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About Corporate Governance

Corporate Groverance

Our corporate governance policies, commitment and framework are guided by strong corporate governance standards that include leadership, accountability and transparency.

Our culture at FAB is driven by:

  1. The appropriate delegation and monitoring of power and accountability to management
  2. The responsibility of the Board to direct the group’s affairs and set its objectives
  3. Satisfying the interests of stakeholders through relevant and material disclosures
  4. The selection of productive strategies and management of risk
  5. Ensuring compliance with all regulatory obligations
  6. Engaging with the community

Corporate Governance Commitment

FAB is committed to adopting and complying with good corporate governance practices. As a licensed bank, it refers to the Corporate Governance Code and guidance issued by the UAE Central Bank.

Whilst banks are currently exempt from compliance with the Ministerial Resolution No. (518) of 2009 Concerning Governance Rules and Corporate Discipline Standards, which is supervised by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) for entities listed on UAE Stock Exchanges, FAB also has committed to meeting these standards.

Corporate Governance Framework

A comprehensive Corporate Governance Framework plays a key role in FAB’s culture, business practices and regulatory compliance.

The Framework displays the key components and documents within FAB’s corporate governance, risk and control environment. In addition to the Articles of Association and regulating laws, the FAB Board has approved a wide range of charters, codes and policies in order to record their decisions and delegations, and regulate the operations and overview activities of the bank and its group.

The board has also issued general principles of behaviour and personal conduct for which all directors and staff are accountable as individuals and as a collective entity.

Internal Control

FAB has developed an extensive control structure suitable for a regulated, international financial institution and group.

Details regarding the material functions and policies are disclosed in the corporate governance framework and the annual corporate governance reports. Also refer to the Compliance section regarding key licences and statements.

Disclosure and Transparency

FAB meets a range of regulatory disclosure requirements, primarily through its continuous disclosures to the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange (ADX) and by publication of Annual Reports which incorporate Risk Management and Basel II-Pillar III Disclosure Reports and Corporate Governance Reports.

The bank also regularly publishes sustainability reports and other information which is beneficial to its stakeholders, copies of which are generally available or updated on this website.

Corporate Governance Reports

Shareholder Interests

FAB shares are listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, which is regulated by the UAE Securities & Commodities Authority.

FAB is 33% owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Government. Further details for share ownership, market new and prices is available in the Investor Relations section.

FAB subsidiaries and group entities are listed in the Annual Report – Risk Management and Basel II-Pillar III Disclosures.

Key Regulatory Links

FAB is subject to regulatory oversight from a number of key ministries, government departments and regulatory authorities. Senior management has the responsibility to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulation, and is accountable to the Board.

The Board has also delegated a range of duties and responsibilities for monitoring and review to the Committees of the Board, including the Risk and Audit Committees .

About First Gulf Bank

About FAB

FAB's network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses.

Board Of Directors

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors have various experience in different fields and serve as a strong foundation for FAB.


Investor Relations

Key data, information & reports for our shareholders & fixed income investors at FAB.



At FAB, sustainability means ensuring that we balance– people, planet and profit – and create economic, social and environmental value for our stakeholders.

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Head Office

First Abu Dhabi Bank
Al Qurm – Business Park
P.O. Box 6316
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates