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19 Feb 2014 - UAB in renewed Emiratisation drive at the 16th National Career Exhibition

United Arab Emirates, 19 February 2014 -United Arab Bank, the fastest growing bank in the Middle East, today announced that Yusra Abdul Ghaffar, Senior Vice President in Retail Branch Management, has been named the "Distinguished Woman in the Banking and Finance Sector" by the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies.

The prestigious annual award, which selects one woman in the banking sector on the basis of outstanding career achievements, was presented by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salem Al Qassimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, during the 16th National Career Exhibition at the Sharjah Expo.

During her 15 year career in banking, Yusra has served in many positions across the business spectrum, including customer services, products marketing, asset sales, operations, policy making, strategic planning, branch banking and channels management. With an MBA in Marketing Financial Services from the UK, she has previously held the post of Head of Women in Private Banking, Head of Islamic Banking, and Head of Wealth Management. She is currently UAB's Head of Branches.

Yusra has been involved in the development of a number of unique banking products to serve customer needs. In just over a year, since joining United Arab Bank, she has opened 10 branches in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi and plans to expand this network of branches further over the next three years.

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