Khaled Al Gazawi
Dr. Khaled Al-Gazawi is the Chief Executive Officer of Ebdaa Bank for Microfinance in Bahrain since April 2014. Beside this role, Khaled serves as a board member of the National Microfinance Bank of Jordan, Ebdaa Bank for Microfinance in Mauritania; Innovation and Partnership Bank of Sierra Leone, Ebdaa Microfinance Company in Palestine, and Ebdaa Bank for Microfinance in Syria. He also serves as a member of the technical committee of Ebdaa Microfinance Company in Lebanon.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Al-Gazawi served as the General Manager of Grameen – Jameel Microfinance LTD (GJ). Khaled also served as a Resident Advisor for the Arab Gulf fund for development (AGFUND) in Lebanon, and led the efforts to create the newest AGFUND’s microfinance bank in Lebanon; Ibdaa; which was functional in less than 70 days from commencing setup. Between 2007 and early 2012, Khaled worked for the First Microfinance Foundation – Egypt (FMF-E) as the Chief Executive Officer. FMF-E is the local affiliate of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM). Beside the extensive microfinance consultancy work Khaled did, he was among the founding team and served as the CEO of the Jordan Micro Credit Company (Tamweelcom), the leading Jordanian Microfinance institution in Jordan, owned by the Noor Hussein Foundation and funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In total, Khaled has over 19 years of experience in micro-finance, plus an extensive experience in banking, marketing, and business consultancy.
Dr. Al-Gazawi is a certified Trainer in various fields of microfinance, such as business planning, delinquency management, interest rate setting, accounting, operational risks management and financial analysis. Khaled holds a PhD. degree in International Management from the US, and an MBA from Jordan.