Dr Joseph Rizk AM
CEO & Managing Director of Arab Bank Australia
Joseph Rizk AM is the CEO & Managing Director of Arab Bank Australia has been Managing Director since 22 December 2010. 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 45 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 (AIM) The Australian Institute of Management.
Joseph has been a Director of the Australian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce since 2007.
In 2007 to 2014 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.
In October 2020 Joseph became Board Director of the Melkite Catholic Eparchy Corporation.
In July 2021 Joseph became a member of the Powerhouse Capital Campaign Committee.
On Wednesday 26 January 2022 – Australia Day. Member of the Order of Australia Honours, AM announcement. Joseph was recognised for his significant service to the not- for- profit sector, and to banking and commerce.
In October 2022 Joseph became Director of the James Martin Institute (JMI) for Public Policy. On Wednesday 14 December 2022 Joe was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Western Sydney University.