Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi - UAE
4th & 5th September 2024

Ali Allawala

Ali Allawala

Ali Allawala

Head of Wealth & Retail Banking, Group Islamic Banking and Head of Islamic Banking - UAE

Standard Chartered Bank

Ali Allawala has 25+ years global experience having worked in United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan. Ali is currently working as Head of Islamic Banking in UAE as well as managing Standard Chartered’s global Islamic Wealth and Retail Banking business covering UAE, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Indonesia, and Brunei. Previously, Ali has performed senior management roles including Chief Executive Officer at Standard Chartered Saadiq in Malaysia; Head of Retail Banking at Samba Pakistan; and Cards Business / Portfolio Manager at Samba Saudi Arabia and Citibank Egypt.

He has extensive experience of launching new markets, business transformation, product management, distribution, digital banking, wealth management and marketing. As an advocate of fintech, sustainable finance, and financial inclusion, Ali has launched programs across geographies to create value in the Islamic finance ecosystem. His team has been recognized for multiple global and country awards such as ‘Best Islamic Retail Banking Group’, ‘Best Digital Islamic Bank’ and ‘Best Islamic Consumer Banker in Pakistan’.