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FFA Private Bank announces new board member, Mr. Jamal Saghir

16, Sep. 2019 News

FFA Private Bank has announced a new member of its Board of Directors, with the appointment of Mr. Jamal Saghir, an Economist and former Director at the World Bank.


Mr. Saghir brings to FFA Private Bank a wealth of experience in economics and international finance. As a leading authority in infrastructure development and international finance, he has been involved in reforms, policy discussions and projects in over 100 country programs and is known as an international influencer on public and private policy. He served, under the former UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, as a core member of the United Nations Energy and Climate Change Advisory Group.



Prior to joining the World Bank in 1990, Mr. Saghir served from 1988 to 1990 as Resident Advisor to the Prime Ministry in Tunisia and Country Director for Scientex Corporation, USA, and from 1985 to 1988 he held the positions of Economic Adviser and Chief of Staff to the Associate Minister of Finance and Privatization in Quebec, Canada. From 1982 to 1985, he served as Economist at the National Assembly of Quebec.


FFA Private Bank’s Board of Directors (BOD) is collectively responsible for the Bank’s leadership, control, development and long-term success, as well as the strategy of FFA Private Bank Group. It is the practice of the Bank that a majority of the Board comprises non-executive and independent Directors to ensure impartiality and greater accountability with regard to the Group’s activities. In their roles, the latter are expected to constructively challenge management proposals, to examine and review management performance, and input their expertise in respect of any challenges facing the Group and strategy proposals.