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United Arab Bank appoints new CEO to accelerate digital transformation

By Leandra Monteiro

May 30, 2022

  • Corporate Banking
  • Digital Transformation
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank
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United Arab BankUnited Arab Bank (UAB) has announced the appointment of Shirish Bhide as the Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st of June 2022. This appointment comes as part of the Bank’s efforts to deploy its digital transformation strategy and explore new streams of business development.

Commenting on the appointment H.E. Sheikh Faisal bin Sultan bin Salem Al Qassimi, Chairman of United Arab Bank, said, “I am delighted to welcome Shirish to UAB and wish him all the best in executing UAB’s ambitious growth strategy. I am confident that Shirish, through his extensive international experience, in-depth knowledge of the local market and proven leadership abilities will be a valuable addition to the senior management and will bring a new level of drive and energy to lead the management team and grow the Bank to new heights.”

Shirish holds a post graduate Diploma in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics (UK) and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Poona (India), He commenced his career with Citibank in India where he worked in various roles across the Consumer and Corporate segments. Shirish most recently was the Group Head of Corporate, Commercial and International Banking at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). He brings to UAB over 30 years of banking experience, with deep expertise in corporate banking, credit risk and risk management.

Shirish Bhide, the newly appointed CEO of UAB, said, “It is a great privilege for me to lead UAB and I would like to thank the Board of Directors for their trust. I look forward to working alongside the management team to explore new streams of business development opportunities and ensure successful implementation of UAB’s growth plans.”

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