50 most admired companies
Tue 27 Feb 2018 12:46 PM
Emirates NBD

Headquarters Dubai

Year established 2007

Sector Banking

The banking and financial services group, which was founded in 2007 through the integration of Emirates Bank International (EBI) and the National Bank of Dubai (NBD), is best known as being one of the largest banking groups in the Middle East. It currently has 230 branches and over 1,000 ATMs and SDMs in the UAE. It also operates outside the UAE in countries such as Saudi  Arabia, India, Egypt and the UK. In 2017, it reported record net profits of $2.3bn, up 15 percent year on year. Furthermore, it is an active supporter of the UAE’s cultural initiatives, having launched the country’s first pearl museum which boasts the largest collection of natural pearls in the GCC.