Mashreq Al Islami appoints Yusra Abdul Gaffar as Manager for Mashreq Gold

Published March 30th, 2010 - 07:39 GMT

Mashreq Al Islami, the Islamic banking arm of Mashreq, has appointed UAE National, Yusra Abdul Gaffar as Manager for Mashreq Gold.

Launched in March 2010, Mashreq Al Islami was established with the aim of offering a full suite of Sharia’h compliant products and services to both retail and corporate customers. Mashreq Al Islami will also provide Islamic Advisory Services, Structuring Finance Solutions, Sukuk Advisory, Islamic Investment Products, and Islamic Treasury Products etc.

In her capacity as Manager for Mashreq Gold in Mashreq Al Islami, Yusra will be responsible for the development and expansion Mashreq Al Islami’s affluent business offering across the UAE. This includes overseeing the development of customer experience in Mashreq Al Islam for the affluent segment, in addition leading a team of relationship managers to cater to high-net worth customer requirements. 

Islamic banking is an extremely important component of the banking sector and the Middle East is home to a host of high net worth individuals, who require complete Islamic banking solutions. The appointment of Yusra comes at a pivotal point in Mashreq’s Islamic banking expansion and reinforces its focus on providing convenient banking solutions for this segment in the society.

Yusra brings with her a wealth of experience having previously worked with several top tier local banks. Mashreq is confident that her credentials make her the perfect candidate to lead Mashreq Gold, the Priority Banking Services in Mashreq Al Islami. Yusra’s appointment exemplifies the achievements of many up and coming Emirati women and the management looks forward to welcoming her on the Mashreq Al Islami team.

With over seven years of rich experience in the banking and finance industry, Yusra arrives with a solid understanding of how to cater to the needs and requirements of affluent clientele. Prior to joining Mashreq Al Islami, Yusra was in the capacity of Mashreq’s Branch Manager – Jumeirah between 2007 & 2009. Previous to that she worked with the Commercial Bank of Dubai between 2004 & 2006 as Head of the Ladies Banking division, where she was responsible for sustaining and developing high profile customers and as Trading Manager.


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