Dr. Bernd van Linder is an international banker with 20 years of hands-on experience. He built his career at ABN AMRO Bank Netherlands before moving to the GCC region where he was a General Manager Treasury of Saudi Hollandi Bank in Saudi Arabia before becoming CEO of the same bank in 2009. He was also the Chairman of the Saudi Banks CEO Committee in 2015.

Dr. Bernd van Linder holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands and graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree in Financial Management from University of Bradford, United Kingdom in 2001.

Joined CBD in January 2017.