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Fouad Darwish

Fouad Darwish is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Palms Sports PJSC and the President of UAE Warriors MMA Championship. Fouad originally joined Palms Sports in 2015 as General Manager, and within five years, the company was successfully listed on ADX. Additionally, Fouad is a director of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a key committee member of the UAE Mixed Martial Arts steering committee.

Prior to joining Palms Sports, Fouad amassed 25 years of managerial experience, including 12 years as a senior executive within North America and MENA Banking & Investment industries. He held senior roles at 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 a minor in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies from the University of Toronto, Canada (1995).