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Ziyad Akrouk, Chief Executive Officer

Ziyad Akrouk was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Europe Arab Bank plc in May 2011. Prior to his appointment he was Chief Executive for Citibank in Kuwait where he was responsible for the management of Citi’s business interests including Corporate, Investment and Private Banking.

Mr Akrouk is a seasoned banker having held a number of senior posts in the Middle East and abroad. Prior to his Kuwait position, Mr Akrouk held the post of Chief Executive for Citibank Jordan and prior to that he served as Regional Risk Manager for Citigroup's Corporate and Investment Banking Division based in Cairo. Previously he assumed various responsibilities covering Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance and Risk Management in different countries.

Mr Akrouk has an MBA in Finance from Syracuse University in the USA and a BSc. Honours degree in Civil Engineering from University of Leeds in the UK Mr Akrouk had an early career in engineering working in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before moving to a successful career in banking and finance.

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