Finance & Capital Market

Gulf International Bank names chief investment officer

Gulf International Bank (GIB) has announced the appointment of Sara Abdulhadi as the group's new chief investment and treasury officer. 
 
She 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.
 
Lauding the appointment, Group CEO Abdulaziz Al Helaissi 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."
 
Abdulhadi’s experience and exceptional track record in the industry, including the Saudi market are key for GIB, he stated. 
 
"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," he added.
 
Bahrain-based GIB is owned by the governments of the six GCC countries, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund being the principal shareholder of 97.2 per cent. In addition to the GCC operations, it has branches in the US and the UK.-TradeArabia News Service