Abdulla Qassem is one of the UAE’s most prominent and visionary business leaders. Abdulla is currently serving as Emirates NBD Group Chief Operating Officer. He was previously the Chairman of Network International; the UAE’s leading payments organization. He is currently the Chairman of Tanfeeth, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Emirates NBD Group, focusing on world-class shared services delivery. Abdulla’s other executive responsibilities include Chairman of Emirates NBD Properties, Vice-Chairman of the Emirates NBD EXCO and Board Member of Emirates NBD Egypt.
Outside the Emirates NBD Group, Abdulla is a Board member of D-Clear Europe Ltd, Smart Stream Technology Group PLC. He is also a Board Member of Numbrs, UAE Banks Federation, Global Tech, Advisory Board MasterCard and Daman Investments PSC.
Abdulla commenced his professional career at Emirates Bank in 1988. In just eight years, he rose to become General Manager, IT Operations and Administration. Since then, has become recognized both regionally and internationally for his business acumen, leadership skills and commitment to driving UAE innovation.