Business Council Hosts Dinner in Honor of First Abu Dhabi Bank CEO


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October 12, 2022

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) Group CEO Hana Al Rostamani and an accompanying FAB delegation met with members of the U.S. business community during a private dinner in Ms. Al Rostamani’s honor hosted by the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council at Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C. on October 12th.  

The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council convened leading business executives from U.S. tech, defense, and infrastructure companies with a presence in the U.A.E. to welcome Ms. Al Rostamani and her delegation to Washington, D.C. Ms. Al Rostamani and the FAB team are in the U.S. as a part of the annual World Bank and IMF meetings.

First Abu Dhabi Bank is the largest bank in the United Arab Emirates, with over $287 billion in assets under management. It also has a global presence across 20 markets, including in the United States – where it has its U.S. headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Al Rostamani, who also serves as Co-Vice Chairwoman of the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council’s Board of Directors, shared FAB’s priorities for the U.S. market and detailed the ways companies can utilize FAB for their business in the U.A.E. and the region. Members of the U.S. business community in attendance noted the importance of the Emirati market for their business goals. 

Attending executives engaged in discussions with Ms. Al Rostamani about global macroeconomic trends, including global inflation and monetary tightening. They also discussed recent social and economic reforms in the U.A.E., and the impact of geopolitical developments on business in the MENA region. 

Ms. Al Rostamani is one of the most prominent and inspiring businesswomen in the U.A.E. and the wider Middle East. She became Group CEO of FAB in January 2021, following her roles as FAB’s Deputy CEO and Group Head of Personal Banking.  She has more than 22 years of experience in financial services and serves on the board of the AW Rostamani Group, is the chairperson of FAB Private Bank Suisse, and is a member of MasterCard Advisory. She is a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

This event continues the Business Council’s longstanding tradition of hosting high-level Emirati executives in Washington, D.C.  

For more information about the U.S.- U.A.E. Business Council’s upcoming programming and activities in the financial sector, please contact Graham Reitman at