Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Abdulla Abdulrazaq Bukhowa as its new chief executive officer in Qatar. He is the first Arab and GCC national to assume this position.
Bukhowa will be responsible for overseeing Standard Chartered’s overall operations, as well as the management of the international corporate and institutional clients’ segment in the Country.
With a wealth of diverse experience that spans over 20 years, Bukhowa assumes this new role after having successfully led the corporate and institutional business and the financial markets business for Standard Chartered in Bahrain.
Dr Boutros Klink, chief executive officer, Standard Chartered (Bahrain and GCC) said: “I am delighted that Abdulla will be leading Standard Chartered Bank’s business in the State of Qatar. His appointment comes as a milestone for us, as he is not only the first Arab CEO for Standard Chartered Qatar, but also the first GCC national to be occupying this important position. The GCC region and Qatar remain important and strategic markets for Standard Chartered and we will ensure they are led by qualified experts. ”
Bukhowa said: “I am honoured to be leading our franchise in Qatar, which is also one of our strategic markets in the GCC region. Being the first bank in the country since 1950, we have a deep-rooted commitment to Qatar, our clients, and the community. We have built strong relationships over the past decades and take pride in having witnessed the monumental economic and infrastructural developments, spearheaded by the country’s leadership. I am delighted to continue strengthening our relationships with our partners, delivering differentiated financial solutions and supporting the impressive development of the Qatari economy and community.”
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