Jabra Ghandour appointed new Managing Director of IBQ
1 August 2012
National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), the highest-rated bank in the Middle East, announced the appointment of Jabra Ghandour as the new Managing Director of the International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) replacing George Nasra. Mr. Nasra will remain a member of IBQ’s board of directors.
Prior to joining IBQ as Managing Director, Mr. Ghandour held the post of General Manger of NBK in Jordan for seven years and earlier was Head of Private Banking at NBK Kuwait. Mr. Ghandour obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985.
Commenting on his appointment, Jabra Ghandour stated: “It is an honor for me to be appointed Managing Director of IBQ, one of the leading banks in Qatar. I look forward to maintaining and reinforcing the bank’s competitive edge and high-profile position in the market. IBQ will continue to provide clients with unique and superior services and tailored products that highlight IBQ as the bank of choice in Qatar.”
George Nasra hailed Ghandour’s new appointment saying that: “I warmly welcome Jabra Ghandour on board, whose professional track record with NBK in Jordan and Kuwait will definitely be a substantial added-value to IBQ.” He also added: “It has been a privilege working with IBQ’s executive team as Managing Director, where IBQ has seen significant year-on-year growth and been awarded with a host of globally-renowned accolades. This is a solid testament to the bank’s performance and unswerving commitment to excellence.”