UniCredit SPA

UniCredit is a simple successful pan-European commercial bank headquartered in Italy. Commercial Banks with leader positions in 12 out of 14 countries. Second-largest Corporate Lender in Europe with more than EUR 300 bn outstanding. 25 million customers, thereof 600,000 corporate and public sector clients. The Leader in the EUR Bond market and the European Trade Finance Power House. International Network spanning 16 countries of which the latest being the Abu Dhabi Global Market Branch (ADGM) and further with access to 4,000 correspondent banking relationships globally.


  • Leading Bank for Cash Management in Europe Five-Star Cash Manager in Western Europe and CEE in 2017.
  • European Trade Finance Powerhouse - Best Trade Finance Provider in Western Europe and CEE in 2017.
  • UniCredit is among the top 3 for EMEA Bonds and Loans for five years in a row.

Product and services offered globally are:

  • Cash Management
  • Local and Cross-Border Cash Pooling
  • Collections and Payments,
  • Local and Global eBanking Solutions
  • Cash and Clearing Products for FIs
  • Trade and Supply Chain Finance
  • Bank Payment Obligation (BPO)
  • Securities Services in CEE
  • Working Capital Management Solutions
  • UC PayFX
  • SWIFT GPI pilot bank

Our Clients:

  • Corporates
  • Financial Institutions
  • Public Sector
  • Institutional & Private Investors
  • Financial Sponsors
  • Holding Companies and Family Offices

UniCredit Abu Dhabi Global Market Branch acts as the hub for MEA Region with special focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries and also dedicating services to its' branches globally.

The branch is;

  • a fully-fledged Wholesale Banking branch with local booking and operations.
  • covering Group Clients, Large Local Corporates, Financial Institutions and Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF)
  • focusing on GTB and F&A, while Markets activities will be performed mainly offshore
  • not serving retail or private banking clients.
  • not envisaging Islamic Finance currently

Represented by:

Mohamed Arshad – Head of Operations, UniCredit - Abu Dhabi Global Markets Branch

  • Senior Banking professional with over 25 years of overall experience in the banking sector in five different international banks in Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia & U.A.E and of which over 18 years in the Middle East.
  • MBA (Finance) and AIB (Associate Member of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka) Professional Qualifications in Banking & Finance
  • Possess a very good knowledge in Conventional & Islamic banking products, credit administrations, internal control, compliance and operations
  • Over 18 years of overall experience in Wholesale Banking Operations viz.,.Syndication, Project & Structured Finance facilities and Trade Finance Operations including new set-up projects
  • Possess a good knowledge of Trade Finance products and operations in the Middle East/Asia/African region.
  • Experienced Cash Management/ Transaction banking
  • Excellent Client Servicing and Relationship Management skills
  • Strong knowledge on Compliance and regulatory requirements related to banking operations
  • Strong business sense and commercial judgment
  • Strong leadership and people management skills