Gatehouse Bank appoints new boss to grow the firm in London

Michael Bow
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GATEHOUSE Bank, the Shariah-compliant lender, yesterday unveiled a new boss to take over from current chairman and chief executive Fahed Faisal Boodai, who will remain in his role as executive chairman.

Henry Thompson, who has been working in Shariah-compliant finance at Arcapita as head of legal, will take over the role with immediate effect.

“I am excited by the growth and potential that Gatehouse has to offer and I am committed to building upon the excellent groundwork which has been undertaken over the past years,” Thompson said.

Gatehouse, which offers investment banking services, has been aiming to get a foothold in London’s wealth management sector and recently opened a new office in Mayfair.

Boodai said Thompson “brings with him a wealth of sector knowledge, which perfectly complements the activities of Gatehouse Bank”.