Qatar First Bank (QFB), a leading Shari’ah compliant bank based in Qatar, has announced several key appointments in the senior management level in the institution.
The selections come in line with QFB’s acting chief executive officer Khalid Al Khoori’s new human resources strategy to promote and attract Qatari talents.
The bank is keen to build a sustainable work environment that attracts national workforce, said a statement from QFB.
The new appointments include Sulaiman Al Salhi appointed as chief business officer; Mohammed Al Sahli appointed as head of corporate services; and Sara Ali Al Adba as acting head of human resources, it said.
Al Salhi has 24 years of global financial services experience in both, the conventional and Islamic sectors. Over the years, he has acquired considerable expertise in private banking, investment banking, corporate lending and Islamic finance.
Prior to this, he was the managing director and senior executive officer at Bank Sarasin-Alpen (Qatar). In this role, he headed the private banking team and successfully led the organisation through its challenging start-up phase in Qatar, said the QFB in its statement.
Al Salhi’s success builds upon two decades of experience, which enabled him to assume head of HSBC-Amanah Islamic finance. During his time with HSBC, he was credited with instituting the Amanah Personal Banking, and corporate and investment banking arms of the business.
Mohammed joined QFB in 2011 as head of investor relations to establish its investor relations department. In 2013, he brought corporate communications under his umbrella. In 2015, proven to be a Qatari talent that embodies QFB vision in attracting and keeping Qatari talents, he was appointed director of private banking to bridge and synchronise private banking activities with QFB investor-client database.
In his new role, Al Salhi’s duties will include marketing, corporate communications, investor relations, and administration, said the Qatari bank.
Al Adba joined QFB after working as compensation manager at Ooredoo Qatar. There she had performed well in evaluating effective compensation programmes, analysing competitive compensation practices, recommending appropriate course corrections to senior management, and proposing development and training programmes.
Al Adba also participated in developing compensation strategy.
Upon joining QFB in 2014, she was appointed as senior HR manager. In her capacity, she worked on aligning QFB human resources to QFB business plans and needs.
Speaking on the new appointments, Al Khoori said: “Our bank is re-aligning its human resources to be well-positioned to attract unique lucrative investment opportunities locally, regionally and globally.”
“Unleashing potentials of local talents will enable us to best benefit from local market opportunities and contribute to Qatar Vision 2030,” he stated.
“I am keen to create a sustainable work and business environment that is able to attract and develop local talents to play a bigger role in Qatar financial sector; therefore, these appointments come as first step in our strategic direction towards enriching QFB work environment by skilful Qatari employees,” he added.
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