Nominee for Member-at-Large


Elissar Farah Antonios
Chief Executive Officer, Citibank - UAE
AmCham Member for 5 years, currently Corporate Member
Lebanese Citizen


Elissar Farah Antonios is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi UAE. A seasoned international banker, with 25 plus years of experience in the financial industry and the region, Elissar leads Citi’s largest and most diverse franchise in Middle East and Africa. Her responsibilities are across the Institutional Client Group and Global Consumer Bank in the UAE, she is also the Senior Executive Officer for Citi DIFC (Dubai International Financial Center) entities. Elissar joined Citi in 2005 as Head of Citi Private Bank in Abu Dhabi and later served as CEO for Citibank Lebanon. Her banking career started in 1990 in the London office of Republic National Bank of New York. She has a Bachelor in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut, MBA from Imperial College in London and completed Executive Education Programs from UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Elissar is not a stranger to Abu Dhabi as her parents relocated in 1966 and she has maintained a residency in the UAE since. Elissar is involved in several community and business development organizations. Currently she is an active member of the UAE Banks Federation and whilst on the Board of AmCham Lebanon was a key contributor to the finance committee.

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