The Emirates NBD Head Office on Baniyas street in Dubai. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News Archives

Dubai's biggest bank hired Patrick Sullivan from Standard Chartered Plc as its group chief financial officer.

Sullivan will assume the role from January 1, replacing Surya Subramanian who will leave Emirates NBD PJSC after about nine years. Sullivan is group financial controller at Standard Chartered, according to a spokesman for the Dubai-based bank.

Subramanian, also a former Standard Chartered banker, will return to Singapore to pursue family interests, Emirates NBD said in April.

Emirates NBD on Monday reported 63 per cent jump in nine-month net profit to Dh12.5 billion ($3.4 billion), helped by a one-time gain from a stake sale in its card payments processing unit. The bank is seeking to raise 6.45 billion dirhams from a rights share offering as it expands abroad and courts more foreigners to its stock.