- A founding member of the Al Shamal Islamic Bank, which was established by Osama bin Laden
- Chairman of the Al Baraka Islamic Bank, which was named in a 9/11 lawsuit
Saleh Abdullah Kamel was a founding member and shareholder of the Al Shamal Islamic Bank, a Muslim bank in the Sudan that was originally established by Osama bin Laden to fund jihadi fighters around the globe. Saleh is the Chairman of the Al Baraka Islamic Bank (a.k.a. Al Baraka Investment & Development), a group named in a lawsuit put forward by families of victims of the 9/11 attacks. In 2003, Kamel, who has interests in numerous lucrative fields, was named by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s richest people, with a net worth of $2.3 billion.