Mashreq Bank, the UAE’s leading financial institution, announced the joining of Arif Usmani as the Group Head of its Risk Management.
A graduate of the Imperial College of London, Usmani started his banking career in 1981 and spent more than three decades at Citigroup before joining Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) as Global Head of Wholesale Banking in 2012.
At Citigroup, Usmani applied his global banking expertise across several geographies which include Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, West Africa, Slovakia, Hong Kong and Singapore. During his thirty-year tenure, Arif held senior positions in multiple banking disciplines including Critical Risk Management positions in the Asia Pacific region.
Arif has won several awards over the course of his career including the Managing Director’s Performance Award 3 years in a row for his role and contribution as Division Head with SAMBA, Saudi Arabia’s second largest bank.
H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO of Mashreq Bank said: “Arif brings over 30 years of international banking experience to Mashreq. We are delighted to welcome him to the Mashreq team and look forward to his active contribution to our Risk Management. His employment gives me confidence that Mashreq will continue to achieve its vision in becoming the region’s most progressive bank enabling innovative possibilities for our clients, colleagues and communities.”