Damian White

Group Chief - Financial Institutions and Proprietary Investments

Damian White is Group Chief, Financial Institutions and Proprietary Investments. He joins the Group with over 30 years of experience, including 14 in the GCC region, with expertise in treasury, finance, capital markets and the transformation of banking operations.

In his role, Mr. White is responsible for Treasury, Financial Institutions and Proprietary Investments of the Group, with an emphasis on building GFH’s presence and reach into global markets. This includes developing and executing strategies to expand the portfolio of markets based products offered to clients, meet the Group’s long-term capital requirements, including the raising of medium and long-term financing facilities and responsibility for the Group’s regulatory balance sheet ratios.

Prior to joining GFH, Mr. White held senior roles with leading regional and international banks. He served as Treasurer for Noor Bank in Dubai and was previously Group Treasurer at Riyadh-based Al Rajhi Bank. Previously he also held positions at National Australia Bank and Lehman Brothers.

Mr. White holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Business in Strategic Human Resources Management from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.