KUWAIT: Gulf Bank yesterday announced the appointment of Antoine Daher as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 December 2016, following the approval of the Central Bank of Kuwait. Daher, previously Gulf Bank’s Deputy CEO, succeeds Cesar Gonzalez-Bueno who had been CEO since March 2014. Omar Kutayba Alghanim, Chairman of Gulf Bank, commented on the appointment: “We are very pleased to welcome Antoine Daher as Gulf Bank’s new Chief Executive Officer.
He has been part of the Bank’s senior management team since 2013, and he has a track record of strong leadership, both within and outside of Gulf Bank. His deep banking and financial knowledge, combined with his thorough understanding of Kuwait and the region, make him uniquely qualified to lead Gulf Bank into the future.
The Bank’s Board of Directors, management team, and I are looking forward to working closely with him in creating the next chapter of the Gulf Bank success story.” Daher was assigned the position of Deputy CEO, Wholesale Banking at Gulf Bank in 2013. Prior to joining Gulf Bank, he served as General Manager for Domestic Corporate Banking at National Bank of Kuwait from 2011 to 2013 and Head of the Domestic Multinational unit from 2007 to 2011.
Daher also worked at National City Bank in the USA, where he held several positions in Project Finance, Structured Finance, Corporate Banking, and Capital Markets. Daher holds a BSc in Civil Engineering, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. He has also attended Executive Education courses given by the Harvard Business School