Leadership Team

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Chief Executive Officer Abdul Shakeel Edroos

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As CEO, Abdul Shakeel is responsible for working closely with the Board of Directors of the Bank to set and implement the strategic direction of the organisation. Abdul Shakeel has over 25 years of banking industry 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 five 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, USA.

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Senior Managing Director, Risk Management Ross Baranet

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Ross Baranet is the Chief Risk Officer at Al Hilal Bank. He has spent 25 years in the field of risk management across nine countries and is responsible for identifying and mitigating current and emerging risks at the Bank. before joining Al Hilal Bank and the ADCB Group, Ross held executive roles in HSBC’s global operations, including Chief Risk Officer (Philippines), Director of HSBC Retail Savings Bank (Philippines), Chief Risk Operating Officer (Middle East), and Chief Risk Officer (Korea). Previous roles include operational risk, approvals, collections, policy, audit, and governance.

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Associate Director, Marketing Maryam Yousuf Ahli

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Maryam Yousuf Ahli has been the Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication at Al Hilal Bank since 2008. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Maryam leads a team of senior managers, while working closely with internal and external stakeholders. She plans, develops and maintains a year-long marketing schedule, ensuring that all marketing priorities align to business goals. An expert in strategic brand building, and digital and social media, Maryam liaises with a network of creative and media agencies throughout the execution of all Retail and Commercial Banking advertising campaigns. Acting as Al Hilal Bank’s brand guardian, she ensures all communications comply with regional and global brand guidelines and strategies. As well as leading the development and implementation of local sponsorship strategies and plans, Maryam is at the forefront of the bank’s pioneering CSR strategy, in line with Abu Dhabi’s Environmental Vision.

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Senior Managing Director, Chief Human Resources Officer Sultan Mohamed Almahmood

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Mr. Sultan Al Mahmoud holds the position of the Head of Human Resources Department at Al Hilal Bank, and has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of human resources and relationship management, where he is responsible for human resources development, digital transformation and strategic HR activities. Prior to joining the bank, he was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Etihad Airways. He also held the position of Executive Director of Strategic Performance at Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), and the position of Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. Early in his career, he worked as a Compensation and Employee Relations Manager at Amiri Flight - now Presidential Air - and as a Relationship Manager at Citibank in the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Sultan holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland. He also holds an MBA in Strategic and Security Studies from the National Defense College in Abu Dhabi.

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Managing Director, Shariah Control Mohamed Obadah Mohamed Adi

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Dr. Mohamed Obadah Adi is Head of Internal Shariah Control Division at Al Hilal Bank. With almost 23 years of experience in the field of Shariah and banking, Dr. Mohamed is responsible for monitoring and supervising activities to maintain Shariah compliance and assist in developing and creating innovative Shariah investment and financing products and services. Before joining the Bank, Dr. Mohamed was a Supervisor of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language at ADNOC’s Technical Institute. Dr. Mohamed holds a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales in the UK and Master’s Degree from Al Azhar University’s Faculty of Islamic and Arabic Studies. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Studies from United Arab Emirates University.

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Head, Finance Rajesh Arora

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Rajesh Arora was appointed as the Head of Finance for Al Hilal Bank in November 2019, prior to which he was the Head of Finance for UNB. He has over 23 years of experience in the banking industry spread across various geographies. Before joining UNB, Rajesh was with Standard Chartered Bank for more than 18 years where he performed various roles, including Chief Financial Officer, UAE. His last role in Standard Chartered Bank was as the Global Head of Finance Transformation for financial reporting based in Singapore. Rajesh completed his ICWA in India and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Finance) from Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD, India.

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Head, Treasury Nada Shadid

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Nada Mohamed Shadid is the Head of Treasury at Al Hilal Bank. She is responsible for the management of liquidity, gaps, and regulatory ratios, as well as money markets funding, foreign exchange and Sukuk investment portfolios of the Bank. Nada joined the Bank in 2019 and has 10 years of experience in Treasury and Investments. Previously, Nada held significant Treasury positions in ADCB, where she was responsible for running the short-term investments portfolio, as well as generating liabilities from strategically important clients and markets. Nada holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Management from Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland.

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Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance Zsombor Brommer

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Zsombor Brommer is the Chief Compliance Officer at Al Hilal Bank. With more than 20 years of experience in global banking as a compliance and digital risk management professional, Zsombor is responsible for overseeing and managing regulatory compliance, money-laundering, terrorism financing, and sanctions compliance risks within the organization. He ensures the Bank meets applicable regulations and policies, leading compliance activities in line with its strategy. Before joining the Bank, Zsombor served as Group Senior Compliance Manager in HSBC, London. Previously he worked as Head of Compliance in Citibank Hungary and had compliance responsibilities as EMEA Regional Commercial Banking Compliance Officer. He was also Chairman of the Hungarian Banking Association AML Working Group. Zsombor holds Bachelor’s Degrees both in Economics and Communication from Kodolanyi Janos University, Hungary.

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Senior Managing Director, Internal Audit Hussam AbdelGhaffar AbuAisheh

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With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of internal and statutory audit, Hussam is responsible for leading and managing internal audit activities in the Bank. Prior to joining the Bank, he headed the Internal Audit Function at Sharjah Islamic Bank for nine years. Previously, he managed a diversified portfolio of statutory audit clients and worked on forensic engagements for KPMG UAE. Hussam started his professional career with Arthur Andersen, Jordan office and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

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Chief Information Officer, Information Technology George Harrak

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Transformational CIO with over 20 years’ experience driving business strategy and innovation across banking and ICT sectors globally. George joins us from Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in Singapore where he most recently held the role of CIO for SCB’s Global Virtual Banking Platform and Private Bank & Wealth Business. Prior to SCB, George also led DBS Bank Singapore Technology venture in Digibank delivering a Digital Bank platform in India and Indonesia that resulted in acquiring a million customers in the first year and winning Euromoney’s World’s Best Digital Bank in 2016, first ever Asian Bank to win this award.

George has a proven track record in delivering highly scalable technology solutions that align with business strategies, transforming businesses into customer-centric and agile organizations. He will be key in leading the development of Al Hilal’s new Technology platform to assist our Digital agenda.

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