Osama Al Khajah, Founder and Executive Chairman at Global Innovative Solutions WLL, has been appointed as High Commissioner for Bahrain. High Commissioner Al Khajah represents Bahrain in the Global Consultants Committee of the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
Osama Al Khajah is a forward thinker, proactive, self-made, business oriented, professional with high leadership skills. He is dynamic, active member in local and regional business societies and maintains a wide network of local and international highly influential contacts in various sectors. He holds positions in several international committees, NGOs, and professional bodies and institutions in both public and private sectors. He initiated / founded/ developed / managed several initiatives, companies, megaprojects, international forums, and NGOs. Osama became a CPA in 1994 and was the youngest Bahraini CPA at that time. Today, he has leadership and professional experience of over 27 years in Islamic banking, project finance, corporate finance, investment banking, development banking, real-estate development, energy, petrochemicals, international events management, SMEs, entrepreneurship development, science and technology parks, industrial parks, and innovation development. He started his self-made career in 1986, just after finishing high school, by working for GPIC for 10 years, where his final position was Treasurer, and then he joined Gulf Powerbeat Co. as Financial Controller for 2 years. Subsequently, he diversified his career by joining the Bahrain Development Bank, where he worked 5 years as Head of Business Development and Project Finance. In 2002, Osama joined the Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain) as Head of Corporate Finance, and in 2004 he became Head of Project Development, where he was actively involved in initiating, conceptualizing, and developing new businesses and projects worth billions of USD in energy, petrochemicals, infrastructure, and master-plan development until March 2017, when he decided to resign and start his own business. He founded a new company called Global Innovative Solutions WLL, which is led by Osama as ExecuTive Chairman.
Sebahat Isik, Managing Director and Partner of YSM Consultancy, has been appointed as Senator to the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. Senator Isik represents Bahrain in the Global Consultants Committee of the Grand Assembly.
Sebahat Isik holds a BSc degree in Chemistry from Hacettepe University and a post-graduate degree from Gazi University; both universities are in Ankara, Turkey. She followed up with a banking diploma from the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance. Her career in the financial sector spans over 17 years as Head of Treasury, Credit and Director at the Fortis Bank A.S. Bahrain Branch, where he was involved in Credit and Trade Finance transactions. She is currently the Managing Director and Partner at YSM Consultancy, a financial and management consultancy, which basically specializes in setting up and temporarily managing contractors and joint-venture businesses in the Kingdom of Bah- rain. She holds a UNIDO certificate from the Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion programme and works closely with entrepreneurs. She also coaches university students in the INJAZ Bahrain Youth Development programme. Her company extends services to fintech companies who are planning to establish themselves in Bahrain Fintech Bay. She has been a Rotarian since 2001 and a member of the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society and the Bahrain Photography Society. She was also a member of the Bahrain-Turkey Joint Business Council from 2016 to 2018.