Designation: Hesham Ezzdine, acting CEO
Another Qatari blue chip, another change of leadership. Former chief executive Robin McCall stepped down from the top position in May citing “personal reasons”, and has been replaced by Hesham Ezzdine. McCall, a South African, was hired in 2011. Al Khaliji Bank has a subsidiary in France, as well as a network of branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. The bank reported a 37 percent increase in net profit in the first half to $41m.