A key figure leading the development of Saudi Arabia’s banking sector
Abdulkareen Abu al-Nasr
Company: National Commercial Bank
Position: Chief executive officer (CEO)
Biography: Abdulkareen Abu al-Nasr was appointed CEO of National Commercial Bank in 2006.
It is Saudi Arabia’s biggest bank by assets. Al-Nasr joined the bank in 1995 as head of private banking in the Western Region and quickly rose through the ranks. After two years he was promoted to head of private banking and by 1999 was heading up retail banking. In 2001, he became deputy general manager, and was appointed general manager in 2005.
He is now leading an aggressive expansion of the state-owned bank.
Prior to joining National Commercial Bank, Al-Nasr worked for the local Citigroup affiliate, Saudi American Bank, which is today known as Samba Bank. He has an MBA from the American University in Cairo, and an MS in Business Administration from California State University. He also sits on the board of NCB Capital, the bank’s investment banking arm.
Contact: (+966) 2 627 9666
Company website: www.alahli.com
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