Emirates NBD announces senior appointments

December 27, 2009 12:54 pm

Suparman Kusuma, who joined Emirates NBD last year as Head of Credit and Collections, was formerly at Lone Star PE’s Tokyo Star Bank, Japan, and has now been appointed Head of Priority Banking at Emirates NBD.

In his new role, he will focus on providing innovative services tailored to meet the needs of privileged clients, supported by a specialised team of financial planners and a comprehensive range of products, helping customers grow and protect their wealth.

Kusuma brings to Emirates NBD nearly 20 years of international banking experience, following stints with blue-chip brands such as Citibank, Standard Chartered and American Express across a range of global markets.

Moosa Ahmed, the new Vice President for Credit and Collections, began his professional career with Emirates NBD two decades ago. During his tenure at the bank, he has worked within its Operations, Audit, Collections, Risk Management, Credit and Network International divisions. Ahmed is a graduate of Southwestern University in the United States.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Suparman and Moosa to their new roles at Emirates NBD. As the leading financial services institution in the UAE and among the leaders in the wider Middle East and North Africa market, we are committed to attracting and retaining the most talented and experienced team of banking professionals,”

said Jamal Bin Ghalaita, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Emirates NBD.

“At a time of global financial instability, capital preservation has never been more important to our clients, and the bank’s team is focused on preserving and growing our clients’ wealth –despite these challenging conditions internationally. As we continue to expand our operations and reinforce the strength of our management, all of us at Emirates NBD remain focused on meeting the needs of our clients,” he added.