Al Baraka Banking Group is licensed as an Islamic wholesale bank by the Central Bank of Bahrain and is listed on Bahrain Bourse and Nasdaq Dubai stock exchanges. It is a leading international Islamic banking group providing its unique services in countries with a population totaling around one billion. The Group has a wide geographical presence in the form of subsidiary banking units and representative offices in 17 countries, which in turn provide their services through over 700 branches. Al Baraka currently has a strong presence in Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Bahrain, Pakistan, South Africa, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Morocco, in addition to a Digital bank in Germany, two branches in Iraq and two representative offices in Indonesia and Libya.
Dr. Jehad El-Nakla, Director
Dr. Jehad El-Nakla is currently an Independent Board Member of Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) and a non-executive Board Member of Jordan Islamic Bank . He is also a Senior Advisor at Acreditus Partners , which is a boutique advisory services covering risk, governance, credit ratings and Sukuk. Prior to this, he served as the General Manager of Moody’s Investors Service Middle East (Moody’s Credit Rating Agency) in Dubai from November 2007 until March 2020. Dr. El-Nakla also served on the boards of three of Moody’s subsidiaries in Egypt, Cyprus and the UAE. Prior to Moody’s, he was a Deputy General Manager at Arab National Bank in Riyadh.
Dr. El-Nakla has over thirty years of experience in mixed commercial banking and credit rating agency at senior levels as well as possessing strong credit, risk management and financial analysis skills. Dr. El-Naka has a PhD degree in Numerical Analysis from Loughborough University in the UK.