Update on ABA Activity During the Covid Lockdown

  • 23rd, March, 2020
Update on ABA Activity During the Covid Lockdown

As of mid-July, ABA staff members were continuing to work from home where they are monitoring and responding to emails, and are contactable through the usual office phone numbers. 

Since the start of the lockdown, we have delivered 15 on-line webinars on subjects related to challenges that banks are facing during the pandemic. We post information on these on the Events tab of this website. Some are arranged at quite short notice, to do take a look at the website regularly.

The office phone numbers for Hanan al-Masood and Gabriela Sidoli have been re-routed and they are able to respond to enquiries. They are able to access emails sent to their ABA addresses halmasood@arab-bankers.co. and gsidoli@arab-bankers.co.uk. They are monitoring the office@arab-bankers.co.uk address.

Andrew Cunningham, our Editor, is contactable at acunningham@arab-bankers.co.uk.

George Kanaan, our CEO, is contactable at gkanaan@arab-bankers.co.uk

We would like to reassure members and friends that our Association is financially strong and will be able to withstand the current crisis, even if it is prolonged.

Plans to publish Arab Banker magazine in September are well-advanced. This will be the eighth year of the new-edition Arab Banker. 

We have had to suspend our events for the time being, but we are ready to schedule new events, both social and technical, when circumstances permit. We hope to be able to host our Christmas party in December. 

In the meantime, we hope that all of our members and their families, and all others, will be safe and healthy during these difficult times. 






but their ABA phone numbers have been re-routed to their personal phones, and they are receiving and responding to emails sent to their ABA addresses.