Chief Executive Officer and Board MemberCompany
Mr. Al-Helaissi has 27 years of banking and regulatory experience primarily in Saudi Arabia and has served on a number of boards including Tadawul (Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange).
Prior to joining GIB in February 2016, Mr. Al-Helaissi held the position of Deputy Governor for Supervision at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency “SAMA” having started there in May, 2013. At SAMA, his responsibilities included the oversight of the Banking and Insurance sectors as well as Finance company regulations (mortgage, leasing, and other non-bank finance institutions). He was additionally responsible for consumer protection.
Prior to his post at SAMA, Mr. Al-Helaissi was Senior Country Officer and Managing Director in Saudi Arabia for JP Morgan Chase as well as Head of Global Corporate Banking for the Middle East and North Africa. Earlier in his career, he was Saudi British Bank’s (affiliate of HSBC), Central Province Area General Manager, covering all key lines of business, including corporate and consumer banking.
Mr. Al-Helaissi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas in Austin, USA.