André brings over two decades of banking and financial services experience to his role as Group Chief Executive
An officer at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). Previously, André held the position of Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer at FAB
from 2017, playing a key role in steering the Bank through its post-merger transformation. Previously, he was the Chief
Executive Officer for First Gulf Bank PJSC from 2006 to 2017. During his tenure at FAB and previously at FGB, André has
worked with Abdulhamid Saeed (FAB’s former Group CEO) to continually deliver solid financial results, with the bank
becoming one of the largest financial institutions in the UAE.
At FGB he transformed the organization from a small BB+ rated bank to an AA- large diversified banking group and drove the expansion of the bank’s international business. His previous experience includes senior positions with several
leading international financial institutions, including Citibank within corporate banking, consumer banking and private
banking in various international locations including London, Geneva, New York & the United Arab Emirates.
André is fluent in English, French, Arabic and Spanish. He holds a BBA in Finance and an MBA in Corporate Finance and
Banking from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and completed a project at Columbia University majoring in the
evolution of financial institutions.


First Abu Dhabi Bank


Group Chief Executive Officer