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 BLME’s largest shar...

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Executive Directors

Giles Cunningham

Giles Cunningham

Chief Executive Officer

Giles Cunningham joined BLME in October 2016 having previously served as Chief Executive Officer, International at Qatar Islamic Bank. Prior to that appointment Giles was Chief Executive Officer of...

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Chris Power

Chris Power

Chief Financial Officer

Chris graduated from the London School of Economics and he also holds an MBA. He qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte in London in 1986 and progressed to become a Senior Manager heading ...

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Non-Executive Directors

Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Non-Executive Director (Senior Independent)

Michael Williams is the Chairman of the Nominations Committee of BLME Holdings plc. He is a qualified banker with an extensive background in international finance. He has held a number of senior an...

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David Williams

David Williams

Non-Executive Director (Independent)

David Williams joined the Bank in October 2015 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee. He is a senior credit risk professional with 27 years of experience in in...

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Jabra Ghandour

Jabra Ghandour

Non-Executive Director

Jabra Ghandour is a Non-Executive Board Member of BLME. He has more than 30 years’ of experience in Financial Services. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Boubyan Bank Investment Company, a...

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Calum Thomson

Calum Thomson

Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Calum Thomson joined the Board of BLME Holdings in April 2017 as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of both the Board Risk Committee and the Board Credit Committee. He has over 25 years o...

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Joanne Hindle

Joanne Hindle

Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Joanne Hindle joined the Board of BLME Holdings as an Independent Non-Executive Director in June 2018. She has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry having held both execut...

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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 as a Non-Executive Director in March 2019. He is an experienced investment professional. He began his career in 2004 at the Kuwait ...

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Awards

2019

Best Fixed Account Provider by Moneyfacts

2018

Best Fixed Account Provider by Moneyfacts

2017

Best Islamic bank in the UK by Islamic Finance News