Khaled Al Khoori was appointed as the Acting CEO of QFB in April 2017. Prior joining QFB, Al Khoori took the helm of Al Hilal Bank in December 2015 following his appointment as CEO. As the head of one of the fastest-growing Islamic banks in the UAE, Al Khoori brought to the bank his extensive years of valuable professional experience in the Banking and Investments industry to help steer the organization’s future direction and growth.
Prior to joining Al Hilal Bank, Khoori played numerous key roles at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as he was the Director of Real Estate and Infrastructure Department, managing the firm’s strategic global relationships and investment. In addition, Khoori was the Director of the Private Equity Department for three years, where he focused primarily on US/Europe mega funds, buyout funds, Secondary Market investment in PE, Distressed Credit Investments during the Global Financial Crisis. Khoori served as Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), Chairman of National Takaful Company (Watania), and founding board member of QFB.
Al Khoori graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University, US, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). He also completed a General Manager Program (TGMP) from Harvard Business School in 2005.
Sulaiman joined QFB in 2013 as Chief Business Officer to oversee the private banking services development. Sulaiman has 24 years of global financial services experience in both, the conventional and Islamic sectors. Over the years, he has acquired considerable expertise in private banking, investment banking, corporate lending and Islamic finance.
Prior to joining QFB, Sulaiman was Managing Director and Senior Executive Officer at Bank Sarasin-Alpen (Qatar) LLC. In this role, he headed the private banking team and successfully led the organization through its challenging start-up phase in Qatar. Within three years, the bank established a strong foothold in the country’s private banking sector.
Sulaiman’s success builds upon two decades of experience at HSBC Middle East during which he progressed from branch manager to Head of HSBC-Amanah Islamic finance. During his time with HSBC, Sulaiman was credited with instituting the Amanah Personal Banking, and Corporate and Investment Banking arms of the business, securing substantial amounts in AUMs and revenue.
Sulaiman received his education at Hillsborough Community College, Florida, U.S.A
Prior joining QFB, Ihab worked at Samba Financial Group in Riyadh as Assistant General Manager, Equity Capital Markets, leading and advising on transactions totalling more than US$ 8 billion, including the largest Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), and private placements in the history of Saudi Arabia.
Earlier to that Ihab spent eight years in senior positions at the Arab Bank Group’s investment banking subsidiary, leading and advising on various projects including equity and debt capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, private placements, project finance, corporate restructuring and strategic investor sales.
Ihab also serves on the boards of a number of QFB portfolio companies in Qatar, UAE and Turkey.
Ihab holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Jordan and an MBA from the University of Wales Cardiff. He is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.
Ayman brings with him over 23 years of experience in Banking and Treasury activities. He joins QFB from National Bank of Kuwait, where he was the General Manager of the Treasury Group. Prior to that, Ayman headed First Energy Bank Treasury department, where as a Senior Executive Director, was a main contributor to the establishment of the Bank. Ayman also spent 11 years at the Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) in Bahrain where his last position was Head of Structured and Islamic Derivatives.
Ayman spent his early years as Chief Dealer at the Bank of Jordan, where he introduced derivatives to the banking industry in Jordan and helped the Regulator in formulating the Derivatives Rules and Regulations.
Ayman holds a BSc. in Accounting for the University of Jordan.
Hani Katra has over 18 years of experience in Finance and Public Accounting in diverse sectors and industries. As Chief Financial Officer at QFB, Hani oversees the Bank’s balance sheet investment, strategic development, financial management, budgeting and planning. Hani sits on the board of a number of the QFB portfolio companies.
Hani joined QFB from Barwa Real Estate Company in Qatar where he was the Financial Director. Prior to this, he worked with Deloitte and Touche Middle East for more than 10 years in the Assurance and Advisory service.
Hani holds an MA in Business Administration from the Lebanese American University. He is also a US Certified Public Accountant and is a member of both the Institute of Management Accountant (IMA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Mohammed joined QFB in 2011 as Head of Investor Relations to establish and manage Bank’s Investor Relations Department. In 2013, Al-Sahli brought Corporate Communications under his umbrella. In 2015, proven to be a Qatari talent that embodies QFB vision in attracting and keeping Qatari talents, he was appointed Director of Private Banking to bridge and synchronize private banking activities with QFB investor-client database.
Prior to joining QFB, Al-Sahli worked as corporate communication and investor relation manager in Barwa Real Estate. In this capacity, he had to organize launching events of many subsidiaries, witness Barwa mergers and acquisitions. Ahead of joining Barwa, Al-Sahli assumed the position of investment manager at General Authority for Minor Affairs, a position in which he showed remarkable results and fostered his track-record through managing real estate and stock portfolios.
As Head of Corporate Services, Al Sahli is managing and leading the Marketing & Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, and Administration departments.
Sara joined QFB in 2014 as a Senior HR Manager. Prior joining QFB, Sara worked as Compensation Manager at Ooredoo Qatar for almost 6 years. Sara played a key role in developing the compensation strategy, evaluating effective compensation programs, analyzing competitive organizational development practices, recommending appropriate course corrections to senior management, and proposing development & training programs.
At QFB, Sara worked on aligning Bank’s human resources to its business plans & needs and developed solid objectives and programs; today she is promoted to assume position of Acting Head of Human Resources.
Sara holds a MBA from The University of Northampton (UK) and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Qatar University. Currently she is following the advanced CIPD certificate with Watson Martin Partnership (UK).
Yaser brings with him more than 25 years of experience in Investment Banking. He joined QFB from Barclays where he was Director – Risk covering Hedge Funds and Real Money managers. At Barclays Yaser has covered Sovereigns, Financial Institutions, Emerging Markets and Hedge Funds and Real Money Asset Managers. Prior to Barclays Yaser worked with a number of global banks including UBS, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered and OCBC.
Yaser holds a Master of Science in Applied Economics, Financial Economics from Marquette University, Milwaukee – Wisconsin, USA and has published research work: “Okun’s Law and the fulfilment of wage and price expectations” in the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics. He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation
Ismail Alawadhi joined QFB in February 2009 and is the Head of Shari’ah Compliance, working directly with the Shari’ah Supervisory Board which is headed by Dr. Ali Al Quradaghi. Mr. Ismail has over 12 years of experience in the Islamic banking industry, and prior to this was a teacher in Islamic Studies for a number of years. Prior to QFB, Ismail spent more than 4 years with Shamil Bank of Bahrain (now Ithmaar Bank) in the Shari’ah Compliance department and worked closely with some leading Shari’ah scholars in the GCC region.
Ismail is a Certified Shari’ah Advisor & Auditor (CSAA) from AAOIFI, Certified Islamic Finance Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Science in Shari’ah from Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud Islamic University.
Toufic has over 22 years of experience in the legal field. As General Counsel and Company Secretary, Toufic directs, oversees and monitors the Bank’s legal matters and provides legal advice and counsel to the senior management and board members.
Toufic joined QFB from Qatar Development Bank in Qatar where he was the General Counsel for the past 6 years. Prior to this, he was a partner with one of the leading international law firms in France, which he joined in 1999. He previously worked as a lawyer in Lebanon.
Toufic holds an LLM from Harvard University, a DEA (post graduate degree) in Private Law from Universite Paris II Assas and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Saint Joseph University in Beirut. He is also admitted to the Beirut Bar Association, New York Bar Association and Paris Bar Association.
André has over 20 years of experience in Compliance and Legal. As Head of Compliance and MLRO (Money Laundering Reporting Officer), André will overlook assisting the bank in meeting local regulatory and key policy requirements, acting as reference point and facilitator for all business lines in respect of compliance issues. He will assist management in identifying compliance risk and optimizing relations with the regulators.
André has spent the past 18 years working for Societe Generale in France, Luxembourg then Dubai for the past 9 years. His last role was as Chief Compliance Officer (Managing Director) covering the Soc Gen investment banking, private banking and brokerage businesses across the Middle East.
André holds a Masters in Law and Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Robert Schumann University in Strasbourg. André also holds a DESS (Specialised Post Graduate degree) in Property Law from the same institution. He was a DFSA qualified person within the DIFC in the UAE, a registered person with the Central Bank of the UAE and the CMA in Saudi Arabia.