We are pleased to invite you to our second episode of Meat the Chairs with esteemed guest and fellow alumnus Mark Robinson, AB '83, MBA '84, CEO of CBI.



Wakame - Sofitel Dubai Downtown
3rd Floor
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Event Details

Mark will be sharing his views and perspectives on banking in the UAE and managing crises / turnaround situations, as well as his perspective on the regulatory environment and outlook for the coming period amidst the regional change we are witnessing.

Please join us for a full evening of meaty discussions and flavorful moments.



Early Bird up until 30 Nov: 370 AED
After 30 Nov: 400 AED


Register Online

Deadline: 12/11/2017

Speaker Profiles

Mark T. Robinson, AB '83, MBA '84 (Speaker)
CEO, Commercial Bank

Mark is CEO of Commercial Bank International, a role he assumed in October 2014. CBI was established in 1991 and operates in the UAE. CBI shareholders include Qatar National Bank (QNB) which owns 40% and various UAE entities and individuals.

Mark had a long career with Citibank until 2010, which included regional CEO roles while based in India, Russia/CIS, Turkey and Central Europe. Prior to joining CBI, Mark was regional CEO at ANZ Bank, based in London, responsible for Europe, North America, Middle East and India. Mark graduated from the University of Chicago where he received a BA from The College and an MBA from the Booth School of Business. Mark is married to Lesley and they have four children.

Mark is also a Committee Member of the Chicago Booth Global Advisory Board EMEA Cabinet.


JK Khalil, '10