Gatehouse Bank’s Chief Executive makes move to Malaysia to link Islamic Financial hubs
Richard Thomas OBE, will relinquish his current responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer and will take over a new role with the Bank to spearhead this SE Asia business expansion and operations.
The Board acknowledges the valuable contribution played by Mr Thomas under his Chairmanship in the incorporation the Bank in 2007 and in obtaining its FSA authorisation. Mr Thomas took over as Chief Executive Officer in August 2009 when the Bank was recurringly loss-making and worked closely with the Board in establishing the new business model and franchise based on Real Estate investments and Wealth Management offerings and in the Bank’s transformation to its current state of profitability.
The Board would like to thank Mr Richard Thomas immensely for the contribution he has made to the Company and to the Board as Chief Executive Officer since August 2009, and before this, as Chairman of the Board.
Mr Fahed Boodai, Chairman has been appointed as interim Chief Executive Officer.
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