Monday 13, March 2017 by Georgina Enzer

UAB announces new Board member

Sharjah-based United Arab Bank (UAB) has announced the appointment of Joseph Abraham to the bank’s board, subject to endorsement by the bank’s next General Assembly.

The news follows confirmation of ‘no objection’ to the appointment by the Central Bank of the UAE.

Abraham fills the vacant position as a result of the resignation of a previous member and represents The Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ) on United Arab Bank's Board.  He is a seasoned banking professional with experience in both developed and emerging markets. Abraham was appointed CEO of CBQ in July 2016, succeeding Abdulla Saleh al Raisi, who was appointed Advisor to the CBQ Board. Before joining CBQ, Abraham was CEO of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group Indonesia based in Jakarta, a position he held since 2008.

He graduated with an MBA from Stanford Business School and has worked in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Ghana, UK and India in various country and regional banking roles with a track record covering general management, corporate banking, strategy, product management as well as acquisitions and integrations.

Features & Analyses