Joseph Rizk OAM, AM

Director CEO & Managing Director of Arab Bank Australia

Joseph Rizk OAM is the CEO & Managing Director of Arab Bank Australia for the past 8 years. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, Joseph held the position of Chief Banking Officer for over five years, overseeing the retail, commercial and trade banking operations as well as its branch network, and being responsible for all revenue generating arms of the Bank.
Joseph has over 40 years of corporate, commercial and international banking and finance experience along with extensive experience across the banking spectrum with the ability to generate positive results in the face of tough market conditions and in an increasingly competitive business environment.
Prior to joining Arab Bank Australia, Joseph worked predominantly for the National Australia Bank in a senior executive capacity, leading and managing a series of large business units in Sydney and NSW and headed up the NAB’s NSW & ACT Property Finance Groups.
Joseph is a member of (MAICD) The Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a fellow of The Australian Institute of Management
Joseph has been a Director of the Australian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce since 2007.
In 2014 to 2017 was President of the (WMRF) Westmead Medical Research Foundation.
In May 2015 Joseph was nominated the Chairman of the (IOFA) Italian Opera Foundation Association.
Joseph was also nominated in 2015 the Director for the (WMI) Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research.
On Monday 8th June 2015 (Queens’ Birthday) – Joseph was awarded the ‘Order of Australia’ The Award has been given to Joseph in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the banking sector and community.
In January 2016 Joseph became Board member of (AACCI) Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry.