Faisal is responsible for the Correspondent Banking business for Standard Chartered for the Africa & Middle East region based in Dubai. Faisal heads a regional team covering over 25 countries offering clearing and trade finance solutions. Faisal is a member of the MENA BAFT Council and has also been closely involved in rolling out Standard Chartered’s Correspondent Banking Academy initiative in the region aimed at “de-risking through education”.
Faisal has been involved in several thought leadership and product innovation initiatives with the dual objective of enhancing business collaboration for Standard Chartered with the region’s financial institutions as well as looking at avenues to manage risks inherent in the business. Faisal joined Standard Chartered in 2007 from Citibank. He holds an MBA degree and is also Chartered Financial Analyst.