John Garret, General Manager and Group Chief Compliance Officer at NBAD
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, has won three awards at the fifth GCC Regulators’ Summit.
The Summit named John Garret, the General Manager and Group Chief Compliance Officer at NBAD, the Most Recognised International Compliance Officer of the Year. It also recognised Columcille O'Donnell, the Head of Group Compliance at NBAD, the Compliance Officer of the Year. Moreover, NBAD was recognised for Effective Implementation of Compliance Training.
“I am grateful and humbled by this award,” Mr. Garret said. “Robust and effective compliance is a core value at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi because we believe that this approach allows us to build trust with all our customers, shareholders, and stakeholders and makes us a stronger and more sustainable bank.”
The Summit praised NBAD for its strong compliance philosophy and for making it an integral part of NBAD’s approach in dealing with customers.
“Proper and effective compliance go a long way in meeting NBAD’s guiding values, which in part require us to value our stakeholders and to deal with others as we would like them to deal with us,” Mr. Garrett said. “As a compliance professional, I am pleased that I work at a Bank that treats implementing national and international compliance regulations and standards with utmost importance.”
It was recognised that the NBAD Academy, the Bank’s dedicated training facility, has contributed successfully to the effective training of the NBAD staff in implementing compliance practices.
“The National Bank of Abu Dhabi is guided by the principle that investing in the training of staff in the latest and most advanced techniques and tools brings us greater returns; this is why we continue to invest significantly in training to assure NBAD continues to deliver the exemplary services that are the hallmark of our Bank.” said Ehab Hassan, the Group Chief Human Resources Officer at NBAD.
Mr. Garret says in conclusion: “We are thankful and pleased to win these prestigious awards and we will continue to further improve compliance and especially training of our staff in the best international practices to assure NBAD is recognised as the World’s Best Arab Bank.”