Manama, Bahrain – 24 March 2014: At the Annual General Meeting held today March 24th of Securities & Investment Company (SICO), the Bahrain-based regional investment bank; the board and shareholders approved the appointment of Najla M. Al Shirawi as the Bank’s new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Anthony Mallis, who is retiring at the end of March.
Congratulating Mrs Al Shirawi, SICO’s Chairman Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, highlighted Najla’s successful 16-year career with SICO. An engineer by education, Najla joined the Bank in 1997, and has held various posts including Head of Asset Management and subsequently Investments & Treasury, before being appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2006. In June 2013, she was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer. “The Board has every confidence in Najla’s ability to lead the Bank in implementing the next phase of SICO’s strategic evolution,’’ Sheikh Abdulla stressed