Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Samba Group
Country: Saudi Arabia
In 1980 - the same year that the bank was founded - Eisa Al Eisa started his career with Samba, the Arab world’s fifth-largest lender and Saudi Arabia’s second-largest lender by market value.
In 2003, he was appointed CEO and managed Samba’s de-merger from Citi Group, where he steered the bank’s transition to full Saudi management in just 37 days. In April, the lender posted a first-quarter net profit of SR1.145bn ($305.3m), a two percent increase year on year due to a rise in operating income.
Under Al Eisa’s stewardship, the bank has in recent years expanded overseas to include a branch in Dubai.
Al Eisa is a former director of the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).