CBD appoints 3 UAE Nationals in senior management team


Commercial Bank of Dubai announced the appointment of 3 of its UAE National management members to take up leadership positions at the Bank.

Akram Skaik, previously regional manager for New Dubai, has been appointed as Head of Branch Distribution; Yousif Al Suwaidi, who has been in CBD’s Consumer Banking Team, is now Head of Sales for Personal Banking; and Mohammed Ali Redha, who has been the Bank’s Executive Manager – Dubai Branch, has been appointed as Head of Business Banking.

Murray Sims, General Manager of Personal Banking Group, CBD, commented: “As part of CBD’s continuous endeavor to promote UAE Nationals to more senior leadership positions in the Bank by leveraging their experience and expertise, it has been decided to appoint 3 UAE Nationals to play an even bigger role in CBD’s management. We would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best in their new positions and we are confident that they will achieve even more success for the Bank and themselves in their new roles.”

“Since its inception, CBD has considered the recruitment of UAE nationals as one of its priorities. We have always aimed to attract and develop UAE Nationals, appointing them in responsible leading positions,” Sims added.

Akram Skaik joined CBD last year from Mashreq, and has 20 years of experience under his belt. Skaik holds a Masters’ degree of Business Administration in Financial Management from Southeastern University, S.W. Washington DC, USA and has also completed his executive corporate studies from the London Business School.

Yousif Al Suwaidi joined Commercial Bank of Dubai last year and has 12 years of experience in the sector, having previously worked at Citibank and ABN Amro. Al Suwaidi has a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies from Lebanese American University.

Mohammed Ali Redha has been with Commercial Bank of Dubai since February 2006, and latterly, was Branch manager at one of the Banks main Commercial branches – Dubai Branch. Ali Redha has 16 years of experience in the sector and holds an MBA from American University in Dubai, and completed his Masters in Quality Management from University of Wollongong, Dubai.

The number of UAE Nationals employed in CBD now constitutes over 41 per cent of all employees and the Bank’s strategy is to continually improve on this number.

Commercial Bank of Dubai’s efforts and achievements in Emiratisation have been recognized and honoured and the Bank is a past winner of UAE National Resources Development Award, the Dubai Human Development Award and the Human Resources Development Award.

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