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Mr. Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, Chairman
Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

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 the Chairman of Emirates NBD Egypt and DenizBank A.Ş Turkey, both subsidiaries of Emirates NBD. Mr. Al Qassim is also the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of wasl Asset Management Group, and is responsible for leading its transformation into a world-class asset management company. He has more than 20 years experience in the banking industry.

Mr. Al Qassim is also the Chairman of Dubai Sports Corporation and Dubai Autism Centre. His other board memberships include Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority, Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), DIFC Investments LLC., Itissalat Al-Maghrib (IAM) Maroc Telecom, 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,Vice Chairman

Mr. Buti Obaid Buti Almulla is Chairman of Mohamad and Obaid Almulla Group, a Dubai-based family-owned business launched in 1942, and a market leader in key strategic economic sectors: Hospitality, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate, Travel and Tourism and Investments.

He has extensive professional business experience that spans more than 31 years, since January 1990, across the banking, finance, real estate, hospitality and investment sectors. Born in 1967, Mr. Almulla holds a diploma in business administration from Newbury College, Boston.

He holds several esteemed positions, Chairman - Dubai Insurance Company P.S.C., Vice Chairman of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C., Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C., Director of Emaar Properties P.J.S.C. and Director of Dubai Refreshment P.J.S.C..

H.E. Huda Sayed Naim AlHashimi, Director

H.E. Huda Sayed Naim 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. AlHashimi 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 Government Accelerators and responsible for governance and institutional restructuring at the Prime Minister’s Office.

H.E. AlHashimi 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 member of the metaverse steering committee.

H.E. AlHashimi holds a BSC in Business Administration from the Higher Colleges of Technology, where she graduated with honours 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 programme, and she received certificate from IMD on mastering board governance.

Mr. Salem Mohammed Ibrahim Obaidalla, Director

Mr. Salem Mohamed Obaidalla (“Mr. Obaidalla”) was appointed as a Director of Emirates NBD Bank in February 2019.

Mr. Obaidalla is currently the Senior Vice President – Commercial Operations Americas for 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, USA.

H.E. Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, Director

H.E. Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini is the Minister of State for Financial Affairs. Currently he serves on the Board of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. and Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C. H.E. is also a Board member of Emirates Investment Authority, Investment Corporation of Dubai and Director of Dubai Real Estate Corporation/wasl Asset Management Group and is the Chairman of the Development Committee (DC) of the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

H.E. Al Hussaini has wide professional experience across the banking, finance, real estate and investment sectors. He comes from a prominent family of businessmen primarily engaged in the trading sector.

H.E. Al Hussaini holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Ali Humaid Ali Al Owais, Director

Mr. Ali Humaid Ali Al Owais was appointed as a Director of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C. in March 2013, and also a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. Mr. Ali is the Chairman of Al Owais Group, United Food Company P.J.S.C. and Moderna Group LLC. He is the Vice Chairman of Dubai Refreshment Co. P.J.S.C., Modern Bakery and a Director of 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’s degree in Business Applied Science.

Mr. Shayne Nelson,Director
Shayne Nelson

Mr. Shayne Nelson became the Group Chief Executive Officer of Emirates NBD Bank in 2013. Prior to joining Emirates NBD Bank, he was the CEO of Standard Chartered Private Bank in Singapore, Chairman of Standard Chartered Saadiq Advisory Board, and a board member of Standard Chartered Bank (China).

Mr. Shayne is also a member of the Board of Directors for Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C., Emirates NBD Capital Limited, Emirates NBD Capital PJS, Tanfeeth LLC, and a founding member of the Higher Colleges of Technology Industry Advisory Council.

A Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Shayne is also an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers.

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