Bank ABC Appoints New Senior Executive Officer for Its Branch in the UAE

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Published June 6th, 2018 - 06:38 GMT
Ammar Khalil, Senior Executive Officer of the Bank
Ammar Khalil, Senior Executive Officer of the Bank

Bahrain-based Bank ABC, the leading international banking Group in the MENA region, announced the appointment of Ammar Khalil as Senior Executive Officer of the Bank’s branch at the Dubai International Financial Centre in Dubai.

Mr. Khalil will have the overall responsibility of leading Bank ABC’s UAE strategy across all wholesale banking, treasury and financial markets products, working closely with the other product lines and geography teams in the Bank ABC Group.

Bank ABC has been reinforcing its leadership teams in key markets in its network that spans 16 countries. “We are also focusing on growing our relationships with large local Corporates, Financial Institutions, and Network Corporates based in the UAE. Our strategy is to continue growing our regional Capital Markets franchise and provide clients with a more comprehensive product suite,” said Jonathan Robinson, Group Head of Wholesale Banking.

“I am delighted to join Bank ABC and contribute to its expanding franchise in the region. The UAE will play an increasingly important role in Bank’s strategy as it represents an important regional hub for inbound and outbound MENA trade and investment flows,” said Mr. Khalil.

Ammar Khalil has over 20 years of experience in banking across institutions in the US and GCC.  Most recently he served as the Managing Director and Head of Coverage for MENA at Natixis DIFC. Prior to that he was Head of Institutional Banking for the MENA region at HSBC Bank Middle East.  He has previous experience as Group Head of Institutional Banking at National Bank of Kuwait, and in various roles at The Bank of New York, Bank ABC (NY branch) and Arab American Bank, driving MENA-US business flows.

The Bank ABC Group is a leading international wholesale bank providing innovative wholesale financial products and services that include corporate banking, trade finance, project and structured finance, debt capital markets, syndications, treasury products and Islamic banking. It also provides retail banking services through its network of retail banks in Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria.

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Bank ABC

Bank ABC (incorporated as Arab Banking Corporation B.S.C) is an international bank headquartered in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Our network spreads across five continents, covering countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. 

Bank ABC, founded in 1980, is listed on the Bahrain Bourse and our major shareholders are the Central Bank of Libya and Kuwait Investment Authority. 

Bank ABC is a leading provider of Trade Finance, Treasury, Project & Structured Finance, Syndications, Corporate & Institutional Banking as well as Islamic Banking services. We are also expanding our retail banking network in the MENA region.

Bank ABC is licensed as a conventional wholesale bank by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

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