Abdulrahman Totonji, CEO of Lesha Bank, has been leading Lesha Bank for the last three years. He comes from a Real Estate and Investment background where he has managed a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio before joining Lesha Bank. With 15 years of experience in diversified industries, he was well equipped to lead the Bank through its most challenging years and transform it to one of the most successful Shari’a-compliant banks in the region. Under his management, the Bank has reached over one billion dollars of assets under management and continues to grow. Abdulrahman excels in building specialized teams, designing a well devised corporate culture with clear strategies to achieve growth and success. Abdulrahman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from George Washington University, and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from Georgetown University.
Mohamed is the Head of the Treasury at Lesha Bank . He is an executive banker and senior corporate with over 35 years of professional experience across International Banking and corporate Fields. He is responsible for overall treasury functions and investments under treasury profile and has extensive experience in managing liquidity, raising funds, trading, and financial engineering.
Prior to joining Lesha Bank, he was the Senior Director of Credit Risk Management , Treasurer at Qatar Chemical, Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat). He also worked as Deputy Head of Treasury and Financial Markets at Commercial Bank of Qatar, and Financial Analyst and Trader at the Treasury department of the Central Bank of Jordan.
Mohamed holds two master’s degrees and an MSc. in International Securities, Investment and Banking. ISMA/ Reading University (UK) and MSc. In International Capital Markets from Brighton University, UK. He also graduated with B.Sc. Business Administration and Economics from the University of Jordan.
Rita is the Head of Legal and Compliance and Board Secretary at Lesha Bank. She has over 14 years of experience in both private and public listed companies in legal and compliance, providing guidance in the commercial and operational context.
Prior to joining Lesha Bank, Rita, worked for 8 years with Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. and Infinity Solutions LLC. Rita worked also at Jaidah Group and SGBL.
Rita holds a master’s degree in Law from the Lebanese University – Filiere Francophone de Droit – Faculty of Law and Political Science, Mini-MBA in Telecommunications from Telecom and Tech Academy United Kingdom Academy (Qatar) and a certificate from INSEAD in Leading Organizations in Disruptive Times.
Rajesh is the CFO at Lesha Bank. He has a diverse experience of 21 years in banking and MNCs across Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, and India. Prior to joining Lesha Bank, Rajesh was the Vice President and CFO of Mashreq Bank – his passion has led him to steer the finance function in other MNC Banks including Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and ICICI Bank in the region. His expertise was instrumental in the modification of the credit to deposit ratio with Qatar Central Bank for all foreign banks in Qatar.
Rajesh is a qualified chartered accountant (CA) with an all-India 31st rank and he attained his CFA charter from the CFA Institute USA in 2013. He is also a certified FRM from GAARP, USA.
Fulya joined Lesha Bank in 2021 as a Chief Risk Officer. She has over 22 years of experience in financial risk management in the investment banking sector across Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Turkey. Prior to joining Lesha Bank, she held the position of a Managing Director responsible for risk management at First Energy Bank in Bahrain. She led the risk management functions at Seera Investment Bank in Bahrain, Ryada Capital in Kuwait, and Industrial Development Bank of Turkey.
Fulya holds an MSc in Risk Management and Insurance from Cass Business School, London. She also followed her postgraduate management studies at Middlesex University, London.
She holds a BSc in Mathematics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. She is a certified FRM.
Mohammed is the Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Lesha Bank and joined in 2020. He is a seasoned expert with over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, Operations Technology functions. Mohammed is responsible for the Operations, Human Resources, and Information Technology functions leading the transformation projects at Lesha Bank in the capacity of DCOO. Mohammed’s experience covers several sectors such as Banking, Real Estate, Investments, Retail, Education, Telecom, Hospitality, Construction, Manufacturing, and F&B.
Mohammed holds an MBA in HR Concentration from Louisiana State University and a BA in Business Administration from AIU. He is also a Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resource Management.
Alexandre is the Head of Investment at Lesha Bank with over 15 years of experience in the field of investment management. Alex is responsible for covering international markets with a cross-asset mandate focusing on real estate, leasing funds, and structured products. He also oversees the syndication process for the private clientele of the bank. Prior to joining Lesha Bank, Alex was Director of Investments at Aspire Zone Foundation in Doha. Alex started his career in a structuring role working on derivatives and investment strategies at ABN Amro, London, and prior to that, he worked for Conduit Capital Markets, and AlgoAM, Zurich.
Alex holds a French Engineering diploma, a doctoral degree from Dauphine University in Applied Mathematics and Economics, and an MSc from Cass Business School in Mathematical Trading and Finance. Alex also holds an Islamic Finance Qualification, a certified FRM, a certified ERP, and a CAIA Charter holder.
Suhaib is the Head of Private Equity and Corporate Banking. He brings over 18 years of experience in the banking and financial field. He manages a diverse investment portfolio in healthcare, food and beverage, luxury retail, tech, and consumer services spread across the globe.
Suhaib holds a successful track record in sourcing and exiting private equity investments in different markets and a diverse range of sectors. He also worked at numerous multinational financial institutions such as Standard Chartered and Mashreq Bank with an expertise in finance, corporate banking, credit, and investment management.
Suhaib holds a BSc in business and economics from the University of Applied Science, Jordan, and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, UK.
Thanwa is an experienced Banker who brings over 20 years of banking experience. Having joined Lesha Bank in 2014, she is currently leading the Private Banking team in managing and overseeing the private banking business, client base, Investment and Wealth Management.
Thanwa has an in-depth knowledge and experience in UHNWI & HNWI client segment, Investments and Wealth Management while she took the forefront role in establishing the Private Banking business in Lesha Bank. Prior to joining Lesha Bank, she was the Senior Manager at Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) for a period of 16 Years.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Qatar University and attended many courses in Private Banking, Anti Money laundering , Portfolio Management, Investment and Wealth Management Business.
Prem is Lesha Bank’s Head of Operations. With over 21 years of banking experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the bank. Prem joined Lesha Bank as a Senior Manager of Operations in 2015. He has experience in securities, investments, treasury, and cash management. Prior to Lesha Bank, Prem was managing Global Securities Operations, System Implementation Projects, and Standard Operating Model implementations across 36 countries around the Globe with Standard Chartered Bank‘s Global Operations and Change Management unit based in Singapore. Prem also managed Global Custody Settlement Operations and Client servicing for Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore as a Senior Manager.
Prem holds a master’s degree in Bank Management (MBM) and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Practitioner (PMI-ACP) by Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. He is also a certified Block Chain and finances professional by Blockchain Council, USA.
Ahmed is the Head of Corporate Services at Lesha Bank. He has over 18 years of experience in corporate services. Ahmed is responsible for the Corporate Services, Investor Relations, Admin and Government relations department. Prior to joining Lesha Bank, Ahmed worked for a multitude of companies with various activities in trading, construction, manufacturing, retail, real estate, and hospitality.
Ahmed holds a BA in Education Department of Press & Media from Suez Canal University, Arab Republic of Egypt. In addition, he holds level 3 certificate from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, England.
Bringing with him 15 years of experience in IT, Banking, and Project Management, Anoof joined Lesha Bank in 2021 as Head of IT. He is responsible for managing IT Applications, Infrastructure and Digital transformation programs at Lesha Bank. Anoof previously led EPMO (Enterprise Project Management Office) and Digital Transformation programs at Dukhan Bank. He played a key role in successfully program managing and delivering the first banking merger in Qatar between Barwa Bank and IBQ. Prior to his tenure in Dukhan Bank, he was leading technology and innovation projects at Emirates NBD. He has also delivered various IT projects for financial institutions such as Qatar National Bank, Qatar Islamic Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank & Mashreq Bank.
Anoof holds a masters degree in Information Systems and Project Management from Kingston University-London and has completed a FinTech/ Digital Transformation program from Harvard University. Anoof is a certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and holds various certifications such as PMP, ACP, ITIL & PMO-CP.
Mirna is the Marketing and Communications Director at Lesha Bank. She has over 11 years of experience in strategic communications, campaign and brand management, and social and digital marketing. She executed award-winning projects with creative networks, such as Ogilvy & Mather handling a global, regional, and local range of clients across various fields, including education, health, sports, arts and culture, banking, and real estate.
Prior to joining Lesha Bank, Mirna worked with TripleTwo, Qatar Museums, and The Creative Union.
Mirna holds a BA in Communications and Design from the American University of Science and Technology, Beirut – Lebanon, in addition to an Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies Certificate from Harvard Business School.
Mohamed Thahir has more than 19 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Lesha Bank Thahir was Head of Treasury Operation at Masraf Al Rayan in Doha. Before moving Qatar, he held senior treasury operation and senior IT support roles in Commercial Bank of Dubai and Dubai Islamic Bank. Prior to that he worked as a software developer in India.
Thahir is experienced in accounting and operation for Treasury products and other derivative products. He has excellent IT skills, hands on experience in banking application system.
Thahir holds Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Pondicherry University and master’s degree in Computer Application (MCA) and Business Administration (MBA) from Madras University.