DUBAI: The London-based Standard Chartered bank announced on Monday the appointment of Raheel Ahmed as its regional consumer banking head for the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan. Ahmed replaced Vishu Ramachandran who has been named the COO for global consumer banking, the lender said. Ahmed, who graduated with a MBA from Pakistan’s Institute of Business Administration in 1991, joined the bank in 2004. He has worked for Citigroup as a Regional Credit Risk Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa prior to joining Standard Chartered. Ahmed will report to the Standard Chartered Group Executive Director and Chief Executive of Consumer Banking Steve Bertamini, and will be based in Dubai, the Asia-focused bank said in a statement. In May, the British lender named Morad Mahlouji as its regional head for origination and client coverage for Middle East and North Africa.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2012.