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FGB appoints head of corporate finance

Abu Dhabi, August 20, 2014

FGB, one of UAE’s leading banks, has announced the appointment of Michael Aissaoui as its corporate finance specialist.

In his new role within FGB’s wholesale banking group, Aissaoui will oversee the expansion of the bank’s advisory activities for clients, in support of plans to further strengthen its position both regionally and globally, a statement said.

Aissaoui is a recognised expert in corporate finance advisory, bringing 19 years of professional experience with leading international organisations in Western Europe to FGB. Michael worked at Société Générale’s head office in Paris as head of mergers and acquisitions for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region from 2006 to 2011 and joins FGB from the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), where he held the role of head of corporate finance advisory from 2012 to 2014, it said.

Simon Penney, head of wholesale banking group at FGB, said: “Michael Aissaoui’s appointment is at the heart of FGB’s strategy to attract the best talent and will add further impetus to the realisation of the bank’s advisory capabilities. Michael has a great international investment banking profile, combined with MEA region experience and knowledge, which will support us in our plans to expand FGB’s advisory activities with our clients.” – TradeArabia News Service




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