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.