Posted on August 25, 2013

Mashreq Qatar, one of the region’s leading financial institutions, has announced the appointment of Ross Officer as Country Head.  Mr. Officer will lead Mashreq Qatar as it moves into the full implementation phase of its ambitious growth strategy in Qatar, which offers leading edge banking solutions covering a diverse range of financial services including corporate banking, commercial banking, contracting, treasury & capital markets, business banking, wealth management and retail banking.

Ross Officer

John Iossifidis, Head of International Banking at Mashreq, commented, “Ross brings a wealth of experience to Mashreq with more than 31 years in banking, 12 of which were gained working at senior management positions at leading banks across the GCC & North Africa.  We are confident that with his excellent track record and expertise in high growth & developing markets, Ross will successfully lead Mashreq Qatar in its ambitious growth plans.”

Commenting on this new role, Mr. Officer said, “This is an exciting time to be in Qatar.  I look forward to leveraging my experience across the region to make Mashreq the preferred provider of financial solutions in Qatar.  Our focus will be on service excellence, state of the art products and strong investment in human capital, especially Qatari Nationals, to ensure that the organization contributes to the development of the country.”

Prior to joining Mashreq, Mr. Officer held a number of senior positions with HSBC Group in his home country;  New Zealand as well as Vietnam, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Algeria.  Mr. Officer holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.