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Board of Directors and the Executive

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Michael Williams, Independent Non-Executive Chairman

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Michael Williams joined Al Rayan Bank in July 2021 as Chair of the Governing Board.  He is a qualified banker with an extensive background in international finance.  He has held a number of senior executive and board level positions in the UK and in the Middle East. 

Prior to joining the Al Rayan Bank, he was Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of BLME where he was a Board member since 2012 and for a period in 2015 and 2016 Interim Chief Executive Officer.  He was previously Chairman of Financial Advice Network and Deputy Chairman of Shepherds Friendly Society.  His executive roles include Chief Executive Officer of the International Bank of Qatar in Doha before which he was Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of Fujairah based in Dubai.  He has held several senior banking positions in the UK having been the Managing Director of Nomura Bank International Plc for 6 years following a successful 25 year career with the Barclays Bank Group holding a number of senior positions including Managing Director of Barclays Global Services and Corporate Banking Director.

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