Mr. Mohamed Sultan joined CIB as Head of Consumer Operations in 2008, and within six months, was appointed Head of the Operations Group. In September 2014, Mr. Sultan was appointed Head of Operations and IT before assuming his role as COO.

Under his leadership and management, the Operations Group was significantly developed, resulting in major expansions within the operations function. New divisions were established, serving the expansion of the business or merging several operations divisions, including Corporate Services, Alternative Channels, and Real Estate and Facility Management.

In his continuous efforts to enhance the Bank’s internal and external customer experience in alignment with CIB’s overall objectives and strategic goals, multiple departments were established, including Treasury Middle Office, Operations Control Management, Retail Operations, Customer Care and Experience, as well as the Sustainable Development Department.


His vision brought about the establishment of the Security and Resilience Management Group, with a clear strategic mandate to develop and firmly establish the Bank’s business continuity and cyber security management capabilities. Under his leadership, CIB has obtained multiple reputable certifications in the Security & Resilience Management domains including ISO 22301:2012 for Business Continuity Management, ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security Management and PCI – DSS (payment Cards Industry – Data Security Standards) Certification, positioning CIB as a pioneer and leader among peer financial institutions in the market.

In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Sultan led a major transformation strategy in the IT Department, adding significant value to existing technology and enhanced infrastructure. The aim was a more solid foundation that provides superior services to customers and allows the business to grow smoothly as the Bank moves forward. Mr. Sultan has also been leading programs under the Bank’s Strategic and Digital Transformational Agenda and has played a significant role in expediting the adoption of digital technologies with the aim of maintaining CIB’s role as market leader in this domain. He is currently leading the initiative of adopting an Agile Operating model in the bank along with the ongoing digital transformation.

Prior to joining CIB, Mr. Sultan held the positions of Vice President of Branch Operations and Control Management at Mashreq Bank and Country Operations Head at the National Bank of Oman. He attended several leadership programs in top business schools and is also an alumnus of INSEAD Business School.

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