Lav Kataria

Chief Operating Officer, IT & Operations Group - Qatar Islamic Bank
Chief Operating Officer, IT & Operations Group - Qatar Islamic Bank

Lav is a seasoned senior banking executive with over 28 years of extensive global experience in Banking Operations & Technology covering Asia, Middle East and Africa regions. During his longstanding tenure with international & regional banks, he successfully spearheaded strategic transformation projects, restructuring programs and operational automation initiatives. He holds a Masters in International Business from IIFT India and Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi – India, in addition to certifications from Harvard Business School and MIT in areas of Digital Disruption, Block Chain and AI. He started banking career in year 1990 with Citi Bank – India and progressed his career with prominent banks in numerous lead roles such as Regional Head of Operations and Technology with Citi Bank – Singapore (APAC Region), Chief Operating Officer roles with Barclays – UAE (Emerging Markets covering Africa and Middle East) and Saudi Hollandi Bank – Saudi Arabia.

Lav is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Islamic Bank starting Dec 2018 and is accountable to lead the delivery of the Digital Transformation strategy for the bank.