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SARIE ARAR

Founder & CEO

Sarie is a C-level Executive, Advisor and Board Member, and a visionary and strategic leader with a proven track record of translating business strategies into maximizing profits. Sarie draws on his 31 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry.

Prior to founding SABH Consulting, Sarie was Deputy CEO and Acting CEO of Al Hilal Bank in Abu Dhabi, and Senior Managing Director of the Wholesale Banking Group at the Bank. He was also the Bank’s Chief Business Officer leading the Executive team of the four business verticals in the Bank - Wholesale Banking, Treasury, Investment Banking, and Personal Banking.

He has also held leadership positions at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, where he was the Executive Vice President responsible for the Corporate Banking group, as well as senior positions at National Bank of Fujairah and Union National Bank.

During his term at Al Hilal Bank, Sarie was a Board Member of various subsidiaries including Al Hilal Takaful, Al Hilal Auto and Al Hilal Kazakhstan. He was also a member of various committees such as: Senior Management Committee, Executive Credit Committee, Investment Committee, Board Risk Committee, ALCO, Management Board of Kazakhstan Operations (3 branches), and Liability Committee.

While at ADCB, Sarie was a member of the Credit Risk Committee, Liability Committee, and a Board Member of various business initiatives and funds.

Sarie’s recent experience includes working on multiple assignments assisting clients in several industries with restructuring and balance sheet optimization

His professional development spans multiple programs and courses given by Ashridge University (Leadership Executive Program), Michigan & Kelloggs Business School (Managing Managers), Moody’s (MSME Master Class), Ashridge University (Leadership Skills for Executive Presidents / CEOs) and Harvard Business School various courses.

Sarie holds a MBA in Finance from Aspen University, Denver, Colorado, USA, and BA in Organizational Management from Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa, USA.