Arif Shaikh is set to retire as Group Chief Risk Officer of First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) later this year, after nearly two decades with the bank and legacy First Gulf Bank (FGB).

FAB stated that Shaikh joined FGB in January 2001 as the Group Chief Risk Officer to steer and define the bank’s global risk framework and went on to a play an integral role in the successful completion of the FAB merger and subsequent integration journey.

Sheikh has been commended for the crucial role he played in the bank’s local and international expansion strategy and an integral advisor to the board for many years.

Abdulhamid Saeed, the Group Chief Executive Officer of FAB, said, Arif Sheikh has been an exceptional member of the bank’s senior leadership team, playing a crucial role in every major FAB milestone from our successful merger and integration journeys through to our ongoing local and international expansion strategies.”

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