Sarah Pirzada Usmani

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable, Asset & Project Finance
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Sarah Pirzada Usmani


Sarah has over 18 years of corporate and investment banking experience having worked across a number of banking divisions such as Project & Export Finance, Asset Finance, Structured Finance, Structured Trade Finance & Financing Solutions and Client Relationships across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East

She joined FAB in May 2016 from Standard Chartered Bank where she held a number of senior roles including but not limited to; Regional Head of Asset Finance & Leasing, Regional Head of Structured Export Finance, ASEAN Coordinator for Structured Trade Finance and Financing solutions etc.

Sarah is well versed with the European and Asian Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) having originated, lead and concluded several landmark, award winning Project & Export finance transactions and advisory assignments for regional and international clients across Asia, Africa & the Middle East. She also successfully established the Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) platform for FAB

Sarah also has significant experience in the corporate finance space including Asset Finance having successfully delivered bespoke financing solutions to clients across sectors such as mining, construction and aviation - both to Airlines and Lessors demonstrating ability to support the sector in multiple ways

Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration Karachi (Pakistan)

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2022

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2021

Project, ECA & Structured Finance MENA 2020 - Virtual Conference

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020

Project, ECA & Structured Finance Middle East & Africa 2019

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2019