Company: Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB)
Biography: Mohamed Abdalla joined SIB in 1984 and held many senior positions before being appointed chief executive in November 2006.
As the emirate’s largest lender, SIB ranks among the UAE’s leading financial institutions. Abdalla has been instrumental to SIB’s development and was part of the team that oversaw its transformation – the world’s first – from a conventional to an Islamic lender in 2002.
Abdalla has been credited with striking a healthy balance between traditional finance and a commitment to modernising where appropriate. He is a member of the board of trustees of Sharjah University and sits on the board of the government-owned Al-Qassimi Hospital, as well as the Ruwad organisation, which supports local small medium entreprises.
Abdalla is also a board member and financial manager of the UAE’s Handicapped Guardian’s Association.
Contact: (+971) 4 329 8996
Company website: www.sib.ae/