Mr. Osama Al Rahma
Mr. Osama Al Rahma, is the Managing Director of 2thePoint for the Middle East, and he is based in Dubai.
Mr. Al Rahma is a UAE national from Dubai, and he is also an Executive Director of the Al Fardan Group - a renowned family business in the Gulf region active in the forex&remittance business, in jewellery trading, and in real estate development. Mr. Al Rahma has held various roles within the group for the past 17 years, acts as a personal advisor to the Chairman of the group, and is also responsible for the corporate governance matters at the Board level. More recently, he has been in charge of the restructuring and expansion of the forex&remittance division. Under Mr. AL Rhama’s guidance the Al Fardan group has become one of the leading forex houses in the region - including 20 branches in UAE, 100 correspondent banks around the world, and a multi-billion US$ turnover every year.
Mr. Al Rhama is a Director of Dubai Quality Group, a non-profit business organization set up by Dubai Department of Economic Development, and he is also the Chairman of the Banking and Finance subgroup commissioned to enhance the excellence, quality and standards of the local financial sector. In such capacity, Mr. Al Rhama was responsible for organizing the first CEO Leadership Summit 2007 for banking and finance leaders in the UAE – an event that took place at Dubai’s DIFC in March of 2007. He is also regularly invited as a speaker in topics like exchange risk management, corporate governance in the Middle East, and compliance issues.
Mr. Al Rahma earned his Postgraduate Degree in Management Studies University of Hull in the UK and a Graduate Degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Bahrain . He is also an Alumnus of J.F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University; and a Member of the Innovation Team of Alumni of Harvard for UAE Government.
Mr. Al Rahma is a Dubai citizen and speaks fluently Arabic and English.
Dr. Wafi Dawood
Dr. Wafi Dawood, is a member of the Board of Advisors of 2thePoint Dubai for the Middle East.
Dr. Dawood is a UAE national from Dubai where he is based. Dr. Dawood currently serves as the Chief of Organization Excellence of Knowledge and Human Development Authority, the official entity established by the Government of Dubai for developing all knowledge and human resource sectors in the Emirate of Dubai. Under this capacity, Dr. Dawood leads to set the excellence standards that KHDA is aiming for as an institution. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Quality Group - a non-profit business organization set up by Dubai Department of Economic Development.
Dr. Dawood has worked as the Director of Corporate Performance & Quality in Dubai World Trade Centre and Senior Quality Manager in DP World where he assisted the organization to win the Dubai Government Excellence Program - Golden Category.
In 2004, Dr. Dawood was named the Distinguished Employee of Dubai in the Dubai Government Excellence Program by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Dr. Dawood holds a Ph.D. in Performance Management and a Masters in Engineering Management from the University of Sunderland, UK, and completed the Sheikh Mohammed leadership program in 2007.