The lender made a net profit of Dhs575 million ($156.6 million) in the opening three months of 2014, it said in a statement on Wednesday.
The rules include separating the positions of chairman and chief executive, prompt disclosure of information to the market, and establishing internal controls and risk management.
Burdett joins from Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, where he was finance head of its international and institutional banking business.
The former monopoly made a net profit of 14.5 million dinars ($38.46 million) in the three months to March 31.
Its total assets grew to Dhs251.2 billion at the end of 2013, up from Dhs239.3 billion on December 31, 2012.
Sources have said that Etihad could invest 500 million euros in return for a 49 per cent stake, but talks reached a stalemate this month when Alitalia raised concerns over the deal conditions.
Second citizenship expert says he has seen a significant jump in interest from Russian millionaires in the last month.
The April survey marks the first time since last September that the ratio of managers who are bearish on UAE equities exceeds the ratio of bullish ones.
The transaction was formally launched to price at 115 basis points over midswaps, a document from the lead banks said.
Around $27 billion will be injected into the Gulf economy through defence deals by 2020, new research says.
NBAD, 70 per cent owned by the Abu Dhabi government, has been realigning its business under new chief executive Alex Thursby, who took charge last summer.
Europe was the most popular location for second citizenship applicants, due to its proximity to the Middle East, as well as security and investment benefits.
Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al-Qasimi, a member of the ruling family of Ras Al Khaimah, has agreed to sell 250 million shares in the company, a bourse statement said.
The bank earned a net profit of 548 million riyals ($150.5 million) for the opening three months of 2014.
NBAD’s chief executive said fierce competition combined with global interest rate pressure was starting to drive down the profitability of lending.
Company officials previously said there might be a dual listing on Nasdaq Dubai, the smaller of the emirate’s two exchanges, and London.
The bank made a net profit of 3.1 million rials ($8.1 million) in the opening three months of 2014, compared to 5.7 million rials in the same period of 2013.