Speaker Profile

Headshot of <b>Abdulaziz  Al-Helaissi</b>

Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi

Group Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Gulf International Bank BSC
Mr. Al-Helaissi has 33 years of banking and regulatory experience, primarily in Saudi Arabia. Currently, Mr. Al-Helaissi is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Board Member for Gulf International Bank (GIB) as well as all GIB’s Subsidiaries. Prior to joining GIB in February 2016, Mr. Al-Helaissi was the Deputy Governor for Supervision at the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) having started there in May 2013. At SAMA, his responsibilities included the oversight of the banking and insurance sectors as well as finance company regulations. He was additionally responsible for consumer protection. He also served on several boards, including the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). Prior to SAMA, Mr. Al-Helaissi was Senior Country Officer and Managing Director, Saudi Arabia for JP Morgan Chase as well as Head of Global Corporate Banking for the Middle East and North Africa. Earlier in his career, he was Saudi British Bank’s (affiliate of HSBC), Central Province Area General Manager, covering all key lines of business, including corporate and consumer banking. Mr. Al-Helaissi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas in Austin, USA.