Standard Chartered names new Iraq branch CEO
BAGHDAD, November 29, 2023
Standard Chartered has appointed Jamil Choucair, as its new chief executive officer for Iraq. An industry veteran, Choucair boasts around 25 years of extensive banking experience in the Middle East, including 8 years in Iraq as the general manager and country head of Audi Bank Iraq.
During his time there, Choucair was responsible for setting the strategy, the licensing, the launching of multiple branches, and building, developing and leading a strong team that has delivered Audi Bank’s growth and success.
He left Iraq following the sale of Audi Bank’s Iraq operations to establish and run Diorite Business Advisors.
Prior to leading Audi Bank Iraq, he was the head of corporate banking at Audi Bank. He also held various leadership positions at BLOM Bank, Bank of Syria and Overseas, Saudi Lebanese Bank and Banque Libano-Francaise.
Lauding the appointment, Dr Boutros Klink, CEO Standard Chartered Middle East (excluding UAE), said: "He has extensive expertise in the region and a strong track record. He will lead Standard Chartered’s market expansion, strengthen our client base and network consolidation in support of the Iraq’s aspirations for economic progress."
"I am confident that Jamil’s leadership will strengthen our position in the Iraqi market and the region," he added.-TradeArabia News Service