Asad Batla has an MBA in Finance and Marketing from LUMS and B.S in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers USA. He has over 20 years of industry experience having worked in Banks like Citibank, ANZ Banking Group Australia, Barclays Bank and more recently Islamic banks like Noor Bank and now Bank Nizwa. Over these years Asad has managed various regional and senior country positions, working across and managing geographies like, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, Middle East and Australia. Over the last two decades his experience has been in establishing businesses, growing them and in some cases managing in an economic downturn. Asad has managed complex P&L businesses in many countries and large scale bank integrations over his career. In the last seven years he has been a part of a team of pioneering seniors managers in establishing and running of two successful Islamic Banks. Noor Bank of UAE and the most recent one is Bank Nizwa, the first Islamic Bank of Oman. Asad currently Heads the Consumer Banking division of Bank Nizwa. The bank was successfully launched last year. Having a network of 9 braches the mandate is to expand across Oman and gain market share by providing innovative Islamic products and services.