MOVES-BNP Paribas names new head of Islamic finance ops

BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA) named Tariq Al-Samahiji as global head of its Islamic finance and investments business and chief executive of the bank's Islamic finance arm, Najmah. Al-Samahiji will be based in Bahrain, which is the bank's regional hub, and the appointment is effective from Sept. 1.