Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Issuer Services
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
Fawaz is in charge of the DCM Origination business for FAB’s Global Corporate Finance clients. He has worked on a number of landmark transactions for high profile issuers in the Corporate, Institutional and SSA space, covering various DCM products from plain vanilla bonds and setting up MTN Programs, to project bonds, hybrid capital and liability management, both conventional bonds and Islamic (Sukuk).
In addition, Fawaz manages the Issuer Services business for FAB’s corporate and institutional clients within the UAE, offering Registrar and Securities Services in the equity and fixed income space.
Fawaz has also originated and overseen the execution of numerous landmark deals outside the region, including the inaugural sovereign Sukuk issuance from HM Treasury and Hong Kong Government SAR. Prior to this role, Fawaz headed NBAD's global distribution of Syndicated Loans and also managed NBAD's Proprietary fixed income portfolio of c. USD 1.25bn.
Fawaz holds a BSc (Hon's) in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation. He is also the Chairman of the Middle East Region for International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and a Board Member of The Gulf Bonds and Sukuk Association (GBSA).
Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2019