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Bibby Financial Services Appoints Managing Director of Canada

January 14, 2019, 08:14 AM

Bibby Financial Services Canada (BFS) announced that Kash Ahmad has been appointed as the Managing Director as the company looks to grow its support for businesses trading domestically and overseas.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector, Ahmad has held a range of senior executive positions throughout the UK, the Middle East and Asia, supporting SMEs, mid-market and global corporate businesses.

Ahmad joined BFS in December 2017 as the Specialist Director for BFS UK, where he led Trade Finance, Export Finance, Construction Finance and Recruitment Finance divisions.

Prior to BFS, he held the position of Managing Director of Global Transaction Banking, Mid-Markets at Lloyds Commercial Banking. Previous roles also include Chief Risk Officer at Barclays Bank Pakistan and Managing Director of Inward Business for Barclays Bank’s UK Global Corporates division.

Speaking of his appointment, Ahmad said:

“I am delighted and privileged to have been appointed Managing Director & President of Bibby Financial Services Canada. We have a well-respected long-established business delivering funding solutions to SME clients through an experienced and knowledgeable team.” 

“We are committed to Canada and see significant opportunity for growth by helping businesses achieve their ambitions and goals and being the independent financial services company with which every ambitious business would love to work.”

“BFS prides itself in helping businesses to overcome the complexities of trading overseas by supporting SMEs buying and selling in over 100 countries worldwide. Our cross-border financing capability is unrivaled in the Canadian market and provides us with a great opportunity to boost regional and national economic growth by supporting small to medium size businesses.”

Ian Watson, CEO of BFS North America, said:

“I am delighted that Kash has joined us as the BFS Canada Managing Director. Talented leaders like him are key to our aim of providing excellent service to clients and intermediary partners alike.

“Having a professional of Kash’s caliber, with such a wealth of experience at a senior level - both in the UK and overseas and will undoubtedly enable us to enhance our support for Canadian SMEs.”

Ahmad added:

“Businesses in 2019 are looking to unlock working capital, manage currency risk and find new ways of financing growth. I’m thrilled to be a part of such an innovative, client-centric business during a time of exciting change and look forward to helping more businesses to grow.”

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