Group Chairman & CEO, Path Solutions
Mohammed Kateeb is an established leader, known for being results-driven, dynamic and highly entrepreneurial. He has a diverse experience in building businesses, teams and identifying and capitalizing on market opportunities for over 30 years in the USA, UK and the Middle East. Before joining Path Solutions, Kateeb has spent 11 years as an executive with Microsoft. He is known as a key contributor to the region Telecommunication, Media and Information Technology industries; He founded and led many regional companies like Innovation, Knowledge and Advanced Technologies (InnoKAT) – a regional system integrator; Convergence, a software and service company; Content Technologies, a media content development company; and AlJareed, a telecommunication value-added service provider. He also held executive positions like CEO at Kuwait Cable Vision, Managing Director at Desert Door Production, Chairman at Isoratek and Board Director at Sherezade Films.
Mohammed is well known for his authentic leadership style, hands on approach, and an unrivalled depth of knowledge with profound passion for serving the IT industry. He has helped shape the company’s strategic direction and, under his leadership and guidance, Path Solutions has achieved tremendous growth and success by developing truly world-class Sharia-based software solutions that enable Islamic banks to remain competitive and stay abreast of customer needs.
When Mohammed took the helm, he identified several organizational priorities and started a restructuring plan aimed at building qualified and skilled teams capable of delivering today’s ground-breaking integrated software solutions and services to the Islamic financial marketplace. Mohammed was also instrumental in driving several group transformational initiatives and cultivating a powerful culture of reward and recognition. With a laser focus on innovation and quality, he has rapidly positioned Path Solutions as the World’s Number One Islamic Banking Software Provider and the dominant player in its field, earning multiple awards in recognition of its continuous commitment to the Islamic financial services industry. Since then, Path Solutions has been widely acclaimed by international research and analyst firms such as Gartner, Forrester, CEB TowerGroup, Celent, Aite Group and IBS Intelligence.
In 2016, Mohammed Kateeb joined the Board of Trustees of IRTI, member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG) to develop a technology-enabled Islamic financial services sector to foster Islamic financial inclusion. He was granted the prestigious ‘Leadership Award 2017 in Information Technologies & Media’ by ISFIN, and named twice among the ‘Top 50 Most Influential Leaders Who Make the Islamic Economy’ in 2016 and in 2015 in ISLAMICA 500. Mohammed was also named among the ‘Top 10 CEOs in Enterprise Software’ in the 2016/17 CEO Insight Global Awards, in addition to being selected ‘Islamic Finance Technology CEO of the Year 2015’ by Business Worldwide magazine.