A sector that is being increasingly defined by rapid changes in digital banking.
Government-backed nationalisation efforts and consolidation of Gulf Cooperation Council banks through mergers and acquisition, ESG frameworks and the requirements that banks place on their leadership and senior staff are more demanding than ever before. A senior leader in the banking sector must be able to take on these changes and build a team capable of weathering challenges which could range from the intricacies of a merger to the impact of global events.
Cooper Fitch has been engaged by many of the most recognisable banks…
Since the beginning of operations in the region in 1997, Cooper Fitch has been engaged with many of the most recognisable international and local banks operating in the UAE, Saudi Arabia as well as the wider Gulf and Middle East.
Our dedicated financial services team have decades of experience recruiting mid and senior-level leadership teams across consumer, corporate, investment and private banking. In many cases, our clients have also relied on our knowledge of both the banking sector and local market to support their nationalisation drive and find the most qualified GCC nationals to fill key roles. This domain is something we have deep expertise in given an extensive track record building talent pipelines and running large nationalisation recruitment campaigns for our banking and financial services clients. Furthermore, our HR Advisory has worked on a number of bespoke assessment centres and talent management initiatives for our financial services clients.
Positions placed in the GCC in the last 6 months
|Chief Executive Officer (UAE National)||UAE||Local Bank||UAE|
|Chief Economist (KSA National)||KSA||Local Bank||KSA|
|General Counsel (KSA National)||KSA||Local Bank||KSA|
|Head of Compliance (KSA National)||KSA||Int. Bank||KSA|
|Head of Risk||UAE||Local Bank||UK|
|Investment Banking Director||KSA||Int. Bank||UK|
|Investment Banking Director||UAE||Int. Bank||France|
|SVP Transaction Banking||UAE||Int. Bank||France|
|Head of FX Sales||UAE||Local Bank||UK|
|Head of Corporate Banking (GCC National)||GCC||Int. Bank||GCC|
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Representing the firm since 2015
Recruitment, executive search
Senior finance, CFO, board member finance into all industries
Construction, Hospitality, Asset Management, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Media, Oil and Gas, Automotive, Telecommunications
Vilius manages the highly successful Finance and Sales & Marketing divisions of Cooper Fitch across the GCC. He specialises in executive appointments with a particular emphasis on finance leadership roles.
He has successfully conducted over 200 senior mandates across government entities, sovereign wealth funds, leading multinational and regional financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, private capital and family groups with a heavy focus in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Vilius has supported organisations ranging from highly sophisticated regional diversified conglomerates to recently set up government financed entities, created to support Vision 2030 in KSA and Vision 2021 in the UAE.
Vilius is an account director for a number of key Cooper Fitch clients in the GCC including, aviation, automotive, energy, master developers & public sector entities
Our guide unveils expected salary ranges for new hires across various industries and core functions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for 2021.View Guide
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