July 22, 2024

Adnan Anwar To Lead National Bank of Fujairah As CEO

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National Bank of Fujairah announces CEO succession. Deputy CEO Adnan Anwar to assume the role of CEO w.e.f October as Vince Cook the current CEO will step down from CEO position at the end of September
National Bank of Fujairah announces CEO succession. Deputy CEO Adnan Anwar to assume the role of CEO. Image Courtesy: National Bank of Fujairah

The National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) recently announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Vince Cook, will be stepping down from his role on September 30th, 2024, having led the bank successfully for over 14 years.

Vince Cook, Outgoing CEO Of NBF W.E.F September 2024
Vince Cook, Outgoing CEO Of NBF W.E.F September 2024. Image Courtesy: National Bank of Fujairah

According to Industry sources, Vince Cook has been an integral part of NBF’s growth and success over the past 14 years. Under his leadership, the bank has been through a digital transformation, broadened and deepened its SME banking, trade finance, and Islamic finance offerings, and pursued a robust ESG strategy, delivering a strong financial performance despite significant global economic headwinds.

National Bank of Fujairah announces CEO succession with Vince Cook to step down from CEO position at the end of September
National Bank of Fujairah announces CEO succession with Vince Cook to step down from CEO position at the end of September.

As he steps down, Industry sources affirmed that the NBF’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Adnan Anwar, currently Deputy CEO, will succeed Mr Cook as the new Chief Executive Officer.

His Highness Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohamed Bin Hamad AlSharqi, Chairman of the Board of Directors
His Highness Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohamed Bin Hamad AlSharqi, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Image Courtesy: National Bank of Fujairah

NBF’s Board of Directors expressed their gratitude to Vince for his years of exceptional service and dedication to the bank. “The bank’s Directors are deeply grateful for Vince’s contributions and leadership over a period that has been transformative for NBF. His commitment to excellence in meeting customer needs, and strategic vision, have positioned NBF as a pre-eminent financial institution in the region. We wish him all the very best in his future endeavours”, said His Highness Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohamed Bin Hamad AlSharqi, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

“Adnan’s appointment marks a significant milestone for the Bank, we are confident that he will continue to drive the Bank towards achieving our strategic goals with a strong focus on delivering exceptional customer service. The Board believes that building on the bank’s strong foundation, Adnan will work together with NBF’s talented team to drive continued growth and innovation for our clients and stakeholders – taking the Bank to new heights”, commented His Highness Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohamed Bin Hamad AlSharqi, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Adnan Anwar has been with NBF for over 19 years, being appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2010, and Deputy CEO in November 2020. He has been instrumental in the Bank’s commercial success and is passionate about driving innovation and change for the benefit of customers and employees of the bank. With a deep understanding of the banking industry and a proven track record of success, Adnan is well-equipped to steer NBF into the future. Under Adnan’s leadership, NBF aims to continue to strengthen its position as a leader in the UAE Banking sector through the expansion of digital services, a customer centric approach and achieving sustainable growth coupled with operational excellence.

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