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Chairperson’s opening remarks

Broadcast on Sep 14, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2021

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Speaker

Andy Cairns

Andy Cairns

Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Finance

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Andy Cairns

Andy Cairns

Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Andy has responsibility for First Abu Dhabi Bank's financing, capital markets, underwriting, advisory and securities services activities as well as the bank’s institutional loan portfolio.

With more than 20 years experience in international investment banking, Andy was previously Head of Cross-Border Debt Capital Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch before which he was Co-Head of Asia-Pacific Debt Finance at HSBC and Head of Asian Fixed Income Origination and Syndicate at Standard Chartered. He has worked in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Andy has bookrun in excess of USD500 billion of landmark financings for governments, supranationals, corporates and financial institutions worldwide. Recent transactions include the debut International bond by Oman, the first-ever Sukuk by a non-Islamic sovereign, for the United Kingdom, the first-ever ECA guaranteed Sukuk, for Emirates Airlines, and the largest-ever UAE-listed IPO, for Emaar Malls.

Andy is Chairman of The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association.

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Andy Cairns

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

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