Acting Interim CEO and CFOView Profile
Acting Interim CEO and CFOView Profile
Acting Interim CEO and CFO Joined BOK International in March 2016
Ahmed Darwish is responsible for managing the Financial Control Department and the Human Resources & Administration Department at BOK International.
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.
Head of OperationsView Profile
Head of Operations Joined BOK International in February 2016
Muhammad Habib ur Rehman carries 10 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 International Trade Finance, Treasury Operations and Compliance.
Prior to joining BOK International, Muhammad worked with Allied Bank Limited – 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 and The University of Manchester, UK.
Head of TreasuryView Profile
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 member of the Inter-Arab Cambist Association (ICA) and Professional Risk Managers Association (PRMIA).
Head of Financial InstitutionsView Profile
Head of Financial Institutions Joined BOK International Bahrain in October 2018
Mr. Al-Sarawan is an international banker with more than 18 years of cumulative banking experience. He has extensive knowledge in Financial Institutions and Trade Finance with a proven track record in deal origination, relationship building and client management. His responsibilities also included relationship management and risk assessment for corporates.
His experience in international banking has provided a breadth of knowledge in the Middle East, Africa, Europe & the Americas, the Far East and the Indian Subcontinent and across a range of relationship management functions including Corporate Banking, Cash Management, Correspondent Banking, Structured/ Tarde Finance, Loan Origination and Syndication, Risk Distribution and Securing Deposits.
Mr. Al-Sarawan holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a master’s degree of Science in Communications and Signal Processing from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (United Kingdom). He has also attended extensive courses in Management & Strategic Information Systems at the University of Bath (United Kingdom).
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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