Company: Emirates NBD
Designation: Senior executive vice president, group chief general counsel
A leading global lawyer, strategist and a strong advocate of governance and diversity and inclusion in the work place, Lubna Qassim dons multiple hats at Emirates NBD: she works closely with the board as company secretary, as well as on the group general council, and has assembled one of the Middle East’s best in-house legal teams, according to ranking agency The Legal 500.
Qassim started her legal career with renowned London-based international law firm Clifford Chance, before being asked to join the UAE Federal Government in 2007 to contribute reforms in economic legislations including in start-up and bankruptcy laws to encourage private sector growth. Lubna is the first UAE National to have worked at the World Bank as the Public Sector Consultant and also at the House of Lords, Parliament of the UK.