Qatar First Bank

QFB developing new open architecture platform for #privatebanking clients

#Qatar First Bank (QFB) is developing a pioneering private banking platform, which offers clients the opportunity to select from a wide range of financial solutions. According to CEO Ziad Makkawi the bank is transforming from being an investment focused to an investor-focused entity. QFB’s Head of Private Banking and Wealth Management, Nizar Ahmadi, said the open architecture platform will be available exclusively to private banking clients. QFB's Shariah-compliant products include financing, private banking services, innovative investment solutions, as well as family office services covering trusts, foundations, advisory, real estate planning, and statement consolidation.

QFB names Ahmad Meshari Acting Chief Executive

The Board of Directors of Qatar First Bank (QFB) announced the appointment of Ahmad Meshari as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Bank with immediate effect. Ahmad will replace Emad Mansour who recently resigned from the bank. Ahmad will have responsibility for QFB’s business lines including the wealth management business, principal investments, asset management and corporate finance advisory. He brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in the financial sector gained through different senior management positions in regional banks and key roles on high-profile boards, primarily with Islamic financial institutions. He joins QFB from Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) where he served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

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