Kuala Lumpur, 28 April 2015: Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (“KFH Malaysia”), the first foreign Islamic bank in the country announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Mr Ahmed S. Al Kharji (“Mr Al Kharji”) effective 20 April 2015.
Mr Al Kharji, who has been a Director of KFH Malaysia since June 2014, is a seasoned banker with 18 years of extensive experience in various portfolios including structured finance, corporate finance, project finance and banking supervision. He is expected to play a key role in strategically propelling the Malaysian chapter into a new phase.
Prior to helming this post, Mr Al Kharji was the Deputy General Manager of Structured Finance at Kuwait Finance House K.S.C. (“KFHK”) in Kuwait. He started his career with the Central Bank of Kuwait and Burgan Bank in Kuwait. Since joining KFHK in August 2003, he had served in various senior capacities within the Group. He is also currently a Board member of Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank, a subsidiary of KFHK in Turkey.
Mr Al Kharji holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, California, U.S.A. and a degree in Bachelor of Science in Finance and Banking from Kuwait University, Kuwait.