Management Team

Fahad Abdulla Al Khalifa

Group Chief Executive Officer

Fahad Al Khalifa

Group Chief Executive Officer

  • Joined al khaliji in September 2014
  • Senior banker with over 20 years of experience. He started his career in 1994 with Qatar Central Bank (QCB). In 2000, he moved to Qatar National Bank (QNB) Treasury Group, where he consistently moved up the ranks to become the Group Treasurer and GM Group Corporate & Institution Banking
  • Former member of several committees and Boards at QNB and Affiliates
  • Holder of BSc in Finance from Seattle University in U.S.A.

Paul Maguire

Business

Paul Maguire

Acting Group Chief Business Officer

  • Joined al khaliji in 2010
  • Worked for Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd and Barclays. At Mizuho, he had responsibility for managing a substantial corporate banking franchise across the Middle East and Africa. He worked in a variety of senior roles at Barclays including an assignment in the Risk Department at the banks’ global Head Office as well as assignments with Barclays in Egypt and the UAE
  • Holder of Chartered Institute of Bankers qualification from Kingston University

Omar Al-Emadi

Omar Al-Emadi

Head of Corporate Banking

  • Joined al khalij in 2015
  • Wide experience in the banking sector. Before joining al khaliji, he was Assistant General Manager at the Commercial Bank of Qatar
  • Holder of BSc in Finance from California State University in U.S.A.

Rana Al Asaad

Rana Al Asaad

Head of Personal Banking

  • Joined al khaliji in 2013
  • Senior Personal Banking professional with over 19 years of experience. Before joining al khaliji, she worked at the Commercial Bank of Qatar
  • Holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Qatar University and Diploma in Business Management from London Metropolitan University, U.K.

Muqsit Hussain

Muqsit Hussain

Head of Commercial Banking

  • Joined al khaliji in 2013
  • Has over 13 years of banking experience with demonstrated success across various business functions. Prior to his current role in al khaliji, he worked with Standard Chartered Bank and Mashreqbank
  • Postgraduate in Development Economics from the University of Kent at Canterbury

Saad Arayssi

Finance

Saad Arayssi

Acting Group Chief Financial Officer

  • Joined al khalij in 2007
  • Has more than 22 years of experience in banking domain mainly in financial control department
  • Holder of Bachelor of Science – Accounting major from the Lebanese American University in Beirut and holder of Advanced Diploma in Banking Management from Saint Joseph University in Beirut.

Oliver Schwarzhaupt

Risk

Oliver Schwarzhaupt

Group Chief Risk Officer

  • Joined al khaliji in 2013
  • Has more than 22 years of experience in international banking and risk management. He was Chief Risk Officer in Maritime Bank (Vietnam), Head of Risk in Emirates NBD and head of Rating Methods team at Commerzbank Group
  • Holder of Master’s degree in Economics with majors in Finance, Capital Markets and Statistics/Econometrics

Hamad Al Kubaisi

Human Resources

Hamad Al Kubaisi

Group Chief HR and Administration Officer

  • Joined al khaliji in 2011
  • Has over than 15 years of experience in Human Resources, Administration, and IT functions in both the Public and Private Sectors
  • Holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

Mohamed Atassi

Corporate Affairs

Mohamed Atassi

Group Head of Corporate Affairs

  • Joined al khaliji in 2012
  • Has many years of experience in Marketing and Brand Management, PR and Communications from his former roles at QNB and Mashreq Bank
  • Holder of B.A. in Economics

Prabirendra M. Ghosh

Audit

Prabirendra M. Ghosh

Group Head of Internal Audit

  • Joined al khaliji in 2007
  • Has over twenty-five years’ experience with financial institutions. He was Head of Finance and Compliance Officer at Bahrain Middle East Bank based in Bahrain, also director and Board Member of 26 Group companies of the bank. Chief Internal Auditor at Majan International Bank, Oman; Managing Director Audit Services at Canada Trust Inc, Toronto; Chief Internal Auditor at Bank of Oman Bahrain & Kuwait, Oman; General Manager, Chief Auditor at Global Trust Bank, India; Head of Internal Audit & Compliance at Standard Chartered Bank, Bahrain
  • Holder of Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree; Certified: Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), Internal Auditor (CIA), Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Information System Auditor (CISA), Fraud Examiner (CFE), and other certifications from North America and UK

Osama Zeineh

Compliance

Osama Zeineh

Group Head of Compliance

  • Joined al khaliji in 2009
  • Has over 20 years of experience in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Risk Management and Internal Audit. He worked for several regional institutions such as QNB, Mashreq Bank, QFB, Arab Bank and Bank of Cyprus
  • Holder of Master’s degree in Applied Finance awarded by the University of Melbourne, along with several professional designations such as Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist

Tahir Pirzada

Treasury

Tahir Pirzada

Acting GCTIO and QCL Senior Executive Officer

  • Joined al khaliji in 2007
  • Has over 22 years of experience in Treasury, corporate/institutional, investment banking, and Islamic banking. He worked in Dubai Bank, Dubai‐UAE and ABN AMRO Bank in Lahore‐Pakistan
  • Holder of MBA (Finance) degree from Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore‐Pakistan

Gilles Dermaux

Al Khaliji France

Gilles Dermaux

General Manager, Al Khaliji France S.A

  • Joined al khaliji Group in 2012
  • Has more than 25 years of experience in international banking, having worked successively at Banque Paribas and at WestLB Paris branch. He was also the General Manager of Qatar National Bank, Paris branch
  • Holder of MBA degree from the State University of West Georgia (USA) and is a graduate from Lille University (France) with a degree in Economy and Finance

Melhem Dagher

Melhem Dagher

Country Manager – Al Khaliji France UAE branches

  • Joined al khaliji Group in 2008 upon acquisition of BLC Bank by al khaliji
  • His banking career spans 34 years and entirely with Al Khaliji France S.A (“AKF”) (formerly BLC)
  • In 2015 Melhem assumed the role of Country Manager and is charged of AKF’s operations in the UAE under the supervision of AKF’s GM
  • Prior assuming his current position, Mr. Dagher was the Head of Operations, Administration and member of AKF’s different UAE management committees whereas his achievements were remarkable at all levels