Dubai: Emirates NBD Wednesday announced the resination of its Vice-Chairman Abdullah Mohammad Saleh. The board accepted his resignation, the bank told the Dubai Financial Market in a statement.
Saleh was the first Emirati officer of National Bank of Dubai (NBD) and served it right from its inception in 1963, according to the bank's website. He was managing director of the bank from 1981 until December 2003.
He became chairman of the bank in January 2005. He was made vice-chairman after NBD and Emirates Bank International were merged to create Emirates NBD.
Prior to joining NBD, Saleh worked several years with the British Bank of the Middle East, which was later rebranded HSBC.
Saleh has extensive interests in the construction, hotel and insurance sectors. In addition, he is the chairman of the board of the Dubai Financial Services Authority and International Octane. He served as a member on numerous boards including the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Qatar Fuel Additives Company, and as director and major shareholder of Dubai Transport Company. Saleh was also an adviser on financial matters to the late Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Saleh was educated in Sharjah and London.