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CFA Society Kuwait appoints new board of directors

Mijbel AlQattan appointed President of the society by the newly elected board, replacing outgoing President Rafik Hafez.

Kuwait, 22 December 2016  

CFA Society Kuwait, CFA Institute’s local association of investment professionals consisting of portfolio managers, financial analysts and investment advisors, has announced the appointment of its new board of directors. Mijbel AlQattan, previously the society’s Vice President, was appointed by the newly elected board of directors to take over the role from previous President Rafik Hafez.

The new board, consisting of top professionals from within the local finance industry, reflects both CFA Institute and CFA Society Kuwait’s mission of raising professional and market standards to support the growth and development of the country’s investment sector. The new members of the board are:

  • Mijbel AlQattan, CFA, President 
  • Mohammad AlSarraf, CFA, Vice President and Treasurer
  • Alaa Abdelrahim, CFA, Secretary
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  • Anuj Tewari, CFA, Board Member
  • Hargurmit Singh, CFA, Board Member
  • Robin Bhattacharya, CFA, Board Member

Commenting on his new role, Mr. Mijbel AlQattan, CFA, President of CFA Society Kuwait said: “I am honoured to be elected as President of CFA Society Kuwait and look forward to working with the newly elected board, our members, local government entities, regulators, education institutions and the country’s top firms as we continue to uphold the highest standards of professionalism in Kuwait’s investment community.”

He added: “Our priorities for the next year are to continue to serve our members’ needs through the delivery of high quality, professional programmes and to support global initiatives geared towards investor education, investor protection and ethical investment practices. We have also been proactive in helping aspiring young investment professionals attain the prestigious CFA Charter, which is recognised as the gold standard investment qualification around the world.”

Mr. AlQattan received his CFA Charter in 2009 and has served CFA Society Kuwait in various roles, including Vice President and Advocacy Chair. He is a Senior Investment Manager with Impulse International for Telecommunications. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the previous board and especially Mr. Rafik Hafez, our previous society President, for all his hard work in making it such an important component of the financial community over the past years. He will remain an important part of the work CFA Society Kuwait will continue to do.” Concluded Mr AlQattan.

CFA Society Kuwait was founded in August 2008 and currently has over 100 members.

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About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organisation is a champion for ethical behaviour in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has over 138, 000 members in 148 countries and territories, including 131, 000 CFA charterholders, and 145 member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org

About CFA Society Kuwait
Established by CFA Institute in August 2008, CFA Kuwait is part of CFA Institute’s international network of nearly 111,000 members based in 141 countries and territories.  It is the newest CFA society in the GCC, the 7th in the Middle East, and 136th globally.  It is an association of local investment professionals consisting of portfolio managers, investment advisors, educators and other financial professionals.  CFA Kuwait contributes to the development of the investment sector in Kuwait and undertakes the following activities:

  • Promotes ethical and professional standards within the investment industry
  • Encourages professional development through the CFA Program and continuing education
  • Facilitates the exchange of information and opinions among people within the local investment community and beyond
  • Works to further the public’s understanding of the CFA designation and investment industry
  • Creates awareness of the CFA Program among students, employers and employees
  • Connects CFA Institute members in Kuwait to a global network of investment professionals

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