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Nasser Al-Thekair

General Manager, Trade & Business Development

Nasser Al Thekair is the ITFC General Manager of Trade & Business Development. He is responsible for leading the trade promotion and facilitation arm of the ITFC, growing the intra-trade among MCs and enhancing the development impact. Additionally, He leads ITFC’s efforts to develop new business lines and products, foster innovation, and build strategic relationships with key development partners to create new markets and mobilize resources for ITFC’s trade development initiatives.

His main achievement in Islamic Finance in his previous roles relates to supervising the structuring of several transactions that won international recognition from Islamic Finance News, Euromoney and Global Trade Review.

Nasser is a member of the Executive Committees of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB), and Trade Development Fund (TDFD), in addition he represents ITFC in the board of Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States (AfTIAS).

Nasser holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from King AbdulAziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester School of Management, United Kingdom. He also has Executive Education credentials from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland in Leadership and in Leading Digital Business Transformation as well as Corporate Director Certification from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA