Faisal Galadari Ajman Bank

I am a retail banking specialist focused on distribution and sales of credit cards, auto and personal loans, in addition to mortgages, with years of experience with leading banks that include Citibank and Standard Chartered, as well as First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Emirates Islamic Bank and Dubai Islamic Bank. I am an Islamic Banking subject matter expert with in-depth knowledge of Sharia-compliant financial products, and have been active across the UAE and Qatar for more than twenty years.

While with FAB (previously National Bank of Abu Dhabi), I was instrumental in driving significant growth, doubling profits on SME Finance, Balance Sheet Financing and Real Estate Finance within five years, and later transforming the bank’s mortgage business and successfully delivering growth and notable market capture in a challenging environment. During that time, I gained ExCo recognition and was sent on Harvard Business School’s three-month Leadership Programme. Prior to this, I won NBAD’s Best Talent Award, the CEO’s Award in recognition of my leadership accomplishments and successes in driving revenues while managing risk and ensuring strong governance.

My career has been characterised by my ability to build thriving businesses from base zero, drive robust profitability and growth in challenging market conditions, including the 2008 GFC and more recently, COVID-19, and to consistently motivate sales teams while maintaining at all times a client-oriented and solutions-driven business approach.

My areas of expertise include: Sales | Distribution | Strategy | Islamic Banking | Retail Banking | Marketing | Business Development | Client Relationship Management | Governance | Process Re-engineering | Cost Saving | Compliance | Wealth | HNW | Leadership | Cross-Selling | Consumer Loans | Credit Cards.

I would be happy to engage with fellow professionals with similar interests. Please feel free to message me via LinkedIn.