Ibrahim Dabdoub, the Group Chief Executive of the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), remembers his past 30 years at the helm of the bank. Under his leadership, NBK has grown from a small local bank to one of the foremost financial institutions in the region. But after the global financial crisis of 2008 and the Arab Spring had NBK slow its regional expansion. Dabdoub wonders if the bank is positioned to thrive and fulfill its collective ambition, the Arab regional bank until 2020.

Ibrahim Dabdoub, the Group Chief Executive of the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), remembers his past 30 years at the helm of the bank. Under his leadership, NBK has grown from a small local bank to one of the foremost financial institutions in the region. But after the global financial crisis of 2008 and the Arab Spring had NBK slow its regional expansion. Dabdoub wonders if the bank is positioned to thrive and fulfill its collective ambition, the Arab regional bank until 2020.
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Linda A. Hill,
Dana M. Teppert
Source: Harvard Business School
31 pages.
Release Date: 4 June 2013. Prod #: 413107-PDF-ENG
Ibrahim Dabdoub at the National Bank of Kuwait HBR case solution