Citi Names Usman Ahmed as CEO of Citi Bahrain and Citi Islamic Bank


Citi announced the appointment of Usman Ahmed as the Chief Executive Officer for Citi Bahrain as well as Chief Executive for Citi Islamic Investment Bank.

In this role, Usman will oversee Citi’s operations in Bahrain as well as lead Citi’s effort to provide value added Islamic Banking products and services to its clients across the globe. Citi’s presence in Bahrain spans across Corporate and Investment Banking, Consumer Banking and Islamic Banking.

Prior to this assignment, Usman was based in Manila as the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Citi Philippines and the Head of Islamic Banking for the Asia Pacific region. In the past, Usman has also assumed various other responsibilities in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, having worked with Citi in Hong Kong, Dubai, London, Bahrain and Pakistan.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead Citi Bahrain and Citi Islamic. We have a very strong franchise in Bahrain and will continue to provide the highest standards of products and services to our clients, while fulfilling our role as an active member of the Bahraini banking community,” commented Usman.

Atiq Rehman, Citi’s Chief Executive Officer for Middle East and Africa, said: “We are pleased to have Usman back in the Region. We are very confident that he will add value to our Bahrain Franchise given his diverse Geographic and Product experience.”

Citi has been present in the Middle East and North Africa region for more than fifty years. Its Institutional capabilities in the Region include Corporate & Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Sales & Trading, Transactions Services, Equity Research, and Islamic Banking. Citi’s Consumer Banking services in MENA cover UAE and Bahrain, while it maintains close relationships with high net worth clients in the region through the Citi Private Bank.


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