Abdulla Ghobash


Abdulla Ghobash

Independent Non-Executive Director


Mr Ghobash has over 30 years’ experience in the international finance and banking industry. He is a former State Minister of the Federal Government and is currently a Director General of Financial Audit Authority of the Government of Dubai. He has worked for the Central Bank and held the position of regional manager of National Bank of Abu Dhabi. He has served on various Boards in the region, including Etisalat, DFM, Nasdaq Dubai, Emaar, Awqaf, Minors Affairs Foundation of Dubai and Noor Bank.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from UAE University, Banking (corporate finance analysis) diploma from The Wharton Business School (of the University of Pennsylvania), banking diploma in corporate finance and international investments from Citibank NA in Athens, Greece and banking certificate in International Capital Market from Bankers Trust in London, Executive Program in Decision Making (IMD).

•  Appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 April 2016.

•  Director General of Financial Audit Authority of the Government of Dubai, member of the Executive Council of Dubai and member of the higher board of Dubai International Financial Centre.