Howard Gaunt has joined Fimbank as group chief operating officer (COO).

Gaunt’s banking career spans 31 years in senior national and international assignments with Wells Fargo, Citibank, Citicorp, Citigroup and Samba Financial Group. Before joining Fimbank, he spearheaded wholesale banking group activities in the Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and GCC regions at ADCB, which he joined in 2007.

Commenting on the appointment, Fimbank’s CEO, Murali Subramanian, explains that the addition of a senior executive of Gaunt’s stature to the management team reflects the bank’s commitment to further strengthen its leadership structure: “We are glad to welcome Howard as a member of our team. We are confident that his extensive experience and expertise will prove invaluable, especially at what is an eventful time for the group, as we continue directing Fimbank along the road to sustainable profitability and the growth of our core operating businesses,” he says.