Ahmad Meshari

Company: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB)
Position: Acting chief executive officer (CEO); head of retail banking; general manager, business domestic group

Biography: Ahmad Meshari is spearheading QIB’s strategic goal to open 35 branches by 2012.

As part of that strategy, he overhauled the bank’s operational framework of branches in 2009. Meshari was appointed acting chief executive of QIB in October 2010, following the resignation of Salah al-Jaidah. As head of the retail arm of Qatar’s largest Islamic bank, Meshari has worked on the launch of several new products. He has also been instrumental in raising QIB’s Qatarisation levels to 28 per cent, for which the bank received an award from the GCC Labour Ministry in late 2010.

Meshari has a degree in banking and finance from the University of Kuwait and a master of business administration from the University of Ottawa in Canada. He started his career working in financial planning for the government of Qatar, before moving into banking.

Contact: (+974) 4 440 9409
Company website: www.qib.com.qa/