Mr. Nasser Mohammed Al-Thekair was appointed to the Board of MIB in 2019. He is the ITFC General Manager of the Trade & Business Development Department since 2017. He is responsible for leading the trade promotion and facilitation arm of the ITFC, growing the intra-trade among MCs and enhancing the development impact. Additionally, He leads ITFC’s efforts to develop new business lines and products, foster innovation, and build strategic relationships with key development partners to create new markets and mobilize resources for ITFC’s trade development initiatives.
Nasser Al-Thekair joined the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in 2000. He held the position of Assistant General Manager of Corporate & Structured Finance Department, with the responsibility of overseeing all ITFC trade finance transactions for Middle East and North Africa, which he has grown to become a business portfolio of more than US$ 2.2 Billion.
His main achievement in Islamic Finance relates to supervising the structuring of several transactions that won international recognition from Islamic Finance News, Euromoney and Global Trade Review.
Nasser is a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB), and Trade Development Fund (TDFD), in addition he represents ITFC in the board of Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States (AfTIAS).
Nasser holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from King AbdulAziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester School of Management, United Kingdom, Executive Education credentials from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland as well as Corporate Director Certification from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
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