Team

Our team is based on a composition of diverse perspectives including Entrepreneurs, Investment Bankers, Inclusion Experts, Doctors, Lawyers and Creative Directors.  With one trait in common, a shared passion which yields synergies of the mind when representing BNK Holding.

Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi

Founder

Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi is driven by an innate passion to support women, youth, and cultivating high performing teams to build a better future for the region. An advocate for social change, Bader Al-Kharafi’s personal drive has resulted in a number of pioneering programs and initiatives.  With the launch of the Diversity and Inclusion division, Bader Al-Kharafi has implemented a Disability-Inclusive strategy, a Gender Diverse Program, a number of youth empowerment programs and to further cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship, various programs are available to cover every aspect of the entrepreneurial journey.

Bader Al-Kharafi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kuwait University in 2002. In 2016, Bader Al-Kharafi graduated with an MBA from London Business School.

After graduating, Bader Al-Kharafi joined Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait’s national oil company which produces approximately 7% of the world’s total crude oil.  Shortly after, Bader Al-Kharafi joined the M.A Al-Kharafi group as a Coordination Engineer and through progression is currently Director of Group Executive Committee.

Bader Al-Kharafi is a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Board Member of a number of reputable entities including Gulf Bank, Foulath Holding, Diamond International Motors, and Gulf Cables & Electrical Industries.

Bader Al-Kharafi is the Vice Chairman and Group CEO of Zain Group, a leading mobile voice and data services operator with a commercial footprint in 8 Middle Eastern and African countries with a workforce of over 7,000 providing a comprehensive range of mobile voice and data services to over 47.6 million active individual and business customers as of June 2020.

Bader Al-Kharafi is a member of the Middle East Advisory Board for Coutts’ wealth division of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Bader Al-Kharafi is the Chairman of the Board of the Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Boursa Kuwait, the country’s only stock exchange.

BNK Automotive, owned by Bader Al-Kharafi, signed the new Volvo agency agreement in Kuwait making BNK Automotive the new official exclusive importer for Volvo Cars.