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Gulf International Bank appoints new CEO

HandshakeFormer Deutsche Bank executive Jamal Al Kishi has been appointed as the new chief executive and deputy group CEO of Bahrain-based Gulf International Bank (GIB). The bank and asset manager, which is mostly owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, welcomed the new appointment. “We’re pleased to welcome Jamal to GIB as we continue to focus on ensuring we have the right structure and talent in place across the group to effectively execute our strategy for robust sustainable growth,” said GIB group chairman, Abdullah bin Hassan Alabdulgader. Al Kishi spent almost 13 years at Deutsche in a number of senior roles, most recently the chief executive for Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, Al Kishi worked at Riyadh-based Arab National Bank in a number of capital markets roles. © 2020 funds global mena

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