Saleem is Senior SME Banking Specialist at IFC covering the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). In his current role, he is IFC’s lead banking specialist in multiple SME Banking advisory engagements across MENA region and is also involved in IFC’s global SME initiatives in the areas of women in business and Islamic banking.
Prior to joining IFC, Saleem was associated with reputed international organizations like HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank as well as large regional banks while serving in emerging markets, including Sultanate of Oman. He is a recognized SME Banking expert and has played leadership roles in setting up new SME businesses for various banks across multiple countries in the MENA region, over the last decade.
Saleem holds a Master degree in Business Administration and carries several certifications in the areas of Credit, Risk, Trade, Treasury, Sales and Product Management.