Executive Management


Essam Osman Mahgoub

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Esaam was appointed CEO of Blue Nile Mashreg Bank in July 2007. He is an accomplished banker with about 4 decades experience cutting across all facets of banking. Under his leadership and vision BNMB achieved exponential growth and remarkable turnaround. He started his career With Citibank in 1977 and has an extensive experience in MENA Region markets including Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Esaam held top management position in several Local and International Banks. He holds a Bsc. Honors Degree in Business administration from University of Khartoum 1972. Mr. Esaam shares his expertise and diverse experience as a keynote speaker in conferences all over the world.


Dr. Mahmoud Hassan

Deputy CEO

Dr. Mahmoud Hassan is the Deputy CEO of BNMB and possesses a diverse experience of about 30 years in international and regional banks.. Dr. Hassan has an expertise in Development Finance and has received international acclaim for mobilization of funds for several development and poverty alleviation projects, by arranging syndicated funds from international financial institutions in North and Sub-Saharan Africa. He also worked as a Managing Director & CEO of Banque Sahelo-Saharienne Pour L'Investissment et le Commerce, BSIC in Ghana and Sudan, Deputy Country Head Mashreqbank Sudan, and held senior positions in many local Banks. His mergers and acquisitions expertise enabled him to achieve smooth merger of Blue Nile and Mashreg Bank in Sudan in 2003. Dr. Mahmoud Hassan holds a Master degree in Banking & Finance for Development, from Milan, Italy, and PhD in Banking and Financial Studies, from Sudan University of Science & Technology



Head of Operations and Private Banking

Mr. Irfan has 24 years of Banking experience and joined BNMB in 2007 as Head of Operations and Technology and brought with him rich Banking and Technology experience from different markets including Middle east and Pakistan Mr. Irfan started his professional career with IT industry. Later spent over 13 years at Habib Bank Limited in different countries where he managed several portfolios including Retail, Corporate, SME and Multinationals Before joining BNMB Irfan worked as the AVP/Country Head of Habib Bank Limited in Sudan and held several positions with the Bank in UAE and Pakistan He holds a Bachelors Degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Punjab Pakistan. He has attended Executive Management Programmes in leading business schools. He is also a (DAIBP) Diploma Associate of Institute of Bankers in Pakistan.


Sharafeldin Abdel Rahman Mohamed

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Compliance

Story of Mr. Sharaf is the story of BNMB. He joined BNMB as a teenager in 1985 rose through the ranks to the top through his extreme hard work and dedication. Throughout his career he has worked in all the positions of the Bank and achieved marvelous results for the Bank. He has over 30 years of banking experience. His expertise include Financial control, Business Process Re-Engineering and Technology implementations. He has acquired Professional High Diploma in Islamic Economics – Development Studies & Research Institute – University of Khartoum 2013. Banking Studies Diploma – The High Institute of Banking Studies 1990. He has attended numerous Executive Management Programmes.


Abdel-Kariem Ibrahiem Taha

Head of Credit and Planning

Mr. Abdel-Kariem joined BNMB in Feb 2010 . He is responsible for managing BNMB’s credit portfolio. He successfully increased the total investments from SDG 338 million in 2010 to 1.6 billion by end of 2015. Mr. Abdel-Kariem has banking experience of more than 30 years in Sudan and Middle east. He held various senior position in Sudan and Saudi Arabia. Before joining BNMB his last assignment was with National Commercial Bank Jeddah. Mr. Abdel-Kariem is Graduated from university of Gezira , Faculty of Economics and Rural development, B.S.C honors degree 1984.


Mr. Fatih Fahmi Hassan Saeed

Head of Treasury & International Relations

Mr. Fatih joined BNMB in 2007 and has been assigned to update the treasury and to extend the relations between BNMB & the other correspondents all over the world. He is also responsible for enhancing the bank’s profits from the forex services (Foreign Exchange Market). Mr. Fatih has over 20 years of experience in banking and finance and has worked with Mashreq Bank before the merger of Mashreq Bank and Blue Nile Bank. He has a BSc in Economics from the University Of Khartoum, beside other professional management courses.


Miss. Jamila Yousif

Head of Corporate Operations and AML

Miss Jamila Yousif joined the BNMB in 2007. Jamila is a profound professional with more than 18 years of extensive banking experience in different Banks in Sudan. She has a proven track record of delivery in a leading role with diversified exposure in the areas of operations, Trade finance auditing and project management. She holds Bachleors Degree in Organizational Management from Al Ahfad University she also holds numerous domestic and international certifications.


Mr. Mohamed Elfatih

Head of IT and Special Projects

Mr. Elfatih is the Head of IT and Projects Manager. He has been with BNMB since 2004, Elfatih has responsibility for the advancement of BNMBs technology strategy and for the oversight of the broader Information Technology function in support of the Bank’s business strategy. His mandate is to advance BNMB’s capability to develop, operate and protect the infrastructure, systems and applications that support all businesses and corporate functions. He is architect of BNMBs strong and widely distributed network serving Branches, ATMs and POS across Sudan with high availability and tight data security. He holds B.Sc in computer engineering from Computer Man College, MBA in Project Management, PMP and EFGM certificates.

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