Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) was established in 1967 with its Head Quarters in Kuwait which brought together diverse departments which are extraordinary in their individual capabilities as well as in the ways they enhance and complement each other. We have a retail network of 28 branches and two overseas branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE. The full-service branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi service both Kuwaiti and UAE-based clients, clearly demonstrating ABK’s commitment to the commercial business between Kuwaiti and Gulf-based Arab and international importers and exporters.

ABK has also made key strategic alliances with world-class financial partners. Co-branding with Emirates Airline on ABK credit cards has ensured they have become a popular method of payment, allowing cardholders to earn and redeem Skywards Miles. ABK also offers top-performing mutual funds to its clients. The Al Ahli Kuwaiti Fund and the Gulf Fund have continuously provided excellent returns by investing in Kuwait and GCC equity markets.

ABK is the first Kuwaiti bank in the UAE. ABK’s branches in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, focus on wholesale and commercial banking services, targeting customers based or doing business in the U.A.E. In particular ABK supports the banking needs of Kuwaiti companies in the U.A.E as well as assisting U.A.E based companies with information, support and access to the Kuwait market.

The Bank’s two-emirate platform enables it to support clients looking to business in these key business centers and its range of corporate banking products and services includes the ability, as fully-fledged UAE branches to issue letters of guarantee in support of projects to government related entities, particularly in the infrastructure and oil and gas sectors.

The Bank also offers a retail banking service to its clients, primarily supporting Kuwait clients with banking needs in the UAE but also extending to supporting client companies with salary services for their workforce.



Represented by:

Thressie Syam

Head of Trade Finance, ABK Dubai

Thressie Syam – Head of Trade Finance, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait KSC, Dubai has been involved in the banking industry in the Middle East for over 3 decades. Thressie is a post-graduate in Economics, with a specialization in commerce.

She started her career with Federal Bank Limited, India. A professional document examiner and an efficient in-house trainer, she has always been keen to share her broad banking knowledge and experience with her senior and junior colleagues. The recipients of this knowledge, she regards as her key assets in her banking career.

Her contribution in formatting, reviewing and modifying trade finance procedures based on the generally accepted practice of the industry and laws is well. Her strong customer service ethic and unrelenting focus on supporting and developing client relationships has enabled her to make a valuable contribution to the Bank’s acquisition of significant new clients.