Shaker Zainal the Chief mSME Officer of Emirates Development Bank. He is responsible for aligning EDB’s products and services with its vision of becoming UAE’s key financial engine for economic development and industrial advancement. Shaker oversees EDB’s offering to entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, such as tailored financing and digital banking products, as well as non-financial support including education and advisory
services around advancing innovation, generating in-country value, financial literacy, and creditworthiness.
Shaker brings with him over 24 years of banking experience in the areas of operations, retail banking, SME and commercial banking and previously held positions at CBl, Mashreq Bank, and HSBC. He also serves as a banking and accounting expert to the UAE Ministry of Justice and the courts in UAE. Shaker holds an executive MBA from HULT International Business School in Boston, USA, and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the UAE University.