Bank ABC has announced the appointment of Mr. Ismail Mokhtar as Group Chief Operating Officer and Ms. Fatema Yusuf as Group Head of Corporate Communications at its Head Office in Bahrain. Both Mr. Mokhtar and Ms. Yusuf will report directly to the Deputy Group CEO, Mr. Sael Al Waary.
Ismail Mokhtar has had a number of senior roles with the Bank for over two decades. He served Bank ABC in Tunisia as the Deputy General Manager before moving to the Head Office in Bahrain as Business Catalyst, Group Chief Operating Officer’s Office in 2015. He was appointed Regional MENA COO in May 2018. In his new role, Mr. Mokhtar will focus on the Group Support Functions with the most significant impact on the Bank’s operational resilience across the Group and support the implementation of ABC’s strategic plan in expanding its activities.
Fatema Yusuf is an accomplished strategic communications expert who joined Bank ABC in 2013. She has advanced through progressively more responsible positions within the function, spearheading a number of strategic projects. As the Group Head of Corporate Communications, Fatema Yusuf will oversee all strategic internal and external communications including brand, marketing, media and public relations across the Bank ABC Group.
Commenting on the appointments, Mr. Al Waary said, “We are proud to develop and promote our talent from within; people with inspiring credentials and a proven track record of excellence. I am confident that with their experience and skill set, both Mr. Mokhtar’s and Ms. Yusuf’s contributions to the Bank will prove invaluable as we continue on our strategic journey to be MENA’s leading international bank.”
Present in 15 countries, Bank ABC is a leading player in MENA’s banking industry and provides global innovative Wholesale Banking products that include Corporate and Financial Institutions coverage, Transaction Banking (Trade Finance and Cash Management), Project and Structured finance, Syndications, Treasury and Financial Markets products and Islamic Banking. It also provides retail banking services through its network of retail banks in Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria.
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