Banking & Financial Services


Aventus remains the recruiter of choice for many regional banks, respected for discretion and with a deep network of candidates at mid to senior level. This network enables our consultants and seniors to not sure just candidates by CV’s or references, but also by personal experience and prior working relationships having worked on these roles with the same candidates for over a decade. 

Aventus' clients quote this deep knowledge of the individuals and personalities of banking leaders in the region as a reason why they choose to use us to consultant and close critical mandates.

Aventus has experience working with a variety of different banking institutions, such as:

  • Digital banks (NEO banks /Challenger Banks) 
  • Retail Banks 
  • Wholesale Banks 
  • Investment Banks 
  • Development banks 
  • Private Banks

Banking mandates Aventus' could be classified within the below categories:

  • Executive Appointments 
  • Front Office – Grow the bank  
  • Middle & Back Office – Run the bank 
  • Transformational roles - Change the bank 

Grow the bank - Front Office

Wholesale Banking & GTB

Consumer Banking

Digital & E channels

Treasury & Global Markets

Investment Banking

Private Banking

Run the Bank – Back & Middle Office

Risk Management

Middle Office, Operations and other shared services

Marketing & Strategy

Human Resources

Finance & Audit

Legal & Compliance

Change the bank

Transformation & Improvement



Automation & AI

Emerging Fintech Blockchain solutions, P2P lending


Recent Track Record

  • Chief Country Officer UAE- KSA Bank  

  • Chief Digital Officer – Bahrain based bank 

  • Head of Fixed Income – KSA Bank  

  • Head of Online Channels – KSA bank  

  • Regional Head of corporate coverage – UAE Bank 

  • Head of Special Asset Management – Bahrain Bank 

  • Head of Omni Channel – UAE Bank  

  • Head of Business Performance  – UAE Bank 

  • Head of RAROC Pricing – KSA Bank 

  • Chief information officer – UAE Bank 

  • Head of Treasury – KSA Bank 

  • Investment Advisory – Regional Investment Bank  

  • Senior Private Banker – International Bank in GCC  

  • Head of Corporate Banking – UAE Bank  

  • Head of Transcriptional Banking (GTB) – Saudi Bank  

  • Head of Cash Management – Saudi Bank  

  • Director – large local corporate coverage – International bank in UAE  

  • Head of Cards – Saudi Islamic Bank  

  • Regional Head of Cash Management– KSA Bank - Riyadh  

  • Deputy Treasurer - KSA Bank

Non Banking Financial Services


In addition to banks, Aventus have experience working with international as well as regional non-banking financial institutions. This has historically been more traditional entities such as insurance firms, sovereign wealth funds and regulatory bodies. 

More recently Aventus has seen major demand within the field of Fintech. Either for new startups but especially for Fintech entities which have emerged out of existing Financial Institutions, such as Digital Payment Providers and other Digital Platforms that have emerged as major players in the industry.


Private Equity

Venture Capital Firms

Insurance & Reinsurance Companies

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Financial Consultancies / Advisory Firms

Financial Regulators

Exchange Houses

Recent Track Record

  • Chief Investment Officer – Sovereign wealth fund subsidiary KSA 

  • Head of Strategy – Sovereign wealth subsidiary KSA 

  • Head of  Sovereign wealth fund 

  • Head of Communications - Sovereign wealth subsidiary KSA 

  • Head of Investments - Soveriegn wealth subisidary KSA 

  • Head of transformation – insurance company – Oman  

  • Group General Counsel – GCC Real Estate Investment Company 

  • Front office global markets business analyst – UAE SWF  


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Graduated with a First-Class honours degree in Business Management from the University of Surrey, UK. After working for a US multi-national in London, and training as a Six Sigma Green belt he relocated to the UAE in 2008. Keon has gained 8 years’ experience in the GCC banking and financial services market, recruiting mid to senior level roles and developing lasting relationships with candidates and clients across the region. With a proven track record, placing banking roles across all verticals. Keon’s approach to recruitment is relationship driven and client focused.

At Aventus we aim to live and breathe our core values of credibility, trust, flexibility and most importantly delivering sustainable results for our clients


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Muthu is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 5+ years of experience of working as a finance and financial services professional. Starting her career in an Audit role with KPMG, Muthu moved into financial advisory as a consultant, now at Aventus, she is able to utilise her technical experience within finance, accountancy and audit to understand and deliver on complex client requirements.

Muthu also successfully completed her CFA level 1 which further enhances her insight into the workings of the wider financial services industry. Focusing on mid to senior level searches, Muthu is highly specialized in headhunting finance and financial services professionals across the GCC.