Within the framework of its endeavors to attract top talent and support national cadres
Kuwait, 7 August 2023: Burgan Bank has announced the appointment of Mr. Barrak Al-Mattar as General Manager of Information Technology. With over 22 years of experience in the tech industry, Mr. Al-Mattar, a seasoned veteran, will lead the Bank's efforts to strengthen its digital transformation while keeping up with the latest technological advancements that offer reliability and security. His primary responsibilities include modernizing IT operations, implementing robust security controls, and aligning IT objectives with the Bank's strategies and goals, especially ensuring a seamless banking experience for customers.
The Bank's decision to appoint Mr. Al-Mattar aligns with its commitment to nurturing local talent and attracting top professionals for senior leadership positions. This dedication reflects the Bank's role in shaping the future of Kuwait and its sustainable development. Mr. Fadhel Mahmoud Abdullah, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Burgan Bank in Kuwait, emphasized the importance of a solid and capable IT department in the Bank's digital transformation journey. He believes that Mr. Al-Mattar's experience and forward-looking approach make him an ideal fit to lead the IT department and support the Bank's overall growth.
Mr. Al-Mattar has an impressive track record of achievements and notable leadership qualities, enabling him to oversee major transformational projects throughout his career successfully.
Before joining Burgan Bank, Mr. Al-Mattar was the General Manager of IT at Kuwait International Bank (KIB). During his time there, he developed the Bank's IT transformation roadmap and implemented new strategies to transition the Bank into the digital era. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly 20 years at EQUATE Petrochemical Company, primarily serving as an IT Group Leader in different areas in IT dept.
Mr. Al-Mattar holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Kuwait University. He is an SAP-certified consultant and has been a Board Member of SAP User Group MENA. Throughout his extensive career, he has earned various certifications, including Six Sigma (green belt). He has actively participated in programs such as the KFAS Innovation Challenge and the Thukhur leadership program in Kuwait.