Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), one of the leading Islamic banks in the region, has announced the appointment of Amir Riad as Global Head of its Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. Amir has taken on the role of developing key strategic initiatives to synergize cross-selling of various products and services of ADIB.
Amir has more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance, capital markets, private equity and mergers and acquisitions, both regionally and globally.
Prior to joining ADIB, Amir held the position of Regional Head of Corporate Finance and Advisory for the MENA region at Standard Chartered Bank UAE. He advised on a number of high profile cross-border buy and sell side M&A and corporate finance transactions on behalf of large local corporations, sovereign wealth funds and private equity firms.
Amir has spent over 12 years at Citigroup, where he held several leadership positions in corporate finance and private equity. As Head of Equity Capital Markets with Citigroup/ Samba, Riyadh, he advised on and managed a number of high profile advisories, IPOs and equity placements in the region. He was earlier Vice President with Citigroup/ Salomon Smith Barney's investment team based in London where he was associated with a number of private equity and acquisition transactions in Central Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Amir holds an MBA in Financial Management from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom and a B.Sc. in Engineering from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
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