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Senior Management

Group Chief Risk Officer

Arif Shaikh

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.

Group Chief Technology Officer

Yuri Misnik

Yuri Misnik is the Group Chief Technology Officer at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB).

Yuri has the responsibility for driving the Group’s Technology and Transformation Strategy to ensure that FAB is ready for the next generation of Digital Banking services.

Yuri has 21 years of experience in Technology at HSBC, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and the National Australia Bank (NAB), having worked in London, Melbourne, Singapore and now the UAE. Before joining FAB, he served as the Executive General Manager for the National Australia Bank, one of Australia's leading banks. NAB is currently the 21st largest bank in the world, as measured by market capitalization, with 1,590 branches and service centers across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Yuri holds a Masters degree in Applied Math and Mechanics from Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia.

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