Ala’a Eraiqat joined ADCB in January 2004 and held various senior posts before assuming the post as Chief Executive Officer in February 2009. He has been a banker since 1991 and previously held senior positions at Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank, among others.
His responsibilities extend to being the Chairman of Board of Directors of Al Hilal Bank and chairing the following subsidiaries and committees of ADCB, among others: Abu Dhabi Commercial Properties, Abu Dhabi Commercial Engineering Services, the ADCB Management Executive Committee, and the ADCB Management Risk & Credit Committee.
Board Member—Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ADCCI)
Chairman—ADCCI’s Audit & Compliance Committee
Board Member—Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC (ADNH)
Deepak Khullar was appointed ADCB’s Group Chief Financial Officer in 2008. In this role, Deepak oversees the Group Finance function (Financial Planning, Business Performance, Governance & Reporting), Investor Relations, Taxation, Economics, Group Strategy, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement. In 2021, he also took over the responsibility for the Bank’s overall ESG strategy and delivery. He previously spent 15 years with Standard Chartered Bank in the Middle East and Korea in a variety of senior positions. Prior to that, he worked for 12 years with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers in their assurance, advisory and technical services and training practices in the Middle East and India. He is an alumnus of the University of Delhi, an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (UK).
Deepak Khullar was appointed as a Board Director at Al Hilal Bank in 2019.
Arup Mukhopadhyay joined ADCB in 2005 and is Head of the Consumer Banking Group. He previously spent seven years with Citibank, becoming Head of Wealth Management products and Marketing Director for its UAE Consumer Business. Before that, he worked with Unilever in India in several sales and marketing roles. Arup is a mechanical engineering graduate and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
Arup was appointed as a Board Director at Al Hilal Bank in 2019.
Ludovic was appointed as Group Head of Wholesale Banking at ADCB in March 2020. Prior to that, he managed the Bank’s Investment Banking activity. He joined ADCB in November 2008 from Citigroup in London. He is a senior investment banker with 20 years’ experience. In 2000, Ludovic started his investment banking career in the securitisation team of Credit Agricole Indosuez, London after which he moved to Citigroup, where he focused on Corporate Securitisation. During his time in Europe, Ludovic was instrumental in originating and structuring complex and high-profile transactions. In his current role, Ludovic is responsible for Cash Management, Trade Finance, Corporate Finance and Investment Banking across the Group. He also leads ADCB’s principal finance initiatives.
Ludovic is a French citizen and an alumni of Université Paris-Sorbonne.
Kevin Taylor joined ADCB in 2009 as Head of the Treasury & Investments Group. He has held significant treasury and risk positions in global organisations such as ALICO, Citigroup, Westpac Bank and Merrill Lynch. At ADCB, he is responsible for FX trading and sales, derivative trading and sales, fixed income and investments personnel and the balance sheet analytics teams. He is a member of the Bank’s Management Executive Committee as well the Management Risk and Credit Committee. Kevin has more than 30 years of global experience in banking and finance, and is a member of the UAE Banks Federation Financial Markets Committee and Fintech Committee. He holds an MBA from Macquarie University in Australia and a Master of Science in Risk Management from the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Kevin was appointed as a Board Director at Al Hilal Bank in 2019.
Group Chief Operations Officer
Mohammed Al Jayyash
Mohammed Al Jayyash was appointed as ADCB’s Acting Group Chief Operations Officer in 2019 and was confirmed in 2020. He has held senior operational management positions at ADCB, including Group Chief Service Officer and Branch Operations Manager. He holds Board seats with several ADCB subsidiary companies, and is the Chairman of ITMAM Services and Vice-Chairman of Abu Dhabi Commercial Engineering Services and Abu Dhabi Commercial Properties. He is the Chairman of Emirates Digital Wallet and a Board Member of Al Hilal Bank. A leader with over 15 years’ experience in improving customer experience, ensuring regulatory compliance and delivering capabilities for growth, he has deep experience in banking operations, customer journey and experience, and digital channels. Mohammed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Al Ghurair University in the UAE, a Post Graduate Certificate in Management at Ashridge Executive Education HULT in the UK, and a Diploma in Banking from the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies.
Paul Keating was appointed as ADCB’s Group Chief Risk Officer in 2018. He previously worked for the Australia and New Zealand Banking (ANZ) Group for over 30 years, where he served in various capacities across the world. Paul’s previous role at ANZ was the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Credit for the Pacific division, which was responsible for 11 countries. Paul is responsible for Operational Risk, Market Risk, Fraud Risk, Data Management, Credit Policy, Islamic Internal Control and Information Security. He sits on various Management and board sub committees to provide an enterprise-wide risk management perspective. He is also a current member of the UAE Banking Federation Risk Committee. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University in New Zealand and a Post Graduate Diploma.
Tilak Silva was appointed as the Group Chief Credit Officer in 2018, having been the Acting Group Chief Risk Officer since 2017. He has been with ADCB for 41 years, focusing on credit underwriting, remedial risk and restructuring. He has an in-depth understanding of the functionalities of all areas of the Bank. Prior to joining ADCB, Tilak worked for Hatton National Bank in Sri Lanka, undertaking different roles within the Credit Group.
Ali Darwish joined ADCB in 2010 and leads the Human Resources Group. He has a wealth of experience in the banking industry that extends for more than 20 years working for leading financial institutions in the UAE. At ADCB, he ensures the Bank is building a competitive advantage through people by focusing on strategic talent management, Emiratisation and employee engagement. Furthermore, he is responsible for driving the Bank’s high-performance and agile culture through its talent.
Rasha Mortada was appointed as the Group Chief Compliance Officer in 2021, having been the Acting Group Chief Compliance Officer since 2019 and with ADCB since 2006. She has 25 years of experience in the banking industry with leading global and local institutions with over 16 years of experience in the compliance field covering Regulatory Compliance, Financial Crime, and Conduct Compliance across all business lines. Prior to joining ADCB, Rasha worked for Citibank UAE, undertaking different roles within Compliance. Rasha holds a Bachelor in Banking and Finance from the Lebanese American University in Beirut. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and holds an International Diploma in Compliance from the International Compliance Association, and a Fintech qualification from Harvard.
Jane Livingston joined ADCB in 2011 and was appointed as ADCB’s Group General Counsel in 2021. Jane is an English qualified solicitor who practiced law in the City of London prior to moving to Abu Dhabi in 2007. She has more than 20 years of legal experience covering a broad range of banking, finance, corporate and commercial matters.
Abdirizak Mohamed has been the Group Chief Internal Auditor at ADCB since 2006, responsible for covering the Bank and all of its subsidiaries, having previously worked at the NASDAQ Stock Market, NASD (FINRA) and OFHEO (FHFA). Abdirizak has more than 25 years of financial industry experience that spans capital markets management, accounting policy/applications, examinations and auditing, risk management, regulatory oversight, and corporate governance. He is the former Chairman and current member of the UAE Banking Federation Audit Committee, and over the years served/continues to serve as an independent Audit Committee member of various Abu Dhabi-based companies. Abdirizak is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s degree from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
Chief Executive Officer of Al Hilal Bank
Abdul Shakeel Aidaroos
Abdul Shakeel is responsible for working closely with the Board of Directors of Al Hilal Bank, to set and implement the strategic direction of the organisation.
He has been the CEO of Al Hilal Bank since September 2019.
Abdul Shakeel has over 27 years of banking experience, with deep expertise in retail banking, digital innovation and risk management. He has held senior positions at ADCB for 15 years, including the last 5 years as Head of Retail Banking, where he managed a team of 2,000 professionals and launched many of ADCB’s award-winning consumer products and digital banking channels. Prior to joining ADCB, he spent over 10 years with Citibank in the UAE.
Abdul Shakeel holds a Master of Science degree in Risk Management from NYU Stern School of Business, New York, U.S.A.
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of ADCB Egypt
Ihab ElSewerky is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ADCB Egypt, responsible for implementing the Bank’s strategy for growth in the country. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate, retail and Islamic Banking, with expertise in the areas of risk management, internal controls, financial institutions and SMEs. His career includes extensive regulatory experience at the Central Bank of Egypt.
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