Friday, June 20, 2008

Jobs galore in the Gulf

The Middle East is attracting finance talent, especially in Islamic finance, like a super-powered magnate. Just the other day, one Malaysian bode farewell to his colleagues and took off for Qatar.
He didn't want to tell his exact location - giving the usual 'I'll drop you guys an email soon' reply - but you can guess.
Among others, newly established Al Khaliji is expanding its banking business, with regional ambitions. They are hiring. A check on thei website listed 37 vacancies.
So are many others. Islamic investment company GULF CONNEXIONS, for example, is on the lookout for a Chief Investment Officer. Based in Bahrain, the CIO should have at least 10 years experience in investment banking, at least three of those years as an investment director in an Islamic investment bank in the GCC, so says their advertisement.
Another firm, advertised at MRL Financial, is looking for a head of its Islamic banking's wealth management business.
The list just goes on and on. Interesting time for seekers powered by Islamic finance knowledge.

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