Dubai Islamic Bank reshuffles management, names Chilwan CEO
Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has appointed Adnan Chilwan as chief executive. Chilwan, who was previously deputy CEO at the bank, replaces Abdullah Al Hamli who was named managing director. The management reshuffle at DIB comes when the bank is preparing for renewed growth, after it set aside about 5 billion dirhams ($1.36 billion) against bad loans following the 2009-2010 crash of Dubai’s real estate market. According to Chilwan and Al Hamli, the bank has dealt with much of its balance sheet weakness and should see profits for 2013 grow in the double digits, allowing it to eye acquisitions in new markets in Asia. DIB, which is in the process of acquiring Islamic mortgage lender Tamweel , became the second Gulf bank to issue a hybrid perpetual sukuk when it priced in March a $1 billion Islamic bond to boost its Tier 1 capital ratio.