Shayne Nelson,formerly of StanChart is now Emirate NBD CEO

Emirates NBD has appointed Shayne Nelson, formerly CEO of Standard Chart Private Bank, as Group Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to this appointment, Shayne Nelson was the CEO of Standard Chartered Private Bank with additional responsibilities for the SME Banking section. He also served as the Chairman of Standard Chartered Saadiq Islamic Banking and the Director of the Standard Chartered Board for China.

Nelson was a member of the Consumer Bank Steering Group, the Bank’s Executive Business Strategy Group and a member of the Bank’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.

In 2006, Shayne was the regional Chief Executive for the Middle East and North Africa and the CEO of the UAE for Standard Chartered Bank. He became responsible for the implementation of the Standard Chartered Group’s business strategies and overall Corporate Governance for the region.

Throughout this period, he was appointed Chairman of the Banking and Finance Advisory Council of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Chairman of Standard Chartered Pakistan.

His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates NBD said, “We would like to welcome Shayne Nelson to the Emirates NBD family and wish him the very best in his new role.

We are confident that Shayne’s years of experience and expertise in the financial services industry, will drive Emirates NBD to continue delivering excellent results while providing valuable returns to the Group’s stakeholders,” His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum added, “We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Rick Pudner for playing a vital role in leading Emirates NBD towards growth and success during his service as the Group’s CEO.

Rick’s excellent leadership skills and professionalism steered the Bank in directions that ensured a robust performance year after year.

We wish him all the best and success in his future endeavours.”

Rick Pudner, Emirates NBD Group CEO commented, “I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to lead Emirates NBD for the last eight years.

I would like to thank His Highness – the Chairman and the Emirates NBD Board of Directors for their guidance and support, and the Emirates NBD Management and staff for their contributions which have helped to establish the Bank as a regional success.

I would also like to welcome Shayne to Emirates NBD by wishing him all the best in his new role.”

The newly appointed Emirates NBD Group CEO, Shayne Nelson said, “I am very pleased to be joining the Emirates NBD Group, a successful financial services organisation that has established itself as a leading regional banking champion with strong aspirations for growth.

I would like to thank His Highness – the Chairman and the Emirates NBD Board of Directors for their trust. I look forward to building on Emirates NBD’s proud heritage by achieving the Group’s strategic objectives and ensuring that it continues to be a value-adding organisation to all its stakeholders.”

Shayne is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers.

He previously held a number of positions in two of Australia’s major banks, Westpac Banking Corporation and National Australia Bank.


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