Daily News: January 11, 2019

Bibby Promotes Ahmad to Managing Director of Canada


Bibby Financial Services Canada promoted Kash Ahmad to 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 served as managing director of Global Transaction Banking, Mid-Markets at Lloyds Commercial Banking. He also worked as 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,” said Ahmad. “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.”

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

Established in 2001, Bibby Financial Services is an independent financial services partner to more than 10,900 businesses, providing more than $1.25 billion in funding annually and handling $11.6 billion in annual client turnover. It serves virtually any industry though its 40+ operations in 14 countries over three continents.