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Company Overview of BLME Holdings plc

Company Overview

BLME Holdings plc, through its subsidiary, Bank of London and The Middle East plc, provides Sharia’a compliant banking services to businesses and individuals in Europe and the Middle East. The company operates through three segments: Corporate Banking, Wealth Management, and Treasury. The Corporate Banking segment provides debt financing for UK mid-market companies ranging from FTSE250 companies to family owned businesses. It offers leasing, property finance, trade finance, acquisition finance, and ABL finance services, as well as involved in the Islamic capital market activities, including organizing and participating in syndicated transactions, and selling down assets from its financing po...

Cannon Place

78 Cannon Street

London,  EC4N 6HL

United Kingdom

Founded in 2013

124 Employees


44 20 7618 0000


44 20 7618 0001

Key Executives for BLME Holdings plc

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BLME Holdings plc Key Developments

BLME Holdings plc Announces Management Changes, Effective November 17, 2016

Giles Cunningham has been appointed CEO of BLME Holdings plc with effect from November 17, 2016 subject to regulatory approval. Giles Cunningham brings a breadth of experience across a broad range of wealth, corporate and international banking activities. His appointment at the company continues a successful career following four years as CEO, International at Qatar Islamic Bank and at Lloyds Banking Group where he held various prominent positions including CEO, Middle East. Giles Cunningham succeeds Jabra Ghandour who has chosen to step down as CEO for personal reasons. Jabra will remain a member of the Board of the company and will focus on business development in the Middle East and building the BLME brand in the GCC region. In addition, the company has recently taken steps to strengthen the senior management team with Trevor Jones appointed as Chief Compliance Officer, a Chief Risk Officer and Chris Power, company's Chief Financial Officer, appointed to the Board of the company.

BLME Holdings plc, Annual General Meeting, Jun 03, 2016

BLME Holdings plc, Annual General Meeting, Jun 03, 2016, at 10:00 GMT Standard Time. Location: 12 Manchester Square London, W1U 3PP United Kingdom Agenda: To consider the adoption of the audited consolidated accounts for the financial year ended 31 December 2015; to consider the appointment and remuneration of the auditor of the Company; to consider the election of directors of the company; to consider the authorization of the Company to purchase its own shares; and to consider the authorization of the directors to misapply pre-emption rights in relation to the sale of treasury shares.

BLME Announces Executive and Management Changes

BLME has announced that it has appointed Jabra Ghandour as its new chief executive officer and board member effective March 25, 2016. Jabra has more than 30 years experience in private, corporate and retail banking, having managed major institutions across the Gulf. He joined BLME in late 2015 and has been instrumental in refining the Bank's strategy and business plan. During the last 13 years Jabra held senior positions within the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) Group, latterly as managing director and board member of the International Bank of Qatar representing NBK. As CEO, Jabra will be responsible for driving BLME’s growing Wealth Management arm alongside its revitalized Corporate Banking offering. Jabra succeeds Michael Williams, who was appointed as interim CEO in May 2015. BLME is delighted that Michael will be resuming his role as non-executive director on the board of BLME Holdings plc and the Bank plc where his insight will be invaluable.

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