Abu Dhabi - UAE
4th & 5th September 2024

Hisham Hammoud

Hisham Hammoud

Hisham Hammoud

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Aafaq Islamic Finance

Mr. Hisham Hammoud is a seasoned banking professional and a highly regarded business leader with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has an outstanding portfolio of proven leadership in consumer banking, investment and wealth management, treasury and capital markets, operations, technology, risk management, business process re-engineering, and cost optimization. He spent over 16 years in Citi Bank where he held number of Executive roles in Risk Management, Consumer Banking, Wealth Management, Operation & Technology.

In addition to his role as Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hammoud is also a member of the board of directors of several prominent financial institutions in the region. His expertise and insights have been invaluable in shaping the direction and growth of these organizations, and his leadership has helped them achieve exceptional results. With his extensive financial sector experience, Mr. Hammoud has achieved remarkable success in enhancing business performance and maximizing profitability with a strong emphasis on innovation and digital transformation. He has a proven ability to identify market trends, mitigate risks, and make astute investment decisions, ensuring optimal performance and delivering exceptional results.

Mr. Hammoud is regarded as one of the most influential business leaders in the region, a highly sought-after speaker and a thought leader in the financial sector, regularly speaking at industry events and conferences. He also hold a Risk Management and Advanced Leadership Skills certification from state-of-the-art international leadership programs in the US, EMEA, and AP region. His insights and expertise have been instrumental in shaping the direction and growth of the Islamic finance industry, and his contributions to the field have been widely recognized.

  • Group Chief Executive Officer – Aafaq Islamic finance
  • Chairman – Saad Exchange
  • Group Chief Executive Officer – AlSayyah Group
  • Group Chief Operating Officer – Finance House Group
  • Chief Business Officer – Ajman Bank
  • Chief Operating Officer – Ajman Bank
  • Group Chief Operating Officer Network International
  • Chief Operating Officer & Head of Retail Banking Group – Dubai Bank
  • Senior Chief Operating Officer – Citi Bank
  • Regional Risk Director – Citi Bank
  • Credit Manager – Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank