Khaled Al-Gazawi, Chief Executive Officer, Ebdaa Bank for Microfinance
Dr. Khaled Al-Gazawi joined Ebdaa Bank for Microfinance as the Chief Executive Officer early 2014. For a year, Dr. Al-Gazawi served the Grameen – Jameel Microfinance LTD (GJ) as the General Manager. Khaled has more than 16 years of experience in microfinance, plus an extensive experience in banking, marketing, and business consultancy.
Previously in his career, Khaled shortly 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 90 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 also served as the CEO of the Jordan Micro Credit Company (Tamweelcom), a leading Jordanian Microfinance institution in Jordan, owned by the Noor Hussein Foundation and funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Khaled 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 the Jordan.