Mazin Khoury appointed CEO of American Express Middle East

Press release
Published March 5th, 2012 - 06:53 GMT

American Express Middle East (AEME) today announced the appointment of Mazin Khoury as Chief Executive Officer. Khoury, who first joined AEME in 1989 and has served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer for the past two years, takes over as CEO from William Keliehor. 

Since 2010, Khoury has served as Chief Operating Officer of AEME with a wide-ranging remit to manage the company’s business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In his new role, Khoury will focus on continuing to grow the company’s existing corporate and premium cards business across 18 markets in the MENA region, while maintaining the unparalleled levels of service, payment flexibility and daily rewards associated with the American Express Middle East brand. 

Commenting on his new appointment, Khoury said: “By providing reliable, convenient and rewarding solutions for our Cardmembers and business partners, American Express Middle East continues to go from strength-to-strength in the MENA region. I look forward to continue working with an outstanding team as we cement our market leading position and develop new growth opportunities for the company.” 

Khoury has had a long and distinguished career in the financial services industry. He has held a number of senior level positions over the past two decades, including CEO of Amex (Saudi Arabia) Limited and Vice-President of AEME. A Bahraini national, Khoury will continue to be based in Manama.

Background Information

American Express Middle East

AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c) - Since 1977, we have worked to make a difference in our customers lives in ways that matter most to them. We are a payments services company and we work hard every day to provide our customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business across the Middle East and North Africa. 

Today, we employ a diverse workforce of more than 500 employees, covering our consumer, corporate and merchant services in the region.

We are a joint venture company, owned by Mawarid Investment Limited and American Express.

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