About Us

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Mr. Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, Chairman

Mr. Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim is the Chairman of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C., one of the leading Islamic banks in the region, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C., and the Chairman of Emirates NBD Egypt. 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. Buti Obaid Buti Al Mulla, Vice Chairman

Mr. Buti Obaid Buti Al Mulla was appointed as the Vice Chairman of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C. in September 2011, he is also a Director in Emirates NBD P.J.S.C. He is currently the Chairman of Dubai Insurance Co., Vice Chairman of Emirates Investment Bank P.J.S.C., and a Director of Dubai Bank P.J.S.C.. Mr. Buti Obaid 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 Mir Hashem Khoory, Director

Mr. Shoaib Mir Hashem Khoory was appointed as a Director of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C. in September 2011 and he is also a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C. 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 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 Bachelor 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 Al Shehi, Director

Mr. Mohamed Hamad Obaid Khamis Al Shehi was appointed as a Director of Emirates Islamic Bank P.J.S.C. in September 2011. and also a Director of Emirates NBD Bank P.J.S.C., in addition, he serves as the Chairman of Emirates NBD Capital Limited and as a Board Member of 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 19th November, 2017.

Mr. Al Shehi has earned an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Zayed University in year 1989.

Mr. Mohamed Hadi Ahmad Al Hussaini, Director

Mr. Mohamed Hadi Ahmad Abdulla Al Hussaini is a director in the following public joint stock companies: Emirates Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD 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 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., United Can Company LLC and Moderna Group LLC. He is the Vice Chairman of Dubai Refreshment Co. P.J.S.C., Modern Bakery, a Director of 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. Shayne Nelson, Director

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.

Emirates Islamic Internal Shariah Supervision Committee ("Shariah Committee")

  • Prof. Mohammad Abdul Rahim Sultan Al Ulama - Chairman and Executive Member
  • Sheikh Essam Mohamed Eshaq - Vice Chairman
  • Prof. Mohamed Ali Elgari - Member
  • Dr. Amin Fateh Amer - Member
  • Dr. Salim Ali Al-Ali - Member
  • Salah Amin, Chief Executive Officer
  • Wasim Saifi, Deputy CEO, Consumer Banking & Wealth Management
  • Huda Sabil Abdulla, Chief Financial Officer
  • Marwan Salem Abunawas AlMheiri, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Mohammad Kamran Wajid, Head of Wholesale Banking
  • Dr. Abdulsalam Kilani, Head of Shariah
  • Ebrahim Khalil Qayed, Head of Treasury