Our Management

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Managing Director

Zaher Hammouda

Zaher has over 37 years of Management Experience, the majority of which has been in the banking field. He was Senior Vice President and Regional Director for Citibank’s Cash Management Business in the Middle East Africa Region from 1983 to 1988; and for Asia Pacific from 1988 to 1993. In 1995 he was appointed Senior Vice President and Regional Director for Central, Eastern and Western Europe; working for one of the divisions of Citibank’s Credit Card Business.

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Alwaleed Kamal

Alwaleed held numerous managerial positions in Citibank Bahrain between 1985 and 1997 in the areas of Treasury, Investment Banking and Cash Management. The primary focus was on SME, Corporate and High Net-Worth Individuals in the GCC and the Levant region. His last position in Citibank was, Vice President – Head of Treasury Marketing.In 1997 he was appointed as an Assistant General Manager in BMB Investment Bank.

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Shahid Afzal

Shahid is a Computer Science graduate from London University UK, and has over 25 years experience in a variety of positions within Citigroup. Prior to joining Impact he held the position of Assistant General Manager at SAMBA Financial Group (formally known as Saudi American Bank) and was a member of the Senior Management Team. He was responsible for the bank’s Strategic Planning, Product Cross Marketing, Innovation, Business Continuity and Communication.

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Director & GM Lebanon

Salim Idriss

Salim is an Engineering graduate from the American University of Beirut. He established his own business in 1982 and built it into a well-respected and successful organization. In 1998, Salim was invited to be a partner and Executive Director of a subsidiary company of the MedStar Group, one of the leading companies in Lebanon , where he was responsible for successfully implementing over 62 projects in the private and public sectors.

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GM IT Consulting Services

Syed Azher

Syed is a seasoned individual in information security, risk management and technology leadership. He is currently the GM of IT & the Chief Information Security Officer at the Impact Group, in Bahrain. Syed held senior management positions as the Technology and Cybersecurity Head for a number of blue-chip organizations in the banking and technology sectors. Syed serves as a board member for number of companies in the region as well as Australia & New Zealand.

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Senior HR Consultant

Adel T. Hechme

Adel has 24 years of experience leading change management and human resources transformation in complex business environments; specializing in change, and managing human capital, partnering with Boards, senior leaders and executive teams in well known financial and multi range business institutions in the Middle East region like National Bank of Kuwait, National Holding of Abu Dhabi, Med Group and Andersen worldwide.

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Senior Consultant

Demetrios Monos

Demetrios has over 28 years experience in Information Technology with Citigroup working in the U.K, Saudi Arabia and Greece. In September 2004, he took early retirement and moved back to Cyprus and continues to provide IT consultancy services to various organizations. He has successfully managed complex, geographical distributed technology organizations and projects in Citigroup and SAMBA in Saudi Arabia.

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Senior Consultant

Martin Hedley

Martin is a Geomatics graduate from Newcastle University UK, and has attended the Advanced Finance Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He has over 30 years experience in a variety of industries and in cross-industry transformation. His career with major global companies included British Airways, American Airlines, Citibank and Chase Manhattan Bank where he ran infrastructure redesign and operations.

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