Ahmed AlQassim

Group Head of Wholesale Banking
Emirates NBD

Ahmed AlQassim


A seasoned banking and management professional

with more than 19 years of experience in commercial

and investment banking, Ahmed Al Qassim leads the

Wholesale Banking unit with his role expanding in

2023 to include Global Markets, Treasury and

Research at Emirates NBD Group.

During his tenure, Ahmed has championed the adoption of digital innovation, AI and unmatched
customer experience to enhance the group’s corporate banking proposition. He has led product development and implementation of award-winning Trade and Supply Chain finance, Cash Management and Islamic banking solutions while driving higher levels of lending to the group’s Wholesale Banking client base across nine countries.

Previously, Ahmed was Chief Executive Officer of Emirates NBD Capital, the investment banking arm of Emirates NBD, followed by General Manager of Corporate Banking at Emirates NBD where he managed the successful transformation of the respective units, building on capabilities, creating synergies in cross-functional teams and inculcating the principles of risk
management while remaining relevant to the client.

Prior to joining Emirates NBD, Ahmed was the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Group, a Dubai Holding subsidiary , and has also held senior
roles at General Electric and Mubadala - GE Capital. He has previously served on the boards of the following companies: Bank Muscat, Shuaa
Capital, EFG-Hermes and Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited, and is a member of Emirates NBD’s Executive Committee. Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management from Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Victoria in Canada. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program from University of Pennsylvania in the United States.