Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: HSBC UAE
Abdulfattah Sharaf became the first CEO for HSBC’s UAE division when he was appointed in January 2010.
Sharaf spent thirteen years at NBD before joining HSBC, and also spent a short period overlooking the global giant’s retail offering before taking on the top position.
In February, the Middle East unit of the banking giant reported a 67 percent increase in profits to $1.4bn. That impressive figure came despite a global $900m cost-cutting drive that spurred it the lender to close sixteen businesses across the world.
Sharaf, a graduate of The University of Denver, is also a board member of the Network International, an advisory board member of HDG Mansur - USA and a member of Young President Organisation.