Deutsche Bank Ag Directors

Deutsche Bank MEA operates twelve regional offices with the bank’s Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) branch serving as its regional hub.

Through this broad network clients have access to Deutsche Bank’s global expertise offering the full range of investment banking, asset management, private wealth management and global transaction banking services.

Board of Directors

Abdulhadi Shayif
Chairman of the Board of Directors – Independent/ non-executive Member

Mr. Shayif joined the National Commercial Bank (NCB), Saudi Arabia in 1975. He worked in different function in the Bank and in 1999 became the General Manager of the Bank, and was also Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the Risk Committee and Member of the Credit Committee. He took early retirement in September, 2005. 

Mr. Shayif sits on the board of several companies including listed companies in Saudi Arabia.

Loïc Voide
Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors – non-executive Member

Based in Dubai, Loïc Voide represents Deutsche Bank as Regional Co-CEO for Middle East and Africa since September 2020. He is the same time Head of International Private Bank for the region, Chief Country Officer for UAE and Head of Representative Office in Bahrain.  

He joined Deutsche Bank’s Wealth Management division in 2015 in Switzerland to cover the Turkish market and was subsequently appointed Head of Wealth Management Russia and Eastern Europe. In December 2018, he was appointed Head of Wealth Management MEA as well as Head of Deutsche Bank Geneva. In this capacity he was a member of DB Switzerland Executive Board. 

Before joining Deutsche Bank, Voide held several senior management positions at UBS and Credit Suisse covering the Middle East and Turkey. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director for the Family Office of a senior member of a Gulf Royal family. 

A Swiss national, Loïc Voide has over 30 years of experience since beginning his career as a bank apprentice with the Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) in 1990.

Bassel Zaouk
Executive Member and CEO

Bassel Zaouk is Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia since November 2019. He also serves as executive board member at Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia and non-executive board member at Deutsche Gulf Finance. 

Bassel joined Deutsche Bank in 2006 and has held a number of senior positions in the bank advising sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions and family offices across the full product spectrum, both on the investments and structured lending side.

Mr. Zaouk holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, and completed the Associates’ Executive Program at Columbia Business School in New York, NY, United States of America.

Hauke Burkhardt
Non-executive Member

Based in Frankfurt, Hauke Burkhardt is leading the global corporate lending business of the Corporate Bank since October 2019. At the same time he is member of the supervisory board of Postbank Firmenkunden AG (Germany) and member of the Corporate Bank Germany Exco as well as the Global Trade Finance & Lending Leadership Team.

Hauke Burkhardt joined Deutsche Bank in 2007 and held leadership positions in various Trade Finance and Lending areas.

Mr. Burkhardt holds a Diploma degree from the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Riaan Visser
Non-Executive Member

Based in Dubai, Riaan Visser represents Deutsche Bank as Regional COO and CFO for Middle East and Africa. He also has Country Chief Operating Officer responsibilities for the UAE and Qatar.

Riaan Visser joined Deutsche Bank in 2010 as CFO in South Africa and is a registered member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) since 1998.

Mr. Visser holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accountancy from Rand Afrikaans University and an Hons degree in accountancy (including a certificate in the theory of accounting (CTA)) from the University of South Africa.

Sameer Al Hamidi
Independent/ non-executive Member

Mr. Al Hamidi is Managing Director and was until 1st July 2020 the Chief Executive Officer of SACO, a Saudi listed company specializing in retail & wholesale of home improvement products. He was General Director of SACO from 1981 to 2011. 

Mr Al Hamidi holds Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration in 1980G from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.

Mr. Al Hamidi sits on the board of several companies including listed companies in Saudi Arabia.