Paul Trowbridge

Company: United Arab Bank

Position: CEO

Paul Trowbridge is an economics graduate with a specialisation in micro-economics. He started his career in 1985 with PWC as mergers and acquisitions specialist and moved on to join Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia’s second largest bank, rated one of the top banks in the world.

At Westpac, Trowbridge spent more than 20 years in a range of general management, credit risk, and retail, private and corporate banking positions, including chief risk officer for corporate governance and institutional banking (global) and general manager, corporate banking.

Trowbridge joined National Bank of Oman in August 2006, as general manager in risk management, with responsibility for credit risk policies and procedures together with legal, IT security, corporate governance and operational risk. Shortly after he took over as deputy CEO, responsible for driving strategic business risk initiatives.

Trowbridge joined United Arab Bank as CEO in 2009, the bank has grown substantially, registering impressive growth across all its business segments and functions, including the launch of Islamic banking, Sadara wealth management, the UAB rewards programme and the small and medium enterprises (SME) segment. The branch network almost trebled to 25, from 9 in 2009. In 2012, the bank also became the largest mortgage provider in the UAE for new business.

Trowbridge continues to strengthen his position by leading the bank in enhancing its positioning in the market, thus making it to the ‘Forbes Top 500 Companies’ list in 2013, ranked  22nd among UAE companies, 12th in the local banks in the UAE and 117th in the top companies in the Mena region.

Tel: (+971) 6 507 5222

Website: www.uab.ae