Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Arcapita Bank
executive Atif Abdulmalik is today the CEO of Arcapita, a global investment firm with total assets of $4.4bn. The firm specialises in private equity and real estate and is compliant with Sharia (Islamic) law – a good fit for Abdulmalik, who was named Islamic Banker of the Year in 2005.
He established Arcapita in 1997 and the company now has more than 300 employees working out of Bahrain, Atlanta, London and Singapore. Abdulmalik has a BBA in Accounting, Finance and Management from Saint Edward’s University, Texas, and is a Certified Public Accountant from the State of Maryland.
In 2007, he was awarded The Proficiency Medal First Class by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, in acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution to the kingdom.