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 25 years of experience in wealth and asset management and investment banking, having worked in top-tier regional and international institutions.

Gaurav also worked at Credit Suisse where he was Managing Director and Global Head of Product & Investment Solutions, 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 & Treasury. 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.

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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Asad Khan

Asad Khan

Head of Asset Management

Asad Khan is Head of Asset Management of Emirates Investment Bank, with over 22 years of experience in Banking and Investment Management.

Prior to joining EIBank, Asad was associated with Al Rajhi Capital based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia performing various roles as Chief Investment Officer/ Head of Fixed Income and Multi Assets directly managing large institutional clients., with overall assets under management of USD 11Bn equivalent.

Asad holds an MBA and BBA (Hons.) in Finance, from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan. He was awarded the CFA charter in 2002. He has also served as a Board member of the Bahrain Investment Professionals Society from 2007-2009.

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Osama Al Rahma

Osama Al Rahma

Head of Business Development

Osama Al Rahma is the Head of Business Development of Emirates Investment Bank. He has over 28 years of experience in the financial sector encompassing business and client relationship development. Prior to EIBank, 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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