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Dr. R. Seetharaman

Chief Executive Officer of Doha Bank

Dr. R. Seetharaman, Chief Executive Officer of Doha Bank, is a prominent personality in the banking industry throughout the Middle East, an economic expert who has achieved remarkable success for his contributions to Banking, Trade, Investment, Economics, Environment, Social responsibility, Philanthropy and Charity.

He is a Chartered Accountant and holds certificate in IT systems and Corporate Management, whilst being a Gold medallist in his graduation Bachelor of Commerce.

He is recipient of multiple doctorates from leading universities of the world, including

  • PhD in Global Governance by European University
  • PhD in Green Banking and Sustainability from Sri Sri University
  • Doctorate of Laws by Washington College for his unique and valuable contribution to society in the field of banking and knowledge management
  • Doctorate of Honoris Causa from European University for his contribution to global governance and social responsibility
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Honorary) by Arts, Science and Technology University, Lebanon (AUL) for his valuable contribution to Banking and Finance

Dr. Seetharaman was recognized and conferred by the Government of India with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award [PBSA], the highest honor conferred on overseas Indians by the Government of India. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Honorable President of India, handed over the Award citation and the gold medallion to Dr. Seetharaman.

He received the “Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy 2017” by the Energy and Environment Foundation from Hon’ble Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India, for his vision, leadership, outstanding contribution and for demonstrating excellence in the Renewable energy sector.

He was recently honoured with the EU Business School Leadership Award at the EU Munich Commencement Ceremony on 16th June 2018 in recognition of his dedication to inspire passion, direction and determination in young and fellow business people. The award also acknowledged his integrity, innovative spirit and commitment to promote sustainable development and economic prosperity which greatly inspired community.

He was honoured with the “Green Economy Visionary Award” in 2016 by Union of Arab Banks (UAB) for his outstanding contribution of close to two decades towards environment friendly activities thereby promoting Green economies.

He has also been conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Banker Middle East in May 2015 “to honor his contribution to the industry, not only as the leader of one of Middle East’s most dynamic banks, but also for his personal contribution to the greater understanding of the economic development of the region and his support for the environment and the business”.

He was honoured with the CEO of the Year Award at the EMEA Finance Middle East Banking Awards 2017. He has been named "Best CEO in Middle East" 4 times in the last 11 years. He has received the “World Leader Business Person” Award, “Business Man of the Year Award” in 2015 from Qatar Today, "Life Time Achievement Award" from the Institute of Directors' at the Global Summit 2014 and “The Man of the Year" at IAIR Awards 2014.

A leading top-tier Bank CEO, he has transformed Doha Bank as one of the best performing Banks in the Middle East region. He is a high profile economist and is invited on a regular basis by international media such as BBC, CNN, FOX, CNBC, Sky News, ABC and Bloomberg to share his views. 

Please visit Dr. Seetharaman’s website www.seetharaman.org for more information.