Louis Scotto

Company: Doha Bank
Position: Head of retail banking

Biography: Louis Scotto has worked in the retail banking sector for the past 36 years, spending nearly 20 years at banks operating in the GCC.

He began his career at Citigroup in 1974, where he was instrumental in developing the bank’s retail operations in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Greece, Turkey and Italy.

Scotto has also worked for other regional banks, including Saudi Arabia’s Riyad Bank, the UAE’s Emirates NBD and National Bank of Kuwait. At the latter two, he played a key part in creating their retail banking franchises. Scotto joined Doha Bank in August 2009 and is responsible for the bank’s retail operations in Qatar, the UAE and Kuwait, and for Doha Islamic, the bank’s Islamic arm.

Scotto has a bachelors of science and a master’s degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, as well as an executive management certification from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Contact: (+974) 4 445 6000
Company website: www.dohabank.com.qa