First Abu Dhabi Bank hires Michel Longhini to lead global private banking
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has appointed Michel Longhini as group head of global private banking and member of the firm’s executive committee.
Longhini joins from Edmond de Rothschild, a private banking and asset management firm based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he served as CEO of private banking. Prior to this, he was the CEO of private banking at Union Bancaire Privée (UBP SA) in Geneva, where he contributed to the bank’s growth in Asian markets, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.
As a banker, Longhini has also held a number of senior leadership roles at BNP Paribas.
In his new role, he will be tasked with strengthening First Abu Dhabi Bank’s private banking offering and driving growth in “key areas” of the business to boost its international footprint.
In early 2021, FAB appointed its first female CEO, Hana Al Rostamani, and embarked on a broad management overhaul.
FAB was formed in 2017 as a result of a merger of National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank. It is the largest bank in the UAE.