Ayman Sejiny named new chief executive of ICD

Ayman Amin Sejiny
Updated 13 October 2018
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Ayman Sejiny named new chief executive of ICD

Ayman Amin Sejiny has been named as the new CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD).

The board of directors of the ICD in their 91st meeting held on Sept. 3 approved Sejiny’s appointment.

Dr. Bandar Hajjjar, president of Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group and chairman of the ICD board of directors, said: “After a rigorous search, the board concluded that Ayman’s considerable experience in the banking sector, along with his strong track record of success as a CEO, made him an outstanding candidate for the role. Ayman has demonstrated throughout his career the ability to work successfully in different environments, designing and leading strategies which resulted in impressive value creation. I look forward to working with him to create the next chapter of ICD’s story of success.” 

Sejiny said: “I have admired ICD from the outside for many years and am delighted, therefore, to have been chosen to lead the corporation in the next exciting phase of its journey. I greatly look forward to meeting employees, leaders, customers and other stakeholders after I join in October and to working with them to achieve further success in the years to come.”

Sejiny has served as the chief executive of Ibdar Bank BSC, Bank Alkhair, and Barclays Capital Saudi Arabia, and as the chairman of Open-Silicon Inc. and Bahrain Financing Company Group. He was also a board member of Unicorn Bahrain. Sejiny has in-depth knowledge of the financial sector and has over 24 years of experience in investment and corporate banking in the local, regional and international markets. 

He has held senior roles in a number of regional and international financial institutions, including Citi Bank and ABN AMRO affiliate in Saudi Arabia (SAMBA and Saudi Hollandi Bank). Sejiny holds a BA in finance from the Eastern Michigan University, US.


Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients.
Updated 18 March 2019
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Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

In light of National Kidney Month observed in March, The Ascott Limited joined forces with Albir Society Jeddah to observe World Kidney Day, on Thursday.

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients, who were presented a flower and a gift from the properties.

Further supporting the cause, a dedicated Albir Society stand has been set up in the lobby of the four properties from March 13th to 20th, enabling a financial contribution from both staff and guests, as Ascott aims to raise support for the organization.

Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s regional general manager for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “We’re proud to support this important cause across Ascott Jeddah and enable both staff and guests to get involved. All Ascott Jeddah staff wore a green ribbon on their uniforms for the month of March, further driving awareness and showing their commitment to the cause. CSR initiatives form a core component of Ascott’s operations, and we’re pleased to be able to support the Albir Society Jeddah.”

World Kidney Day is annually observed on second Thursday in March. This year, it fell on March 14. The day is marked to raise awareness about kidney health and its relation to our overall health. This year, the theme of World Kidney Day was “Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere.”

According to National Health Portal, chronic kidney disease is the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Around 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases due to various causes. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually due to acute kidney injury globally.

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. It has more than 58,000 operating units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 42,000 units, which are under development, making a total of more than 100,000 units in over 660 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf, HARRIS, FOX HARRIS, YELLO, POP!, Préférence and HARRIS Vertu.