Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi

  • Non-Executive Director (Chair of the Board)

Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Gulf International Bank on 1st February 2016. He was previously Deputy Governor for Supervision at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), having started there in 2013. At SAMA, his responsibilities included oversight of the banking, insurance and Finance Company sectors (mortgages, leasing and other non-bank finance institutions). He was additionally responsible for consumer protection. Prior to SAMA, Mr. Al-Helaissi was Senior Country Officer and Managing Director for JPMorgan Chase, as well as Head of Global Corporate Banking for the MENA region between September 2010 and May 2013. Earlier in his career, he was Central Province Area General Manager at Saudi British Bank (SABB), an affiliate of HSBC, covering all key lines of business including corporate and consumer banking. He is the Chairman of Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited and Board Member of GIB Capital. He previously served on the Board of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

Mr. Al-Helaissi holds a BA in Economics from the University of Texas, Austin, USA. He attended the International Executive Programme at INSEAD, France; and the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has 28 years of professional experience.