Company: Arab National Bank
Position: Head of project and structured finance,
Biography: Ivan Hopkins has been with the local Arab National Bank (ANB) since May 2010 and has 13 years’ experience in the Middle East. At ANB, he has rebuilt and enlarged the project finance team, which now plays an important part in funding new projects in the kingdom including the Maaden-Alcoa aluminium scheme.
He led a bank group earlier this year that funded a $600m loan facility for the local telecoms firm Zain KSA. Previously, Hopkins worked for both Japan’s Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and the UK’s HSBC in Canada, where he was involved in energy and commodities deals including the Syncrude oil sands project, and several mining projects.
He has a degree in mineral engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of British Columbia in Canada.
Contact: (+966) 1 402 9000
Company website: www.anb.sa.com