National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia)

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The National Commercial Bank
البنك الأهلي التجاري
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Founded26 December 1953; 66 years ago (1953-12-26)
FounderSaleh Kaki
Abdulaziz Kaki
Salem bin Mahfouz Company[1]
HeadquartersJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Number of locations
405 Branches (2019)
3,770 ATM's (2019)
Key people
Saeed Mohammed AL-Ghamdi Chairman[2]
Rashid Ibrahim Sharif Vice Chairman[3]
Faisal Omar Alsaggaf CEO[4]
ProductsFinancial services
Total assets$115.9 billion (2018) [5]
Number of employees
13,058 (2018)

The National Commercial Bank (NCB), also known as AlAhli Bank (Arabic: البنك الأهلي التجاري‎), is a Saudi Arabian bank. The institute is the largest bank by total asset in Saudi Arabia and the second-largest by market capitalization, and it's one of the largest Islamic banks in the world in terms of assets.[6] NCB practices Islamic banking and finance. In 2014, NCB announced to turn itself into a fully Islamic bank in the next five years.[7]

Samba and NCB planned a mega-merger worth 15.3 billion dollars. The merger would result in creation of Arabian Gulf's third largest bank after Qatar National Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank.[8]

Founding and legal structure

The National Commercial Bank was the first Saudi bank to be licensed and the biggest in the kingdom and a leading financial institution in the region founded by Sheikh Abdulaziz Mohammad Kaki, Sheikh Saleh Mousa Kaki, & Sheikh Salem Ahmed Binmahfouz. The bank initiated business as The National Commercial Bank following the Royal Decree on 20 Rabi Thani 1373H (26 December 1953).[9]

In 1999, the government through the Ministry of Finance's Public Investment Fund (PIF) acquired a majority holding in the Bank.

The National Commercial Bank owns 90.7% of NCB Capital, its investment arm and the premier investment bank in the kingdom, and owns 67.03% of Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası (TFKB), the leading participation bank in Turkey,[10]

Ownership and legal constitution

The bank was constituted as a general partnership from its founding in 1953 until 1 July 1997, when it was reconstituted as a joint stock company.

In 1999, the government of Saudi Arabia acquired a majority holding in the bank through the Ministry of Finance's Public Investment Fund (PIF).

In an extraordinary general assembly meeting held on 21 March 2014, the shareholders approved to offer 25% of the bank's share capital (after capital increase) to the general public under the initial public offering (IPO) and to a minority shareholder of the bank. The IPO was made for 15% of the bank's share capital and an additional 10% was allocated to the Public Pension Agency. The shares offered were part of the shareholding of a majority shareholder of the bank. The IPO was approved by the regulatory authorities and the subscription for the IPO took place between 19 October 2014 and 2 November 2014, and the Bank's shares have been trading on Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) since 12 November 2014.


In May 2018, Faisal Omar Alsaggaf was appointed chief executive office (CEO) of National Commercial Bank. This was announced by Mansour al-Maiman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NCB. The board appointed Faisal as the new CEO who would take charge in May 2018.

In May 2018, Saeed bin Muhammad Al-Ghamdi was appointed as chairman.

See also


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  6. ^ "List of Banks in Saudi Arabia 2019 - Overview of Top Banks". ADV Ratings. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  7. ^ Shankar, Sneha (20 October 2014). "Saudi Arabia's Largest Bank, National Commercial Bank, To Convert To Fully Islamic Bank". International Business Times. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  8. ^ Dudley, Dominic. "Saudi Banks NCB And Samba Plan Mega-Merger Worth $15 Billion". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  9. ^ Tschoegl, Adrian E. (2002). "Foreign banks in Saudi Arabia: a brief history" (PDF). Transnational Corporations. 2 (11): 123–154. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  10. ^ "A Brief Introduction of NCB". NCB. Retrieved 2019-11-07.