Basem Malhas; a Saudi by citizenship, was born in Amman on Sep 29 1972. He received his primary education at Rugby School in the UK and obtained his BA in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington D.C class of 1995.
Basem is involved in a family business that covers Hospitality, Automotive, Luxury Retail, Banking, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Aviation and Communication. He is the Chairman of the Executive Committee and Board Member of Palestine Commercial Bank. He is Deputy Managing Director, Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee of METICO; owner of Four Seasons Hotel-Amman. He is the Executive Director of Chopard, Tufenkjian, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo covering the automotive side of the business. Basem is a founding shareholder in GulfMena; an alternative investment equity fund as well as a founding shareholder in Arab Wings; a private jet leasing company. He is also a founding shareholder in a furniture manufacturing company based in Lebanon. A full service communication company is also being established with strategic partners from the Gulf.
Further to holding executive posts, he sits on the boards of publicly traded companies.
He has also served as an active member in non-profit and charitable organizations.
Basem is a YPO board member of the Jordan Chapter, Regional Board member MENA. He enjoys swimming, squash and aviation.
Basem is married to Sulafa Hannun with two kids, Mahmoud and Salwa.