Ebrahim al-Shamsi

Company: Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB)
Position: Chief executive

Biography: Al-Shamsi is chief executive of Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB) and has more than 37 years of experience in the financial services industry and the government.

Before joining EIB, he was director of the Arab Fund for Econ-omic & Social Development, Kuwait, and has been a director of Bahrain’s Al-Baraka Banking Group since August 2006. Between 1972 and 1976, he was director of financial affairs at the UAE’s Ministry of Housing & Town Planning and was assistant director general of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Arab Economic Development from 1976 to 1988.

From 1990 to 2001, Al-Shamsi was chairman of Emirates Modern Poultry Company in Dubai. Between 1998 and 2002, he was director and board member of Dubai Islamic Bank.

EIB is 99.9 per cent owned by Emirates NBD, the GCC’s largest bank, with assets of AED284.2bn ($77.4bn) as at 30 September 2010.

Contact: (+971) 4 316 0101
Company website: www.emiratesislamicbank.ae