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Chris Taylor appointed group CEO of Cavendish Maxwell

Following a 10-year period as CEO of Abu Dhabi Finance, Chris Taylor has been appointed group CEO of property consultancy Cavendish Maxwell.
Chris Taylor, group CEO, Cavendish Maxwell
Chris Taylor, group CEO, Cavendish Maxwell

Commented Cavendish Maxwell founder and chairperson Jay Grant: “It is a privilege to welcome Chris as group CEO of Cavendish Maxwell. He is an innovative and strategic thinker who perfectly represents the high expectations and professional standards we set here. I am very excited to be working with him as we continue our ambitious regional growth strategy.

"Recent times have provided an opportunity to reflect on the position and future of the business and we are receptive to embracing the positive changes Chris will introduce. We have an incredible team of people and a highly creative energy, both of which Chris recognises. His ideas, ambition and style of leadership are very much welcomed by all of us.”

Real estate, financial services background

Before joining Abu Dhabi Finance, Taylor was the acting CEO for the National Bank of Fujairah and was responsible for leading the bank through the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to relocating to the UAE, he worked at Bank of America and Deloitte across Europe and North America. Taylor is a chartered accountant (ACA) and is currently the vice president of the INSEAD National Alumni Association in the UAE.

“It’s an exciting time to join Cavendish Maxwell as we embark on the next phase of growth and expansion. I’m looking forward to working with Jay and the senior management team as we expand our thriving business into new markets and introduce new service lines to meet client demand. We have a team of outstanding people across our offices and will look to strengthen our position as a trusted, innovative and exceptional professional services firm in the region,” said Taylor on his appointment.

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