Fathima Lijiya

Managing Director, Head of MEA Loan Capital Markets – Global Corporate Finance
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Fathima Lijiya


Lijiya comes with more than 18 years of Debt Market experience. She holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing and has been a core deal team member in various Structured & Project Finance deals in the UAE. She joined FGB in 2006 and prior to that she was with HSBC CIBM and was dealing with regional deals and transactions in various sectors along with providing coverage of strategic customers. Lijiya is a key deal team member in many of the large Debt Market syndicated transactions in the region which involved structuring, negotiation of terms and execution of deals where she has led the deal team that acted in the senior capacity of Debt Advisor, Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers, Coordinating Bank and Book running roles for Corporate, Acquisition Finance, FI/NBFI deals, Leverage finance, Project and Structured Finance, Asset Backed financing, Hybrid facility structures etc. Currently she is the Managing Director & Head of Syndication Finance, Loan Capital Markets under the Global Corporate Finance with FAB which addresses the flow business from Corporates, GRE’s, Sovereigns, NBFI’s and FI’s.

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference