Sabah al-Binali, Ph.D.

Professional Biography

Dr. Sabah Hamad al-Sabah al-Binali is CEO of Universal Strategy and an active investor and entrepreneurial leader, with a track record of financing, building and growing companies in the Mena region.


As CEO of Universal Strategy, Dr. al-Binali works closely with his clients to transition and transform their companies to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities of the future.


Dr. al-Binali has served as the Chief Investment Officer and CEO of Credit of SHUAA Capital, Director of the Board at Credit Suisse Saudi Arabia, Chairman of Shuaa Capital Saudi Arabia, Vice Chairman of Gulf Finance Co., Chairman of Gulf Installments Co., Chairman of Zawya, founding CEO and CIO of Saffar Capital and Head of the Treasury and Investment Division at Union National Bank as well as Director of the Board at Visa International CEMA Region.


Dr. al-Binali holds a Diploma in Company Direction from the UK Institute of Directors.


Dr. al-Binali received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, dissertation title: Competitive Analysis of Risk-Taking and Valuation of Financial Derivatives, and a B.S.E from Princeton University.