The 30 most admired companies in the GCC
Mon 01 May 2017 06:05 AM
Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD

Industry: Banking

Country: United Arab Emirates

Emirates NBD is the largest banking group in Dubai and has become a regional consolidation blueprint for the banking and finance sector.

It is one of the most visible and popular banks in the UAE, with more than 220 branches and 940 automatic teller machines and cash deposit machines across the country and overseas. The group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the UK with representative offices in India, China and Indonesia.

Last year, Emirates NBD introduced Pepper the robot, in the first that banks are moving towards artificially intelligent banking.

While the local economy has suffered a slowdown in the past two years, Emirates NBD reported a 4 percent rise in first quarter 2017 net profit to $509m.