Kuwait Finance House –Bahrain appoints Hamed Mashal as new Head of Retail Banking

Kuwait Finance House – Bahrain announced the appointment of Hamed Yousef Mashal as Head of Retail Banking, demonstrating the Bank’s firm commitment to attract and develop national talent and in-house competencies, and to promote the Bank’s vision of strategic development and provide better banking services to its clients.

Hamed Mashal brings over 15 years of banking experience and will spearhead the Bank’s efforts to develop retail banking, improve customer experience and consolidate the Bank’s leadership in availing banking services through its various digital platforms and branch network. He will take charge of the Bank’s branch network throughout Bahrain, and will oversee the functions of Consumer Finance, Business Development, Credit Cards and Electronic Channels.

Commenting on this occasion, Abdulhakeem Alkhayyat, KFH – Bahrain Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said: “In view of the significant strategic transformation KFH – Bahrain is currently undergoing to better cater to the needs of its clients, Hamed Mashal has been appointed to this key leadership role at the Bank as he possesses exceptional extensive banking experience and leadership skills which he has achieved both in the course of his employment in the Bank over the past thirteen years in the retail and investment sectors as well as his banking experience prior to joining KFH-Bahrain, making his selection for this role a noteworthy addition.

“We are proud to see Hamed, who is a highly qualified professional, promoted from within the Bank to such a leadership role, underscoring the Bank’s success in attracting and developing competent national talent, and reflecting the viability and effectiveness of the Bank’s human capital development, growth and succession planning,” Alkhayyat added.

Khalid Al-Maarafi, Executive Manager of Retail & Private Banking in the Bank, also expressed pleasure with the appointment of Hamed Mashal to this role and admired his extensive knowledge and experience which he will bring to retail banking, adding: “We congratulate Hamed Mashal on his appointment to this new role, which asserts the confidence of the Bank’s Management in his ability to shoulder this responsibility and affirms the Bank’s assiduity in ensuring continued development to better serve the Bank’s clients”.

Hamed Mashal has over fifteen years of banking experience, including thirteen years at KFH-Bahrain in a number of positions, in addition to his banking experience prior to joining the Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Computer and Business Studies from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. After jointing KFH-Bahrain in 2007, Hamed received the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and subsequently obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter in 2010. He was also awarded with the Master of Business Administration with distinction from the Warwick Business School in 2016, followed by the MRICS qualification from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 2017. He is the author of the book titled: “Islamic Real Estate Investment Trusts: A Property Selection Methodology”.