Nasser Al Thekair is the General Manager of the Trade & Business Development Department at The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, since 2017. He is responsible for leading the trade promotion and facilitation arm of the ITFC, growing the intra-trade among MCs, and enhancing the development impact. Additionally, He leads ITFC’s efforts to develop new business lines and products, foster innovation, and build strategic relationships with key development partners to create new markets and mobilize resources for ITFC’s trade development initiatives.
Nasser Al-Thekair joined the IsDB in 2000. He held the position of Assistant General Manager of the Corporate & Structured Finance Department, with the responsibility of overseeing all ITFC trade finance transactions for the Middle East and North Africa where he has grown to become a business portfolio of more than US$ 2.2 Billion.
His main achievement in Islamic Finance relates to supervising the structuring of several transactions that won international recognition from Islamic Finance News, Euromoney, and Global Trade Review.
In addition to his work in the ITFC, Nasser holds various executive and board membership positions in several companies, he is a board member of the Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) since 2019, a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB), and the Trade Development Fund (TDFD), also, he represents ITFC on the board of Aid for Trade Initiative for the Arab States (AfTIAS), as well the Board of Governors of AATB program.
Nasser holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from King AbdulAziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester School of Management, United Kingdom. He also has Executive Education credentials from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland in Leadership and in Leading Digital Business Transformation as well as Corporate Director Certification from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.