Chief Executive Officer
SPEAKER, HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit
Hasan AlJbari has over 26 years of banking experience in the region managing senior positions in prime banks including The National Commercial Bank & Samba Financial Group. He also sat on the board and executive committees of several investment & commercial banks as well as companies in IT, Real Estate, Services and others. He currently sits on the following boards: Member of the Board of Directors, Roots Group Arabia Company (Saudi Arabia) Member of the Board of Directors, Dar Al Tamleek (Saudi Arabia) Member of the Board of Directors, SEDCO Capital (Saudi Arabia) Chairman of Al Ibdaa Bank (Micro Finance Bank in Syria) Hasan AlJabri’s previous responsibilities included NCBC Board member, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking and Chairman of the Funds Board, Country Head for the Corporate Banking Group with direct responsibility over the Corporate Bank, Corporate Finance, Structured Finance, Syndications, Placements and Cash Management.
Hasan chaired the Young Presidents Organization’s Saudi Chapter and is a founding committee member of Gulf SOL. He is a BSC graduate of the American University of Beirut and an Executive Management Program graduate of Columbia University.
John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum. Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, an NYSE Euronext publicly traded company, and a division of $54 billion Ares Capital.