Meet The Team

Acting CEO 

Ali Sultan Rakkad Al Amri has been the Chief Wholesale Banking Officer at Commercial Bank International since January 2012. Prior to that, he was the Head of Liabilities & Business Development, a role he held since 2010. 

He started his banking career with Commercial Bank International in 2000, working in the Corporate Division. In 2003, he joined National Bank of Dubai, as a Senior Manager, government Sector Corporates. During the last 12 years he has held senior business & managerial level roles including, Senior Manager, Large Corporates in Barclays Bank MENA and Head of Business Development in Noor Bank specializing in developing key relationships & Government related entities.

In 2010, he rejoined Commercial Bank International Corporate Banking Division.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Jordan and has completed his Bachelor’s degree from Ajman University School of Business.  


Chief Financial Officer

Danay is a seasoned banking professional and financial expert with strong experience in banking across the Asia-Pacific region, where he combined a strong commercial focus with a results-oriented approach.

Having worked in leadership roles based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and India, Danay’s career included dynamic and diverse opportunities. He has been responsible for directly overseeing finance operations across multiple global geographies including Europe, The Americas and Asia-Pacific.

In his recent role with ANZ Bank, he worked on large scale financial transformation for their International & Institutional Banking divisions, spearheading the transformation agenda by introducing a commercial lens, discipline and governance, as well as driving a strategy to simplify and streamline the finance function.

Danay is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Deakin in Australia.





Chief Administrative Officer

With a career spanning 20 years, Evren is an international banking professional with experience encompassing a wide range of disciplines including Strategy and Planning, Business Development, Communications and Audit.

Before joining CBI, Evren was the Regional Director of Communications for HSBC, where he was responsible for managing the Bank’s Corporate Communications and Public Relations initiatives in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. 

Evren has also held a variety of senior leadership roles in HSBC and Merrill Lynch including as Director of Strategy Planning and Communication, Chief of Staff to the CEO, and Head of Corporate Audit.

Evren holds a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics.




Chief Credit Officer

Hashem is a seasoned banker with over 23 years of experience in managing loan portfolios. He has held various key roles in CBI since joining the Bank in 2000. He is responsible for setting the strategy and policy to managing the aggregate risk across all of the Bank’s loan portfolios.

His most recent position was the Head of Corporate Credit Risk, where he oversaw the Bank’s guidelines and policies to ensure proper measurement and mitigation of risk in loan portfolios. His other positions within CBI included the Head of Large Corporates in Wholesale Banking Group.

Prior to CBI, he worked in Jordan as a Credit Analyst for Jordan Kuwait Bank.

He holds a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Al Yarmouk in Jordan.


General Counsel and Company Secretary

Issam joined CBI in September 2012, and currently serves as General Counsel with responsibility for all legal affairs of the bank and its group companies.

Issam started his career in private practice and worked in Syria, USA and UAE before moving to specialize in  in-house practice early 2003  Prior to joining CBI Issam worked for Emirates NBD where mainly advised their corporate, investment and private banking divisions. He also had a vital role in establishing the merger of Emirates Bank and NBD. In 2011, Issam served as a general counsel for Zurich Insurance in their Middle East operation.

Issam holds a bachelor degree in law from Beirut University as well as master in international business law from Washington College of Law - Washington DC.

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