Humphrey Percy, Group Chief Executive Officer
Humphrey is Group Chief Executive Officer of KEH, having joined the group in May 2016. Prior to his appointment, Humphrey founded Bank of London and The Middle East plc and was Chief Executive Officer of BLME Holdings having joined in August 2006.
Humphrey has more than 30 years of international banking experience and has worked at J. Henry Schroder Wagg, Barclays Merchant Bank (later Barclays de Zoete Wedd/BZW) and WestLB where he held positions including CEO, Managing Director, General Manager, and Head of Global Financial Markets. He has managed a number of global businesses within Barclays and WestLB as well as founding his own business in 2002 where he remains Non-Executive Chairman.
He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), is on the Advisory Board of the London Capital Club and is a Business Ambassador for the Royal Marines Business Liaison Group.
Richard Williams, Group Chief Financial Officer
Richard joined as Group Chief Financial Officer in July 2016. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer of Bank of London and The Middle East plc. where, following authorisation by the regulator in 2007, the bank grew to be the largest Islamic bank in London. He also led the listing of BLME on the Dubai Nasdaq exchange.
Having qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1980, Richard spent his early career with Chase Manhattan, Credit Agricole and Bankers Trust. He then spent 10 years at Robert Fleming & Co setting up its Global Equities Derivatives business, including three years in Hong Kong with Jardine Fleming.
Richard also has experience with start-up companies and in private equity with Legal & General Ventures.
Waleed Al-Omar, Group Strategy Director
Waleed joined KEH in July 2016 as Group Strategy Director. He has more than 20 years’ experience in management, finance, investments and technology. Prior to joining KEH, Waleed was Head of Investor Relations and Head of MENA Region’s Asset Management at BLME. Previously, he was Executive Manager of Direct Investments at Boubyan Bank, where he was instrumental in setting up BLME. He served as a Non-Executive Director of BLME and as a Member of the General Partner Board of the Luxembourg based BLME Umbrella Fund. He was also a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Bahrain based First Investment Bank. During his career Waleed has also been COO of Rekaz Systems, Operations Manager of Kuwait Computer Company (Hasibat), and held various roles at IBM.
Waleed holds a B.Sc. Electrical Engineering from University of The Pacific, and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.
Dr. Abdulla Al-Humaidi, Director
Dr. Abdulla Al-Humaidi founded KEH in 2008. He has acted as CEO, Executive Vice Chairman and Chairman for a number of companies in Kuwait, Egypt and the United Kingdom and is currently Chairman of Ajwan, which is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange. His responsibilities include investments in a variety of business sectors, primarily leisure, financial services and healthcare, as well as private investments in the hotel sector.
Dr. Al-Humaidi studied medicine for five years at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland.