Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has announced the appointment of Ashley Veasey as its new Group Chief Information Officer. Veasey brings over 30 years of experience in technology and digital innovation in banking to his new role, where he will lead the Bank’s information technology strategy, services, and operations. He previously held senior positions at leading banks such as Barclays, Standard Chartered, and Citibank, where he focused on managing digital transformation and technology. Most recently, he served as Group CIO at Scotiabank before joining ADIB.
In response to the appointment, Nasser Al Awadhi, Group CEO of ADIB, said, “In our 5-year strategy plan, we identified technology and digital as a cornerstone for our success. We are pleased to welcome Ashley onboard as our new Group Chief Information Officer. His extensive expertise in the banking and finance industry will further bolster our team and help us drive the Bank’s future strategy as we modernize and improve our technology.”
Veasey expressed excitement about his new role: “I am thrilled to be working with an exceptional team to further develop and enhance the Bank’s technology infrastructure. Building on this core strength, I am excited to bring creative and pioneering solutions to ADIB to help us maintain our position as a leading innovative bank.”
ADIB continues to invest in making its technology more effective and efficient. It recently launched one of the region’s first digital command centers, allowing the Bank to utilize data and artificial intelligence to drive greater efficiencies, optimize performance, enhance its preventive controls, and be even more responsive to the ever-changing market dynamics.
This appointment is expected to bolster ADIB’s efforts to remain at the forefront of digital innovation and enhance customer experience. The Bank has a five-year strategic plan focusing on technology and digital as critical pillars for its success, and Ashley Veasey’s appointment is a step towards achieving this goal. With his wealth of experience in the banking and finance industry, Veasey is expected to lead the Bank’s technology transformation journey and further enhance its technology infrastructure.