Mrs. Shayma Abulfatih
A strategic finance professional and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with a 15-year career in some of the most prominent institutions in the Kingdom, Mrs. Shayma Abulfatih is responsible for all financial operations and governance at AUBH. In her role as Director of Finance, she developed the University’s financial SOP’s and strategy, ensuring regulatory compliance and with a focus on liquidity and credit sources. She also oversees procurement to ensure all contracts and services provided by suppliers represent best value to the University.
Mrs. Abulfatih came to AUBH from an eight-year tenure with real-estate developer Naseej, where as Head of Finance, she structured financial models for the firm’s transactions, and arranged funding for major projects. Her broad experience includes previous roles as Head of Operations for First Investment Bank, and a member of the Operations team at Kuwait Finance House, where she also benefited from customer service exposure. During her role at FIB, she personally established a grassroots accounting system, saving not only human, but financial resources.
Mrs. Abulfatih holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Accounting from the American University of Sharjah and an Master of Business Administration from the University of DePaul. She also regularly seeks out personal development opportunities to keep her at the forefront of the industry, the most recent of which was a Strategy Execution in Financial Services course from Harvard Business School for Executive Education.