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The Team

Dr. Khalid Abdulla Ateeq

CEO and Board Member

Dr. Khalid is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Family Bank. He has over 36 years’ experience in banking, finance, auditing and accounting. Prior to join VC Bank as Deputy CEO, he was Executive Director of Banking Supervision at the Central Bank of Bahrain where he was responsible for the licensing, inspection and supervision of financial institutions, insuring that all banks and financial institutions, either operating or incorporated in Bahrain, complied with promulgated laws and regulations.

Before joining the CBB, he was Assistant Professor at Bahrain University. In addition, through his diversified experience, Dr. Ateeq served in senior posts with a number of reputable banks and firms. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Accounting from UK. Dr. Khalid is a Board Member in Al Khair Bank, Med Gulf Company, Al Barakh Bank and Itqan Company.

Mr. Sameer Deshpande

Chief Financial Officer

Mr.Sameer Despande is a member of the Institute of chartered Accounts of India (ICAI) and holds a B.Com degree in Commerce/Financial Accounting from the Bombay University, India. He has over 23 years of experience in various financial positions, including as Financial Controller of the Bahrain Development Bank BSC.

Mr. Abdulla Mohammed Saleh

Microfinance Manager

Mr. Abdulla Saleh holds a BSc degree from Beirut University in Lebanon majoring in business administration and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians , united kingdom majoring in Accounting, finance, Audit and Taxation. He has 28 years of experience and his experience is in finance function in several organizations including the Fortune Investment House and the Gulf Air Co.

Mrs. Sana Salim

Banking Operation Manager

Mrs. Sana Salim Abdulla holds a Diploma in Commercial Studies from the University of Bahrain. She has over 15 years of experience with Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait and Eskan Bank. During her professional career, she attended several courses, seminars and conferences in banking, management, Islamic banking, economy and banking laws.