Company: Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait
Designation: Group CEO
Michel Accad joined Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) as chief executive officer during 2014. Prior to that, between 2009 to 2014, he served as CEO for Gulf Bank Kuwait and oversaw its turnaround following the 2008 financial crisis. Between 2006 and 2009, he was the assistant CEO for Arab Bank PLC, responsible for all banking businesses globally.
Accad is a 27-year veteran of US banking giant Citigroup, which he joined in 1979. He held various CEO and country head positions, and his last position was managing director and CEO for Citibank Middle East and North Africa. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas, Austin.