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BACB CEO, Susie Aliker, Joins the Association of Foreign Banks (AFB) Board

Posted on 07/08/2020

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The Association of Foreign Banks (AFB), the trade body for the foreign banking sector in the UK, has appointed British Arab Commercial Bank’s (BACB) CEO, Susie Aliker, as a board member.

Susie brings 20 years’ experience working for foreign banks in the UK to the role, having held global management positions at Credit Suisse, including responsibility for new business across all divisions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Susie later joined BACB, where she served as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, before being appointed to the position of CEO in 2018. She is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA from Cass Business School, London.

As a member of the board, Susie is responsible for promoting and representing the interests of the UK’s foreign banking sector to key industry stakeholders and policymakers, including the UK Government, regulators, financial institutions and other organisations.

Upon her appointment, Susie Aliker says: “It is an honour to now serve on the AFB board. In addition to facilitating information sharing on a wide range of financial and non-financial best practices, the AFB also provides a voice for foreign-owned banks – which contribute enormously to the UK’s position as a major international centre for financial services and as a hub for facilitating global trade.”

“Since BACB is a London-domiciled and foreign-owned bank specialising in keeping trade flowing with specialist markets,” Susie continues, “we have a great affinity with these mission statements and I look forward to playing my part in supporting the AFB – particularly in light of the challenging circumstances that banks now face.”

Catherine Raines, CEO of the AFB, says: “The AFB is delighted to welcome Susie Aliker onto the board. Susie joins the AFB at an important time as we continue to drive forward our strategy to grow our support for foreign banks, delivering real value ‘Back@Bank’. Susie’s expertise and extensive experience will be invaluable as we continue to support our members through the inevitable changes that both Brexit and COVID-19 will bring.”

Please see the AFB’s website for more information.