Fouad Darwish is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Palms Sports PJSC. Fouad originally joined Palms Sports in 2015 as General Manager and within 5 years the company was successfully listed on ADX. In addition, Fouad is a director of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a key committee member within the UAE Mixed Martial Arts steering committee.
Prior to joining Palms Sports, Fouad amassed 25 years managerial experience, including 12 as a senior executive within North America and MENA Banking & Investment industries and senior roles within Global Investment House, NBAD, Central Bank of the UAE and ING Bank of Canada – along with 12 international board appointments from 2011 to 2015.
Fouad possesses an MBA in International Finance & Marketing from American University in Dubai, UAE (2007) and holds a BA Honours degree in Economics & Political Science with minor in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies from University of Toronto, Canada (1995).