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CBD Management Team


Dr. Bernd van Linder

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Bernd van Linder built his career at ABN AMRO in the Netherlands before moving to the GCC region where he was General Manager Treasury of Saudi Hollandi Bank before becoming CEO of the same bank in 2009. He has a wealth of experience in retail, commercial and corporate banking and an excellent track-record in treasury, risk management and in leading strategic change processes. Dr. Bernd van Linder is a PhD holder in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. He holds also a Master of Business Administration degree in Financial Management from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.

Joined CBD in January 2017.

CBD Management Team

Dr. Bernd van Linder

Chief Executive Officer

Darren Clarke

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Fahad Almheiri

General Manager, Attijari Al Islami

Mr. C. Krishna Kumar

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Mark Zanelli

Head of Treasury, Asset and Liability Management

Mr. Gareth Powell

Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Othman Bin Hendi

General Manager, Corporate Banking

Mr. Abdul Rahim Al Nimer

General Manager, Commercial Banking

Mr. Hassan Al Redha

General Manager, Institutional & Transaction Banking

Mr. Amit Malhotra

General Manager, Personal Banking Group

Mr. Alan Grieve

Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Ra’ed Abubaker

General Manager, Abu Dhabi Region