With over three decades of experience gained in the financial services industry, Mazin Khoury brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role of CEO of American Express Middle East.

He is responsible for growing the company’s existing corporate and consumer cards business across 18 markets in the MENA region, while maintaining the unparalleled levels of service, payment flexibility and rewards associated with the American Express brand. Based at the company’s regional headquarters in Bahrain, he is also tasked with developing new revenue streams as the company seeks to maintain its strong growth in the MENA region.

Khoury joined American Express Middle East in 1989. His experience over the years covers all aspects of the American Express card issuing and merchant acquiring businesses across all markets in the MENA region.

He was previously CEO of American Express Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for establishing and managing the Joint Venture for American Express.

With 30 years of strategic business development, operations, technology, processing, marketing and general management experience, he is a true leader in the financial services industry, with hands-on experience in start-up companies across a number of high growth markets in the MENA region. Educated in Bahrain and the US, Khoury holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics and he also sits on the board of directors of the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).


American Express Middle East


Chief Executive Officer