About Us

Who We Are

Galaxy International Bank (GIB) is a fully-fledged Islamic bank with a strong banking services value proposition focusing on supporting Somalia’s corporate community, United Nations entities, International NGO’s and large regional as well as local NGOs. Our wealth of experience in providing banking services enables us to support clients with customized solutions. We are, therefore, a diversified bank that offers a wide range of financial products and services, including business banking, corporate and SME banking through our branches as well as various alternative banking channels

"Serving to Empower You"

Our Vision

To “Empower the People” by providing financial solutions that transform the lives of the people of Somalia.

Our Mission

We are a bank providing innovative and customer-focused financial services that socially and economically empower the people of Somalia.

Our Core Values

Integrity and honesty

We practice utmost ethical standards by honoring all our commitments. We accept our individual and team responsibilities. We take responsibility for our performance in all our decisions and actions. We are forthright and honest; this is who we are.

Pursuit of Excellence

We cultivate excellence by challenging ourselves with courage and confidence. We seek to inspire an environment where innovation thrives, mentoring is essential, and our journey is honorable. We strive to deliver an excellent experience through our service.


We embed ourselves in our communities and we take their needs very seriously. We recognize our responsibility to be active participants in our local communities.


As a bank, our very existence depends on our ability to protect and guard our customers’ sensitive information. There is zero tolerance for any breach of confidentiality.

Board of Directors

Abdikadir Hussein


Abdikadir Hussein holds a masters in law from Harvard Law School. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with more than 20 years work experience and a Certified Public Secretary. He is currently a Partner at the law firm Abdikadir and Associates Company Advocates. The law firm has distinguished itself in the corporate, finance, banking and commercial practice. It is considered one of the most influential players in Kenya’s legal sector. He currently sits in boards of other organizations

CPA Timothy Kimutai


A Financial Sector Specialist with an MBA from the University of Nairobi, Mr. Kimutai is a qualified accountant and member of ICPAK who brings on board over 25 years’ experience of tangible management skills in both the public and private sector. He brings on board innovation, leadership, team building and personnel management skills. He is a key member of the Audit Risk and Compliance Board Committee. He currently sits in boards of other organizations

Hussein Ali Salad


With an MSc from the University of Birmingham, England & MBA from United States International University, Hussein is a Governance, Development Management & Strategic Leadership expert and Policy Advisor with over 20 years in the Humanitarian & Private Business Sector across the Region. He currently sits in boards of other organizations

CPA Mohiadin Mohamed Sheikh Ahmed


Mohiadin Mohamed Sheikh Ahmed is an expert in Islamic Banking and Insurance, he is a highly accomplished and creative executive possessing 20+ years of multifaceted experience and a proven ability to revitalize organizations. He is the Chairman of Marhaba Group of Companies and Marhaba Investment Ltd, He was also the Managing Director of Dalsan Industries and High Life Trading Sharjah. He currently sits in boards of other organizations

CPA Fredrick Ochieng


Fredrick Ochieng holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Business School, University of Glamorgan, UK. A certified Public accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He has worked as a Financial Management Specialist (FMS) at the World Bank as well as an Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche. He currently sits in boards of other organizations