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Senior Management

Bassel Gamal-CEO

Mr. Bassel Gamal

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bassel Gamal, holds the position of QIB's Group CEO since February 2013; having amassed over 25 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. He’s currently the Chairman of QIB-UK and a Board Member of Qinvest. His career started with Commercial International Bank (Chase National Bank) in Egypt, in 1990 for more than a decade.

In 2001, he joined Ahli United Bank Group in Bahrain during which he held many positions, last of which was Senior Deputy Group CEO - Banking Group. He was Ahli Bank's Deputy CEO in Qatar from 2004 until 2006, at which point he moved on to become the CEO until early 2009.

Tarek Fawzi

Mr. Tarek Youssef Fawzi

General Manager - Wholesale Banking Group

Senior banking executive with over 32 years of international experience predominantly in Corporate Banking, Investment and Treasury domains with reputable international & regional banks. He holds Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration from The American University in Cairo. Tarek started his banking career with Arab African International Bank in Egypt and progress his career with leading banks such as Chase International Bank, Misr America International Bank, Burgan Bank – Kuwait, National Bank of Oman in Sultanate Oman, Masherq Bank UAE. His last position prior to joining QIB was CEO and Country Head of Mashreq Bank – Egypt.

D. Anand

Mr. Dorai Anand

General Manager - Personal Banking Group

He has over 20 years' experience in banking industry, particularly in retail banking, consumer assets business, customer service & operations. Mr. Anand has held various senior Management roles during his tenure with both world's leading conventional and Islamic banks. Most of his career have been with Citi Bank however for the last 8 years he has been associated with Al Rajhi Bank - Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining QIB Anand was General Manager - Retail Banking Group with Al Rajhi Bank.


Mr. Constantinos Constantinides

Chief Strategy Officer

Constantinos Constantinides (Dinos) joined QIB as Chief Strategy Officer to lead the Bank's transformation program. Prior to that Dinos held various senior roles at Al Rajhi Bank for the last eight years. Since 2007, he has been the General Manager of Strategy for Al Rajhi Bank responsible for business development and regional expansion. Previously he was Deputy General Manager in Retail Banking. As a management consultant with Accenture for seven years, he has led several strategic initiatives for European banks and financial institutions. Holds an MBA in International Strategy from University of Birmingham.

Khalefa Al Mesalam

Mr. Khalefa Al Mesalam

Head of Human Capital Group

Khalefa has 15 years of banking experience, with a blend of retail banking and human capital management expertise gained with leading international and regional banks. He started his banking career with HSBC Qatar in the Retail Banking division and progressed to various lead roles in Customer Service, Branches and Human Resource Quality Control. He also held leading positions in Retail Banking in the Commercial Bank of Qatar and his last assignment prior to joining QIB was as Group Recruitment Manager with Al Khaliji Bank. He joined QIB In 2011 as Head of Talent Acquisition & Manpower Planning – a division within the Human Capital Group – from where he progressed to his current role.


Mr. Rakesh Sanghvi

Chief Risk Officer

Rakesh is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a CISA qualification holder from the USA. He carries 29 years of rich experience in Risk, Corporate Banking and Corporate Finance with the “Big 4” accounting firms and banks in the region. He worked with Ernst & Young in Bahrain for its audit and consulting practice. Before joining QIB in 2013 he was the Group Head of Risk Management at Ahli United Bank in Bahrain. He led the Corporate Finance unit of the bank and spent over 10 years in Corporate Banking in Bahrain; and with Ahli Bank in Qatar dealing with a wide variety of industry sectors and clients.


Mr. Gourang Hemani

Chief Finance Officer

He carries 22 years of accounting and Finance experience with international banks and with leading audit firms. Gourang started his carrier with Price Waterhouse Coopers - India and progressed through Standard Chartered Bank - India followed by long standing career with Banque Saudi Fransi in Saudi Arabia for 15 years handling various roles including Asset Liability Management, Treasury Middle Office, Financial Planning. His last assignment, prior to joining QIB was with Banque Saudi Fransi as Deputy Chief Financial Officer. He is a CFA Charter holder, FRM, Chartered Accountant from India.

Mr. Lav Kataria

Mr. Lav Kataria

Chief Operating Officer, Operations & IT Group.

Mr. Kataria enjoys more than 28 years of global experience in Banking Operations & Technology. He holds Masters in International Business from IIFT in Delhi-India and holds a certificate in Digital Disruption from Harvard Business School in Boston-USA. He has held various senior roles with prominent banks such as Head of Operations and Technology for Citi Bank NA India and Singapore (APAC Region), Chief Operating Officer roles for Barclays Bank – UAE covering Africa and the Middle East, and the Saudi Hollandi Bank in Saudi Arabia. Prior joining QIB his last task was on consulting engagement roles as Senior Advisor with leading Advisory firms supporting various Regional banks.