Ahli United Bank has announced the appointment of Mrs. Jehad Saud Al-Humaidhi as the CEO as of September 1st, 2021, after obtaining the approval of the Central Bank of Kuwait.
Mrs. Jehad Al-Humaidhi is one of the most experienced and distinguished Kuwaiti banking professionals, with more than 36 years of wide experience in banking business. She has achieved great successes through her leadership and supervisory skills, in addition to her clear strategic vision in leading the Bank's business, which contributed to attaining robust operational performance and good growth indicators in 2020 and H1 2021, despite the hard conditions posed by Covid-19 pandemic.
Mrs. Jehad Al-Humaidhi has worked as AUB Acting CEO since December 2019 to date. She began her career at Ahli United Bank upon her graduation from university in 1984. Over these many years, she held several supervisory and leadership positions at the Bank. In 2011, she was appointed as General Manager - IT & Operations, to be promoted to Senior General Manager in 2016. Mrs. Jehad Al-Humaidhi also served as Deputy CEO – Banking Support Group since 2018, entrusted with the responsibilities of supervising the business of the financial, administrative and legal sectors, and Regulatory Compliance Department plus central operations and IT departments, and Treasury, bank cards and trade finance operations.
Mrs. Jehad Al-Humaidhi is also board member and Vice-Chairman of K-NET, Ci Net, Al Hilal Takaful Insurance and Al Hilal Life. Mrs. Jehad holds a degree of Bachelor of Science - Mathematics, Minor Economics from Kuwait University with a distinction grade.
Mrs. Jehad Al-Humaidhi was awarded the “Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2017” in the field of IT by the prestigious International Finance magazine, in recognition of her distinguished career in banking business, and her leading role in implementing the Bank’s plan for digital transformation, in addition to her effective role which contributed to the Bank's obtaining several prestigious awards.
On this occasion, Dr. Anwar Ali Al-Mudhaf, AUB Chairman said, "We are pleased with the appointment of Mrs. Jehad as AUB CEO, confirming that she is a distinguished banking professional with notable leadership qualities. She has a long history of banking achievements, and a great experience that empowered her to attain several successes in her work.”
Dr. Al-Mudhaf added, “On behalf of the Bank’s BoD, I extend my sincere congratulations to Mrs. Jehad, stressing that the BoD has full confidence in her abilities and capabilities in leading the Bank in the next phase and that her assumption of the Executive Management will be an additional and qualitative value for the Bank, especially as she has been in step with the Bank’s growth and development journey, and is closely informed of all details of its business progress.
Dr. Al-Mudhaf pointed out that choosing Mrs. Jehad for this position is in line with the Bank's strategy of relying on national leaders and professionals who possess distinguished qualifications and experiences to assume leadership positions in the Bank for the next phase of growth and development.
Mrs. Jehad expressed her sincere gratitude to the AUB's BoD and the Central Bank of Kuwait for their precious confidence. Jehad added, “I am very proud of belonging to AUB wherein I devoted my professional career. I am also proud to be one of the Bank distinguished team, and I am fully confident that our continuous cooperation will enable us to achieve more successes for this leading banking institution.