Head of Credit- MEA & NPC

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First Abu Dhabi Bank
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Employment Type:
Full time
Credit, Risk Management
Sub Sector:
n/a, Credit
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Job Description

Job Specific Accountabilities

  • Implement a robust portfolio management process for all of the accounts. This should include regular client visits and call memos, regular monitoring of results, monitoring of news.
  • Guide and implement a strong credit approval process with robust  risk analysis & clear recommendations. Ensure credit processing & approval turnaround times as per agreed SLAs with CIB.

Generic Responsibility

  • Ensure effective cascading of the functional strategy into department business plans to ensure vertical alignment and horizontal integration with other interfacing departmental strategies
  • Manage the effective achievement of assigned objectives through the leadership of the department by setting of individual objectives, managing performance, developing and motivating staff to maximise sectional performance
  • Ensure that all unit reports are prepared timely and accurately and meet FAB requirements, policies and quality standards

Behavioural Competency

  • Act as a role model and drive adherence to organisational values and ethics by employees of the assigned department to foster a value driven culture within the bank.
  • Able to build relationships through strong communication and negotiation skills

Qualification and Experience

  • Post graduate degree in business or finance. MBA degree would be preferred
  • 12-15 years’ relevant experience in the banking sector with at least 7-8 years of Regional experience (Middle East and Africa) in credit with 2-3 years in similar positions of progressively increasing managerial responsibilities in the Credit function
  • Arabic speakers will be strongly considered