Mashreq Hires Veteran Banker as Group Head of Tech, Transformation and Information

Mashreq Hires Veteran Banker as Group Head of Tech, Transformation and Information

Mashreq Bank announced that it has appointed Alexander Raiff as its new Group Head of Technology, Transformation and Information, effective 1st April 2022 onwards.

Alexander is a seasoned technology professional with over 30 years of experience; noteworthy is his role as Chief Information Officer in Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank from 2012 to 2020.

More recently, he has been an advisor and angel investor for digital banking, fintech, regtech as well as crypto asset platforms.

Alexander was also associated with Daimler Financial Services and Mercedes Benz from 2003 to 2012 as CIO across their Offices in Europe, China and Japan.

Ahmed Abdelaal

Ahmed Abdelaal

Speaking about the appointment, Ahmed Abdelaal, Group CEO of Mashreq said,

“Alexander joins Mashreq at a crucial moment as we lead the evolution of digital finance and the wider digital economy through the innovation and deployment of truly transformational platforms and solutions.


I am delighted to be able to bring a senior leader of such caliber to this critical role, and I very much look forward to working with Alexander as we harness tomorrow’s technologies to shape the future of finance.”

Alexander Raiff

Alexander Raiff

Alexander Raiff, Group Head of Technology, Transformation and Information of Mashreq said,

“It is a great honor to join Mashreq and to be given the opportunity to meet the demands of the new transformed economy post COVID, to help shape a new kind of financial services and develop a strategy for collaboration across Mashreq, its many stakeholders – and the wider digital ecosystem.


This is an incredibly exciting time for Mashreq and me as a professional, and I look forward to joining the Mashreq team as we realize the manifold opportunities inherent within the digital economy.”

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