Hashem bin Othman Al-Hekail

Board Member

Previously, he worked as an undersecretary for the Governor of the Saudi Central Bank for the development of the financial sector and national initiatives. He is one of the founders of Derayah Financial and served as a co-CEO, responsible for operations and technology. He also has more than 30 years of experience in the field of technology, analysis, systems design, business process engineering, and investment accounts. He began his earlier career in 1983 as an auditor in the Saudi Central Bank, where he held several positions, including government accounts manager and information technology manager.

After that, he moved to the National Bank of Saudi Arabia, where he supervised projects for developing technical systems in addition to supporting and maintaining existing systems, before establishing Derayah Financial and then returning again to the Central Bank. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Boa Information Technology Company, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Tadawul Group, the Board of Directors of Derayah Financial Company, and the Board of Directors of HyperPay.

On the scientific level, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in social work from King Saud University in 1981, and a professional diploma in financial control from the Institute of Public Administration in 1983. He also participated in technical and administrative training programs at several entities, including Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.