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19 November 2013

Qatar First Bank Appoints New Chief Business Officer

QFB announced the appointment of Sulaiman Yousif Al-Salhi as Chief Business Officer.

Qatar First Bank (QFB), the first independent Shari’ah compliant bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority (QFCRA), announced the appointment of Sulaiman Yousif Al-Salhi as Chief Business Officer.

Sulaiman brings over 24 years of financial experience in private banking, investment banking, corporate lending and Islamic finance. As Chief Business Officer at QFB, Sulaiman will be responsible for overseeing all commercial banking activities including business development, client operations, and building strategic partnerships.

Commenting on the new appointment, Ahmad Meshari, Acting CEO of QFB, “We are pleased to welcome Sulaiman to the QFB team. We are confident that Sulaiman’s strong expertise in the financial sector will make a positive addition to the QFB team and will ensure that we further strengthen our business as we continue to grow across our diverse markets.”

Before joining QFB, Sulaiman served as Managing Director and Senior Executive Officer at Bank Sarasin-Alpen (Qatar) LLC, where he led the private banking team and successfully managed the bank through its critical start-up phase in Qatar. Within three years, the bank successfully established itself in Qatar’s private banking sector.

Sulaiman’s success is built 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 career at HSBC, Sulaiman was also credited with instituting the Amanah Personal Banking, and Corporate and Investment Banking arms of the business and thus securing substantial amounts in assets under management and revenue.