Mr. Alrayes is the Chief Executive Officer of GFH Financial Group. In 2012, Mr. Alrayes assumed leadership of the firm with an objective to establish a diverse and well-recognized regional financial group offering a remarkable platform for Wealth Management, Real Estate, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management. Prior to his role as the Group’s CEO, Mr. Alrayes was GFH’s Chief Investment Officer during which he was responsible for driving the development and execution of its regional and international investment strategy along with management of the Bank’s liabilities.
Before joining the group in 2007, Mr. Alrayes was part of the senior management team of the Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait (BBK), a leading commercial bank in the Kingdom of Bahrain. During his tenure at BBK, Mr. Alrayes was responsible for a number of key projects and new venture initiatives. These included establishing one of the bank’s key subsidiaries Invita, a recognized business process outsource company, as well as developing BBK’s successful eBanking platform. Mr. Alrayes holds a Masters degree with Honors in Business Administration from the University of DePaul, Chicago (USA), and a Bachelors degree in Engineering with Honors from the University of Bahrain.