Basem Malhas; a Saudi citizen, 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 Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the board, Member of 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, Tamama, Do Brando, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo.
Basem is a founding shareholder in Gulf Mena; an alternative investment equity fund as well as a founding shareholder in Arab Wings; a private jet leasing company. He is a founding shareholder in a furniture manufacturing company based in Lebanon. He is a founding shareholder of dobrando; a full service c communication company.
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 the Chairman of YPO Jordan Chapter, YPO Regional Board member MENA. He enjoys swimming, squash and aviation.
Basem is married to Sulafa Hannun, They have two children; Mahmoud 8 years old and Salma 5 years old.