DUBAI // Emirates NBD executives have been honoured by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, for their work in securing the economy of the UAE.
The 40 officials were among the first chairmen, vice chairmen and board members of the bank, formerly the National Bank of Dubai, which was established in 1962.
In 2007, the entity merged with Emirates Bank under the orders of Sheikh Mohammed.
The ceremony, held at Dubai World Trade Centre, was also attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Current and former staff of the bank were honoured for their contributions and had the chance to pose for photographs with Sheikh Mohammed.
“We reward whoever is devoted to his work and preserves the reputation of our dear country, as well as contributes to the development and safeguarding of our national economy,” he said.
“We also reward whoever shows innovation in his work to serve the country and its citizens, cohering to virtues and transparency and giving his country the utmost of his potential and innovative ideas that support our vision for the future of the country and the coming generations.”
Emirates NBD has more than 200 branches locally and globally and serves about a million customers.
Also present at the ceremony were Obaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Sultan Al Suwaidi, Governor of the Central Bank, and other senior officials from the public and private sectors.