Bassem Itani is the Head of Wholesale & Private Accounts Credit at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, responsible for ensuring the independence of the underwriting process and its compliance with the bank’s risk appetite statement. He is also a member on a number of committees and working groups within the bank in charge of the management of distressed assets and the implementation of the bank’s rolling 5-year strategy.
Mr. Itani has over 31 years of experience with core banking systems, implementation of risk management and underwriting systems and tools, capital adequacy calculation engines, system administration and further operational expertise. He previously held positions at Saudi Lebanese Bank, Tunis International Bank, Banque Banorabe (known today as Banque Banorient France), Citibank and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank.
Mr. Itani holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the American University of Beirut.