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Ali Mohammed Al Obaidli - CEO

Ali Mohammed Al Obaidli


Prior joining QFB, Mr. Ali Al-Obaidly, was the Group CEO of Ezdan Holdings Group, one of the largest real estate developers in Middle East. During his tenure at Ezdan, he embarked several milestone achievements through local & international expansion and growth momentum in Group investments and returns. Mr. Ali being corporate leader with dual experience in local real estate and financial sectors will spearhead QFB executive team over this critical growth period. Over the next few months, he will closely associate with QFB board to develop the Bank strategy, business plan, restructuring of QFB existing investments and setting the new strategic investment directions with the main intention of maximizing shareholders’ return and offering value added investment opportunities and innovative Shariah-compliant financial solutions to the Bank’s client base. The new strategy shall focus on offering a variety of investment products for clients and on making a turnaround in QFB business model to attract local investment cadres and tap into local market opportunities.

Mr. Ali Mohammed Al-Obaidli holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Economics from Qatar University in 1989 and a Master’s degree in Financial Management from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. Over the course of his career and career that has exceeded 29 years, Mr. Ali Mohammed Al Obaidli held several key positions including GCEO of Ezdan Holding Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Widam Foodstuff Company, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nuzul Holding Company, and member of the Board of Directors of Ezdan Holding Group and its Managing Director. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of Barwa Real Estate Company, the Board of Directors of Qatar International Islamic Bank, Al Rayan Bank, Qatar First Bank and some Islamic insurance institutions, including Qatar Islamic Insurance and Al-Daman Insurance Company (Beema). Medical Care (Al Ahli Hospital) and other boards of directors of Gulf companies in various economic sectors. His career was characterized by the presentation of strategic vision that helped these institutions achieve their growth and expansion goals. In addition, Mr. Ali Mohammed Al Obaidli was named the second best executive in the Gulf region for 2017.

Ayman Zaidan - Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Business Officer

Ayman Zaidan

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Business Officer

Ayman brings with him over 26 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.

Mohammed Al Sahli  - Chief Operating Officer

Mohammed Al Sahli

Chief Operating Officer

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 COO, Al Sahli is managing and leading the Marketing & Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Administration, Operations, Human Resources and Information Technology departments.

Ismail Alawadhi - Head of Shari’ah Compliance

Ismail Alawadhi

Head of Shari’ah Compliance

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.

Amit Kumar Choudhary - Chief Financial Officer

Amit Kumar Choudhary

Chief Financial Officer

Amit joined QFB in November 2018 as the CFO and is accountable for heading the finance function at QFB. Amit has been a senior finance professional with more than 17 years of multinational experience across Europe, Bahamas, Middle East and India. Amit has been acting as a strategic leader, and possess a proven track record of driving significant enhancements in the finance function of a large UAE listed financial institution, after playing several professional services provider roles with an array of Big Four Global accounting firms.

Amit has qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. In addition, Amit is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) from The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), as well as a Bachelor in Commerce from St. Xavier’s College within the Calcutta University in India.

Ajay Subramanian - Chief Risk Officer

Ajay Subramanian

Chief Risk Officer

Ajay joined QFB in December 2018 as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and is responsible for overall risk management across the Bank. Ajay has over 17 years’ of experience in leading multinational banks and Big Four consulting firms, in the areas of Risk Management, Business Process Improvement and Transition (project) Management.

Ajay began his career as a Process Manager with JP Morgan Chase Singapore, where he was a part of the key group responsible for migrating the Bank’s core banking processes to India. He then moved to ABN Amro as lead Financial Analyst covering projects in Amsterdam, United Kingdom and India. Furthermore, he has significant risk consulting experience with EY and KPMG where he has advised large multinational banks in India and regional banks in the GCC.

Ajay is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and graduated from the University of Mumbai in India, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He also holds an international risk certification from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).