Manaf  A. Alhajeri

CEO, Kuwait Financial Centre Markaz

Manaf A. Alhajeri is the Chief Executive Officer for Kuwait Financial Centre, Markaz, since 2004. Established in 1974, Markaz is one of the leading asset management and investment banking entities in the GCC with a strategic focus on the MENA region. 


Mr. Alhajeri serves as director or trustee in a number of private, governmental, educational, and non-profit boards and committees. He is currently a Board Member of Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) and the Board member of the National Bureau for Academic Accreditation and Education Quality Assurance, Kuwait.
He is a Certified Financial Manager (CFM) from The Institute of Management Accountants (USA). He also holds a Master and Bachelor of Science (with distinction) degrees in Civil Engineering from Kuwait University. 


On December 5th 2013, upon a decree of the President of the French Republic, Manaf A. Alhajeri has been named “Knight of the National Order of Merit”. Alhajeri speaks English, French, Spanish, Turkish in addition to Arabic.