Al Rayan Bank has announced two key appointments to its senior sales team.
The bank has created two new senior sales roles to support its current and future growth: head of branches and retail deposits, and head of retail asset sales.
Saquib Ismail, previously a senior sales manager at Al Rayan Bank, has been appointed to fill the former post and will be responsible for directly managing the branch network and direct liabilities team.
Sagheer Malik, who was also previously a senior sales manager, has taken up the latter role and will manage residential property finance – including home purchase plan, buy-to-let purchase plan and expat property finance – through Al Rayan’s face-to-face, direct and intermediary channels.
The pair have over 20 years of combined experience with Al Rayan Bank and have both played an important role in its recent growth.
The duo are based at Al Ryan Bank’s operational headquarters in Birmingham, and they will continue to report to Simon Walker, head of retail banking.
Sultan Choudhury, CEO at Al Rayan Bank, said: “I’d like to congratulate Saquib and Sagheer on their new roles.
“They join a talented and experienced senior management team and I am confident that they will continue to be a vital part of the future success of Al Rayan Bank.”
Saquib added: “I’m honoured to be able to continue my career within an organisation which has such strong ethical values and puts the customer at the heart of all of its activities.
“My job is to bring a clear and driven focus to achieve the bank’s targets in relation to retail deposits through our key distribution channels, branches, telephone and online, with an opportunity to oversee a continuous improvement in the customer journey and customer service.”
Sagheer said: “I’m delighted to be able to help drive forward the bank’s strategy by aligning the retail asset sales arms to continue the significant recent growth.
“In addition to ensuring that Al Rayan Bank remains the leading Islamic finance provider in the UK, I am keen to help establish the bank as the leading provider of expat finance for Britons throughout the world who are looking to invest in property back home, especially those working in the Middle East, Far East and Australia.”
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