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Fadel Abdulbaqi  Al Ali

Fadel Abdulbaqi Al Ali

Chairman

Fadel Al Ali is the Deputy Group CEO and Group Chief Operating Officer of First Abu Dhabi Bank. He has also previously held the positions of Head of Corporate and Investment Banking and Group Chief Digital and Customer Experience Officer since joining First Abu Dhabi Bank in 2017. Mr Al Ali was the CEO of Dubai Holding, a global group with assets of USD 35 billion across 21 countries and interest in 14 economic sectors. Mr Al Ali led the financial restructuring of Dubai Holding’s investment groups and led the new business model of Dubai Holding as a strategic investor. Mr Al Ali started his career at Citibank in 1989, and left Citi in his capacity as UAE Head of Distribution, before joining Dubai Holding in 2004. Mr Al Ali is a member of the Executive Committee of the First Abu Dhabi Bank, Chairman of Board of Directors SHUAA Capital PSC. He also sits on boards of FAB (Suisse) Private Bank SA, and Abu Dhabi Development Holding. Mr Al Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and System Engineering from University of Southern California and a degree in High Performance Boards, International Institute of Management Development, Lausanne. Mr Ali was appointed Chairman of the Board in June 2021. He is also an ex-officio member of the Remuneration Committee, Legislative Committee, Governance and Nominations Committee, Risk Committee and a member of the Emirati Working Group. Mr Al Ali held the position of Deputy Chair of the Board from July 2020 to May 2021.
 

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