Al Hilal Bank appoints Craig Bell as Chief Financial Officer

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Published October 30th, 2016 - 09:09 GMT
Mr. Craig Bellو Chief Financial Officer, Al Hilal Bank
Mr. Craig Bellو Chief Financial Officer, Al Hilal Bank

Al Hilal Bank announced the appointment of Mr. Craig Bell as Chief Financial Officer, in line with its strategic direction to further reinforce its management with superior expertise from the global financial industry. 

Mr. Bell will lead Al Hilal Bank’s financial strategy development and its execution which directly contributes to its future growth plans with the objective of enhancing the Bank’s overall performance and effectiveness. He brings over 23 years of banking experience from major international banks. 

Prior to joining Al Hilal Bank, Mr. Bell held numerous leadership positions in the regional and international banking sector, and is equipped with strong values and cultural sensitivity having lived and worked in a number of countries including New Zealand, United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia. 

Mr. Khaled AlKhoori, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Al Hilal Bank said, “At the heart of our strategy lies our objective to attract the best talent the industry has to offer to support the Bank’s future expansionary agenda and steadfast growth plans. With his outstanding track record, we are confident that Mr. Bell will contribute strongly to the achievement of the Bank’s overall strategic targets and operations.” 

In August, Al Hilal Bank made other key leadership appointments. Mr. Gopi Krishnan, Chief Information Officer, brings over 19 years of international experience in banking, technology and operations, and a successful track record of spearheading transformation for Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Yousuf Sandeela joined the Bank as Executive Vice President, Head of Treasury Banking. Mr. Sandeela brings over 25 years of banking expertise and a proven track record in building and developing treasury and capital markets businesses across a wide range of geographies including many parts of the Middle East. 

Background Information

Al Hilal Bank

Al Hilal Bank is owned in full by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, which is the investment authority of the Government of Abu Dhabi. The bank is working with an authorized capital of 4 billion Dirhams, and is authorized to operate as an Islamic trading bank. Al Hilal Bank aims to become the leading financial institution in the region and to increase the growth of Islamic banking with a new direction, towards new technologies and special services.

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