Meet The Team

Chief Executive Officer  

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.



Head of Wholesale Banking Group


Kumar Mahapatra joined CBI in 2012 and has been the Head of Wholesale Banking Group since 2019. Prior to joining CBI, he spent 16 years in the banking sector across India and the UAE. During this period, he worked at the Corporate and Investment Banking divisions of various financial institutions including HDFC, ICICI, Calyon (Credit Agricole), and Emirates NBD

Kumar’s key responsibilities comprise overseeing the formulation and implementation of the Wholesale Banking division’s strategy, including all lending and debt related activities.

Kumar completed his Bachelor’s in Economics degree from Delhi University and has an MBA in Finance.



Head of Retail Banking Group


Hassanain Ali is the Head of Retail Banking Group. He has been with CBI since 2015. Hassanain is an experienced corporate and retail banker with more than 21 years in the banking and finance industry in the UAE. Before joining CBI, he was the Vice President of Large Local Corporates division in Wholesale Banking at First Gulf Bank. Prior to that, he worked for a number of global and local banks including Standard Chartered Bank and Emirates NBD.

Hassanain graduated with distinction from Higher Colleges of Technology and holds a Higher Diploma in Banking & Finance, as well as a Bachelor’s in Applied Science.



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 and managing aggregate risk across 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.







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.






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