Senior Management Team

Our management teams offer unparalleled experience and expertise across industries and geographies. We are a team of experts skilled in registry, compliance, business support and international business companies.

Dr Sameer Al Ansari
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari

Dr. Sameer Al Ansar is a highly experienced and qualified UK chartered accountant with over 30 years of senior corporate, operational, private equity investing, and strategic advisory experience.

Currently serving as the CEO at RAK Digital Assets Oasis (RAK DAO) and RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), Dr. Al Ansari has held several prominent positions throughout his illustrious career. He was the Vice Chairman and COO of The Industrial Group before joining RAK ICC, and until 2011, he was the CEO of SHUAA Capital, a publicly listed full-service investment bank.

Dr. Al Ansari has played a pivotal role in establishing Dubai Holding in 2004 and founded Dubai International Capital (“DIC”) where he served as its Executive Chairman and CEO, creating a global investment company with US$12 billion of assets under management. He has also previously served as Group CFO for The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai.

With his extensive knowledge and vast expertise, Dr. Al Ansari currently serves on several boards, including RAK ICC, Al Ramz Capital, TVM Healthcare Partners (GCC Healthcare Private Equity Fund), Eureeca Capital, and Marjan. He has also served on numerous regional and international boards such as the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) from 2004-2016.

Dr. Al Ansari is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Institute’s advisory board for MENA. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Loughborough University for outstanding achievement and leadership in finance and was a visiting fellow at Oxford University Said Business School.

Alan Bougourd

Alan Bougourd

Alan has over 20 years’ experience working in the Guernsey financial services industry, including as Managing Director of Skipton International. He joined Skipton Building Society’s offshore deposit taker and Channel Island mortgage lender from Barclays Private Clients International Limited where he was Country Manager and Head of Woolwich Guernsey.

Alan is a former Chairman of the Association of Guernsey Banks and former Deputy Chairman of the Guernsey International Business Association.

Alan achieved his Financial Services Degree through the Chartered Institute of Bankers and his Bournemouth University MSc in Corporate Governance through the GTA University Centre. He is also a Chartered Director.

Javed Nazim
Head of Finance and Admin

Javed Nazim

Javed has over 20 years of experience with Government-related entities, in the UAE, in areas of financial control, corporate finance, treasury/cash, and risk management. He had held roles at Dubai Civil Aviation, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, and subsidiary. He brings exposure in Government administration services, infra-construction, real estate, aviation, and services industry.

Javed had received recognition for his contribution in landmark treasury transactions and managing financial risk. He is a member of CIMA (UK), ICMA (AUS), and UAE CA.

Business Development Team

Our business development team has a strong blend of skills and expertise drawn from across our international markets.

Lara Malaeb
Senior Director – Head of Business Development and Marketing

Lara Malaeb

Lara Malaeb is Senior Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Lara has over 14 years’ experience in the UAE with expertise in Consultancy, Management, Corporate Governance and Business Development and has extensive knowledge of the UAE market. Lara is currently the Senior Director and Head of Business Development and Marketing at RAK International Corporate Centre (‘’RAK ICC’’) where she mentors and oversees the business development and marketing team and plays a strategic role in the development of the centre. Combining her legal knowledge and expertise in business management, Lara has initiated and directed various projects and business opportunities for the centre. Before joining RAK ICC, Lara was heading the Corporate Services team for an international listed corporate service provider based in the DIFC where she managed several clients’ portfolios by providing fiduciary duties and responsible for the business development role in the region. Lara has also worked for an international law firm where she has developed her legal skills in the Corporate sector. Lara was a board member from 2016 to 2018 for more than 70 DIFC Special Purpose Companies and is a non-executive Director for an international investment company based in the DIFC. Lara holds Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Heriot Watt University and is a Professional Director certified by Institute of Directors from Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance. Lara is a member at Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the International Business Structuring Association (IBSA) and Taxlinked.
Business Development Director

Abir Dakmak

Abir Dakmak is a senior professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry with over 10 years’ experience in the UAE with expertise in agent management and Business Development and has extensive knowledge of the UAE market.

Abir is currently the Business Development Director at RAK International Corporate Centre (‘’RAK ICC’’) where she is responsible for a large portfolio of clients providing a comprehensive range of corporate management services for RAK ICC registered Agents . Further to that Abir is proactively engaged in close professional relationship with business partners/potential agents and manage key relationships with existing and potentially new clients/agents in order to improve RAK ICC product portfolio and processes, and enhance overall customer experience.