Eng. Manaf Al-Hajeri is the CEO for Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz) since 2004. Prior, he was the Deputy Director in the Investment department at Kuwait Fund for Arab and Economic Development (KFAED). Mr. Alhajeri serves as director or trustee in a number of private, governmental, educational, and non-profit boards and committees. 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 Alhajeri has been named “Knight of the National Order of Merit”. He speaks English, French, Spanish, Turkish in addition to Arabic.