Arif Shaif is the Group Chief Risk Officer at First Abu Dhabi Bank(FAB).
He has been associated with its predecessor FGB since Jan 2001 & with FAB since the merger as at 1st April 2017. He has overall responsibility for the Enterprise Risk Management function, Information Security, Group Compliance Function, and the overall Corporate Governance of the bank. He has developed the current risk framework at FAB on a global basis. Arif is a member of all the key committees in the bank and a key decision maker on the bank’s local and international expansion strategies.
Prior to joining FAB, Arif worked with HSBC, ANZ Grindlays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, KPMG & PWC covering a variety of positions including Risk, Audit, Finance, Trade, Corporate Banking, Branch Management, Banking Consultancy, etc.
Arif has held assignments in India, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Dubai and is currently based in Abu Dhabi. Arif holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, Bachelors’ Degree in Law and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a member of the Indian Institute of Bankers.