Lesha Bank, the leading investment bank in Qatar, announced on Tuesday the appointment of Mohammed Ismail Al Emadi as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The move aims to reinforce the bank’s commitment to its vision and further propel its strategic growth. Mohammed officially assumed his responsibilities in July, succeeding former CEO Abdulrahman Totonji, who played a pivotal role in building a cohesive team of experts and streamlining the bank’s investment portfolio.
With over sixteen years of experience in diverse banking sectors, including corporate, retail, private, international, and investment banking, Mohammed brings a wealth of expertise to his new role. Known for his profound industry knowledge, exceptional leadership, and focus on innovation, customer-centricity, and operational excellence, Mohammed is well-equipped to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and shape the future direction of Lesha Bank.
Prior to joining Lesha Bank, Mohammed held the position of Chief Business Officer at Masraf Al Rayan, where his outstanding leadership and invaluable contributions were instrumental in driving the bank’s success. Additionally, Mohammed currently serves as the Chairman of Oryx Corniche Development QPJSC, further demonstrating his commitment to the banking and investment sector.
HE Sheikh Faisal bin Thani Al Thani, Lesha Bank Chairman, expressed warm congratulations to Mohammed Al Emadi on his appointment. He emphasized Mohammed’s extensive experience and demonstrated leadership, highlighting their instrumental role in propelling the bank’s continued growth and success. HE Sheikh Faisal also expressed gratitude to former CEO Abdulrahman for his diligent service, which led the bank towards profitability, enhanced resilience, and a diversified investment portfolio. Abdulrahman’s contributions have established a strong foundation for Lesha Bank’s future growth and solidarity under Mohammed’s leadership.
In his remarks, Mohammed Ismail Al Emadi expressed his deep honor in leading Lesha Bank, an esteemed institution in the Qatar investment banking landscape. He acknowledged the robust foundation laid by Abdulrahman and expressed his commitment to building upon it as the bank embarks on the next chapter of its strategic journey. Mohammed emphasized the importance of collaboration with the dedicated team at Lesha Bank and respected stakeholders to drive the bank’s growth and achieve its vision.
Lesha Bank, the first independent Shari’a-compliant bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority (QFCRA), is listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange. With Mohammed Ismail Al Emadi at the helm, the bank is poised to strengthen its position in the market, deliver exceptional value to its clients, and contribute to the growth and development of Qatar’s banking and investment sector.