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Who We Are
Who We Are
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 and Emirates NBD Egypt; both 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, Pak Telecom Mobile Ltd, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited as well as the International Humanitarian City.
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. Hussain Hassan Mirza Mohd Al Sayegh was appointed as a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. in July 2007. He serves as Head of the Investment Affairs for the office of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Mr. Al Sayegh also serves as Chairman of Jotun UAE and Jotun Powder Coatings UAE, Deputy Chairman of Oilfields Supply Center Ltd and Al Nasr Leisure Land and is a Director of ENOC, National Bank of Fujairah PJS, Marsh and Mawarid Finance.
Mr. Al Sayegh holds a Master Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California (UK Programme) London and a BA Degree in Business Administration from the University of Jordan.
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.).
Mr. Shoaib MirHashem Khoory was appointed as a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. in June 2011. Mr. Khoory is the Managing Director of Mir Hashim Khoory LLC. He is the Chairman of Dubai Bank P.J.S.C., Lycee Francais International (French School in Dubai), International Concept Education (ICE school, located at Meydan Freezone) and Kent College Dubai (one of the most prestigious schools in UAE, branch of Kent College Canterbury from UK) . He is a Director of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C., Dubai Real Estate Corporation/WASL, Jebel Ali Cement Factory and MAHY Khoory Group of companies.
Mr. Khoory has more than 20 years of experience in Business and Banking Sector. He was also part of the Emirates Airline from 1985 till 2004 where he was part of the initial team responsible for setting up the airline. He was previously on the Board of Etisalat UAE and Etisalat Group from 2011 to 2015.
Mr. Khoory holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Business administration from UAE University in Al Ain and completed his Business Strategy studies in San Diego University USA.
Mr. Mohamed Hamad Obaid Khamis Al Shehi was appointed as a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. in June 2011. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of Emirates NBD Capital Limited and also serves as a Board Member of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C., Dubai Bank P.J.S.C., Emirates NBD Asset Management Ltd. He also represents Emirates NBD on the Board of Governors at the GCC Board Directors Institute.
He is capped with over 24 years of experience in the fields of Finance, Auditing and Strategic Planning. Mr. Al Shehi is presently, the Deputy Director General, Department of Finance, Government of Dubai since February 2006 and serves as a Board member at Dubai Real Estate Corporation-Government of Dubai and Neuron L.L.C. He is also serving as the Acting Executive Director at the Dubai Financial Support Fund-Government of Dubai, is a Secretary to the Supreme Fiscal Committee (SFC) and was a member at the Economic Development Committee – Sectoral Committees at the Executive Board at The Executive Council until 19 November, 2017.
Mr. Al Shehi has earned an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Zayed University in year 1989.
Mr. Mohamed Hadi Ahmed Abdulla Al Hussaini is a director in the following public joint stock companies: Emirates NBD Bank, Emirates Islamic Bank, Dubai Refreshments Company and Chairs EITC (DU), and Emaar Malls.
Mr. 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.
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.
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