Sharjah – MENA Herald: United Arab Bank P.J.S.C (“UAB”) confirms the appointment of Anthony Murphy as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who has been Acting CFO since November 2015. The bank has also confirmed the appointment of Dima Al Sous as Head of Legal, and has named longtime Senior Vice President, Maha Azzam, as Head of Transformation – a newly created role at UAB.

Anthony is a Chartered Accountant (CIMA) with over 15 years’ experience within the financial services sector in the United Kingdom and Middle East. He joined UAB in 2013 and has been operating as Acting CFO, where he has and will continue to be a key contributor to the Bank’s transformation strategy.

Dima has been part of UAB’s legal team for the past seven years during which she worked on delivering legal solutions and guidance to the Bank. Dima is a qualified lawyer with an LLM degree and over 15 years’ experience practicing as in house legal counsel in the UAE and Jordan.

Maha has held a series of senior managerial and leadership roles across UAB. This newly created position of Head of Transformation highlights the Bank’s efforts in developing and implementing end-to-end processes across its operations and business practices.

Mr Samer Tamimi, Acting Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The confirmation of our CFO and Head of Legal underlines the continuity of our transformation strategy; demonstrating the commitment of our Management Team to UAB whilst the Bank itself has recognized their efforts and promoted from within. All three appointments will support our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, enhance business effectiveness and deliver a more seamless customer experience. This announcement follows on from Moody’s recent affirmation of our credit rating and transition to a stable outlook, which further demonstrates tangible progress against our strategic plans.”