Mr. Bassel Gamal, holds the position of QIB's Group CEO since February 2013; having amassed over 22 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. 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.
David Thomas is an international banker who spent most of his career with the Lloyds Banking Group, until 2007 as International Banking Director in London, having previously lived and worked in several countries in Europe and the Americas.
Since 2007 he has served as a non-executive director on the boards of a number of financial companies and not-for-profit organisations. He has been a Director of QIB (UK) since 2013.
He has over 25 years’ experience with banks and leading audit firms. Started his career with Coopers & Lybrand in India before moving to Ernst & Young in Bahrain. Has over 20 years of banking experience with Ahli United Bank (AUB) in Bahrain and with Ahli Bank Qatar in the areas of Risk Management, Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance advisory and Audit. His last assignment at AUB was the Group Head of Risk Management. He is a Fellow member of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a CISA qualification from the USA.
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.
Duncan Steele-Bodger is the Chief Executive Officer of QIB (UK). He has over 30 years banking experience working in the UK and overseas. His early career included 13 years at Barclays, followed by Credit Suisse, where he specialised in the Private Banking sector. His first senior management role was as General Manager at Discount Bank & Trust in London. He joined QIB from Emirates NBD where he worked for 12 years as their Country Head for the UK. Duncan is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
Marianne Ismail is an Independent Non- Executive Director of QIB(UK) and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Marianne previously was a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley in New York and London and also held the position of CEO in Global Wealth Management Europe in Citigroup and was Head of Private Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Standard Chartered Bank. Other directorships include the University of Greenwich, TCHG, the social housing group, and European Wealth Group. She also is Chair of TCHG Foundation.
Guy Priestley is Head of Compliance, Deputy CEO and Executive Director of QIB (UK). He also serves as Company Secretary. Guy has 35 years’ banking experience including 30 years with HSBC. His career has covered a wide range of responsibilities including senior management and CEO positions in many different countries including Islamic jurisdictions. Guy is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.