Top CEOs In The Middle East
Rank: #21

Shayne Nelson

Sector: Banking and Financial Services
Company: Emirates NBD 
Designation: Group CEO
Nationality: Australian
Residence: U.A.E.

As the head of one of Dubai’s biggest banks, with total assets of $190 billion, Nelson led the signing of MoUs with Bank Leumi Le-Israel and Bank Hapoalim following the normalization of relations between Israel and the U.A.E. last September. He leads Emirates NBD’s global workforce of around 25,000 people in 13 countries serving over 14 million customers. Nelson also sits on the boards of Emirates NBD Capital, Emirates Financial Services, DenizBank A.Ş., and the International Monetary Conference, and is a founding member of the Higher Colleges of Technology Industry Advisory Council.