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The Board's mandate covers a formal agenda consisting of: overall strategy and management, corporate structure, financial reporting and controls, internal controls, approval of the annual report, approval of dividends and group risk management.
There are a number of independent non-executive directors on the Emirates NBD Board. The Group defines 'independent' as having no perceived or real conflicts of interest with any shareholder group or business partner.
There are four other board committees who meet regularly to govern the Group's activities on behalf of its stakeholders:
H.H. Shaikh Ahmed BinSaeed Al Maktoum was appointed as the Chairman of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. in June 2011. He is now the Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, which includes Dnata a leading global provider of aviation and travel services, and other aviation related entities.
H.H. Shaikh Ahmed holds a number of Government positions and plays an increasingly pivotal role in the Emirates's finance and energy sectors. H.H. has been at the forefront of Dubai's remarkable economic development for more than 25 years.
His Highness has a Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Denver, Colorado, USA and has received many international honours including the fellowship of the British Royal Aeronautical Society, a recipient of the Commandeur de l'Ordre de la Legion d'Honneur (the Legion of Honour) of France the highest French civilian award and a recipient of the Verfassungsportugaleser of Germany's highest honours.
Mr. Hesham Abdulla Qassim Al Qassim is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C., the Chairman of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C., one of the leading Islamic banks in the region, Emirates NBD Egypt and DenizBank A.Ş Turkey; all are subsidiaries of Emirates NBD P.J.S.C., He is also the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of wasl Asset Management Group and is responsible for leading the organisation's transformation into a world-class asset management company. Mr. Al Qassim has more than 18 years experience in the banking industry.
Mr. Al Qassim is also the Chairman of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) and Dubai Sports Corporation and the Vice Chairman of Dubai Autism Centre. His other board memberships include Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority, Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), DIFC Investments LLC., National General Insurance Co., Amlak Finance P.J.S.C., Pak Telecom Mobile Ltd Pakistan, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited as well as the International Humanitarian City. Mr. Al Qassim is also a member of the International Cooperation Council France UAE (CCI France UAE).
His professional and vocational qualiﬁcations include a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance and a Master’s Degree in International Business Management and in Executive Leadership Development.
Mr. Buti Obaid Buti Al Mulla was appointed as a Director of Emirates NBD P.J.S.C. Bank in July 2007. He is currently the Chairman of Dubai Insurance Co., Vice Chairman of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C., Vice Chairman of Emirates Investment Bank P.J.S.C., and a Director of Dubai Bank P.J.S.C.. Mr. Buti Obaid Buti Al Mulla comes from a well reputed local business family engaged in trading, construction and investment business. He has professional experiences in the Banking/Finance sector, Real Estate, Hospitality and Investment sector.
Mr. Al Mulla holds a Diploma in Business Administration, Newberry College, Boston (U.S.A.).
H.E. Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini is the Minister of State for Financial Affairs and is a Board member of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. and Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C. He is a Board member of Emirates Investment Authority, Investment Corporation of Dubai and Director of Dubai Real Estate Corporation/ Wasl Asset Management Group. H.E. is also the Chairman of the General Pension and Social Security Authority, Etihad Credit Bureau, the Vice Chairman of Federal Tax Authority and Acting Chairman of Emirates Real Estates.
H.E. Al Hussaini has widespread professional experience across the banking, finance, real estate and investment sectors. He is a UAE national, coming from a prominent family of businessmen primarily engaged in trading sector businesses.
H.E. Al Hussaini holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mr. Ali Humaid Ali Abdalla Al Owais was appointed as a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. in March 2013. Mr. Al Owais is the Chairman of Al Owais Group, United Food Company P.J.S.C., United Can Company LLC and Moderna Group LLC. He is the Vice Chairman of Dubai Refreshment Co. P.J.S.C., Modern Bakery and Director of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C., Dar Al Takaful and Oman Refreshment Company. As Chairman and a Board Member of various companies, Mr. Al Owais is instrumental in bringing about vast changes through his entrepreneur skills and business contacts.
Mr. Al Owais holds a bachelor degree in Business Applied Science.
Mr. Salem Mohamed Obaidalla, was appointed as a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. in February 2019.
Mr. Obaidalla is currently the Senior Vice President – Aeropolitical & Industry Affairs of Emirates Airline. He has extensive professional experience and contributed to the success of launching new stations in addition to handling the launch of various destinations, such as Amsterdam, Prague, Madrid, Geneva, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Dublin, Barcelona and Lisbon.
Mr. Obaidalla holds a Business Administration Degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, United States.
Her Excellency Huda AlHashimi was appointed as a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. and Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C. in February 2022.
H.E. AlHashimi is the Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs. As part of the responsibilities of her current position, H.E. leads the process of articulating the UAE Leadership’s Vision, setting an ambitious long-term strategy.
H.E. AlHashimi leads the setup and operation of Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation. She also leads the Ministry of Possibilities, and the Government Accelerators.
H.E. has been chosen as a board member of the “Digital School” as well as a member of the UAE Gender Balance Council and Dubai Women Establishment. She is also a member of the Supreme Committee of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Education Program. She is also an active member of the Agile Governance Future Council at the World Economic Forum.
H.E. holds a BSC in Business Administration from the Higher Colleges of Technology, where she graduated with honors and received Sheikh Rashid Award for Scientific Excellence. She is also an alumni of London Business School and was enrolled in the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development program.
Mr. Jassim Mohmmed Al Ali was appointed as a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. in February 2022.
Mr. Jassim is currently the Managing Director of Al Ali Property Investments. He has extensive professional experience, his main approach around directing and controlling the company’s operations and give strategic guidance and direction to the Chairman of the Company to achieve its mission and objectives.
He is Board member of Emaar Properties P.J.S.C., member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee, he is also a board member of Jebel Ali Cement Factory.
Mr. Jassim holds a Business Administration Degree in Public Administration from American University of Sharjah.
H.E. Khalid Juma Al Majid was appointed as a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. in February 2022. H.E. Al Majid is also the Vice Chairman of Juma Al Majid Group of Companies, the conglomerate Juma Al Majid Group, which is one of the recognized names in the United Arab Emirates with regional and global reach and Trustees Board member of Emirates National Development Programme. H.E. served as the Vice Chairman of Central Bank of the UAE from 2010 until 2019, and was a Director of National Bank of Dubai P.J.S.C.
In June 2021, H.E. Khalid Juma Al Majid has been appointed as a Director of Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
H.E. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Arizona, USA in 1989.
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