Mr. Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Helaissi is the Group Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Gulf International Bank B.S.C.

Prior to joining GIB in February 2016, Mr. Al-Helaissi was the Deputy Governor for Supervision at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), having started there in May 2013. At SAMA, his responsibilities included the oversight of the Banking and Insurance sectors as well as finance company regulations (mortgage, leasing, and other non-bank finance institutions). He was additionally responsible for consumer protection. Prior to SAMA, Mr. Al-Helaissi was Senior Country Officer and Managing Director, Saudi Arabia for JPMorgan Chase as well as Head of Global Corporate Banking for the Middle East and North Africa. Earlier in his career, he was Saudi British Bank’s (affiliate of HSBC), Central Province Area General Manager, covering all key lines of business, including corporate and consumer banking. He has also served on a number of boards, including the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

Mr. Al-Helaissi holds a BA in Economics from the University of Texas in Austin, USA and has 30 years of banking and regulatory experience primarily in Saudi Arabia.


Gulf International Bank (GIB)


Director Group Chief Executive Officer / Gulf International Bank Chairman / Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited