Gulf International Bank
Group Chief Operating Officer
Member of Management Committee, Human Resources Committee, Group Risk Committee, Operational Risk Management Committee and Information Security Committee
Stewart Macphail has over 27 years’ international business experience in both financial services and other business sectors, ranging from retail to construction. He joined GIB in his current position in December 2014. Stewart is responsible for Group Operations, Information Technology, Administration Services, Corporate Communications and the Enterprise Programme Management Office; and currently has responsibility for the Bank’s retail business. For seven years prior to joining GIB, Stewart held senior executive roles and board memberships across a diverse range of businesses in the MENA region, from large family groups and public companies to private equity-held businesses. In these positions, he operated at a strategic management level, developing restructuring strategies and translating them into clear operational implementation plans. Prior to moving to the Middle East, he worked for over 15 years in Europe with GE Capital, where his final position was CEO of GE Capital's Card Services business in the UK. Stewart holds a BA Honours degree in Business and Law from Lancaster University, UK.