Group Head, HBZ SIRAT

Adnan Fasih

Career History

  • Group Head Islamic Banking – Habib Bank AG Zurich (HBZ)
  • Head – Corporate Banking Unit, Emirates Islamic (EIB) – UAE
  • Corporate Banking Head & Branch Manager, HBZ – UAE
  • Corporate Manager, United Arab Bank (UAB) – UAE
  • Risk Manager, UAB – UAE
  • Relationship Manager, ANZ Grindlays – Pakistan
  • Credit Officer, BCCI – Pakistan

Key Skills & Achievements

  • Implemented strategy with results for book increase in market areas of UAE & PAK
  • Managed large corporate unit having public sector companies including SWF in UAE
  • Project work to set-up Mid-Market unit & re-organize operations with focused growth in UAE
  • Launch of global Islamic banking franchise, brand build-up & network expansion across Pakistan
  • Successful early exit plan with phased reduction in high risk sectors/accounts in UAE
  • Member of Bank’s Strategic Planning Team, ALCO & Credit Committee

Academic & Prominent Professional Programs

  • Master of Business Administration (Finance) – University of Leicester- UK
  • 1 year “Banking Graduate Management Program” – BCCI Regional Training Academy, Pakistan
  • A comprehensive Corporate Credit Program for SocGen – by DC Gardner Academy, London
  • Principle of Islamic Investing – Dow Jones University
  • Islamic Products & Shariah structures – Global Training Centre, Dubai
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Financing – PE International, Dubai
  • Pakistan Banking Client Seminar – J.P. Morgan, Singapore

Awards & Accolades

  • Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) for “Upcoming Islamic Banking” category for 2016 in Jakarta
  • Award for best Bank for Trade financing with Shariah complaint solutions (conventional Bank with Islamic window category in Pakistan) for 2015
  • 2 gold medals in consecutive years for business growth & best corporate portfolio for HBZ – UAE