Biography

Nominee for Member-at-Large


Elissar Farah Antonios

Chief Executive Officer, Citibank - U.A.E.
AmCham Member for 6 years, currently Platinum Member
Lebanese Citizen
 

Elissar Farah Antonios is the Chief Executive Officer of Citibank - U.A.E. A seasoned international banker, with over 25 years of experience in the financial industry and the region, Elissar leads Citi’s largest and most diverse franchise in Middle East and Africa. Her responsibilities are across the Institutional Client Group and Global Consumer Bank in the U.A.E., she is also the Senior Executive Officer for Citi DIFC entities. Elissar joined Citi in 2005 as Head of Citi Private Bank in Abu Dhabi and later served as CEO for Citibank Lebanon. Her banking career started in 1990 in the London office of Republic National Bank of New York. Elissar has served on the board of AmCham Abu Dhabi the past year. She is also the senior sponsor of Citi’s Women network in the U.A.E. Elissar is involved in several community and business development organizations. In 2017, Elissar was ranked by Forbes Middle East as #31 among the top 100 most powerful Arab businesswomen. She has a Bachelor in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut, MBA from Imperial College in London and completed Executive Education Programs from UC Berkeley and Stanford University.