First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
Senior Vice President – Head of Technology Business Management
Damian is an experienced transformation leader within Financial Services. He has a proven track record in business unit leadership, innovation, digital transformation and driving people and cultural change. Damian’s global career spans 18 years and his digital innovation experience includes digital banking for SMEs, entrepreneurs and consumers, digital strategy, innovation culture, biometrics, core banking, mobile banking, digital signatures, customer experience and insight and education and gamification - in both a traditional and challenger bank context. As Global Head of Client Innovation he successfully implemented an innovation ecosystem and cultural change program across Europe, Africa, Middle East and the US. As COO for Barclays Corporate Middle East he lead the digital transformation of their product set and client journeys. As Head of Corporate Banking (Non Core) he introduced an agile, empowered team culture which resulted in over achieving business goals ahead of plan, whilst maintaining the highest levels of employee satisfaction. His current role at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) sees him accountable for “running the business side of IT”. Damian has lived and worked across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.