NBO appoints Abdulla Zahran Al Hinai as CEO

Abdulla bin Zahran Al Hinai, CEO, NBO

The Board of Directors of the National Bank of Oman (NBO), has announced the appointment of Abdulla bin Zahran Al Hinai as Chief Executive Officer.

An industry veteran, Al Hinai is set to drive the bank’s solid financial and operational performance forward while yielding sustained long-term shareholder value. He is also expected to add further momentum to the bank’s digital transformation, continue to drive the focus on customer experience, and lead the bank into the next phase of its strategic direction.

Amal Suhail Bahwan, Chairperson of NBO said, “Abdulla brings a solid track record of building and managing successful organizations across financial markets, where he has always delivered with vigour. We are confident that his stellar background will strengthen NBO’s position as a market leader and continue to pave the way for more growth opportunities for our organization, our people and our clients.” She added, “We thank Al Sayyid Wasfi bin Jamshid Al Said for his stewardship and commitment to the Bank.”

With over two decades of experience in the banking and financial sector, Al Hinai previously served as Chief Wholesale Banking and Strategic Growth Officer at Bank Muscat. Over the years, he held a number of other senior positions including General Manager-Wholesale Banking, Deputy General Manager-Investment Banking, and Chief Executive Officer Muscat Capital (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), a Bank Muscat Subsidiary. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland and a BSc in Management Finance and Accounting from Boston University (US). He also holds two of the most widely recognized industry credentials, making him both a certified public accountant and chartered financial analyst (CPA and CFA).

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