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Thursday, 18 August 2022

HSBC has a new head of MENA + Turkey banking

HSBC has appointed former head of global banking for UK and International Europe, Julian Wentzel (LinkedIn) as its new head of global banking for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT), according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Wentzel replaces Gareth Thomas, who will now be the bank’s chief risk officer for the MENAT region, according to Reuters. Wentzel, who has worked at HSBC for over six years, will be based out of Dubai.

Orascom Development Egypt has appointed Ahmed Abou El Ella (LinkedIn) as its head of investor relations, according to an EGX disclosure (pdf). Abou El Ella has worked at the company since 2015. Prior to working at ODE he was a senior investment analyst at Concord International Investments. He succeeds Sara Al Gawahergi (LinkedIn) who had worked in the company’s IR department since 2011.

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