The people behind Omneyat

Omneyat Foundation’s board is entirely volunteer run. The seven board members share the responsibility of ensuring the Foundation does what it was set up to do.

Fatima Alhasan

president

Fatima is a masters of law graduate from Georgetown University. She is a partner at the banking and finance practice group at Baker & McKenzie. Her previous jobs include other international law firms, Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund and the World Bank. Fatima is a member of the Bahrain Bar Society and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. Fatima is generally active with community, social and charity work; her main interest and passion lies in education.

Abdulla Fakhro

vice president

Abdulla is a director of the Abdulla Yousif Fakhro Group, Managing Director of the Adel Fakhro Group, and founder and Chairman of Summit 7 holding and Sawari Marine Services. Abdulla has an undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship and an MBA, with a focus on finance, from Babson College in the US. In addition to lending his business management and finance expertise to the Foundation, he also sits on the Board of Directors of other charities including Dreams Society and the Adel Fakhro and Mona Almoayyed Foundation.

Husain AlQaseer

Treasurer

Husain currently works as a Director of Investments at Al Rajhi Holdings Bahrain. Husain currently works as a Senior Vice President on the Asset Management team at Al Salam Bank Bahrain. Husain also has a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector. Besides being the Treasurer of Omneyat, he is also Treasurer of Dreams Society since 2012, was development committee member in Firefly Autism school in Denver, CO, and worked with several charities globally including: UNICEF, Roteract, Saudi-Bahraini Institute for the Blind, Together with the Children, Project CURE, and Food Bank of the Rockies. Husain is a Fulbright Scholar and holds an MBA with a concentration in Non-Profit Management and a Masters of Science in Finance from the University of Denver, CO, USA.

Wiebke Buelow

Secretary

Wiebke is a certified KonMari Consultant and started her own professional home organizing company 2019 in Bahrain. Wiebke is a seasoned professional with a vast experience in sales, marketing and operations and worked for international companies in the hospitality, IT and finance industry in Germany and Bahrain. In 2008 she moved to Bahrain and worked at Thomson Reuters as Head of Project Management for the Global Islamic Finance Division. She then started her entrepreneurial career with Gemme Couture, a Dubai based fine jewellery brand, as a partner and Director Sales & Marketing. Wiebke has a BA degree from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Germany. Her passion is race car driving and traveling.

Carla Saliba

Marketing Chair

Carla brings over 19 years of experience in design related disciplines to the Foundation. She began her career as an architect in 2001 and obtained a master’s degree in 2011 in business design specializing in ‘design thinking’. She is the founder and CEO of Infographic.ly in Dubai, the first information design & data visualization agency in the Middle East that focuses on helping companies communicate data to stakeholders clearly and effectively. In addition to sitting on the board of Omneyat, she is a Responsible Leader Alumni for the BMW Foundation.

Ingy Alireza

Clinical Chair

Ingy has a dual Masters in Intellectual Disability/Autism and Early Childhood Special Education from Columbia University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), since 2006, and a New York State certified early childhood special educator. Ingy is currently pursuing a MSc. in Applied Neuroscience at Kings College London. Ingy has worked as a therapist and consultant to families, mainstream and special education schools, and autism organizations in the Middle East and NYC since 2005. Ingy is the founder of Think Behavior and Development Center for Children. She is passionate about promoting evidence based practice and professional accountability in the GCC.

Andreas Buelow

Chair

Andreas is a Partner at Roland Berger, a German strategy consultant firm, where he works since 2012. Prior to this, he worked for leading global insurance group Allianz for 7 years, first at the global headquarters in Munich and in 2008 at the company’s operations in Bahrain. He also pursued entrepreneurial interests in Bahrain in between working for Allianz and Roland Berger. Andreas holds an MBA from the International University of Monaco, and a Diploma from the University of Hohenheim in Germany. He has a passion for race car driving, traveling and learning languages.