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Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi

GIB appoints key investment, treasury official

MANAMA, December 8, 2019

Bahrain-based Gulf International Bank (GIB) has announced the appointment of Sara Abdulhadi as Group Chief Investment and Treasury Officer.

Sara joins GIB from the Saudi British Bank and has more than 15 years of experience in global markets activities, with strong expertise in investments, derivative and FX trading and liquidity and funding management.

Sara began her career at the Saudi British Bank and was most recently the Deputy Treasurer. Previously she held other senior roles within the bank including Head of Balance Sheet Management and Investment, Senior Investment Dealer and Strategic Planning Manager. She holds an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School, City University, London and a BSc in Accounting from King Saud University, Riyadh.

Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi, Group chief executive officer of GIB, said, “We’re pleased to continue strengthening our management team with the addition of highly seasoned professionals who know the business and the regional markets. Sara Abdulhadi’s experience and exceptional track record in the industry, including the Saudi market are key for GIB. This will help further build and manage this important area of our business and continue to support our strategy for sustainable growth and the expansion of our position as a leading pan-GCC universal bank.”

GIB was established in Bahrain in 1975, and commenced operations in 1976. In 2017, GIB became the first foreign domiciled bank to be granted approval from the Saudi Arabia Council of Ministers to establish a local commercial bank in the Kingdom.

GIB is owned by the governments of Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund being the primary shareholder. – TradeArabia News Service


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