Taking up his new role in June, El Nahas will be responsible for facilitating the Dutch bankÆs private banking business in the country, where it has doubled its assets under management to $3 billion in two years. He will report to Barend Janssens, the bankÆs Asian head of private banking, as well as Colin Macdonald, the bankÆs country executive for the UAE.
ôOur international business in the UAE remains a strong engine of growth for Asia. I am confident Hassan will succeed in bringing the private bank closer to its goal of becoming a top five bank in four years,ö says Janssens.
ôI am excited to be joining at an important time of growth in the UAE," says El Nahas. "I look forward to building on the opportunities that exist for the sector and distinguishing ABN AMRO Private Bank from the field of local and international players through our strong client intimacy and wide product offering.ö
Joining ABN AMRO in 1996, El Nahas received his Masters of business Administration and Public Policy from the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University respectively.
ABN AMRO Bank has been present in the UAE since 1973, with branches in the major Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
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