Mr. Salameh Khalil is a highly experienced executive with a career spanning over 20 years. His in-depth knowledge includes financial planning and strategy, risk management, treasury, internal controls...
Mr. Salameh Khalil is a highly experienced executive with a career spanning over 20 years. His in-depth knowledge includes financial planning and strategy, risk management, treasury, internal controls, auditing, and accounting. Prior to his appointment as CEO of The National Bank (TNB), he was the Chief Financial Officer of Palestine Telecommunication Group (Paltel Group), he was responsible for managing the financial, administrative, human resource and procurement operations of the Group and supervising it, in addition to setting the strategic objectives of the Group within that scope. Mr. Khalil is a board member of various Group subsidiaries such as Jawwal, Jericho Gate Real Estate, Palvest, in addition to his board membership in TNB since 2013.
Before joining Paltel Group, Mr. Khalil was the Vice President of Finance of Bloom Holdings in the United Arab Emirates. His role included defining the Group´s financial strategies, treasury activities, financing the Group’s operations and projects, internal controls and preparing budgets and financial statements. Before working at Bloom Holdings, Mr. Khalil worked at Ernst and Young in Ramallah as the audit manager, where he managed the audit of leading corporates and international institutions including the European Commission, World Bank and USAID. in addition, Mr. Khalil also managed international projects for the Palestinian Ministry of Finance; consulted on audit and internal controls, budgeting, risk management and institutional capacity building for the sovereign institutional infrastructure.
Mr. Khalil obtained a Bachelor of Accounting from Birzeit University in 2000, and holds several additional accounting accreditations, including: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Project Finance Specialist (CPFS) and Master Financial Controller (MFC).
Zaher Muala is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at The National Bank. He joined the executive team following the acquisition of the Jordan Commercial Bank, where he served as the Regional Manager si...
Zaher Muala is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at The National Bank. He joined the executive team following the acquisition of the Jordan Commercial Bank, where he served as the Regional Manager since 2018.
Muala enjoys a diversified banking experience on the local, regional, and international levels, spanning more than 20 years in the areas of: Corporate, Retail, SMEs, strategic planning, project management and development, building analytical systems, data analysis and other fields. Muala also serves as a board member of MEPS Palestine.
Muala started his career in the United States in the year 2000. He worked for several banks there including, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Washington Mutual Bank, and UBS/PaineWebber. In 2007, Muala joined the Arab Bank Group/Amman and served there for 11 years as a Vice President in various positions at Head Office. During this period, Muala managed a group of portfolios for the Bank’s network on a global level.
Muala holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Marygrove College in Detroit, United States of America.
Anan Zagha joined The National Bank’s executive management team in the year of 2020 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Anan started his career at Ernst & Young (EY) MENA - Palestine where he was an...
Anan Zagha joined The National Bank’s executive management team in the year of 2020 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Anan started his career at Ernst & Young (EY) MENA - Palestine, where he was an Audit Senior Manager responsible for managing the audit of the largest companies listed in the Palestine Stock Exchange (PEX). Later, he joined EY’s branch in Belgium to continue in his role as an Audit Senior Manager, where he also managed the audit of large listed companies, in addition to working closely on supervising the audit quality for EY’s branches there.
With an experience extending for over 11 years, Anan has gained a vast knowledge in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), internal control and monitoring systems, and coaching in the relevant fields.
Anan holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Birzeit University, Palestine, in addition to international accounting and finance certifications including Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Haitham Najjar is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at The National Bank (TNB) with an investment and strategic planning experience extending for more than 14 years. Mr. Najjar joined TNB in the year 2...
Haitham Najjar is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at The National Bank (TNB) with an investment and strategic planning experience extending for more than 14 years. Mr. Najjar joined TNB in the year 2011 and held several positions including the Investment and Financial Institutions Department Manager and Strategic Planning Department Manager. Mr. Najjar played an important role in managing and planning the bank’s M&A transactions; The merger with the Arab Palestinian Investment Bank (APIB) in 2012, acquiring Bank al Etihad in 2015, acquiring Jordan Commercial Bank (JCB) in 2020 and the acquisition of a majority stake in Palestine Islamic Bank (PIB) in 2018, where he also managed building the synergy formula and plans between TNB and its affiliate PIB. Prior to joining TNB, Mr. Najjar served as the Research Manager at Sahem for Trading and Investment Company and a Finance Management Instructor at An-Najah National University in Nablus. Mr. Najjar started his career in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as a Senior Financial Analyst at Palestine Development and Investment Company (PADICO). Prior, he worked as a Certified Investment Advisor at Al-Tanmia Securities Company. Mr. Najjar holds a Master’s in Finance from New York Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s in Finance and Banking from An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine. He is also one of the first individuals in Jordan to obtain the Certified Financial Consultant, Broker, and Investment Manager License by the Jordan Securities Commission.
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