Dubai: Dubai Bank on Monday announced the appointment of Giel-Jan M. Van Der Tol as chief executive officer. Van Der Tol brings more than 23 years of varied banking experience.
His most recent assignment was with Tier One Capital of the Netherlands as managing director. Prior to that he worked with ABN Amro for over 22 years in positions of increasing responsibility.
Apart from his experience in Islamic banking in both corporate and retail banking areas, Van Der Tol has a track record in multiple functional areas including operations and human resources. He was CEO and managing director of Saudi Hollandi Bank in Saudi Arabia; the country head for Aruba at ABN Amro; country operations head for Pakistan at ABN Amro; and global head of human resources, global financial markets at ABN Amro.
Commenting on his appointment, Fadel Al Ali, Chairman of Dubai Bank, stated: "We are delighted to have Giel-Jan with us and I am sure that he will bring his considerable leadership skills and vast international banking experience to bear in driving Dubai Bank towards achieving its strategic objectives."
Van Der Tol's experience also includes assignments in different geographies such as Indonesia, Ecuador, the US, Pakistan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Aruba and Saudi Arabia. He holds a Masters of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird, USA, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Nyenrode, Netherlands Business University, Breukelen.