Executive Committee

The Bank’s Executive Committee directs Emirates Investment Bank’s daily activities and leads our
growth strategy. It is mandated with continually exploring innovative ways to enhance our capabilities
and ensure we effectively serve our clients’ evolving requirements.

The Executive Committee consists of:

Gaurav Shah

Gaurav Shah

Chief Executive Officer

Gaurav Shah is the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Investment Bank. He joined the Dubai-based bank from Al Rajhi Capital (ARC), where he served as Chief Executive Officer for 9 years. Gaurav brings over 20 years of experience in wealth and asset management and investment banking, having worked in top-tier regional and international institutions.

Prior to joining ARC, Gaurav was Managing Director and Global Head of Product & Investment Solutions at Credit Suisse Global Investors, based in London & Zurich. He also held multiple senior management positions at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank.

Gaurav holds an MBA from the Manchester Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from Sydenham College, University of Bombay.

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Saeed Al Tayer

Saeed Al Tayer

Head of Corporate Affairs & HR

Saeed Al Tayer has been with Emirates Investment Bank for twenty five years and heads the Bank’s Corporate Affairs division. He oversees various aspects of the Bank’s relationship with its regulators.

He is also responsible for managing the Bank’s Human Resources department and external affairs, including shareholder communication. As part of his role in Emirates Investment Bank, Saeed coordinates various activities with brokers across the Middle East and North Africa region. Saeed holds a Bachelor in Technical Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, US, and a Diploma in Business Administration from New Bury College, Boston.

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Ibrahim Bitar

Ibrahim Bitar

Head of Investments and Treasury

Ibrahim Bitar is the Head of Investments and treasury of Emirates Investment Bank. He brings over 26 years of experience in FX, rates, credit, and derivatives products gained across the Middle East and International Markets

Ibrahim joined from Noor Bank where he spent eight years leading Trading and Investments within Treasury.

Prior to joining Noor Bank, he held senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank, Arqaam Capital, Byblos Bank (Lebanon), Wachovia Bank (UK/USA), and Goldman Sachs (USA).

Ibrahim holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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Kashif Hashmi

Kashif Hashmi

Head of Wealth Management

Kashif Hashmi is the Head of Wealth Management at Emirates Investment Bank. Kashif brings over 20 years of experience in Wealth Management/ Private Banking working with top tier global and local banks in Dubai. Kashif joined EIBank from Deutsche Bank where he was Director, Private Banking, Global South Asian business.

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He brings deep expertize in advising high-net-worth clients and Family offices on managing their wealth through investments and their financing requirements.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he held senior roles at Noor Bank in Dubai as Head, Wealth Management Sales, and was part of the founding team that built their wealth management franchise. He previously worked for ABN Amro Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.

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Asad Khan

Asad Khan

Head of Asset Management

Asad Khan is the Head of Asset Management at Emirates Investment Bank. He brings over 20 years of experience within the region working with leading regional and international financial institutions.

Asad joined EIBank from Al Rajhi Capital where he spent the last 9 years within Asset Management and held multiple roles including CIO, Head of multi-asset and fixed income. He brings deep expertize in investment management and advisory, treasury and capital markets, manager selection, product and business development.

Prior to joining Al Rajhi Capital, he held senior roles at SAIB BNP Paribas Asset Management (Riyadh), Gulf International Bank B.S.C (Bahrain), Saudi Investment Bank (Riyadh), Union Bank Limited (Pakistan).

Asad is a CFA Charter holder, MBA and BBA (Hons.) from the Institute of Business Administration in Pakistan.

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Osama Al Rahma

Osama Al Rahma

Head of Business Development

Osama Al Rahma joins Emirates Investment Bank as Head of Business Development. He has over 28 years of experience in the financial sector encompassing business and client relationship development. Prior to Emirates Investment Bank, Osama worked at Al Fardan Exchange LLC and Al Fardan Group since 1993 in many leadership roles and was CEO since 2011 and Director at the Group.

He has occupied other roles such as Vice Chairman of Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group ( FERG) under Dubai Chamber of Commerce . He was a former Vice Chairman of Dubai Quality Group.

He holds a degree in Electronics Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Hull. He is also an alumnus of J.F. Kennedy School of Governments Executive Program in Leadership of Harvard University and holds a Harvard Fintech Certificate.

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Nitin Bhargava

Nitin Bhargava

Chief Operating Officer

Nitin Bhargava is the Chief Operating Officer of Emirates Investment Bank, responsible for Operations, Technology and Digital Transformation. Nitin has over 30 years of experience across various functions of Investment, Retail and Corporate banking.

Nitin has worked previously in senior leadership positions at JP Morgan Chase & Co London, Barclays Bank London, Citi Bank NA, Morgan Stanley London, and recently with Mashreq Bank UAE.

Nitin holds an MBA from The Ohio State University, Columbus USA and is a Bachelor of Commerce from Hindu College, University of Delhi, India.

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Anuj Agarwal

Anuj Agarwal

Head of Internal Audit

Anuj Agarwal is the Head of Internal Audit of Emirates Investment Bank. He brings over 17 years of experience in financial and internal audit and financial consultancy gained across the Middle East and International Markets.

Anuj joined from Ernst & Young where he spent six years within Assurance and Business Advisory services.

Anuj graduated with honors in accounting from St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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Kishore Venkat

Kishore Venkat

Head of Finance

Kishore Venkat is the Head of Finance at Emirates Investment Bank. He brings over 17 years of experience in Finance, Banking and Auditing having worked in reputable regional and international institutions.

Kishore joined from Tamweel/ Dubai Islamic Bank (Dubai) where he spent 6 years handling financial accounting and reporting.

Prior to joining Tamweel/ DIB, Kishore has spent 5 years in Ernst and Young (Dubai) handling some of their premier statutory audit accounts like Emirates NBD and DP World.

Kishore is a qualified Chartered Accountant from India and holds an MBA in Finance from the Middlesex University and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bombay.

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