Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), First Abu Dhabi Bank was created in 2016 by the merger of National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank – the latter having been co-established in 1979 by Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen, Founder and Chairman of Bukhamseen Holding. The newly created bank has assets in excess of $182 billion,making it a true global player and the UAE’s largest bank – as well as the second-largest in the Middle East by assets, behind Qatar National Bank.