Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi

Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi

Chief Executive Officer
Emirates Development Bank


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.