H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Sultan Bin Salem Al Qassimi
Chairman of UAB

Appointed to the Board in 1975

Founder of United Arab Bank, H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Sultan Bin Salem Al Qassimi has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since the Bank's inception in 1975 and has since then remained the largest single individual shareholder of the Bank. Beyond his instrumental role at UAB, H.E. Sheikh Faisal is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of a number of private companies. He also formerly served as the Chairman of the Board of Arab Organization of Industries and Establishment.

Following graduation from Jordanian Officer Cadet School and Mons Officer Cadet School in UK, he served in the U.A.E. Armed Forces in different capacities prior to retiring at the rank of Major General including Under Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Chief of Staff, and Chairman of the Court of Crown Prince at the time – H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

As an influential figure, H.E. Sheikh Faisal was decorated with several medals including the Jordanian Star 1st Class by King Hussein; 1st Class Medal of Merit by the President of Egypt; Superior Order Staff General by the King of Morocco; Nilein Medal by the President of Sudan; and 1st Class Emirates Military Medal by the President of United Arab Emirates H.H. the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

External Board Appointments:

  • Chairman – GIBCA Group of Companies
  • Chairman – Faisal Holding LLC
  • Chairman – Grand Stores
  • Chairman – Hospitality Management Holdings LLC