Alsharif Khalid Al-Ghalib, head of the retail banking group at National Commercial Bank

Updated 03 May 2019
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Alsharif Khalid Al-Ghalib, head of the retail banking group at National Commercial Bank

  • He joined National Commercial Bank in 2000
  • Al-Ghalib began his career in the investment services department of Riyad Bank in 1986

Alsharif Khalid Al-Ghalib is the head of the retail banking group at National Commercial Bank, the largest bank in Saudi Arabia and a leading financial services group in the region. He was appointed to this position in August 2018. 

After completing his MBA at the College of Notre Dame in 1985, Al-Ghalib began his career in the investment services department of Riyad Bank in 1986 and progressed to become executive vice president in charge of the bank’s branch network Kingdom wide.

He joined National Commercial Bank in 2000, where he held a number of prominent roles and managerial responsibilities, including head of the individual banking sector, head of retail distribution, head of the customer management group, head of the private banking division and head of the corporate banking group.

As senior executive vice president and head of the retail banking group, Al-Ghalib is a member of NCB’s higher management team. In his current role, his areas of responsibility include private banking, consumer finance, lease finance, Quick Pay, branch banking and special accounts.

Recently, Al-Ghalib addressed the Financial Sector Conference in Riyadh. During one of the sessions, Al-Ghalib spoke about the development of the Saudi mortgage market. 

The session discussed how the secondary mortgage market developing and whether the quality of the underlying assets is now sufficient for real estate investment trusts to gain more traction with investors.


Saudi Ministry: Improved pilgrim services have had positive impact

The program produced more than 40 initiatives concerned with pilgrims’ services during their stay in Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
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Saudi Ministry: Improved pilgrim services have had positive impact

  • French Consul General Mustapha Mihraj said that King Salman’s government had exerted vigorous efforts to facilitate Hajj and Umrah rituals for pilgrims

MAKKAH: Bassam Ghulman, deputy minister for transportation affairs at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, said that the Cabinet’s decision to improve pilgrims’ services has created a positive impact, and served as a starting point for promoting the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.
This came during the signing ceremony of 19 partnerships with public, non-profit and private sector bodies, signed by the governing council of the Tawafa Organization for Pilgrims from Turkey, Europe, America and Australia on Thursday in Jeddah. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the US, UK, France and Turkey.
The organization’s chairman, Tariq Ankawi, noted that all partnerships fell within the “2019 Initiatives,” a program by the organization inspired by Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to “promote local content, create partnerships and improve the Hajj experience.” The program produced more than 40 initiatives concerned with pilgrims’ services and their needs during their stay in the Kingdom. 
French Consul General Mustapha Mihraj said that King Salman’s government had exerted vigorous efforts to facilitate Hajj and Umrah rituals for pilgrims.