CEO Joined BOK International in March 2016
Prior to joining BOK International, Ahmed held the position of Vice President at Sage Capital, where he was an active board member in a number of investments with a mission to represent and safeguard the shareholders’ interests. He was also responsible for the establishment of the finance, operations, human resources, and administration departments at Tadhamon Capital where he was the Director of Finance & Operations for a period of six years. Earlier, Ahmed was an auditor at Ernst & Young in charge of the audit of major banks and financial institutions in Bahrain.
Ahmed holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Bahrain, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and is licensed as a Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA) by AAOIFI.
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Head of Treasury Joined BOK International in September 2016
Mahmood has extensive diversified experience in Treasury, Investment Banking and Business Development.
Prior to joining BOK International, Mahmood was earlier the Head of Treasury at BMB Investment Bank and previously held senior positions with Alubaf Bank, The Arab Investment Co (TAIC), and Citibank N.A., Bahrain.
Mahmood graduated from the University of Bahrain with a BSc. in Business Management and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from University of South Wales, UK.
He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP®) by Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) United States, and a member of the Inter-Arab Cambist Association (ICA). Mahmood is also, certified by PRMIA as Associate Professional Risk Manager (APRM).
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Head of Corporate Banking Joined BOK International in April 2020
Hamdi joined Bank of Khartoum – Sudan in March 2015 as Senior Corporate Relationship Manager, and was appointed Acting Head of Corporate at BOK International – Bahrain in April 2020. Hamdi carries with him more than 15 years of experience in Islamic Banking. He commenced his career in the business industry, and later in Finance and Corporate Banking. He has extensive knowledge in portfolio management, business development and cash management.
Prior to joining Bank of Khartoum, Hamdi was Funding Manager at Alrawabi Co. – KSA. He has also served with DAL Group as Head of Trade Finance.
Hamdi graduated from Sharq El Niel College in Sudan, with a BSc.in economics (Banking and Foreign Trade). He is also a Certified Islamic Banker.
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Chief Financial Officer Joined BOK International in March 2020
Farrukh Zareef is an experienced professional with extensive knowledge of risk and finance focused on the Islamic Financial Services Industry. He brings to the Bank 18 years of in-depth experience spanning the UK, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. He has held senior management positions in several Islamic Banking organizations in Bahrain and has a vast knowledge of Islamic Banking, IFSB and AAOIFI requirements. Prior to joining BOK International, Farrukh was Head of Risk at Ibdar bank. He has also served with Ernst & Young as a partner in Risk Advisory Services.
Farrukh is a Chartered Accountant, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He is also a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).
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Head of Operations Joined BOK International in February 2016
Muhammad Habib ur Rehman carries 14 years of professional excellence in various capacities in wholesale and corporate banking. He has managerial experience in the faculties of Financial Institutions, Transaction Banking and Trade Finance, Treasury Operations and Compliance.
Prior to joining BOK International, Habib worked with Allied Bank Limited in Pakistan and Bahrain where he was looking after International Trade Finance, Financial Institutions and Compliance Risk Management.
Habib holds a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from G C University, Lahore followed by Professional Diploma in Compliance from ICA & The University of Manchester, UK and Certificate in Documentary Credit Specialist from London Institute of Banking & Finance, UK.
Compliance Manager and MLROView Profile
Compliance Manager and MLRO Joined BOK International in June 2018
Heading the Compliance Department function at BOK International, Ahmed Radhi has over 12 years of Banking industry experience that includes solid professional knowledge and experience in the field of Compliance and combating Financial Crime in both Retail and Wholesale Conventional Banking.
Prior to joining BOK International, Ahmed worked as Associate Director & DMLRO in the Compliance Department at Standard Chartered Bank. He has also worked for KEB Hana Bank, State Bank of India in the Compliance Department. During the early part of his career Ahmed worked also with National Bank of Bahrain in the Retail Department.
Ahmed holds advanced CAMS-AUDIT Certificate which is considered as specialized practitioners in the AML Audit arena in addition to ACAMs Certificate. Ahmed is a holder of an International Diploma in Compliance, that is a regulatory compliance risk management professional certificate issued by the International Compliance Association (ICA), which makes these certifications highly accredited and recognized globally. Ahmed has also attended and completed intensive professional training in the field of Banking & Compliance covering Risk Management, Compliance Management, Anti-Money Laundering.
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