Chief Executive Officer, Noor Bank
John Iossifidis, Chief Executive Officer of Noor Bank, has over 33 years of international banking and leadership experience gained in Australia, Asia and the Middle East, with three major institutions, namely ANZ, Standard Chartered and Mashreqbank. His extensive banking and leadership experience covers country and broader functional geographic roles with well-rounded knowledge and a focus on Wholesale Banking, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Mergers and Acquisitions and Integration.
Prior to joining Noor Bank, Iossifidis, was Executive Vice President and Group Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, at Mashreqbank. Under his direction, the bank developed an award winning industry based approach to the market. Before running Mashreq’s corporate business, he led the International Banking franchise, from 2009 to early 2015. During his tenure, the contribution of the International Banking franchise grew from single digits to more than 25% of the bank’s bottom line – the most of any UAE bank.
Earlier, John was with Standard Chartered Bank as a Regional Head of Origination and Client Coverage and Co-Head of the Wholesale Bank, responsible for business performance and client relationships across the Middle East and North Africa and as Head of Strategy for the bank’s Global Wholesale Banking business, based in Singapore. He joined Standard Chartered Bank after its acquisition of ANZ Grindlays to oversee the integration of the two banks.
John served in a variety of roles at ANZ for 16 years, which included corporate banking, strategy, project management and finance, culminating in his position as Country Manager in charge of developing the bank’s franchise in Sri Lanka.
John holds an MBA and a BEc in Accounting, from Monash University, in Australia, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Bankers.