Ahmed Rehman


Mr. Ahmed Rehman has over 30 years of experience with multinational banks in senior
management roles, such as Chief Executive as well as direct responsibility for wholesale bank
and Risk. He was also involved in the Corporate banking integration of Standard Chartered
Bank Pakistan with Grindlays Bank Pakistan.
His experience covers different geographies in Asia, Middle East and Africa, with American
Express Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Al Rajhi Bank.
In his last role as CEO Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia, (subsidiary of one of the largest Islamic Banking
Groups in the world) he set up a Greenfield project in Malaysia with complete embedded
Wholesale, Retail and Investment Banking strategies. Within Five (5) years in operation the
bank established 24 branches spread across the country, an enviable customer base of
200,000 and an approximate balance sheet size of $ 2 billion. The bank was profitable for the
last three (3) consecutive years of his tenure. The bank also won several awards in this short
period since inception.
Presently Mr. Ahmed is Managing Partner of Israa Capital – an Islamic Advisory Firm based in
Dubai with branch office in Malaysia. At Israa Capital he has been involved in several banks
due diligences, merger negotiations, and strategic studies for development Institutions.