Abu Dhabi Group Appoints Atif Bajwa as President

Atif BajwaSheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Group, has announced the appointment of Mr. Atif Bajwa as President of the Abu Dhabi Group, Pakistan, said a statement issued by the group.

Mr. Bajwa will be responsible for overseeing the Group’s diverse investments in Pakistan and for driving them for profitable growth and maximum return to the shareholders. He will also play a role in overseeing some of the Group’s international assets.

Mr. Bajwa’s appointment is part of the Abu Dhabi Group’s restructuring of its investments globally and in Pakistan.

The Group’s commitment to Pakistan was recently emphasized by Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan in his press statement in January.

Chairman had said:

Our Group is committed to providing the resources necessary for the highest quality of operations. By this appointment today we renew our commitment to the people of Pakistan that we will honor their trust with continued hard work and dedication.

Mr. Bajwa’s Career:

Mr. Atif Bajwa has over 28 years of international management experience and has worked in Europe, the US, the Far East, the Middle East and Pakistan. Having started his career in Citibank Karachi as a corporate banker in 1982, he handled different assignments with Citi in Pakistan, New York and Bahrain. He joined ABN AMRO Bank and was appointed Country Manager of Pakistan in 1995.

In 1998, Bajwa moved to Singapore as the Consumer Banking Head for Asia Pacific and subsequently was assigned as an EVP at ABN AMRO’s Head Office in Amsterdam. In mid 2001, he returned to Citibank as the Regional Head for Central and Eastern Europe. In 2005, he moved to Dubai with Mashreqbank to run the Retail Banking Group. He returned to Pakistan in 2007 as President and Chief Executive Officer of MCB Bank Limited and stayed in that position until June 2010. He had most recently taken up a position to head Soneri Bank as CEO.