The Honorable Salaam Said Al-Shaksy

The Honorable Salaam Said Al-Shaksy
Chief Executive Officer of Alizz Islamic Bank

The Honorable Salaam Said Al Shaksy, 55, is Chief Executive Officer of Alizz Islamic Bank since June 4, 2014 overseeing the strategic direction of Oman’s newest dedicated Islamic Bank providing innovative financial solutions and products adhered by Islamic Shari'a.

Al Shaksy is a Member of Oman’s State Council and Deputy Head of its Economic Committee.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Oman Oil Company and Chairman of its Board Audit and Risk Committee.  His other appointments include: Member of the Board and Board Executive Committee of Al Raff’d Fund (Oman’s Government funded SME fund), Chairman of Oman’s Investment Stabilization Fund, Member of the Advisory Board at The College of Economics & Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Member of the Diwan of Royal Court sponsored  Sharakah (PPP) program, and Chairman of The Shaksy Group.

Prior to joining Alizz, he served as Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Oman between 2010 and 2014, leading its turnaround and transformation during this period.

Al Shaksy has held a number of senior executive positions including CEO of Dubai Banking Group, CEO of Dubai Islamic Investment Group and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bank Dhofar (where he led its merger with Majan International Bank in 2002).  Between 1994-2000, Al Shaksy headed a group comprising three divisions - retail banking, investment banking and correspondent banking at the National Bank of Oman. He embarked on his banking career with Citibank Global Consumer Business, Dubai, U.A.E. in 1992.

His previous roles include Chairman of Oman National Investment Corporation Holding, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Shell Oman Marketing and Chairman of its Board Audit Committee, Deputy Chairman, Muscat Securities Market and Board Member of Bank Muscat. He has also served on the Board of Bank Islam, Malaysia, Dubai First, Dubai, and Alliance Housing Bank, Oman.

Al Shaksy is the first Omani CEO of a full-fledged Islamic Bank in Oman and has received a number of awards in Banking, including “Banker of the Year 2008” - Banker Middle East. He is also a sought after keynote speaker at global financial conferences.

Al Shaksy is a graduate of Boston University, USA, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics (cum laude), a Masters in Management Information Systems (Honors) and an MBA in Management of Financial Services (High Honors). He has also completed the Senior Executive Program from the London Business School, UK. He is married and has five children. He enjoys boating, chess and photography.