Standard Chartered names regional CIO for Africa and Middle East, Islamic Banking

Mohamed Abdel-Hamid Abdel-Razek has been appointed as Standard Chartered‘s Regional Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Africa and Middle East (AME) and CIO for Islamic Banking.

Abdel-Razek previously headed the Bank’s Global Technology Operations and Collective Intelligence & Command Centre (CnC), based in Malaysia. With nearly three decades of experience within Global IT Operations across multinational corporations, he will be based in Dubai and will be responsible for driving the Bank’s current and future technology strategy across the region.

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Commenting on the appointment, Sunil Kaushal, Regional CEO, Africa and Middle East, said, “We are delighted to welcome Mohamed to the AME Management Team. He is joining at an exciting time for the bank as we accelerate our digital agenda, having rolled out 8 digital banks across sub-Saharan Africa in the space of 15 months.”

According to Kaushal, Abdel-Razek comes with an outstanding track record in leading technology projects and brings a strong reputation as a global technology innovator with experience across a range of industries. “With our plans for this region to transform and disrupt with digital, I am confident he will play a crucial role in supporting the Bank’s growth, he said.

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