Warba Bank appoints new technology officer
Kuwait City, February 17, 2013
Warba Bank has announced the appointment of Haitham AbdulAziz Husain Al- Terkait as chief technology officer.
Al-Terkait brings significant experience of the IT sector, and his appointment will play a key role in developing the bank’s business in line with its targets and strategic direction, a statement from the bank said.
Al-Terkait will play a key role as the bank continues to build its share of the Islamic banking market, the statement said. With a clear vision, the bank is confident that Al-Terkait will effectively contribute in implementing the strategy and enhance the banks direction and continuous development.
He joins the bank following a long career within the IT banking sector, alongside experience of working in other sectors.
In a career spanning 22 years, Al-Terkait has held senior positions at Kuwait Finance House (KFH) and Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), including the role of IT infrastructure services manager and IT quality and control unit manager. He was also an executive member of numerous committees related to information technology.
Given his expertise, he was also a project leader in the banking as well as the petroleum sectors through KISR which included projects like systems automation projects, information security systems projects and advanced control projects.
Al-Terkait’s experience will effectively contribute towards the growth and development of the bank’s expansion plans of its future projects to become one of the leading financial Islamic institutes in the area of information technology, the statement said.
The appointment will contribute effectively towards the use of latest technology available in the banking sector to be employed to serve Warba Bank’s customers.
Warba Bank has announced earlier that Kuwaitisation at the management level of the bank has crossed the 75 per cent. Despite the number of challenges, Warba Bank has been able to achieve this figure, it said. Due to a lack of Kuwaiti recruits in some sectors, the bank provided training to young nationals with high qualifications, enabling it to achieve Kuwaitisation in some departments, including Corporate, Retail and HR, of 98 per cent.
Reflecting Warba’s commitment to employ local expertise and talent the bank has achieved Kuwaitisation over 60 per cent, across its operations. – TradeArabia News Service
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