The Board

Board Directors

Adel Abdul Wahab Al-Majed

Adel Abdul Wahab Al-Majed

Chairman

Adel is the Non-executive Chairman of the Board of BLME Holdings plc. He has over 30 years of experience in banking. He is currently Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Company’s owner...

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Executive Directors

Andrew Ball

Andrew Ball

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew has more than 30 years of global experience in the Financial Services sector, specialising in Private and Retail Banking services. In 2020 Andrew stepped into the role of CEO. Having worked ...

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Chris Power

Chris Power

Chief Financial Officer

Chris has more than 35 years of global experience in Banking and Financial Services, specialising in Financial Control, Operations, Internal Audit and Risk. In January 2020 Chris was promoted to Ch...

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Non-Executive Directors

David Williams

David Williams

Non-Executive Director (Independent)

David Williams joined the Group in October 2015 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee. He is a senior credit risk professional with 29 years of experience in i...

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Jabra Ghandour

Jabra Ghandour

Non-Executive Director

Jabra Ghandour is a Non-executive Board member of BLME Holdings plc having previously served as Chief Executive Officer between March and November 2016. He has more than 30 years of experience in F...

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Calum Thomson

Calum Thomson

Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Calum Thomson joined the Board of BLME Holdings plc in April 2017 as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Committee, Nominations Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He has...

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Joanne Hindle

Joanne Hindle

Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Joanne Hindle joined the Board of BLME Holdings plc as an Independent Non-executive Director in July 2018. She chairs the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and sits on the Audit and Risk Commi...

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Bader Abdullah Al Kandari

Bader Abdullah Al Kandari

Non-Executive Director

Bader Abdullah Al Kandari joined the Board of BLME Holdings plc as a Non-executive Director in March 2019. He is an experienced investment professional. He began his career in 2004 at the Kuwait Fu...

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Maged Fanous

Maged Fanous

Non-Executive Director

Maged Fanous joined the Board of BLME Holdings in March 2020. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee. Maged Fanous is Chief Risk Officer at Boubyan Bank and has over 30 year...

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Abdul-Salam Mohammed Al Saleh

Abdul-Salam Mohammed Al Saleh

Non-Executive Director

Abdul-Salam joined the Board of BLME Holdings plc as a Non-executive Director in June 2020. He is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Boubyan Bank which he joined in October 2012, and has more than 3...

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Abdullah Abdulkareem Al-Tuwaijri

Abdullah Abdulkareem Al-Tuwaijri

Non-Executive Director

Abdullah joined the Board of BLME Holdings as a Non-executive Director in June 2021. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Abdullah is Chief Executiv...

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Awards

2021

Best Fixed Account Provider by Moneyfacts Awards

2021

Best Savings Bank Provider by Moneyfacts Awards

2021

Best Savings Provider by Savings Champion

2019

Best Islamic Bank in the UK by World Finance

2019

Best Islamic Bank in the UK by Islamic Finance News