The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, has appointed Ghadeer Abu Hijleh as Head of Private Banking - Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
In her new role, Ms. Abu Hijleh will focus on promoting and expanding NBAD Private Banking business in the region on par with international standards.
She will be working closely with a complete team of dedicated and experienced senior private bankers to provide high net worth individuals (HNWI) with quality relationship management and appropriate investment solutions through deep understanding of their wealth structuring and needs.
Ghadeer and her team will be supported by NBAD’s Asset Management Group, Abu Dhabi Financial Services (ADFS), the brokerage arm of NBAD, Custody and the newly established Investment Group to deliver innovative products and investment solutions suit clients’ needs according to their risk profiles.
NBAD’s Private Banking offers both onshore and offshore services through its offices in Abu Dhabi, Al–Ain, Dubai and NBAD Private Bank (Suisse), the Geneva- based NBAD wholly -owned subsidiary. It also provides trust services to clients through another wholly -owned subsidiary; NBAD Trust Company (Jersey Limited).
NBAD is the first and only licensed custody UAE bank and its Asset Management Group is one of the largest asset managers in the region and recently won the best asset manager award in the UAE by Global Investor Magazine, published by Euromoney. Through Abu Dhabi Financial Services (ADFS); clients have access to equity markets with high quality research products and services.
“Ghadeer Abu Hijleh has been a valuable member of our team for the last few years. I am delighted that she is taking a new challenge as the Head of Private Banking for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. I am confident that her skills, experience and dedication would propel NBAD Private Banking to a higher quality in delivering customer service and innovative solutions,” said Ashraf Mazahreh, the Head of Private Banking of NBAD, UAE.
Ms. Abu Hijleh joined NBAD Private Banking in 2007. Prior to her recent appointment, she was the Regional Head of Business Development in Private Banking with focus on the North Africa region.
“I am very excited and proud to be the Head of NBAD’s Private Banking for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. I will apply the knowledge I gained from my years of experience in wealth management to support and develop business growth of NBAD Private Banking in the UAE and other strategic markets by promoting both; onshore and offshore platforms of the Global Private Banking,” Ms. Abu Hijleh said.
Ms. Abu Hijleh holds an MBA and has recently enrolled for a doctorate degree in Business Administration focusing on women leadership in the financial services industry.