David S

I am a Chief Financial Officer with 25+ years’ experience within the Financial Services sector. Expert in creating and embedding financial management and reporting capabilities in start-up and growing organisations, I ensure a profitable, efficient business with robust controls.

Notable achievements include: aiding the expansion of Citibank into Russia by establishing a well-resourced financial control function, acknowledged as the fastest growing oversees operation for Citibank; founding Oasis Risk Training & Consulting to deliver training and consulting to leading Saudi banks, including Al Rajhi Bank, Bank AlJazira, SAMBA and National Commercial Bank; and developing independent control, risk reporting and liquidity management for a newly incorporated entity, AlJazira Capital.

I work with leadership to understand objectives, impart financial stewardship and drive accountability for effective P&L management, ensuring operations align with an approved risk appetite and comply with local regulations. I formulate and review strategy in consultation with key cross-functional stakeholders to ensure configuration with the wider long-term vision of the organisation.

I am passionate about establishing cross-cultural teams, taking a hands-on approach to build a high-performing environment and a basis for talent management.

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