CBI is led by a team of committed and experienced professionals who bring international expertise to their the management approach. Led by their market insights, focused growth outlook and a commitment to nurturing customer relationships, the management team develops products and services that enhance the banking experience offered by CBI.Mark Robinson - Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
With over 30 years experience in banking and finance, Mark is a seasoned International Financial Executive with a strong track record of leading and developing banking entities in diverse markets.
Prior to joining CBI, Mark worked with ANZ Banking Group where he was the CEO for Europe, Middle East, America and India.
Before ANZ, Mark had a long career with Citigroup, including CEO roles in South Asia, Russia/CIS and Turkey. Early in his career at Citigroup, Mark held various roles including Relationship Management, Human Resources and Corporate Finance in Pakistan, the United States of America and Hong Kong.
Mark holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, both from the University of Chicago.
James Nelson-Parker - Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
With a career spanning over 35 years, James is a seasoned c-level financial services operations and IT executive with extensive international banking experience.
Prior to joining CBI, James was Chief Operating Officer at International Bank of Qatar where he led the successful operational and technology transformation of the Bank.
James has broad experience across multiple functions and his career has spanned operations, technology, consulting and product development.
Before joining International Bank of Qatar, James worked in London, New York City and Kuwait with senior executive level roles at National Bank of Kuwait and SunGard and as an Independent Advisor to several large Financial Services organizations.
Marc Adam - Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Marc is an experienced Chief Financial Officer with a strong track record in managing group finance, investor relations, and regulatory management for a number of blue-chip organizations.
Prior to joining CBI, Marc worked with ANZ group where he was the Chief Financial Officer for the Europe, Middle East and India region.
Before joining ANZ, Marc was the Chief Financial Officer of Renaissance Group based in Moscow, and held various senior financial roles in Credit Suisse and Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the USA and Europe.
Marc holds a Masters in Professional Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance both from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in the USA.
Robert Michael De Gama - Chief Risk Officer
Robert Michael De Gama
Chief Risk Officer
Robert De Gama is the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Commercial Bank International. He joined the Bank in Nov’2010 as Head of Credit Risk Management & Advances and was subsequently given the responsibility of Recoveries and Collections and Legal Affairs, assuming the overall role as CRO.
Prior to joining CBI, Robert was the Deputy CEO/ Chief Risk Officer with HSBC in Qatar, where he worked for 35 years covering all aspects of the Banks’ operations ranging from Treasury dealer to Head of Retail Banking and Head of Corporate Banking. His knowledge of the Qatar market is therefore extensive.
Robert holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Bangalore University in India.
Ali Sultan Rakkad Al Amri - Head of Wholesale Banking
Ali Sultan Rakkad Al Amri
Head of Wholesale Banking
Ali Sultan Rakkad Al Amri is the Head of Corporate Banking at Commercial Bank International since January 2012. Prior to that, he was the Head of Liabilities & Business Development, a role he held since 2010.
He started his banking career with Commercial Bank International in 2000, working in the Corporate Division. In 2003, he joined National Bank of Dubai, as a Senior Manager, government Sector Corporates. During the last 12 years he has held senior business & managerial level roles including, Senior Manager, Large Corporates in Barclays Bank MENA and Head of Business Development in Noor Bank specializing in developing key relationships & Government related entities.
In 2010, he rejoined Commercial Bank International Corporate Banking Division.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Jordan and has completed his Bachelor’s degree from Ajman University School of Business.
Anil Kumar - Head of Retail Banking Group
Head of Retail Banking Group
With over 24 years experience in banking and financial services Anil is a seasoned c-level executive with a proven ability to lead and drive growth, significantly improve performance and achieve market place leadership.
Prior to joining CBI Anil was EVP of Business Transformation at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) leading the expansion strategy of ADIB’s Global Retail Banking function. Anil joined ADIB in 2009 as the Head of Consumer Banking for ADIB Egypt.
Before joining ADIB, Anil was the CEO of India’s 5th largest Asset Management Company, Birla Sunlife Asset Management. Anil started his career with Citi in 1991 and held various roles with Citi in India, UAE and the UK.
Anil holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Omar Khan - Head of Treasury
Head of Treasury
With a career spanning over 22 years, Omar is a seasoned senior Banking and Treasury professional with extensive experience in global banks in the UAE and Pakistan.
In his role as Head of Treasury at CBI, Omar manages the Bank’s Treasury with responsibility for liquidity and funding frameworks, capital management, asset-liability management and Treasury Client Solutions
Prior to joining CBI, Omar was Head of Treasury Samba Financial Group for the UAE and Qatar. Omar has also held a variety of senior Treasury roles at CitiBank, Union Bank and Societe Generale in both the UAE and Pakistan.
Omar holds a Bachelor of Arts from Richmond College in the United Kingdom.
Issam Dahman - General Counsel
Issam joined CBI in September 2012, and currently serves as General Counsel with responsibility for all legal affairs of the bank and its group companies.
Issam started his career in private practice and worked in Syria, USA and UAE before moving to specialize in in-house practice early 2003 Prior to joining CBI Issam worked for Emirates NBD where mainly advised their corporate, investment and private banking divisions. He also had a vital role in establishing the merger of Emirates Bank and NBD. In 2011, Issam served as a general counsel for Zurich Insurance in their Middle East operation.
Issam holds a bachelor degree in law from Beirut University as well as master in international business law from Washington College of Law - Washington DC.
Hessa Al Ghurair - Chief Human Resources Officer
Hessa Al Ghurair
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hessa Al Ghurair is the Chief Human Resources Officer at CBI and is responsible for redefining HR transformation and managing our most valuable resource – our people. Prior to joining CBI, Hessa served as the Chief People Officer at Tanfeeth- a wholly owned subsidiary of Emirates NBD – where she was instrumental in creating an innovative HR model that received international recognition by Harvard University and McKinsey Quarterly. Prior to that, Hessa held different HR roles at Mashreq Bank and Barclays Bank, providing her expertise to regional leaders in the Finance and Banking industry. As a result of Hessa's longstanding business leadership, she was recently recognized with the reputable award of "Inspirational Female Leader" at the 2016 International Business Excellence Awards.
Subsidiaries Executive Management
Takamul Real Estate : Zsolt Parkanyi, Head of Premises - CBI
International Financial Brokerage (IFB) : Maitham Al Aboudi, General Manager
Yasmeen Nawaf Alabid
Bassam Mohd Samara
Branch Manager - Lina Al Hamdani
Bur Dubai Branch
Branch Manager - Abubakr Rashed Alsuwaidi
Sheikh Zayed Road Branch
Branch Manager - Aisha Abdulla Al Hammadi
Al Ittihad Road Branch
Branch Manager - Salem Jassem Mubarak
Emirates Airlines HQ Branch
Branch Operation Manager - Amina Alaoui
Dubai Mall - Service Center
Branch Operations Manager - Muhammad Shahid
Branch Manager - Ebrahim Baniyas
Dubai Festival Center
Branch Manager - Alia Salem
Branch Operation Manage - Josephine A. Papas
Dubai Silicon Oasis Branch
Branch Operations Manager - Bassam Shawish
Al Thanya Branch
Branch Operations Manager - Maryam Ibrahim
Branch Manager - Amr Mohamed Shoieb
King Faisal Branch
Branch Manager - Nawal Taymoor
Abu Dhabi Corniche Branch
Branch Manager - Mohamed Ahmed Hadi
Marina Mall Branch
Branch Manager - Mohammed Salem
Branch Manager - Khalid Abdul Moteleb
Al Wahdah Mall Branch
Branch Manager - Mohamed Hadi
Deerfeilds Town Square Branch
Branch Operation Manager - Ghaya Mohd Hassan
Branch Manager - Fatima Al Saadi
Boutik Mall Branch
Branch Manager - Thekra Almeslymani
Al Ain Branch
Branch Operations Manager - Widnalage Channaka Ruwan
Al Remal Mall
Branch Manager - Mohammed Abdulla Sulaiman Al Azzani
Branch manager - Abdulla AlHosani
Umm Al Qaiwain
Branch Operation Manager - Wafa Zakaria
Branch Manager - Najia AlQasimi
Ras Al Khaimah
Al Hamra Branch
Branch Manager - Muna Al Zaabi
Branch Manager - Hasan Zaabi