Dr. Adnan Chilwan

Group Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Islamic Bank

Dr. Adnan Chilwan


A leading authority in the field of Islamic Banking & Finance, Dr. Adnan Chilwan is widely seen as a driver of change and innovation and a key figure in the progression of Islamic Finance. With an extensive banking career spanning over two decades with reputed conventional and Islamic banks, he currently serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Islamic Bank, the world’s first Sharia compliant player and the largest Islamic Bank in UAE. With Group assets in excess of USD 75bln, market capitalization of nearly USD 11bln, and workforce of more than 9000 employees across a vast network of branches and entities in the UAE as well as a growing international presence in Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Dr. Chilwan represents DIB in boards of various strategic investments, subsidiaries and associates including holding the prestigious position of President Commissioner at PT Bank Panin Dubai Syariah TBK whilst also serving as the Chairman at DIB Bank Kenya Ltd, amongst others.

A passionate cricketer and an avid sportsman, Dr. Chilwan has a PhD and a MBA in Marketing to his credentials. He is a Certified Islamic Banker (CeIB), a Post Graduate in Islamic Banking & Insurance and an Associate Fellow Member in Islamic Finance Professionals Board.

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020