Raju Buddhiraju

Company: Commercial Bank of Qatar
Position: Head of retail banking services

Biography: Raju Buddhiraju joined Commercial Bank of Qatar, the country’s largest private bank, in August 2008 and is in charge of the retail banking arm.

He is currently leading the bank’s drive into the car finance sector and trying to increase the bank’s share of public-sector customers. Buddhiraju has more than 20 years of banking experience, including 13 years with Citigroup in India. He also worked for the US bank in Singapore and Hungary.

From September 2002 to August 2008, Buddhiraju was general manager of retail and consumer banking at Saudi Arabia’s Arab National Bank. Prior to this, he was senior vice president of marketing at Poland’s Bank Handlowy, now part of Citigroup.

He has a bachelor of technology in Petroleum Engineering from the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad and a master of business administration from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta.

Contact: (+974) 4 449 0000
Company website: www.cbq.com.qa/