Five QInvest senior managers leave bank
Doha, November 28, 2012
Five senior managers at QInvest, the Qatari investment bank forming a joint venture with Egypt's EFG-Hermes, have left the firm following the departure of its former chief executive last week, QInvest said in a statement on Tuesday.
The heads of investment banking, financial institutions and structured finance, placement and wealth management, corporate services and risk management and compliance are no longer with the company, a spokesman said.
Last week QInvest said it had appointed Tamim Al-Kawari as its chief executive officer, replacing Shahzad Shahbaz. Al-Kawari was previously QInvest's deputy CEO and before that served as Goldman Sachs' country head for Qatar.
Last month, QInvest completed a deal with EFG Hermes where the Egyptian investment bank would hive off its investment banking business to create a joint venture in which the Qatari bank would control 60 per cent.
"The thinking was that the EFG guys would come in and with their experience handle most of the divisions but the deal is yet to get clearance from the Egypt regulator and given the political situation there, things may turn tricky," a senior banking source said, declining to be identified.
"The deal, as such, makes perfect sense. EFG has the expertise, experience and reach, while Qatar has the capital. It's a great combination to have." - Reuters
More Finance & Capital Market Stories
- Oman 'must consider fiscal reforms as priority'
- Qatar Exchange to start trading govt bonds
- NBK opens new branch in UAE
- Dubai utility repays $871m Islamic bond
- Investcorp buys stake in Saudi energy firm
- Tunisia to spend over $1bn to recapitalise banks
- UAE revives proposal to merge stock exchanges
- Saudi non oil exports hit $4.74bn in April
- Global Takaful market to hit $20bn
- NBAD launches new Dubai branch