Michael Tomalin, Group Chief Executive of NBAD
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, is lead sponsor of the Fourth Annual UAE Global Investment Forum to be held on May 3, 2011, in Abu Dhabi.
The speakers and panelist at the event will discuss, analyse and debate the economic outlook of the county as well as shifting of economic balance toward emerging markets, opportunities for investments, potential political changes in the Middle East, and how the UAE can capitalise on investor appetite.
NBAD contributes to the platform by its officials offering their professional expertise in the debates and discussions. Dr. Giyas Gokkent, the Group Chief Economist at NBAD, will speak about “Outlook for the UAE.” Mahmood Al Aradi, the Senior Executive Vice President of Financial Markets Division, will participate in the panel discussing “Prospects for the UAE’s financial Sector.”
“Since its inception in 1968, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi has been playing a significant and leading role in the economic development of the UAE,” says Mr. Michael Tomalin, the Group Chief Executive of NBAD. “Our aim is to bring world class leaders to the UAE and within the reach of the UAE community. Sponsoring UAE Global Investment Forum is a direct link to one of NBAD’s corporate social responsibility objectives: to create a forum for knowledge-sharing and enlightenment.”
Mr. Tomalin continues: “NBAD is committed to supporting Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, which aims to raising Abu Dhabi’s profile and making it a global destination for culture and commerce.”
“NBAD will continue to organise and support world class conferences to cement Abu Dhabi role in financial industry and as a global destination as well as achieving NBAD’s vision to be recognised as the World’s Best Arab Bank.” Mr. Tomalin concluded.
The event begins at 8 am on May 3 at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.