Tony Graham as Head of Retail Banking, UAB
United Arab Bank (“UAB”), the fastest growing bank in the UAE, announced today that it has appointed Tony Graham as Head of Retail Banking, with immediate effect.
Tony has over 15 years’ experience as an international banker in seven countries and across 4 continents. Prior to his appointment, Tony was previously Head of Contact Centre for HSBC Canada and earlier headed the retail banking businesses for HSBC Middle East in Qatar and Lebanon. During his career with HSBC, Tony also held various roles in Ireland in addition to several Asian markets including China, Singapore and Taiwan.
Tony’s responsibilities during prior roles in retail banking included wealth management, bancassurance, mortgages, cards, loyalty programs, marketing, business strategy and people management.
Commenting on Tony’s appointment, Paul Trowbridge, CEO, United Arab Bank said, “We would like to welcome Tony to the UAB family and wish him the very best in his new role. UAB has made major strides in the retail banking segment in the UAE over the past few years especially and we are confident that with his wealth of experience in retail banking Tony will build on that success and take us a whole new level in our journey of growth.”
Tom Smith, who previously headed the division, will move to establish the new Consumer Finance unit.
“I would also like to thank Tom for his tremendous commitment and achievements and for having made our Retail Division a major player in the UAE over the last 4 years. We are confident that success will be mirrored in Consumer Finance and wish Tom the best of luck in his new and challenging role.”
The newly appointed Tony added, “I am delighted to be here in the UAE, one of the most dynamic economies in the world, and especially at United Arab Bank, which has demonstrated phenomenal growth during the past four years and collected an enviable list of industry accolades during that time. We are the fastest growing bank in the UAE, the top ranked domestic retail bank in the Middle East and are a recognized leader in Emiratisation, mortgage origination and customer service.”
“I am excited at the opportunity of being part of the team that established a reputation for excellence and very much look forward to contributing to the continued success of UAB,” continued Tony.