Tuesday 04, April 2017 by Nabilah Annuar

Al Hilal Bank appoints Alex Coelho as new CEO

Al Hilal Bank has announced the appointment of Alex Coelho as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Bringing over two decades of experience in the global financial industry, Alex Coelho will be responsible for reinforcing the Al Hilal Bank’s position as a leading Islamic bank operating in the UAE and Kazakhstan.

Commenting on this appointment, HE Mohamed Abdullah Al Rumaithi, Chairman at Al Hilal Bank said, “We are pleased to have Mr. Alex Coelho on-board of Al Hilal Bank’s leadership team. We strongly believe that his expertise will enable the bank’s delivery upon its strategy, and enhance the overall bank’s position amongst its competitors in the UAE and beyond.”

Alex Coelho, Chief Executive Officer of Al Hilal Bank said, “We are witnessing an overall global macro-economic change impacting all industries, and staying ahead of the game within the financial industry requires a team of talented, committed and creative professionals. I am privileged to be joining an organisation like Al Hilal Bank, and I look forward for an exciting journey where I can work towards taking the Bank forward, creating further value for our customers, and establishing synergies with all stakeholders.”

Prior to joining Al Hilal Bank, Alex Coelho assumed leadership roles between the Middle East and New York, and co-led global financial institutions coverage in the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Alex Coelho is an M.Sc graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management (Boston, MA), and has completed BA in Economics from the University of Campinas, Brazil. Alex Coelho is also a Finance Adjunct Lecturer at New York University, where he teaches Mergers and Acquisitions.

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