Experience: more than 25 years
Mr. Rafik Nayed is a seasoned banker with over 25 years of experience. He joined Al Salam Bank-Bahrain from Deutsche Bank where he was the Vice Chairman of the MENA region, Chief Country Officer for the UAE and Senior Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank AG Dubai (DIFC). Before joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Rafik Nayed was the Chief Executive Officer of the Libyan Investment Authority and prior to that worked for many years in the oil and gas and financial services industries in a variety of international senior positions.
Experience: more than 24 years
Mr. Anwar Murad is a proficient Banker with over 24 years of experience in the areas of Private Banking, Treasury, Market Risk Management and Retail Banking. Prior to his current appointment with the Bank, Mr. Anwar served as the Executive Vice President - Head of Private Banking at Al Salam Bank-Bahrain since May 2006. Previous to joining Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, he was the Head of Private Banking at BMI Bank, Bahrain and Regional Market Risk Manager for the MENA region at ABN AMRO Bank where he also headed the Bank’s Treasury Operations in Bahrain and he held various senior positions at CitiBank – Bahrain. Mr. Anwar has extensive knowledge and experience in Global Consumer Banking, Treasury and Investment products including Money Market, Foreign Exchange, Debt Derivatives, and Structured Products.
Experience: more than 21 years
Mr. Eihab Ahmed has a wide range of professional experience that spans over 21 years covering all major legal disciplines including but not limited to Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and Criminal, Labour, Public and Private International Laws. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank, he was the General Counsel - Corporate Secretary & Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) Legal & Compliance of First Energy Bank - Bahrain. He was the focal point of communication between the Board of Directors and Senior Management as well as between the Bank and its Shareholders, providing advisory and guidance on Corporate Governance principles and practices. Mr. Eihab had worked at the International Investment Bank - Bahrain (IIB) as Head of Legal and Compliance, MLRO and for Khaleej Finance & Investment as the Head of Legal, MLRO and Corporate Secretary. He also worked for a number of reputed firms in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Before coming to Bahrain 15 years ago, he served the Ministry of Justice, Sudan as a Legal Counsel.
Mr. Eihab holds L.L.B degree from the Faculty of Law - University of Khartoum, Sudan. In January 2017, he obtained his International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the ICA and University of Manchester, UK. He also holds the Sudanese Bar certificate from Sudan and he is a registered member of the Sudanese Advocates Association as a Proper Advocate before various Courts of Law. Mr. Eihab is a Certified Compliance Officer (CCO) from the American Academy of Financial Management - Dubai, UAE. In 2014, Mr. Eihab was awarded the GCC MLRO of the year.
Experience: more than 24 years
Mr. Yousif Ebrahim is a proficient banker with over 24 years of experience in the areas of finance and audit. He is primarily responsible for directing and overseeing the financial and fiscal management of the Bank and its subsidiaries that includes contributing to the Bank’s strategy planning, leading and directing the budget process, maintaining appropriate accounting framework and establishing effective system of cost management and internal control. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank, he served as the Chief Financial Officer at First Energy Bank for more than 9 years. He also worked at Gulf International Bank as a Vice President of Internal Audit and he was also in the Audit & Business Assurance services at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Yousif is a Certified Public Accountant (USA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant.
Experience: more than 37 years
Mr. Abdulkarim Turki is a well-rounded banker with more than 37 years of experience spanning Treasury, Operations, Audit, Internal Controls, Remedial and Risk Management. Mr. Abdulkarim worked in the incorporation and structuring of the Bank’s Operation and he was appointed as a key member in the Selection and Implementation Committee of the Bank’s core banking system responsible for the integration and business transfer of BMI Bank to Al Salam Bank-Bahrain in addition to being a member in the Bank’s major management committees. Prior to joining the Bank in 2006, Mr. Abdulkarim was Vice President - Head of Treasury Support at Citibank Bahrain where he headed various departments and business units and was a key player in the launch of Citi Islamic Investment Banking. Mr. Abdulkarim holds an MBA in Investment & Finance from the University of Hull, UK.
Experience: more than 11 years
Mr. Ahmed Saif brings over a decade of experience in the banking sector. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank-Bahrain in 2008 as an Associate in the Investment Team, Mr. Ahmed worked with DBS Singapore as an Investment Analyst. In 2012, he was appointed as the Head of the Investment Middle Office Department, and in 2016 took the reigns as the Head of Strategic Acquisition and Investment Management. Mr. Ahmed sits on the Board of a number of the Bank’s affiliate and subsidiary companies, including Al Salam Bank-Seychelles, NS Real Estate Holding, and SAMA Investment Company. He holds an MSc in Finance and Financial Law with Honors from SOAS University of London, UK, and a BSc with Honors in Commerce, majoring in Finance & Economics, from DePaul University, USA.
Experience: more than 17 years
Mr. Hussain Abdulhaq is an experienced Treasurer in the area of Islamic Banking and Financial Markets. His 17 years banking career as a treasury specialist has seen very focused on in Islamic liquidity management, Islamic capital markets, the development of Islamic compliant investment products and hedging instruments as well as Financial Institutions relationships. Mr. Hussain joined Al Salam Bank-Bahrain in 2007 as a senior member in the treasury team, and has led the treasury integration process of Al Salam Bank and Bahrain Saudi Bank in 2010 and the same for BMI Bank in 2014. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank, he was in charge of dealing room activities for Kuwait Finance House Bahrain for a period of 5 years. Mr. Hussain holds an MBA degree in Banking & Islamic Finance with honors from University of Bahrain and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Experience: more than 18 years
Mr. Ali Habib Qassim is a banking expert with more than 18 years of experience covering Corporate, Investment and Private Banking; developing new products, locally and throughout GCC and capitalizing on his investment experience. Previous to his appointment with the Bank’s Private Banking division in 2011, Mr. Ali marketed the Bank’s Corporate Banking products and services in local markets after which he handled financial institutions and government relationships. He holds a Master Degree in Science from Emerson College, Boston. USA.
Experience: more than 21 years
Mr. Ahmed Murad brings over 21 years of experience in the banking sector covering areas that include Retail, Commercial and Corporate Banking. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank-Bahrain BSC, he served as Head of Corporate Banking and also a member of the Credit Committee at National Bank of Bahrain BSC. Mr. Ahmed holds a Bachelor degree in Business Marketing from St. Edward’s University – Austin, Texas, USA, Associate Diploma in Commercial Studies from University of Bahrain, and Executive Diploma from University of Virginia, USA. Moreover, he attended number of banking training courses inside the Kingdom of Bahrain and abroad.
Experience: more than 14 years
Mr. Mohammed Buhijji brings to the Bank more than 14 years of consultancy and banking experience. He joined Al Salam Bank-Bahrain in 2006 when he set up the Internal Audit division and various departmental policies and procedures during the Bank’s establishment. In 2009, he moved to the Bank’s Retail Banking division where he supported the development of products, services, the core banking system and Retail Banking policies. He also played an essential role in the integration and conversion phases of the Bank’s acquisition of the Bahraini Saudi Bank and BMI Bank; serving as a member in the Integration Steering Committee and various other management committees including IT Steering Committee and Information Security Steering Committee. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, he worked with Ernst & Young in the Business Risk Services division, where he was responsible for managing the audit and consultancy services for major financial institutions and governmental bodies. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow and a Bachelor degree in Accounting. He has also completed Executive Management Programs in Harvard Business School in USA and Ivey Business School in Canada.
Experience: more than 20 years
Experience: more than 34 years
Mr. Krishnan Hariharan is a versatile Banker with over three decades of experience in conventional and Islamic banks in the region and India. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank – Bahrain in 2019 he worked with Ithmaar Bank, Bahrain as Chief Risk Officer. Before joining Ithmaar Bank, he was part of the founding team of Alizz Islamic Bank, Sultanate of Oman.
He holds twin Bachelor degrees one in Commerce and the other in Economics from Universities in India, he also holds a Master degree in Financial Management from Jamanalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai – India.
Experience: more than 17 years
Mr. Essa Bohijji has more than 17 years of consulting and industry experience covering financial services, commercial entities, governmental bodies, and internal audit. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, Mr. Essa was the Chief Auditor and Board Secretary of an Islamic Investment Bank in Bahrain and held senior positions at Ernst & Young where he worked in the Audit and Assurance Services Group and Business Advisory Services responsible for the Internal Audit and Risk Management assignments. Mr. Essa currently serves as a Board and Audit Committee member of Al Salam Bank-Algeria and a non-executive Audit Committee member in Manara Developments B.S.C. (c) and served as a Board member of BMI Bank and an interim Board member in BMIO Bank in Seychelles. Mr. Essa was also on the Board and Audit Committee Member for the Bahraini Saudi Bank in 2009 prior to its full merger with Al Salam Bank Bahrain in late 2012. Mr. Essa is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed from the state of New Hampshire and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Bahrain.
Experience: more than 19 years
Experience: more than 15 years
Mr. Qassim Taqawi is a skilled legal counsel with over 14 years of experience covering Investment Banking, Islamic Banking, Retail Banking, Finance, Company Law, Labor Law, Real Estate and Construction. Mr. Qassim has handled legal matters covering the GCC, USA, Europe and MENA region. Prior to his appointment with Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, Mr. Qassim held a number of senior executive positions with various Banking and Financial Institutions throughout the region. In addition to his current executive responsibilities as General Counsel, Mr. Qassim is a member of the Bank’s Investment Committee and Remedial Committee. Mr. Qassim holds a Bachelor degree (LLB) in Law, and is a registered lawyer with the Ministry of Justice & Islamic Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Experience: more than 20 years
Dr. Mohammed Burhan Arbouna is a well versed Islamic banking and finance expert with over 20 years of Islamic banking experience. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, Dr. Mohammed was the Shari’a Head and Shari’a Board member of Seera Investment Bank B.S.C Bahrain, Head of the Shari’a department at Kuwait Finance House Bahrain, and has worked as a Shari’a researcher and consultant for the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in Bahrain. He is a respected lecturer on Islamic banking and finance, and provides consultancy on orientation and professional programs for a number of professional and educational institutions. Dr. Mohammed was also a member of the Islamic Money Market Framework (IMMF) steering committee, a committee initiated by the Central Bank of Bahrain for the management of liquidity amongst Islamic banks. He holds a PhD in comparative law with a specialization in Islamic banking and finance and a Masters in Comparative Laws with specialization in Law of Evidence from the International Islamic University Malaysia, a BA degree in Shari’a, and Higher Diploma in Education from the Islamic University, Medina.
Experience: more than 9 years
Mr. Ali Al Khaja brings more than 9 years of Compliance experience to the Bank. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, he worked with Kuwait Finance House Bahrain, where he was responsible for various regulatory aspects including ensuring that transactions, investments and general dealings with the public where in compliance with the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) regulations and applicable laws. Previous to this he was employed by the CBB, where he held responsibility for the oversight of various local Islamic Bank’s in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Mr. Ali holds a Bachelor degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Bahrain and an International Diploma in Compliance from the International Compliance Association (ICA).
Experience: more than 12 years
Shaikh Ahmed Al Mahmood has over 12 years of professional experience in the field of Shari’a supervision and auditing in Islamic financial institution. Prior to joining Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, he established the Shari’a department in BMI Bank and GBCORP in addition to joining the Shari’a department of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB). He also played an essential role in the integration and conversion phases of the Bank’s acquisition of BMI Bank; serving as a member in the Conversion Committee.
He holds an MBA degree in Islamic Finance from University of Bolton - UK, and he is currently preparing a PhD at the same university. In addition to BA in Islamic Studies from University of Bahrain. He holds various professional qualifications that includes Certified Shari’a Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) from AAOIFI along with Advanced Diploma in Islamic commercial Jurisprudence (ADICJ) from BIBF. He also provided several training workshops on the principles of Islamic banking and wrote a lot of researches and published articles about Islamic banking & products.
Experience: 19 years
Ms. Ghizlane Rahali is a seasoned marketing and communications professional and has worked across multiple challenging industries, both regionally and internationally. She is in charge of managing the Bank’s internal and external communications, and reinventing and strengthening the Marketing and Communications Division. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Rahali was a communications strategist and independent consultant for multiple financial and governmental organizations. She has also served as head of corporate communications at International Investment Bank (IIB) and Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX). In addition, she has developed strategic marketing and PR campaigns and generated brand awareness for several leading financial institutions in Bahrain. Before shifting to the financial sector in 2008, Ms. Rahali managed the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix marketing campaigns at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC). Ms. Rahali holds a BS in International Business Administration and Marketing from Old Dominion University (Virginia, USA).
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