Antoine Daher

Chief Executive Officer

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 7 July, 2013

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSC in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University
  • MBA from case Western Reserves University, Ohio, USA

Experience:

  • More than 20 years of experience in international and local banking sector
  • Previously Deputy CEO of Gulf Bank in charge of Wholesale Banking and Investments
  • Previously worked at NBK heading Domestic Corporate Banking, and National Citi Bank in Ohio focusing on Corporate Banking and Structured Finance

Waleed Mandani

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 5 September 2021

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc in Business Administration from University of Arizona, USA - 1992
  • Executive Program in Project Management and Leadership from Cornell University, USA – 2011
  • Specialized training course in Decision Making Strategies at Harvard Business School, USA - 2015
  • Executive Program in Leading Change and Organizational Renewal at Harvard Business School, USA - 2018

Experience:

  • More than 25 years of experience in leadership positions covering Private Banking, Retail and Wealth Management in Kuwait Finance House, BNP Paribas in Kuwait, and Ahli United Bank Bahrain.
  • Board Member in KFH Capital, and Member of Board Risk Committee 2017 until 2021.
  • Vice Chairman of TurkCapital Holding and Board Member 2015 until 2021.

Raghunandan S Menon

Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 15 May, 2016

Academic Qualifications:

  • BCom, University of Madras
  • MBA, XLRI, India
  • Associate Cost & Management Accountant, India
  • Chartered Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers

Experience:

  • More than 30 years in Banking and Financial Services
  • Represents Gulf Bank in the Board of Directors of The Shared Electronic Banking Services Co. [KNET]
  • Previously served in senior management positions at Standard Chartered Bank in London, New York, Singapore and Mumbai. Held directorships in the board of Standard Chartered Plc subsidiaries in Korea, Nigeria and Ireland

David Challinor

Chief Financial Officer

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 14 April, 2021

Academic Qualifications:

  • Honors Degree in Economics from the University of Newcastle, UK.
  • A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London.

Experience:

  • More than 25 years of experience in Financial Service Industry.
  • Previously worked as Chief Financial Officer of Doha Bank, Qatar for 12 years.
  • Experience in large financial institutions in Australia.
  • Member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Farhan Mahmood

Chief Risk Officer

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 29 June 2014

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from University of Memphis, USA

Experience:

  • More than 30 years of international experience in Banking in leadership positions covering Risk Management, Audit and Corporate Banking
  • Worked in the UK, Asia, Africa and Middle East
  • Previously 20 years at Citigroup and Deutsch Bank A.G. prior to that

Ahmad AlDuwaisan

General Manager - Corporate Banking

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 1 September, 2001

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University in Boston, USA
  • Executive MBA, American University, Beirut

Experience:

  • More than 20 years of Corporate Banking experience
  • Previously Deputy GM of remedial and structured workouts and Deputy GM of financial markets at Gulf Bank
  • Previously a Board Member of Kuwait Finance and Investment Company (KFIC), Head of the Risk and Audit Committee

Mohammad Al Qattan

General Manager - Consumer Banking

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 19 August, 2014

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from Kuwait University in Statistics and Operations Research
  • MBA in Strategic Management from Maastricht Business School

Experience:

  • More than 20 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services
  • Previously worked in leadership positions in the Commercial Facilities Company
  • Board member in Public Institute for Social Security (PIFSS), and Head of Audit & Risk Committee
  • Board member in Credit Information Network Company (Ci-Net)
  • Vice Chairman in Priority Automobile Company
  • Previously worked Board member in Oula Wasata

Salma Al-Hajjaj

General Manager - Human Resources

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 1 February 2013

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc in Mathematics, Kuwait University
  • MA in Organizational Management from the University of Pheonix in Arizona

Experience:

  • More than 30 years of Human Resources experience
  • Previously worked at various key HR positions in the oil sector in both KPC and KPI as well as in Gulf Investment Corporation
  • Member of the Arabian Society for Human Resources (ASHRM) board of trustees
  • Member of the Advisory Board of college of Business and Administration of GUST
  • Member of the Board of INJAZ a nonprofit organization for the development of the youth
  • Established the “GB WOW Network” an initiative within Gulf Bank focusing on supporting and advancing women in the corporate world
  • Won MENA region "HR Executive of the year" awarded at the Human Assets Expansion Summit held in Dubai 2014
  • Featured in the 2018 publication of ‘Those who Inspire’ – Kuwait Edition
  • Lifetime member of the International Society of Female Professionals
  • A Senior Certified Professional Coach from both the International Coaching Federation and the Coach Transformation Academy

Mona Mansour

General Manager - Customer Service Delivery

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 15 August, 2004

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc in Business Administration, Kuwait University
  • Emerging Leaders Program certificate from London Business School, UK

Experience:

  • More than 30 years of Banking experience
  • Previously worked at NBK for 20 years with diversified experience in IT, cards, customer services & operations

Ali Al Faras

Chief Internal Auditor

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 20 September 2003

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in English, from Kuwait University
  • Certified Risk Based Auditor (CRBA)
  • Certified Compliance Officer (CCO)
  • General Management Program (GMP27), from Harvard Business School at Boston
  • Emerging Leaders Program at London Business School

Experience:

  • Over 19 years of experience in the Banking sector, mainly in Gulf Bank

Sami Mahfouz

General Manager - Treasury

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 6 March, 2018

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business Management, the Holy Spirit University in Lebanon
  • Completed extensive leadership and technical programs

Experience:

  • More than 25 years of banking experience in the region at leading international banks
  • Previously worked at Standard Chartered, DIFC heading the MENA Public Sector Coverage Group, and earlier undertook a variety of Financial Markets roles in UAE, Bahrain and Lebanon, latest being Head of Financial Markets, UAE and GCC. Started his career at HSBC Lebanon

Dari Al Bader

General Manager - Corporate Affairs

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 21 October, 2019

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc in Management Science and Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • MBA from Columbia Business School, NY, USA
  • Chartered Financial Analyst

Experience:

  • More than 20 years of experience in business and banking
  • Previously President of Group Corporate Affairs at Alghanim Industries
  • Previously worked with a number of international and regional organizations such as JP Morgan, Citi Group, Dubai Capital Group, and the National Bank of Kuwait
  • Chairman of Asiya Capital Investments Company

Shahzad Anjum

Acting Chief Information Officer

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 1 August 2019

Academic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in computer science from Newport’s institute Pakistan
  • MBA from London Business School

Experience:

  • More than 20 years of Information Technology experience
  • Previously worked as Group CIO at Alghanim industries

Hani Al Awadhi

General Manager - Investments

Biography

Biography

Date of Joining Gulf Bank:

  • 1 August 2022

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University

Experience:

  • More than 20 years of experience in the investment realm both locally and abroad prior to Gulf Bank
  • Prior to joining Gulf Bank, Al Awadhi served as the head of managed funds and acting head of GCC equities at the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), managing international investments in hedge funds, private equities, real estate, infrastructure, and more
  • During his career, Al Awadhi held numerous prominent leadership roles across multiple major financial institutions including the Public institutions for Social Security, Albourne Partners and Global Investments House and was a board member at Shamal Azzour, Wafra New York and Al Ezzel Power Company in the Kingdom of Bahrain

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