Group Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Tirad Al-Mahmoud

Tirad Al-Mahmoud is a Group Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), the world’s fourth largest Islamic bank by assets.

With over 30 years of experience in banking and finance, Tirad is a prominent voice in the global debate on ethical banking, advocating a “back to basics” approach that puts client interests and a transparent and honest service culture at the heart of the banking industry.

Tirad joined ADIB in 2008, leading the bank as it successfully navigated the global financial crisis. ADIB is now the 3rd largest retail bank in the UAE with 75 branches locally and a presence in Egypt, Qatar, KSA,  United Kingdom, Sudan, and Iraq.

Prior to joining ADIB, Tirad held the position of General Manager & Head of the Corporate and Investment Banking of the Samba Financial Group (formerly Saudi American Bank) based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 2004 to 2007.

He previously held various leadership positions during his 22 years with Citigroup, including stints as Chief Executive Officer for Citibank Romania and Slovakia. He was also Regional Credit Director for Citibank North Africa, and a Division Head at Saudi American Bank.