Robert Hadley was appointed Vice President of FIRST BANK. He coordinates a series of strategic lines such as IT, Process and Operation Organization and Management, Loan Administration and Logistics. Hadley will supervise a significant part of the digitalization projects to be carried out by the bank in 2019.
His experience spanning more than 25 years in the retail, finance and commerce markets of Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, recommends him as a true expert in international banking industry.
“With Robert Hadley coming on board of the Bank's management team, we are gaining both an extra capital of experience and a solid vision. Under his coordination we want to efficiently transform the company's operations, with focus on technology and digitalization”, declared Dominic Bruynseels, Executive President of the FIRST BANK.
Robert Hadley joined the FIRST BANK team after completing his contract with Saudi Arabia-based Aljazira Bank, where he worked as Chief Operations Officer/COO, starting 2013 through 2018. There, he contribute to the company growth on three directions: technological transformation of operations and infrastructure, updating the retail operations, and improving the skills of the local management team. Under his leadership, the company's profit rose significantly between 2012 and 2018, up to EUR 277 million.
Robert Hadley is a good connoisseur of the Romanian banking market, due to the experience he gained from 2005 through 2012 as COO with ABN Amro/RBS Bank Bucharest. He was in charge with coordinating the technology, operations, retail activities, as well as improving the skills of the operations management team. Hadley also headed the rebranding process concerning the transformation of ABN AMRO into RBS, at that time.
Robert Hadley has an MBA with the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, 1994. He is a Chartered Accountant, member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1982.
About FIRST BANK
Based in Bucharest, First Bank provides a broad range of products and services targeting both domestic and international customers, including retail, SME and corporate banking services.
First Bank operates 100 branches, employs 1300 professionals and has approximately 130,000 active clients. For more information, please visit firstbank.ro.
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