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Gulf International Bank Appoints Sara Abdulhadi as Group Chief Investment and Treasury Officer

Manama: 7 December 2019: Gulf International Bank B.S.C. (GIB) today announced the appointment of Sara Abdulhadi as Group Chief Investment and Treasury Officer. Sara joins GIB from the Saudi British Bank and has more than 15 years of experience in global markets activities, with strong expertise in investments, derivative and FX trading and liquidity and funding management. 

Sara began her career at the Saudi British Bank and was most recently the Deputy Treasurer. Previously she held other senior roles within the bank including Head of Balance Sheet Management and Investment, Senior Investment Dealer and Strategic Planning Manager. She holds an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School, City University, London and a BSc in Accounting from King Saud University, Riyadh.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi, Group Chief Executive Officer of GIB, said, “We’re pleased to continue strengthening our management team with the addition of highly seasoned professionals who know the business and the regional markets. Sara Abdulhadi’s experience and exceptional track record in the industry, including the Saudi market are key for GIB. This will help further build and manage this important area of our business and continue to support our strategy for sustainable growth and the expansion of our position as a leading pan-GCC universal bank.”

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