Who we are

Gulf African Bank Foundation was established by Gulf African Bank to create the financial and operational infrastructure for social programs aimed at the low income sector within the Kenyan population and officially launched on 28th May, 2016.

This innovative and creative vehicle was formed with an aim of transforming the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.

The Foundation mainly deals with social programs in three thematic areas

Gab Foundation


More than 2000 students have benefitted from the education bursary scheme.


More than 11,500 men, women and children have had access to free healthcare from our donations


More than 1,500 families have had access to the Ramadhan donations made yearly by the foundation.

Gab Foundation

To be one of the leading socially responsible foundations involved in serving distressed communities and work for social-economic development of the country

Gab Foundation

To actively contribute to the enrichment of lives through integrated, efficient and effective social investment Program in the identified focus areas.

Gab Foundation
Gab Foundation


Gab Foundation


Gab Foundation


Our Trustees


Prof. Mohamed Badamana

Sheikh professor Mohamed S. Badamana holds a PhD in Animal Nutrition from the University of Reading-UK and was the Chairman of the Department of Animal Science for nine years at the University of Nairobi.He also holds another PhD in Islamic Philosophy from the University of Khartoum-Sudan and a post graduate diploma in Islamic Banking and Insurance(IIBI-UK).

He was a lecturer for many years at the University of Nairobi, Department of Animal Science and department of Philosophy and Religious Studies-Kikuyu Campus..He has presented papers at both national and international forums   and published in refereed journals. He is the Chairman of Shariah Supervisory Board (SSB) for Gulf Africa Bank and an SSB member of various Islamic Financial Institutions in the East African Region.

Vice Chairman

Dr. Islam Mohamed

Dr Islam Mohamed is an academic leader, researcher and trainer with considerable experience in educational management with a special interest in Islamic Finance and Economics. He is the former Vice Chancellor of RAF International University, and was a founding Director of Al-Munawwarah College. He has also designed and taught several courses at Diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate (masters) levels in both public and private universities and colleges in the country including JKUAT, Technical University of Mombasa and Pwani University. He is a graduate of University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud, the International Islamic University Malaysia, and has attended courses at Al-Azhar University in Cairo.


Ahmed Said Bajaber

Mr. Ahmed Said Bajaber is a board member at Gulf African Bank and the Chief Investment Officer of Fadeed Commercial & Industrial Investment Company in Saudi Arabia – in charge of African Investments. He has over 25 years experience and has been involved in setting up large investment projects across the world. He has also served on one of the investment boards of Citigroup Venture Capital Group (CVC) and is currently the Chairman of API Limited (Ethiopia), the largest Bio-diesel farm in the world.


Abdalla Abdulkhalik

Abdalla Abdulkhalik brings over 25 years of work experience. He was previously with SAMBA Financial Group, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he last served as Assistant General Manager & Head of Treasury for Western Region. Prior to that, he worked at Citibank Kenya as assistant General Manager and Country Treasurer.

He has been part of a special committee at Central Bank of Kenya and a part time lecturer at Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Abdulkalik was recently appointed to Kenya Bankers Association’s (KBA) Governing Council – to join other industry leaders in implementing various progressive initiatives aimed at stabilizing the banking industry in Kenya. He holds an MBA from Washington International University and is a certified Islamic Banker from The Islamic Finance Institute, London. In addition, he has attended various professional qualifications, advanced technical analysis among others. He is currently the Managing Director at Gulf African Bank.

Our Team

Foundation Manager

Nasser Abdulwahab

Mr. Nasser is a certified Islamic Finance Expert. He is also the Shari’ah Manager at Gulf African Bank. He has previously worked in FCB Group where he was the Manager-Shariah for two and a half years, where he also held the docket of the Manager in charge of FCB Foundation. Nasser has a Post Graduate Degree-Islamic Banking & Insurance from the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance based in London, Bachelor of Science-Economics from International University of Africa in Khartoum. He is a Certified Islamic Finance Executive- (CIFE)-Dubai, Certified Shari’ah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA)-Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions Manama Bahrain.

Foundation Officer

Suhel Mohamed

Mr. Suhel is the officer in charge for the administrative and operations programs of the Foundation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in economics. He holds certification in Fundraising and Monitoring & Evaluation. He is a member and a volunteer to various charitable organizations across the country.