SAMACO Automotive Management


MOHAMMED RAFFA

Chief Executive Officer

Mohammed Raffa continues to lead the SAMACO Automotive. Mohammed’s commitment to grow the organization to a world-class mobility company began in 1999 with his appointment as General manager for Corporate Planning and later as CEO in 2014.

Mr. Raffa’s leadership is founded on a passion for continuous development and excellence to inspire the SAMACO ecosystem and drive the diverse businesses forward in spite of challenges and the ever-changing face of the Saudi Arabian Transformation.

A highly developed negotiator with a focus on effectiveness and competitiveness, Mohammed Raffa holds a Master of Science in Management degree from Cranfield University, UK in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, FL, USA where he excelled and Summa Cum Laude.

Born in Bristol, UK and having been exposed to diverse cultures, Mohammed imbues the global citizen and brings many of those characteristics and belief systems to the SAMACO organization. Fitting with the company’s ethos, Mohammed is an avid motorsport enthusiast. He is married and has five children.

WAYNE BANOUB

Chief Operating Officer


Wayne Banoub joined SAMACO in 2018 and brings a wealth of information to the Group. A veteran in the automotive industry, Mr. Banoub has achieved success across business strategy and operational efficiency to achieve financial results and get the best out of organizations and team.

Mr. Banoub’s diverse background and interpersonal skills make him an inspirational leader. His business foundation across strategy, planning, risk management and governance make him an asset while his expertise in delivering local relevance for global brands and keeping pace with changing market needs and OEM expectations make him instrumental to the SAMACO Group.

Wayne’s hobbies include motorsports, traveling and reading. He is married and has 3 boys.

ALAA TEMRAZ

Chief Financial Officer

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Alaa Temraz brings over 20 years of financial experience across a wealth of practices and sectors.

Some of Alaa’s capabilities include financial planning, performance management, financial control and compliance coupled with financial and operational optimization as well as treasury functions.

Aside from his day-to-day work, Alaa provides ongoing support and recommendations to the Board of Directors on forecasting, safeguarding, funding, working capital, cash flow and inventory management. Mr. Temraz has been vital in establishing and maintaining strong relationships with financial institutions for the SAMACO Automotive.

ABDULLAH GHAZI AL-ATTAS

General Manager of IT, Business & Digital Transformation
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Eng. Abdullah develops and maintains the organization’s Digital Transformation Strategy and IT initiatives to support Business operations and promote corporate growth. He is an innovative business leader, change agent, mentor and trusted advisor to Senior Executives.

In 2012 and 2015, he was honoured with the CIO 100 and CIO 50 Awards, respectively. On several occasions, he was invited as a speaker in various global conferences about business and technology trends.

Eng. Abdullah enjoys reading, playing football and traveling.

MOHAMED MOUSA

Volkswagen General Manager

Mohamed Mousa, with his 12 years of tenure with SAMACO, has gained deep insights and expertise, particularly across the marketing and sales functions. In keeping with SAMACO’s commitment to growing from within, Mr. Mousa was promoted to General Manager, Volkswagen after his growing of sales as well as internal and external teams.

In his time with SAMACO and previous automotive brands, Mr. Mousa has gained understanding of the complex and unique dynamics that form the Saudi Arabian automotive market and has delivered consistent results across the businesses.

Loves Soccer and travelling. He has 2 kids.

NEIL LINES

Audi General Manager

Neil Lines has over 25 years experience in the automotive industry, with an enviable track record in understanding and balancing the commercial needs of a business, alongside delivering customer satisfaction, innovation and engaging experiential focus.Developing his team is one of his key skills, recognizing that this creates a positive working environment and sustainable organic growth. Concentrating on German brands, Neil has a track record of continuous improvement resulting in highly successful teams and results.

Neil was educated in Germany, in British Military schools and has 4 children.​

Arno Husselmann

Porsche General Manager

Mr/Arno is a high performance, senior manager with a strong, proven track record of significantly improving the automotive business performance over the past 37 years of his career.

He has extensive experience in identifying reasons for poor performance and implementing the resulting best practice solutions to those challenges which require a comprehensive understanding of the critical business drivers in multiple markets, has always identified and successfully implemented sustainable, long term solutions leading to operational excellence to achieve the highest global standards in performance and results in the businesses that falls under his responsibilities.

He joined SAMACO Porsche in January 2020 after 20 years, managing another brand to become the most successful importer in the world, achieving more than 20 global awards, including “Global Dealer of the Year,” After Sales Dealer of the Year as well as Manager of the Year. He believes in the mantra “customers are the purpose of our business,” and a “Culture of Excellence” is achieved through “Retail is Detail” focus and efforts.

Mr./Arno is from Ireland, Married with two children, one boy and one girl.

FAHAD AHMED BADWAILAN

Acting General Manager Human Resources & Administration

Fahad Ahmed Badwailan joined SAMACO automotive in 2011 as the Customer Care Manager. In his role, Fahad focused heavily in bringing customer-centric delivery and problem solving through innovation and proactive means.

In 2017, Fahad was promoted to the Human Resources and Administration Operations Manager to focus on SAMACO’s internal customers and use his innovative and proactive capabilities to ensure optimal internal performance.

Fahad plays the role of a strategic change agent at SAMACO to ensure the HR implementation complements that of the Group’s business strategy. Mr. Badwailan seeks ways to continuously add value to SAMACO Automotive to ensure the Group reaches its full potential of being a high-performance organization.

Fahad is married and has 5 children. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, football and traveling.​

MANSOUR ALADWAN

Regional General Manager, Khobar
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Mansour Aladwan joined SAMACO in 1999 and leads SAMACO Group’s activities for the Eastern Region out of the Khobar regional headquarters. Mr. Aladwan is a seasoned professional who focuses on the commercial side of businesses. He continues his tenure working as the Chief Operations Officer of the Saudi Arabian Car Dealer which began in 2008 in addition to his role as a member of the Eastern Province’s Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining SAMACO, Mr. Aladwan worked as the Regional General Manager for BMW.

Every weekend he spend his time in a formal social relations and with his family and also go to the sea for fishing, he has 4 children 2 boy and 2 girls.

WAYNE BANOUB

Chief Operating Officer


Wayne Banoub joined SAMACO in 2018 and brings a wealth of information to the Group. A veteran in the automotive industry, Mr. Banoub has achieved success across business strategy and operational efficiency to achieve financial results and get the best out of organizations and team.

Mr. Banoub’s diverse background and interpersonal skills make him an inspirational leader. His business foundation across strategy, planning, risk management and governance make him an asset while his expertise in delivering local relevance for global brands and keeping pace with changing market needs and OEM expectations make him instrumental to the SAMACO Group.

Wayne’s hobbies include motorsports, traveling and reading. He is married and has 3 boys.

ALAA TEMRAZ

Chief Financial Officer


Alaa Temraz brings over 20 years of financial experience across a  wealth of practices and sectors.

Some of Alaa’s capabilities include  financial planning, performance management, financial control and  compliance coupled with financial and operational optimization as well as treasury functions.

Aside from his day-to-day work, Alaa provides ongoing support  and recommendations to the Board of Directors on forecasting,  safeguarding, funding, working capital, cash flow and inventory  management. Mr. Temraz has been vital in establishing and  maintaining strong relationships with financial institutions for the  SAMACO Automotive.

ABDULLAH GHAZI AL-ATTAS

General Manager, Business & Digital Transformation

Eng. Abdullah develops and maintains the organization’s Digital Transformation Strategy and IT initiatives to support Business operations and promote corporate growth. He is an innovative business leader, change agent, mentor and trusted advisor to Senior Executives.

In 2012 and 2015, he was honoured with the CIO 100 and CIO 50 Awards, respectively. On several occasions, he was invited as a speaker in various global conferences about business and technology trends.

Eng. Abdullah enjoys reading, playing football and traveling.

MOHAMED MOUSA

Volkswagen General Manager

Mohamed Mousa, with his 12 years of tenure with SAMACO, has gained deep insights and expertise, particularly across the marketing and sales functions. In keeping with SAMACO’s commitment to growing from within, Mr. Mousa was promoted to General Manager, Volkswagen after his growing of sales as well as internal and external teams.

In his time with SAMACO and previous automotive brands, Mr. Mousa has gained understanding of the complex and unique dynamics that form the Saudi Arabian automotive market and has delivered consistent results across the businesses.

Loves Soccer and travelling. He has 2 kids.

NEIL LINES

Audi General Manager

Neil Lines has over 25 years experience in the automotive industry, with an enviable track record in understanding and balancing the commercial needs of a business, alongside delivering customer satisfaction, innovation and engaging experiential focus.Developing his team is one of his key skills, recognizing that this creates a positive working environment and sustainable organic growth. Concentrating on German brands, Neil has a track record of continuous improvement resulting in highly successful teams and results.

Neil was educated in Germany, in British Military schools and has 4 children.

Arno Husselmann

Porsche General Manager

Mr/Arno is a high performance, senior manager with a strong, proven track record of significantly improving the automotive business performance over the past 37 years of his career.

He has extensive experience in identifying reasons for poor performance and implementing the resulting best practice solutions to those challenges which require a comprehensive understanding of the critical business drivers in multiple markets, has always identified and successfully implemented sustainable, long term solutions leading to operational excellence to achieve the highest global standards in performance and results in the businesses that falls under his responsibilities.

He joined SAMACO Porsche in January 2020 after 20 years, managing another brand to become the most successful importer in the world, achieving more than 20 global awards, including “Global Dealer of the Year,” After Sales Dealer of the Year as well as Manager of the Year. He believes in the mantra “customers are the purpose of our business,” and a “Culture of Excellence” is achieved through “Retail is Detail” focus and efforts.

Mr./Arno is from Ireland, Married with two children, one boy and one girl.

FAHAD AHMED BADWAILAN

Acting General Manager Human Resources & Administration

Fahad Ahmed Badwailan joined SAMACO automotive in 2011 as the Customer Care Manager. In his role, Fahad focused heavily in bringing customer-centric delivery and problem solving through innovation and proactive means.

In 2017, Fahad was promoted to the Human Resources and Administration Operations Manager to focus on SAMACO’s internal customers and use his innovative and proactive capabilities to ensure optimal internal performance.

Fahad plays the role of a strategic change agent at SAMACO to ensure the HR implementation complements that of the Group’s business strategy. Mr. Badwailan seeks ways to continuously add value to SAMACO Automotive to ensure the Group reaches its full potential of being a high-performance organization.

Fahad is married and has 5 children. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, football and traveling.​​

MANSOUR ALADWAN

Regional General Manager, Khobar
.

Mansour Aladwan joined SAMACO in 1999 and leads SAMACO Group’s activities for the Eastern Region out of the Khobar regional headquarters. Mr. Aladwan is a seasoned professional who focuses on the commercial side of businesses. He continues his tenure working as the Chief Operations Officer of the Saudi Arabian Car Dealer which began in 2008 in addition to his role as a member of the Eastern Province’s Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining SAMACO, Mr. Aladwan worked as the Regional General Manager for BMW.

Every weekend he spend his time in a formal social relations and with his family and also go to the sea for fishing, he has 4 children 2 boy and 2 girls.