Mr. Yousef Bin Ibrahim Al-Bassam is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the Advisor to the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD). Previously, from 2001 to 2018, he acted as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the SFD. He also held the position of Alternate Governor for Saudi Arabia in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Representative of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Investment Company among others. In September 2009, he was appointed as representative of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Gulf Cooperation Council Cooperative Committee for Gaza Reconstruction.
Mr. Al-Bassam was a lecturer at the King Saud University from 1979 to 1981. With over 30 years of experience in finance and development project, he participated in numerous seminars, conferences and economic activities.
Mr. Al-Bassam holds a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan, U.S.A. and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.