Ahmad Meshari has been appointed acting chief executive officer (CEO) at Qatar First Bank (QFB), an independent Sharia-compliant lender. He will replace Emad Mansour, who recently resigned from the bank.

Meshari was previously deputy CEO at Qatar Islamic Bank, and has held a variety of senior management positions in regional banks as well as roles on boards of Islamic financial institutions.

QFB, which plans to list on the Qatar Exchange in the near future, has invested QR1.8 billion ($490m) across various sectors including energy, financial services, industrials, real estate and healthcare in the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom.