NBAD appoints Group chief financial officer
Abu Dhabi, April 30, 2014
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has appointed James Burdett as its new Group chief financial officer (GCFO).
Burdett will lead the Group finance, strategy, group treasury, and investor relations functions. His primary responsibility is to ensure that NBAD’s financial planning and strategic alignment continues to support the bank’s growth.
He is a member of the Bank’s Executive Management team and reports directly to Alex Thursby, NBAD’s Group CEO.
“Recruiting James reflects NBAD’s brand strength to attract high caliber international bankers and our strategic ambitions for significant growth in the UAE and across diverse geographies,” said Thursby.
Burdett joins NBAD from Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) where he served as chief financial officer of International & Institutional Banking.
“James is a seasoned banking professional with varied international experience having worked for global banks in different countries. This extensive career experience will add significant value to NBAD as we deliver against our strategy across the West East corridor,” Thursby said.
NBAD’s growth strategy is to capitalise on the growing economies and markets that stretch from West of Africa to East of Asia.
Burdett said: “NBAD is a robust financial institution which benefits from being located within one of the most dynamic economies of the world. As such, NBAD is well poised to successfully deliver its ambitions of growth across the West East Corridor and I am thrilled to be a part of this challenge.”
Burdett holds a degree in Finance and Accounting from Auckland Institute of Technology and is a chartered accountant. – TradeArabia News Service