Chief Executive Officer
Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, Saudi Arabia
Stefano P. Bertamini (Steve) joined Al Rajhi Bank in May 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. Al Rajhi Bank is the largest Islamic bank in the world with assets in excess of 90 billion and a market capitalization of over 35 billion.
Before his appointment at Al Rajhi Bank, Steve was the Group Executive Director and CEO for Global Consumer Banking at Standard Chartered and a member of the Board of Standard Chartered PLC between 2008 and 2014. He was responsible for Retail banking, Wealth management, SME and Private bank with operations across 44 countries.
Steve was also the executive global sponsor for employee volunteering for Standard Chartered and for driving diversity and inclusion for more than 89,000 staff and 127 nationalities. Previously, Steve spent 22 years with GE, most recently as Chairman and CEO of GE North East Asia and became a GE Officer in 2006. He was also responsible for GE's acquisition and merger business in the Asia-Pacific region from 2004 and President of GE Capital Asia between 2001 and 2008.
Steve is an active member of various external organizations including World Presidents’ Organization, CEO Forum, Global 50, WSJ CEO Council and an advisory council member of IIF. Previously he served on the Board of the United Group and various other public financial services and insurance entities. He is currently a board member of Tesserent a listed cyber security company in Australia.
Born in Munich, Germany and raised in Europe, North Africa and North and South America, Steve graduated from University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor's degree of Business in Finance and Management and in 1985 earned his MBA at the University of North Texas in 1991. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
Steve enjoys weightlifting, boating, sports cars. He is married with one daughter and two sons.