Omar Benkirane has been named executive director, global transaction banking at Natixis in the Middle East.

Benkirane moves to the bank from Qatar National Bank (QNB) in Doha, where he was head of global trade services. His role there was to develop a strategic trade and supply chain finance business for QNB’s local and international markets.

He has also held positions at Ecobank, as director of corporate banking, Mashreqbank , as global relationship manager of the FI group, and Banque Commerciale du Maroc (now Attijariwafa Bank), where he began his career.