Sheikh Bakr Bagedo
Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer
Sheikh Bakr is the son of the late dignitary Sheikh Ahmed Bagedo, a Real Estate & Health Care tycoon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Continuing his Father’s legacy, he has established numerous domestic & international enterprises of his own.
His latest foray into luxury F&B has him at the helm of SFC as the CEO, a company focused on importing global flavors to the Arabian market. He is also the founder and CEO of Skip The Q – a unique food delivery aggregator in the KSA.
He is the Chairman and Group CEO for BAB Holdings & Vice Chairman for Saudi Investment Group. Working with a diversified range of sectors including Healthcare, Real estate, Agriculture, Renewable energy and many more, Sheikh Bakr has built up a robust insight and expertise in financial and investment practices.
His insight and He is also a major shareholder and a member of the Board of Directors of Bagedo Holdings & a shareholder at Erfan Bagedo General Hospital.
Sheikh Bakr graduated from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland with a degree in Business Administration and Management. He leads by example, and inspires a culture of integrity and benevolence in his employees and all enterprises.
Sheikh Abdulaziz Bagedo
Vice Chairman & Co Founder
Wan Hafikah Wan Chik, (Malaysia)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Wan Hafikah Wan Chik’s professional experience and accomplishments span more than 15 years in the field of corporate development. A dynamic strategist, she specializes in investment & business development consultancy; particularly in corporate restructuring, corporate recovery, fund raising, and project management in both public and private sector of emerging and developed markets.
She has built reputable relationships with major investors in various ventures and corporations across the globe. Owing to her extensive acumen, she has been responsible for approving and overseeing the execution of multimillion-dollar budgets by the investors. She is noted for her sound judgement in identifying new business opportunities, as well as maintaining good relationships with the investors.
She also brings nearly a decade of experience in business re-engineering with various top international drilling companies across the globe. She has served on several Board of Directors of Oil & Gas companies in the Middle East and South East Asia.
She does G2G work with the Economic Zone World (EZW), which is a global developer and operator of economic zones, logistics and industrial parks and the holding company of Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. She is the representative of EZW for Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Expanding her diverse portfolio further and farther, she is currently spearheading numerous ventures in the F&B sector of the KSA. She is the Executive Vice President for Skip The Q, a food delivery aggregator, and the Chief Investment Officer for the Saudi Investment Group. She also oversees the strategic development and execution of a number of high-end hospitality/F&B projects in the KSA market under BAB Holdings.
Ms. Wan Hafikah brings with her a wealth of investment and economical experience to BAB Holdings, particularly from IT, F&B, and the Petroleum sectors. An intrinsic leader and mentor, she directs every project with pragmatic passion, creating teams and leading them through complex and diverse challenges to deliver breakthrough results. She holds a First Class Honors Degree in Communication and Information Technology from Edith Cowan University (Australia).
Abdullah Ahmed Almalki (KSA),
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Kyriakos Kyvelos (Hellas)
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER (ADVISOR & STRATEGY) CIO
In 2010 a JV between the Republic of The Gambia State & Gallia Holdings (private investment company) for the national sea passenger transportation sector and then Gambia Ferries Management Company where till currently he was the Managing Director in Gambia’s capital city, Banjul.
In 2011, he co-founded GreenAl Renewables Africa and to develop, manage renewable energy & environmental projects in the greater West Africa region. From 2008 to 2010, worked as C.O.O. in HBTC Group of Companies, in Saudi Arabia, mainly managing the Naval Services and Real Esate arm of the group. From 2007 to 2008, was the C.O.O. of a Maritime & Naval Services firm specialized in the sea passenger transportation, called Maritime Holdings in Bristol, UK and from 2003 and up to date he is the Managing Director for Marine International Services Group in Hong Kong & Jeddah, KSA, specialized in the sea passenger transportation.
Kyriakos in 2011 and up to date became CEO & Partner Of Finextra Partners specialized in Corporate Finance, Business Development & Commodities. In 2014 and up to date became the CEO for Saudi Investment Group and In 2019 joint BAB Holdings as the Chief Investment Officer.
Justin Bruch (USA)
Senior Agricultural Advisor (SAA)
Justin has a lifetime of experience working in agriculture and has spent time studying and evaluating agriculture operations in Panama, Brazil, Europe and Africa. His strong business background and experience with large corporations provide the foundation needed to be the CEO of Global Farming Solutions. His impressive leadership and people skills enable him to train and manage large self employed workforces and establish cross-cultural relationships in diverse and often remote environments with significant communication barriers.
A native of Iowa, he grew up working for Bruchside Farms, Inc, as an original business partner, and is still actively involved with the family farming operation in northwest Iowa. Upon completing his BS in Agronomy in 2000 from Iowa State University, he spent a year in New Jersey doing inside sales and marketing for Alpharma Animal Health. He then relocated to Fresno California in 2001 and managed a multi-million dollar territory covering four states. In 2004, Justin took on responsibilities for managing CA and AZ for Novartis Animal Health. Responsibilities included budgeting, sales, marketing funds and management responsibilities for a key Novartis distribution chain.
In 2007, Justin completed his MBA from California State University-Fresno. He then moved to Ukraine to found GFS. His initial GFS project was to manage a farm for Morgan Stanley in southern Ukraine. He then expanded his management and consulting work to include operations in Iowa, USA, throughout Ukraine and multiple countries in Africa. He currently resides in Lviv, Ukraine.
Carlos Bcassini (Lebanon)
Chief Operating Officer for Food & Hospitality Department SFC
Carlos joined the team beginning of 2020 to built and manage the Food & Beverages department by founding new local concepts. Carlos is over 20 years dynamic broad based and specialist expertise in multi-cultural hospitality industry, operated at board level. A strategic leader, who thinks outside the box, will challenge the status quo and is known ‘to make things happen’organizing material and information in a methodical way. His overall 24 years of extensive experience in Food & Hospitality Department SFC - providing franchise to town with his over all the field scale & business type.
Carlos is the founder for many local and international Food & Beverages concepts - most recent Ombré the little baby and he recently concluded the master franchise agreement for Under 500 in KSA.
Carlos is the Senior Advisor for BAB Holdings in regards with the Food & Beverages business.
Kim Johnson (UK)
Chief Marine Services Officer
Kim Johnson after many years in the marine engineering field, from work shop apprentice to chief engineer and ship contractor he noted that little or no support was afforded to the vessel/fleet owner and accordingly created a hands on consultancy company in 2002 Marine Services International and dedicated solely to this purpose. A company that over the years has assisted owners and Governments around the world to improve their own marine services, enjoying both increased efficiency and profits.
Marine Services International aim is to ensure that the vessel, or fleet are run in a streamline, professional and cost efficient manner, ultimately producing increased revenue and relieving the owner of the stresses involved in the day to day running of a marine orientated business.
Kim has the vast experience built up over many years in the following fields:
- Vessel/fleet management – Vessel viability / feasibility and compatibility. The assessing of a vessel to calculate its ability to meet the demands required by the user, to asses the potential profitability of a vessel across a designated time span in accordance with its anticipated use. To make long term and ‘life span’ cost calculations, assessing vessels potential to adapt to changing needs and safety regulations.
- Crew management – Crew structure, rotation and cost efficiency.
- Technical support – 20+ years, spanning 3 decades in the Marine engineering field in Naval yards and at sea. To inspect/survey a vessel to ascertain its current condition and/or to place an accurate valuation upon said vessel. The understanding of a vessels mechanical and structural workings with the ability to advise and if required, affect repairs/improvements.
- Vessel support and repair – The costing of vessel maintenance by outside contractors/naval yards. The costing of vessel supplies, spare parts and consumables.
- Support network – A worldwide network of personnel and services that have been approved by the company, to assist owners to insure high standards of assistance, no matter where their vessel or fleet may be located.
Reem is the HR Director at BAB Holdings, where she runs the human resource departments for multiple projects; including DTA (Food delivery app), SFC (F&B firm), and Valor (F&B consultancy). Having served in the cosmetics, aviation, technology, and F&B industries, Reem possess extensive HR proficiency, which helps her lead any HR department at optimal standards.
In her decade-long professional life, Reem has worked in various multinationals around KSA. She earned distinction early in her career; being responsible to create,from scratch, entire HR departments for start-ups and long established companies alike. Reem helps companies find the best people for the right jobs, runs a smooth ship, values right and fair principles for each employee, be they the cleaner or the CEO.
Reem believes in working for self-improvement, celebrating every accomplishment, and treating everyone with due respect. She lives in Jeddah with her adorable and fiery daughter, and is happiest feeding her loved ones great food.