H E Yahya Al Jabri, Noor Sweid join Renaissance Board

April 2, 2023

H E Yahya Said Abdullah Al Jabri, Chairman and Board member of Alizz Islamic Bank and Noor Sweid, Founder and Managing Partner of UAE-based Global Ventures, have joined Renaissance’s Board of Directors.  

They were elected to the Renaissance Board at its Annual General Meeting held on March 27, 2023.

H E Yahya, also a member of Alpen Capital’s Advisory Board, brings his vast experience in global corporate investment and banking to Renaissance. H E Yahya was earlier chairman of Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD) and executive president and chairman of Capital Market Authority (CMA).

Other important positions held by H E Yahya include Director of the Central Bank of Oman’s Board of Governance for two terms, Board member of the Oman Investment Fund (OIF), Vice Chairman of Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) besides Chairmanships of Pak Oman Investment Company, Oman Development Bank and Public Authority for Investment and Export Development (lthraa). He is a former member of the Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance.

Noor is the first woman to operate, scale and IPO a company in MENA, listing it on NASDAQ Dubai and the London Stock Exchange for US$1.1 billion. She has been named among ‘Top 50 Women in Tech’ by Forbes and the ‘Most Influential Arabs’ by Arabian Business.

Noor is also Board Director of Clue, Europe’s largest femtech company, the Founding Chairwoman of the Middle East Venture Capital Association, a Director of the Global Private Capital Association and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. She has been Chief Investment Officer at Dubai Future Foundation and Board Director at MIT Sloan.

Welcoming Noor and H E Yahya to the Board, Samir J Fancy, Chairman, Renaissance Services said, “The Renaissance board is committed to serving shareholders, as we support and guide the executive team to realise our future-ready Renaissance 2.0 strategy to deliver growth and create value for the long-term. To achieve those aims, it is our privilege to welcome H E Yahya Al Jabri and Noor Sweid as fellow Board members, not just for their outstanding experience, but for the talent, energy and commitment they each bring, ensuring our Board remains dynamic, diverse and determined to maximise the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead.”