Posted on July 20, 2019

To reassert its commitment to provide customers with state-of-the-art services and as part of the ongoing transformation journey, Doha Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Qatar, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Braik Almarri as Chief Retail Banking Officer, Mr. Ala Abumughli as Chief Wholesale Banking Officer, and Mr. Peter Clark as Chief Operating Officer.

The appointment of Mr. Braik Almarri as Chief Retail Banking Officer, falls in line with Doha bank’s Qatarization strategy and a culture to grow and promote talent from within. Mr. Braik, who held previously the role of Acting Chief Retail Banking Officer, will undertake the role of spearheading the bank’s retail business, to further accelerate Retail Transformation strategy and inspire sustainable growth with added-value for customers.

Mr. Braik brings overthree decades of banking experience leadership focused on clients, business growth, operational excellence and commitment to building strong communities. He has risen through the ranks from Branch line management and brings a granular and solid understanding of the business. Previously, he has held various leadership roles across Sales, Segment, Channel and Product management with organizations like Mashreq Bank, QNB and QIB. His wealth of knowledge and expertise in strategic planning and financial managementwill help accelerateDoha Bank’sretail growth and strengthen the performance of its retail banking business.

New senior-level appointments [].jpgTo help the bank in its quest of taking the Wholesale Banking department to the next level of excellence, Doha Bank has appointed Mr. Ala Abumughli as Chief Wholesale Banking Officer. Mr. Abumughli, who holds an MBA in Islamic Finance from Hamad Bin Khalifa University, comes to Doha Bank with demonstrated track record of over 25 years in multiple leadership positions in Middle East and Asia with Barwa Bank, Union National Bank, The Islamic Bank of Asia and Qatar National Bank.

Hislong-standing experience in business development within the banking industry, his experience in digitalizing the business coupled with a firm grasp on the GCC market, will be instrumental in taking Wholesale banking growth and customer experience to the next level, bringing a fresh set of value propositions and overall perspective to balancing business growth through the optimum mix of fee and interest income.He is passionate with his CSR activities and was previously nominated as a qualified instructor/trainer to run Banking and Marketing courses at Whales University, Qatar, Institute of Administrative Development, Qatar Banking Training Institute and Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Services.

The hiring of Mr. Peter John Clark as Chief OperatingOfficer corresponds with Doha Bank’s strategy to bring people with extensive global experience and first-class expertise in the banking industry. As Mr. Clark will be responsible for shaping and building the global growth and development of Doha Bank’s leading operational practices and lead the digital transformation in bringing innovative technology based solutions to deliver best in class value propositions to the market.

Mr. Clark, who holds B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Sussex University in the United Kingdom, comes to Doha Bank with extensive global experience of over 33 years in holding multiple executive-level positions around the world with organizations such as HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank. His exceptional expertise and qualifications will help lead Doha Bank to its next phase of Digital Innovation coupled with operational excellence.

Commenting on Doha Bank’s new executive-level hires, Dr R Seetharaman, CEO DohaBank, said in a statement: “We are thrilled to have Mr. Braik, Mr. Ala, and Mr. Peter on board with us. Their exceptional knowledge in their respective areas of expertise, their demonstrated ability to harvest the limitless options this market has to offer, and their strong winning attitudes and personalities, are key assets that will complement and enhance our ability to meet the needs of our customers as we continue to provide them with quality and innovative products as part of Doha Bank’s transformation journey.”