Group Management

Adel A. El-Labban
Board of Director and Executive Committee Member - Executive Director

Director since 30 July 2000, holds a Masters in Economics from the American University, Cairo, 1980, Bachelors in Economics from American University, Cairo, 1977 and a General Certificate of Education from London University, 1973.
Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director - Ahli United Bank BSC, Bahrain; Director - Ahli United Bank (UK) PLC; Director Ahli United Bank KSC, Kuwait; Director - Ahli United Bank (Egypt) SAE, Egypt; Director - Ahli Bank SAOG, Oman; Director - Commercial Bank of Iraq, Iraq; Director Middle East Financial Investment Co. (MEFIC), Saudi Arabia; Director - United Bank for Commerce & Investment L.S.C., Libya; Director - Bahrain Association of Banks, Bahrain; Formerly: Chief Executive Officer and Director of the United Bank of Kuwait PLC, UK; Managing Director - Commercial International Bank of Egypt, (Egypt); Chairman - Commercial International Investment Company, Egypt; Vice President, Corporate Finance - Morgan Stanley, USA; Assistant Vice President-Arab Banking Corporation, Bahrain.

Abdulla Al-Raeesi
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer-Retail Banking
Member of the Board of Directors and Member of Audit Committee & Policies and Procedures Committee , Legal and General Gulf B.S.C.(c) & Legal & General Takaful B.S.C.(c), Bahrain since March 2009; Former Director, International Chamber of Commerce, Bahrain; Former Director, Benefit Company, Bahrain; Former Acting CEO, Ahli Bank Q.S.C, Qatar; Deputy CEO Retail Banking, Ahli United Bank, Bahrain; AGM & Head of Delivery Channels, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Qatar; AGM, Support Group, Doha Bank, Qatar; Head of Business & Technology Consulting Group, Arthur Andersen.

Sanjeev Baijal
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer-Finance and Strategic Development
Deputy Chairman, Legal and General Gulf B.S.C.(c) & Legal and General Gulf Takaful B.S.C.(c), Bahrain; Director, Ahli Bank SAOG, Oman; Director, Ahli United Bank K.S.C., Kuwait; Previously Group Head of Finance, Ahli United Bank, Bahrain; Financial Controller, Al-Ahli Commercial Bank, Bahrain; Ernst & Young, Bahrain and Price Waterhouse in India. Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ACA).

Keith Gale
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer-Risk, Legal and Compliance
Director, Ahli Bank SAOG, Oman; Previously Group Head of Risk Management, Ahli United Bank, Bahrain; Head of Credit and Risk at ABC International Bank PLC; Assistant Vice President -Internal Audit Department, Arab Banking Corporation, Bahrain. Held various positions in the UK with KPMG and Ernst & Young. Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales (ACA).

Shafqat Anwar
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer - Operations and Technology
Director, Ahli Bank SAOG, Oman; Director, Ahli United Finance Company, Egypt ; Former Director, Ahli United Bank -Egypt S.A.E., Egypt; Former Deputy CEO- Finance, Risk and Operations, Ahli United Bank-Egypt S.A.E., Egypt; Group Head of Operations, Ahli United Bank, Bahrain; Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Bank of Bahrain, Bahrain; Chief Operating Officer, Grindlays Bahrain Bank, Bahrain ; Operations Manager Gulf, ANZ Grindlays Bank, UAE. Held various management positions with ANZ Banking Group in Bangladesh, the UK, the UAE and Australia.