Basil M. Al-Ghalayini is the Founder and NonExecutive Director of Akar One. Currently, he is the CEO of BMG Financial Group in KSA. Previously, he was the Managing Director at The International Investor, London, for seven years. Prior to that, he was with the Investment Management Division of The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah and London for eight years. He was also the Secretary General of the Arab Bankers Association of the United Kingdom. He was a board member of the SME Council of Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is the President of the Saudi-Syrian Joint Businessmen Council and a board member of the Saudi-British Joint Businessmen Council.