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Emirates NBD makes key appointments in $270m digital plan

Group's new 'Digital Office' to drive excellence in banking innovation

Emirates NBD makes key appointments in $270m digital  plan
Emirates NBD announced the creation of a Digital Council, comprising representatives from Emirates NBD Group’s executive team, led by group CEO Shayne Nelson and group chief operating officer (COO), Abdulla Qassem, to oversee the Digital Office and progress its ambitious plans to drive the future of banking and payments in the UAE.

Emirates NBD has announced two senior technology appointments as part of its digital transformation strategy.

Miguel Rio Tinto has been appointed chief information officer (CIO) to lead the group’s Information Technology division, and Evans Munyuki has been appointed as chief digital officer (CDO) to lead the group’s newly established Digital Office.

The bank also announced the creation of a Digital Council, comprising representatives from Emirates NBD Group’s executive team, led by group CEO Shayne Nelson and group chief operating officer (COO), Abdulla Qassem, to oversee the Digital Office and progress its ambitious plans to drive the future of banking and payments in the UAE.

Emirates NBD, Dubai’s largest bank, is investing over $270 million (AED1bn) in its IT transition. Over a four-year period, the bank plans to invest in its IT infrastructure, operating model and platform upgrades.

“As we continue to accelerate our technology transformation, I am very pleased to have Miguel and Evans join our team,” said Abdulla Qassem, Emirates NBD’s group COO.

“These exceptionally talented and proven leaders have the vision, experience and depth of knowledge necessary to help lead our bank into the digital future through an integrated strategy, leveraging world-class IT innovation and capabilities.”

Miguel and Evans are seasoned international technology leaders, with strong reputations for leading high-impact technology transformations in financial institutions across developed and emerging markets.

Miguel joins Emirates NBD from McKinsey & Company’s Iberia Office where he was a partner responsible for major IT and digital transformations for financial institutions across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Before joining Emirates NBD, Evans Munyuki undertook multiple CDO, CIO and P&L business leadership roles across a combination of traditional financial and technology companies such as Barclays Africa and IBM (USA and Africa). Evans was also recently CDO and CIO of MyBucks, a rapid growth, German-listed fintech operating across 14 African and European markets.

L-R: Miguel Rio Tinto, Group Chief Information Officer and Evans Munyuki, Chief Digital Officer

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