Riyadh- Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) Sheikh Mohammad Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah along with the rest of the body’s members agreed on awarding Samba’s Financial Group Chairman of Board of Directors Eisa Bin Mohammed AlEisa as “Arab Banker of the Year for 2017”.” The award is considered one of the most valuable accolades handed to a top and leading figure in the Arab banking sector.
Eisa Bin Mohammed AlEisa had served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Samba Financial Group. He currently serves as the Chairman of Samba Financial Group and Samba Capital & Investment Management Company. AlEisa served as a Director at Saudi Electricity Company.
UAB’s Board of Directors has – by a unanimous decision- selected AlEisa, Samba’s chairman, as the “Arab Banker of the Year for 2017”. The decision was made during the Board’s 102th annual meeting in appreciation of AlEisa’s great accomplishments and achievements in the banking field, which highlighted the essential role of banks and the importance of their unity for the Saudi society and economy.
Moreover, AlEisa’s extensive experience in the banking sector has significantly contributed to the growth and stability of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economy.
Sheikh Al-Sabah said that AlEisa is expected to receive his award at the ceremony scheduled for the upcoming May at the British capital, London.
British Prime Minister Theresa May along with the Secretary General of the League of Arab States Dr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit are expected to attend the event.
A group of banking leaders political and Arab and international attending the May International Arab Banking Summit “IABS” 2017, will also be present at the awarding ceremony.