London-based Al Rayan Bank, a subsidiary of Masraf Al Rayan, has appointed Ahmed Rawaf as head of premier/private banking.
Rawaf is based in Al Rayan Bank’s flagship Knightsbridge branch, the hub from where the bank provides exclusive private and premier banking services, including real estate finance, day-to-day banking facilities and other specialised services tailored to the needs of its client base.
A graduate from Brunel University, Rawaf holds an MBA from London Business School and an MSc in Management from the University of Bath. He will use his expertise in private banking to further strengthen and expand Al Rayan Bank’s offering to high networth clients from Qatar and the wider Gulf Cooperation Council region, the UK and beyond.
He joins from Credit Suisse where he specialised in private banking and wealth management, initially based at the multinational bank’s headquarters in Zurich and later in London.
“The Al Rayan Bank brand has become synonymous with aspiration, innovation and stability. My role presents me with a great opportunity: to build a robust private banking business which offers a personalised client-centred approach that is both accessible and responsive,” Rawaf said.
The parent company of Al Rayan Bank is Masraf Al Rayan, a Qatar-based Islamic bank providing banking, financial, investment and brokerage services through a network of branches across Qatar. It is the second largest Islamic bank in Qatar by market value and is listed on the Qatar Exchange. Its top 20 shareholders are blue chips in the Qatar investment, corporate and high networth community.
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