Board of Directors

Eissa Mohamed Al Suwaidi

Chairman
Non-Executive Director


Eissa Mohamed Al Suwaidi

Chairman
Non-Executive Director


Eissa Mohamed Al Suwaidi was appointed by the Government of Abu Dhabi to join the ADCB Board of Directors and was elected as Chairman of ADCB in September 2008. Eissa Mohamed Al Suwaidi has more than 20 years of experience in asset management and banking.

Bachelor of Economics (Northeastern University, USA)

ADCB Committee Memberships:

Chairman – Risk & Credit Committee

Member – Nomination, Compensation & HR Committee

External Appointments:

Chairman – Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC (Etisalat Group)

Vice Chairman – Maroc Telecom

Managing Director – Abu Dhabi Investment Council

Board Member – Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Distribution, International Petroleum Investment Company, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Emirates Investment Authority

Mohamed Sultan Ghannoum
Al Hameli

Vice Chairman
Non-Executive Director


Mohamed Sultan Ghannoum
Al Hameli

Vice Chairman
Non-Executive Director


Prior to joining the Department of Finance – Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Sultan Ghannoum Al Hameli was the Assistant Director of the European Equities Department of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). He was appointed by ADIA to join the ADCB Board of Directors in October 2004.

Bachelor of Finance (Boston University, USA)

General Manager Program, Strategic IQ: Creating Smarter Corporations (Harvard Business School)

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)

ADCB Committee Memberships:

Chairman – Nomination, Compensation & HR Committee

Member – Risk & Credit Committee

External Appointments:

Director General – Abu Dhabi Finance Department

Chairman – National Health Insurance Company (DAMAN)

Board Member – Abu Dhabi Public Service Co. (Musanada), Social Welfare & Minor Affairs Foundation, Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat Group)

Ala’a Eraiqat

Group Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director


Ala’a Eraiqat

Group Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director


Ala’a Eraiqat joined ADCB in January 2004 and held various senior posts before taking over as Chief Executive Officer and also becoming a member of ADCB’s Board of Directors 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 chairing the following subsidiaries and committees of ADCB, among others: Abu Dhabi Commercial Properties, Abu Dhabi Commercial Engineering Services, ADCB Securities, Itmam Services, the ADCB Management Executive Committee, and the ADCB Management Risk & Credit Committee.

External Appointments:

Board Member – Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC (ADNH); MasterCard Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa Regional Advisory Board; and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners Advisory Board

Personal Awards:

Named in 2015 as the Banking Business Leader of the Year by Gulf Business Industry Awards; named in 2011 as the No. 1 CEO among the Top 50 CEOs from 300 companies in Saudi Arabia and the UAE by Trends, an international magazine on Arab affairs; received The Asian Banker “Promising Young Banker Award” for the Gulf region in 2007; and in 2009, chosen by Arabian Business as one of the GCC’s “Most Admired Executives.”

Mohamed Darwish Al Khoori

Non-Executive Director


Mohamed Darwish Al Khoori

Non-Executive Director


Mohamed Darwish Al Khoori has 27 years of experience in asset management and its related disciplines. Mr. Al Khoori is Executive Director of the Operations Department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) since 31st May 2015. Since 2008, he has been the Executive Director of the Internal Equities Department at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

In May 2004, Mohamed Darwish Al Khoori was nominated by the Government of Abu Dhabi to join the ADCB Board of Directors, and in April 2006, he was elected by the ADCB shareholders to be an ADCB Director. He was subsequently nominated to be an ADCB Director by the Government of Abu Dhabi in March 2009, and in March 2015, he was again nominated and elected to be an ADCB Director.

Bachelor of Business Administration (Siena Heights University, Michigan, USA)

General Manager Program (Harvard Business School)

ADCB Committee Memberships:

Chairman – Audit & Compliance Committee

Member – Nomination, Compensation & HR Committee

External Appointments:

Vice Chairman – Oman & Emirates Investment Holding Company

Member – The Financial Corporation (FINCORP) Board

Member – The Financial Corporation (FINCORP) – Audit Committee

Member – Abu Dhabi Global Market Board

Executive Director – Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) – Operations Department

Member – ADIA’s Investment, Alpha and Management Committees

Khalid Deemas Al Suwaidi

Non-Executive Director


Khalid Deemas Al Suwaidi

Non-Executive Director


Khalid Deemas Al Suwaidi was appointed by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council to join the ADCB Board of Directors in March 2009. In 2012, he was nominated and elected by ADCB shareholders to act as a Director, and in March 2015, he was again nominated and elected by the ADIC to act as a Director.

Khalid Deemas Al Suwaidi has approximately 15 years of banking experience, having held senior management positions with National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank.

Master of Business Administration, minor in Management Information Systems and Strategic Planning (Widener University, USA)

Bachelor of Science/Computer Information Systems (Bethune Cookman College, USA)

ADCB Committee Memberships:

Member – Corporate Governance Committee

Member – Audit & Compliance Committee

External Appointments:

Chairman – Emirates & Morocco Trading & General Investment, United Tina

Vice Chairman – Manazel Real Estate Company and Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company

Chief Executive Officer – Das Holding

Board Member – Citiscape Group Company

Mohamed Ali Al Dhaheri

Non-Executive Director


Mohamed Ali Al Dhaheri

Non-Executive Director


Mohamed Ali Al Dhaheri was appointed by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC) to join the ADCB Board of Directors in May 2007. Prior to joining ADIC, Mohamed Ali Al Dhaheri was the Chief Operating Officer of the Treasury Department in Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

Bachelor of Business Administration (International University of America)

ADCB Committee Memberships:

Chairman – Corporate Governance Committee

Member – Audit & Compliance Committee

External Appointments:

Deputy Chairman – Al Hilal Bank

Chairman – Al Hilal Takaful

Chairman – Abu Dhabi Investment Company

Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa

Non-Executive Director


Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa

Non-Executive Director


Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa is a skilled and dedicated investment professional with more than 30 years of experience and a comprehensive background in finance and administration. He was nominated by ADCB shareholders to join the ADCB Board of Directors in March 1997.

Bachelor of Business Administration (University of North Carolina, USA)

ADCB Committee Memberships:

Member – Nomination, Compensation & HR Committee

Member – Risk & Credit Committee

External Appointments:

General Manager – Office of Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan

Board Member – Alfalah Exchange Company, Abu Dhabi, UAE; UAE Banks Federation; Wateen Telecom Limited, Pakistan; Al Falah Limited; Makhazen Investment Company (Chairman)

Bank Alfalah:
Chairman – Board Strategy & Finance Committee
Chairman – Board Human Resources & Nomination Committee
Member – Board Audit Committee
Member – Board Risk Management Committee
Member – Board Compensation Committee

Former Director – Warid Telecom (Pvt) Limited

Sheikh Sultan bin Suroor Al Dhahiri

Non-Executive Director


Sheikh Sultan bin Suroor Al Dhahiri

Non-Executive Director


Sheikh Sultan bin Suroor Al Dhahiri was elected by ADCB shareholders to join the ADCB Board of Directors in March 2009.

Master of Business Administration (Abertay Dundee University, UK)

Bachelor in Business & Marketing (Middlesex University, London, UK)

ADCB Committee Memberships:

Member – Corporate Governance Committee

External Appointments:

Chairman – SSD Group, Abu Dhabi Maritime & Mercantile International Co.

Chairman – Al Dhaana Holding

Omar Liaqat

Non-Executive Director


Omar Liaqat

Non-Executive Director


Omar Liaqat is the Chief Operating Officer at Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC). He is an experienced professional with more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of industries in the financial, auditing and management areas. He was a member of the founding team of the ADIC, prior to which he worked at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority for 19 years. At the onset of his career, he worked in the auditing profession with a host of high-profile clients in the UK and US. Omar Liaqat was elected by the ADIC to join the ADCB Board of Directors in April 2013.

Chartered Accountant (Fellow) from England & Wales Institute

ADCB Committee Memberships:

Member – Audit & Compliance Committee

Member – Corporate Governance Committee

External Appointments:

Chief Operating Officer – Abu Dhabi Investment Council

Member – Audit Committee – Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company

Member – Audit Committee – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

Aysha Al Hallami

Non-Executive Director


Aysha Al Hallami

Non-Executive Director


Aysha Al Hallami is currently a Research Manager in the Strategy Unit of H.H. the Managing Director’s Office at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). She is part of the Strategic Research team that is responsible for ADIA’s portfolio construction, as well as strategic and tactical asset-allocation decisions. Aysha Al Hallami was elected by Abu Dhabi Investment Council to join the ADCB Board of Directors in April 2013.

Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute

Master of Sciences in Finance & Banking, British University in Dubai in association with Cass Business School, City University, London

Bachelor of Science in Business Sciences: major in Finance, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

ADCB Committee Memberships:

Member – Audit & Compliance Committee

Member – Risk & Credit Committee

Khaled H Al Khoori

Non-Executive Director


Khaled H Al Khoori

Non-Executive Director


Khaled H Al Khoori was elected by ADCB shareholders to join ADCB’s Board of Directors in April 2012. Since January 2006, he has been the Chairman of Orient House for Development & Construction.

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Northeastern University, USA)

Master of Civil Engineering (Northeastern University, USA)

ADCB Committee Memberships:

Member – Risk & Credit Committee

Member – Corporate Governance Committee

External Appointments:

Chairman – Orient House for Development & Construction

Board Member & Chairman – Capital Expenditure Committee – Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH)

Sir Gerry Grimstone

Adviser


Sir Gerry Grimstone

Adviser


ADCB appointed Sir Gerry Grimstone as Adviser to its Board of Directors in January 2013. He brings significant international expertise and experience in investment banking and the financial services industry, and serves on the boards of several high-profile public- and private-sector companies.

Sir Grimstone was previously Chairman of TheCityUK, a senior investment banker at Schroders, and an official in the UK’s HM Treasury. He was responsible for privatisation and policy for state-owned enterprises and helped oversee HM Treasury’s Operational Efficiency Programme. He has also served as one of the UK’s business ambassadors.

External Appointments:

Chairman – Standard Life

Deputy Chairman – Barclays PLC

Lead Non-Executive Director – UK Ministry of Defence

Independent Non-Executive Director – Deloitte LLP

Board Member – UK Government’s The Shareholder Executive

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