Emirates NBD, the leading banking group in the region was formed on 16th of October 2007 when the shares of Emirates NBD were officially listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). The Emirates NBD 2007 merger between Emirates Bank International (EBI) and the National Bank of Dubai (NBD), became a regional consolidation blueprint for the banking and finance sector as it combined the second and fourth largest banks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to form a banking champion with the largest asset base in the GCC region summing up to AED 281.6 billion as at 31st December 2009, capable of delivering enhanced value across corporate, retail, Islamic and investment banking throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region
Emirates NBD's vision is to be globally recognized as the leading and most dynamic financial services provider based in the Middle East.
Emirates NBD is a market leader across core business lines, it is the leading retail banking franchise in the UAE, with over 132 branches and over 705 ATMs / Cash Deposit Machines spread across the UAE. The Group is also a major player in the corporate banking arena. With a fast growing Islamic banking affiliated entities, strong investment and private banking services and a leadership in the field of asset management products and Brokerage services, Emirates NBD is well positioned to grow and deliver outstanding value to its shareholders, customers, and employees.
As a socially responsible corporation, Emirates NBD engages in several corporate social responsibility activities, focusing mainly on priority causes in the UAE such as charity, education, environment, culture, art and sport. Preservation of the UAE culture and heritage are at the heart of the Group and in addition to supporting various initiatives that aim to preserve the UAE culture, Emirates NBD launched in 2003, the first pearl museum in the region containing the largest collection of natural pearls in the GCC. The Emirates NBD Pearl Museum is a gift from the late Sultan Al Owais, the founder of the National Bank of Dubai to the people of the UAE to remind them of their culture and heritage before the discovery of oil.
The Group has operations in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Kingdom and Jersey (Channel Islands), and representative offices in India, Iran and Singapore.
Currently, more than 7.000 employees from over 50 nationalities are employed by Emirates NBD, making it one of the largest and most culturally diversified employers in the UAE. As a National banking champion, Emirates NBD is an ambassador of economic and social progress for the entire UAE to the world. – less