Mr. Lalani joined UGB in 2002 and was appointed as the Acting CEO in September 2015. His career extends over 21 years, and he has worked extensively with the Board of Directors on advisory transactions in his previous capacity as the Bank’s Chief Financial Officer, and partnered with business divisions to support growth and business plans. Mr. Lalani was previously employed by Ernst & Young (Bahrain) and PriceWaterhouse Coopers (Pakistan). He is a Board Member of Takaud Savings & Pensions BSC (c), Bahrain; Global Banking Corporation, Bahrain; United Gulf Financial Services – North Africa, Tunisia; FIMBank plc. – Malta and Assoufid BV, Morocco. He is also a Non- Executive Director of Takaud Savings & Pensions (DIFC). A Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Mr. Lalani holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Karachi, Pakistan.