QIB: Bassel Gamal

QIB: Bassel Gamal

Published: January 27, 2013

Qatari bank hires former deputy CEO from Bahrain's Ahli United to lead business.

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has named Bassel Gamal as its new CEO, starting the role in February.

Gamal joins from Bahrain's Ahli United Bank Group, where he was senior deputy group CEO, overseeing businesses including corporate banking, financial institutions, treasury and investment, personal banking, private banking and wealth management.

He started his career with Commercial International Bank in Egypt in 1990. In 2001 he then joined Ahli United and held positions including deputy CEO for Ahli Bank Qatar between 2004 and 2006 and CEO until early 2009.