Osama Al Khajah is a forward thinker, proactive, self-made, business-oriented, professional with high leadership skills, he is dynamic and active member of the local and regional business societies; and maintains wide network of local and international highly influential contacts in various sectors, he holds positions in several international committees, NGOs, professional bodies and institutions in public and private sectors. He initiated/founded/ developed/managed several initiatives, companies, megaprojects, international forums, and NGOs.
Osama became a CPA in 1994 – considered the youngest Bahraini CPA at that time. Today, he holds leadership and professional experience of over 27 years in Islamic banking, project finance, corporate finance, investment banking, development banking, real-estate development, energy, petrochemicals, international events management, SMEs, entrepreneurship development, science & technology parks, industrial parks, and innovation development.
He started his, self-made, career in 1986, just after finishing his high school, by working for GPIC for 10 years where his final position was Treasurer, then he joined Gulf Powerbeat Co., as Financial Controller for 2 years. Subsequently, he diversified his career by joining Bahrain Development Bank where he worked for 5 years as Head of Business Development and Project Finance.
In 2002, Osama joined Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain) as Head of Corporate Finance; and in 2004 became Head of Project Development, where he was actively involved in initiating, conceptualizing, and developing new businesses and projects worth billions of US$ In energy, petrochemicals, infrastructure, and master plan development, until March 2017, when he decided to resign and start his own business and founded a new company called Global Innovative Solutions Co. WLL.
Further, he leads special initiatives like Ebtikar Association which he founded in 2013, and sits in several boards of private and public firms, locally and internationally like:
OECD – Mena Investment Centre, Member of Advisory Board
Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, Member of Advisory Board