CORRECTED-Qatar First Bank says CEO Mansour resigns

Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:07am EDT

(In Sept. 29 item, corrects fourth paragraph to show the bank was seeking only a listing of its shares in Doha, not an IPO. Also corrects spelling of acting CEO's surname in second paragraph to Meshari)

DUBAI, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Qatar First Bank (QFB), a sharia-compliant bank active in private equity investments, said its Chief Executive Emad Mansour has resigned and will be replaced by Ahmad Meshari.

Meshari joins the bank as acting chief executive from Qatar Islamic Bank, where he was the deputy chief executive, QFB said in a statement.

QFB was part of the consortium which held a 50 percent stake in Abu Dhabi's Al Noor Hospitals prior to its initial public offering in June. Al Noor was valued at $1 billion in its London listing.

The Qatari bank itself was planning a listing last year on the Doha bourse, having hired Credit Suisse as a financial adviser. The bank has investments worth 1.8 billion riyals ($494.32 million) across various sectors including energy, financial services, industrials, real estate and healthcare.

Its 2012 net income rose 21 percent to 113.2 million riyals, according to the statement. ($1 = 3.6414 Qatar riyals) (Reporting by Dinesh Nair; Editing by David Cowell and Dale Hudson)


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