WiFB and First Abu Dhabi Bank

A rapidly changing global economic landscape, dramatic technological advances, and a looming climate crisis require family enterprises and wealth owners to be more adaptable than ever. But what kind of leadership is needed to foster enough innovation to stay competitive in uncertain times? Studies have shown that leaders prioritizing innovation can drive growth, enhance efficiency, promote collaboration, and positively impact society and the environment. 

Women in Family Business (WiFB) is delighted to announce our collaboration with leading private banking partner First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) to launch a new series under the theme “Leadership and Innovation in the Family Enterprise”. The series will explore what skills and strategies female family enterprise leaders and wealth owners apply to enable a culture of innovation that safeguards and grows their legacies for future generations.

FAB Global Private Banking and WiFB are committed to creating content and conversations celebrating female thought leadership. This collaboration represents a shared commitment to promoting diversity, innovation, and growth for family enterprise and wealth owners worldwide.

FAB’s Global Private Banking experts, known for their expertise in serving HNWIs/UHNWIs, will enable discussion by bringing their extensive knowledge and insights to this partnership. With a strategic presence in Switzerland, KSA, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and France, FAB’s private banking division demonstrates its strength and expertise globally. Their contribution will provide valuable guidance and support to empower women leaders in family enterprises, helping them navigate challenges and seize opportunities with confidence.

WiFB is a global platform that empowers women to share their expertise and insights in matters related to family enterprise and wealth, connect with their peers, and contribute to the creation of female thought leadership and a strong community. Founded in 2014, WiFB remains one of the only independent thought leadership platforms that empower women with a family business and wealth background. The platform advocates the equal access and opportunity for every woman who wants to take up her rightful role as a family enterprise successor, investor or leader.

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB is the UAE’s largest bank with an international network that spans five continents, providing global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad. FAB is consistently ranked one of the world’s largest, safest and most socially responsible banks. A global bank and regional banking powerhouse, FAB is established in 20 markets from the Americas to Asia, and is known for consistently delivering results, generating returns and creating value.

FAB is proactively shaping the future with purposeful action for sustainable growth. With total assets of AED 1.2 Trillion (USD 323 Billion) as of March-end 2023, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively – the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region. FAB was named the UAE’s most valuable banking brand in the 2023 Brand Finance UAE 50 and Brand Finance Banking 500 rankings. The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East since 2011, and #31 Safest Bank globally in 2022. The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks 2021 rankings, measured by Tier 1 capital, ranked FAB as #1 in the UAE, #3 in the Middle East and #91 across the globe. FAB is also a regional sustainability leader (MSCI ESG rating of ‘A’), and a constituent of MSCI ESG Leaders and FTSE4Good EM indices.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com.


About WiFB

Women in Family Business empowers women worldwide to share their expertise and insights in matters related to family enterprise and wealth. With more female wealth owners and leaders contributing to family legacies than ever, it is vital to hear their voices and learn from their experiences.