Ahmed Al Naqbi

Chief Executive Officer
Emirates Development Bank

Ahmed Al Naqbi


Appointed in May 2021, Ahmed is set to lead and execute EDB’s strategy to transform the bank into a key enabler role to support the UAE’s economic diversification plan, industrial growth and adoption of advanced technologies.

Ahmed is driving the transformation of EDB from a mortgage lender to becoming a corporate & SME development bank. He is driving the organization to focus on innovation and digitization, enhancement of products, services and capabilities along with promoting technology solutions, delivering best-in-class customer experience, and easing access to finance for individuals, small & medium enterprises and corporates in priority industry sectors.

Ahmed is uniquely positioned to lead EDB due to his background. He served in multiple Managing Director roles across both retail, corporate & investment banking. He has also been a pioneer in digital innovation in banking in the UAE.

Ahmed is an alumni of Harvard Business School and Virginia Tech’s school of architecture and urban studies.

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