In his previous role, Kumar was the Chief Operating Officer at Qatar Islamic Bank in Doha. With over 25 years banking experience, he spearheaded transformational projects at several MENA-based banks, along with serving in several senior roles at the National Bank of Egypt in Cairo, Ahli Bank QSC in Qatar, National Bank of Dubai and Commercial Bank of Kuwait. Prior to coming to the Middle East in 1997, he held multiple roles with HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank in India. Krishna Kumar holds a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering in Trivandrum, India. He also earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Xavier Labour Relations Institute, also in India. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School having completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) in 2008.
Dr. Bernd van Linder, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank of Dubai, commenting on the appointment, said: “We are delighted to welcome Krishna Kumar to Commercial Bank of Dubai and wish him success in his new role. With his extensive professional experience, we are confident that he will add significant value to the Bank at this key time and his appointment represents an important addition to our leadership team.”