Bank ABC Announces Senior Appointments



The international banking Group appoints Group Chief Sustainability Officer and new Group Head of Human Resources 

Manama, ​Bahrain: Bank ABC today announced two strategic appointments that will further accelerate the organisation’s growth in line with emerging market trends and its strategic priorities. 

Underlining the Bank’s commitment to promoting its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework, Bank ABC has appointed Mr. Ian McCallum, as Group Chief Sustainability Officer. He is mandated to drive and deliver the Group’s Sustainability Strategy in line with the fast-emerging trends in ESG. 

Mr. McCallum has over 17 years of experience in asset management and banking and holds a BA (Hons.) in Accountancy & Finance from Heriot-Watt University; Edinburgh, Sustainable Finance Certificate from Cambridge University; and Investment Management Certificate from the UK Society of Investment Professionals. 

In addition, the Bank has appointed a new Group Head of Human Resources (HR), Mr. Ehab AlMaskati, taking over from the incumbent Ms. Elaine Wood who has headed the Group’s HR function for the past seven years. 

Mr. AlMaskati has worked for Bank ABC for 18 years, during which time he has held several key HR positions, including most recently, Group Head of HR Operations & Reward. In his new role, he will work closely with the senior management and lead HR teams across the Group to drive the Bank’s human resources strategy. He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from Manchester University, UK. 

Commenting on the appointments, Mr. Sael Al Waary, Bank ABC’s Group CEO said, “These new senior appointments underline our commitment to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve and deliver exceptional value for our customers and meet our strategic goals. Today, there is an increased focus on ESG propositions and Mr. McCallum’s experience is an ideal fit for us to elevate our ESG framework and provide informed counsel to our clients. 

“We have always believed in attracting and nurturing the best talent, and as such, our Human Resources function is a critical role. With depth of experience and deep understanding of the Bank, Mr. AlMaskati will continue to strengthen position as an ‘Employer of Choice.’ 

Mr. Sael Al Waary
Group CEO of Bank ABC

Ian McCallum
Group Chief Sustainability Officer

Ehab AlMaskati
Group Head of Human Resources

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