Fadi Halout, the NBAD Country Manager in France
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, will sponsor the Abu Dhabi Investment Forum (ADIF) to take place May 22nd, 2013 in Paris, France.
ADIF, which is held in partnership with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, brings together French and UAE companies, investors and policy-makers, industry leaders, financial experts, and high-profile government officials.
H.E. Mohammed Meer Abdullah Al-Raeesi, the UAE Ambassador to the France will deliver the opening keynote address who will be followed by another keynote address by H.E. Nasser Ahmed Khalifa Alsowaidi, the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and the Chairman of NBAD Board of Directors.
“One of the key ways of contributing to the development of Abu Dhabi is by supporting forums and platforms that bring together key and critical players in development and to create the medium for exchange of information and ideas, and we are proud to sponsor Abu Dhabi Investment Forum in Paris,” says Michael H. Tomalin, the Group Chief Executive of NBAD.
Fadi Halout, the NBAD Country Manager in France, will participate in a panel discussing “Banking and Finance.”
The Forum will also offer panelists and speakers from several other key Abu Dhabi companies and organisations, such as Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, Abu Dhabi Ports Company, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Etihad Airlines, Etihad Rail, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), and Mubadala.
“France and the UAE are important and critical trading partners with great potentials for significant growth of it. Abu Dhabi Investment Forum will contribute greatly to the growth of trade and exchange between the two nations,” said Mr. Halout.
NBAD launched its French operations in 1979. The Paris branch provides tailored banking products and services to select private clients and corporations in Europe and the MENA region. NBAD customers benefit from the Bank’s extended up market network of seasoned professional partners.
NBAD has the largest international network among UAE banks, with operations in 19 countries spanning five continents and has a strategy to expand to 41 countries by 2021.
NBAD is ranked one of the World’s 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance since 2009.