January 20, 2022

Al-Ahly appoints Abdulaziz Jawad as head of strategic planning and follow-up

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait has appointed Abdulaziz Jawad as Head of the Strategic Planning and Follow-up Unit, to work to strengthen the leadership team of the executive management and help accelerate growth through the implementation of the bank’s long-term strategy.

Jawad will lead business planning activities and other major strategic projects, while seeking to ensure the availability of the necessary tools to meet any external or global challenges that may arise in the future.

Jawad joined Al-Ahly with more than 15 years of experience, most of which he worked for the Zain Group, where his last position was as Head of Corporate Finance for the group and CEO of Zain Drone from 2012 to 2021.

Through his previous positions, Jawad was able to lead mergers and acquisitions, launch business development initiatives, prepare company strategies for the Middle East and North Africa region, take responsibility for structuring Zain Group companies, and implement initiatives targeting specific countries, including the creation of partnerships. The strategy is with leading players in the sector, such as “Baker Hughes” and “General Electric”.

Prior to joining Zain Group, Jawad worked at Al-Ahly Bank in the Corporate Banking Services Department, and at Boubyan Bank in the Credit Risk Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Finance from Kuwait University, and an MBA from London Business School. In the process of obtaining a Ph.D. in Business Administration from IE Business School.

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