Adnan Ahmed Yousif
Mr. Yousif, is an International Banker, holds a Master of Business Administration degree, University of Hull, UK. Mr. Yousif has been a Director of Al Baraka Banking Group since its inception and President & Chief Executive since August 2004. He is also Chairman of Jordan Islamic Bank, Banque Al Baraka D’Algerie, Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank, Al Baraka Bank Ltd., South Africa, Al Baraka Bank Egypt, Al Baraka Bank Lebanon, Al Baraka Bank Syria, Al Baraka Bank Sudan and Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Ltd., Vice Chairman of Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain and Director of Al Baraka Bank Tunisia. He has over 38 years’ experience in international banking, including involvement with numerous financial institutions and social organisations and has twice been the recipient of the “Islamic Banker of the Year” Award at the World Islamic Banking Conference, in December 2004 and December 2009. He was appointed Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks in April 2007 and re-elected for a further three-year term in April 2010. He was honoured with the Tatweej Award for excellence in leadership and institutional performance in the category “Wise Leadership in the field of Arab banking for 2012″ granted by the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) – an organisation affiliated to the Arab League – in cooperation with the Tatweej Academy. In addition, he was awarded by LARIBA American Finance House the 2012 “LARIBA Award for Excellence in Achievement”, in recognition of his leadership role in consolidating and operating the largest diversified Islamic Banking Group in the world.