing the performance of the CEO, ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources and approving annual budgets among other duties.
Mishal Alsho'ala, Chairman of Primedia International BSC (c), joined the company in July 2010. Mishal Alsho'ala earned his Bachelor's degree from Australia's University of Queensland majoring in Economics and Philosophy. Just like his father, Abdulnabi Alsho'ala, Mishal is an ambitious businessman who aims to contribute to the development of the business within the GCC. Mishal Alsho'ala is also the Executive Director for the Alfanar Group of Companies as well as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Markets International WLL.
Ketan Gorania is a partner of Innovative Construction Corporation and he brings into the firm, 20 years of experience as an Investment Banker. He plays an important role in making strategic & financial decisions of the firm. Ketan runs a highly successful boutique investment advisory firm Kaiser Capital Pvt Ltd. Ketan carries valuable international experience being on board of Bahrain based Kaiser Middle East LLC and also President of UK based Kaiser Capital UK Ltd. (FSA regulated investment advisory firm). He has to his credit a Civil Engineer degree with first class from Pune University.
Firas runs a private office investing principally in listed regional securities and specific direct investments. Prior to this Firas spent 13 years with banks in Bahrain and Dubai. This commenced with Taib Bank and included stints with HSBC and BNP Paribas in the field of direct investments. Firas holds an MBA from Cambridge University and a BSc from Bahrain University.