Our Leadership Team
Saed Arekat has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Bloom Holding since 2007. Using 10 years of extensive experience to guide him, Arekat now plays a pivotal role on the Executive Management Team of Bloom, leading the Corporate Finance Strategy and overseeing the Finance function for the Group including: budgeting & planning; treasury; control & cost synergies; reporting & consolidation; investor relations; corporate accounts & Finance ERP applications.
Prior to joining Bloom, Arekat served as Executive Manager/Director at Ernst & Young Baghdad, Iraq. Arekat acted as Senior Manager at Ernst & Young in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services department in the Amman and Ramallah Offices and was a Chief Audit Executive at Palestine Telecommunications Co. Group.
Arekat holds an MBA from Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom and other prestigious certificates such as a Certification in Control/ Risk Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Obaid Al Shuweihi joined Bloom in 2008. Today, as Director of Government Relations at Bloom, he is responsible for liaising with all UAE government entities on projects and developments, human resources, land acquisition, Bloom businesses and subsidiaries.
Prior to Bloom, Al Shuweihi was a member of the UAE Armed Forces for 16 years, where he oversaw government relations pertaining to Armed Forces.
Al Shuweihi has attained a Bachelors of Law from Dubai Police Academy and a Lawyers Diploma from Ministry of Justice. He also serves as a Certified Arbitrator specialised in Civil and Commercial Law in the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre.