Tariq Ali

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Mr. Tariq Ali is a Non-Executive Director of Al-Dabbagh Group

Mr. Tariq Ali has over 25 years of international corporate finance and banking experience. In 2003 he set up Gulf Banking Consultants a boutique strategy consulting practice focused on the financial services sector.

Mr. Ali worked as Group Head of Corporate Finance at National Commercial Bank (NCB) of Saudi Arabia, the largest bank in the Arab World. While at NCB, Mr. Ali established the highly profitable corporate finance group, focusing on regional M&A, structured finance & securitisation, venture capital, and private placement and syndication. Mr. Ali launched securitisation in the Middle East doing the first deal in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Prior to that Mr. Ali spent 19 years at Citicorp/ Citibank in various positions within the corporate finance area in the US, the Far-East and the Middle East, latest as Division Head of Structured Finance and Islamic Banking at Citibank’s Saudi Arabian affiliate, SAMBA.

In addition to Al-Dabbagh Group he sits on the board of an investment bank and the board of a mortgage finance company in Saudi Arabia where his is the chairman of the audit committee and member of the risk committee. Mr Ali holds a BA from the Punjab University, Pakistan and a MBA from West Texas State University.