As part of its ongoing efforts to develop the Bank’s talent base and continue to build upon its experienced executive team, Al Salam Bank, a leading regional Islamic bank and provider of a comprehensive range of innovative and unique Shari’a-compliant financial products and services headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently announced the appointment of Mahmood Qannati, as Head of the Bank’s Marketing & Communications department.
Rafik Nayed, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) revealed, “We are pleased to welcome Mahmood Qannati to our executive team at Al Salam Bank and wish him all the success in his new position as Head of Marketing and Communications. Mahmood has an earned track record in strategic marketing, and we are confident that he will bring along his creative passion while implementing the requisite communication outreach programs that will enable the Bank to reach to even greater heights.”
A seasoned banker with over 20 years of extensive experience in Marketing, Communications and Branding on both local and regional levels, Mahmood Qannati is a veteran of the communications industry; having worked across various sectors including Banking, Finance, Automotive, Aviation and Telecommunications. Qannati held several leading positions in established institutions, including the Head of Marketing & Communication at HSBC, Regional Head of Marketing & Branding at Standard Chartered Bank, the Middle East Chief Marketing Officer at Cigna Insurance, and most recently serving Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) as Chief Marketing & Corporate Communications Officer prior to joining Al Salam Bank.