Sarah has over 19 years of corporate and investment banking experience having worked across a number of banking divisions such as Project & Export Finance, Asset Finance, Structured Finance, Structured Trade Finance & Financing Solutions and Client Relationships across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Currently based in UAE, Sarah is Managing Director & Head of Asset & Project Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). She joined FAB from Standard Chartered Bank in 2016 where she spent 16 years and held a number of senior roles including but not limited to: Regional Head of Asset Finance & Leasing, Regional Head of Structured Export Finance, ASEAN Coordinator for Structured Trade Finance, and Financing Solutions, based in London, Singapore and Karachi.
Sarah has significant experience in the corporate finance space including Asset Finance, having successfully delivered bespoke financing solutions to clients across sectors such as mining, construction, shipping and aviation (including Airlines, Lessors & Manufacturers), demonstrating ability to support the sector in multiple ways.
Sarah has also worked closely with European and Asian Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) having originated, led and concluded several landmark, award winning Project & Export finance transactions and advisory assignments for regional and international clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration Karachi (Pakistan).