Emirates NBD, one of the region’s leading banks has just appointed a woman CEO for the first time ever.

Emirati Maryam Bahlooq has been working with the Emirates NBD Group for over 17 years in various roles, particularly the Human Resources department. Previously she has Acting Group Head, Human Resources and headed the HR Business Partnership unit at Emirates NBD.

Maryam is now the CEO of Tanfeeth, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Emirates NBD Group.

“Maryam’s experience and track record of guiding and motivating diverse groups to enhance business performance equips her well to lead Tanfeeth,”

Abdulla Qassem, Group Chief Operating Officer, Emirates NBD and Chairman of Tanfeeth.​

Bahlooq on her new position…

“I am honoured to lead Tanfeeth as we continue to support Emirates NBD Group’s growing needs, which include business units, subsidiaries and international operations. I am also delighted to be the first female UAE national to assume a CEO position within the Group and hope to inspire and mentor others like me to take on similar leadership roles.”

Maryam Bahlooq, CEO Emirates NBD


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