Nadia Saleh Ghabesh Al Meshrefi | AD SME
Mentor / Strategy, Corporate Growth Consultant and Banking Expert

Nadia Al Meshrefi, a UAE national, holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from UAE University. With over 20 years of experience in First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), she has served in various roles spanning business and technology. Throughout her tenure in NBAD and FAB, Nadia has played instrumental senior leadership roles in transformative programs, demonstrating her expertise in driving organizational change and success.

Notable achievements in Nadia's career include her involvement in the acquisition/merger of NBAD and FGB, where she contributed to the seamless integration of the two entities. Additionally, she led strategic transformational programs for rolling out international branches, overseeing 50 branches across 15 countries, and implementing centralization and core technology upgrades. Nadia's proficiency in aligning stakeholders and bridging the gap between technology and business earned her leadership positions as the head of SMEs/Internal Consultant teams in FAB for over 12 years.

Nadia's portfolio management skills are evident in her successful execution of large-scale initiatives within local and international bank divisions. She excels in leveraging effective execution methodologies, collaborating with business stakeholders, technology delivery teams, vendors, partners, and senior management to achieve desired outcomes. Her strategic mindset, vision-oriented approach, and ability to influence others have consistently driven successful results aligned with organizational goals.

In recognition of her talents and contributions, Nadia was honored in 2012 by Her Highness Shaikha Shamsa Bint Suhail as one of the Emirati Talented Women in the Financial sector. Following her early retirement in 2021, Nadia obtained the Banking Expert License from the UAE Ministry of Justice, further expanding her expertise in the field.

Nadia's executive skills encompass strategic thinking, visionary leadership, integrity, and discipline. She possesses in-depth knowledge of business practices, technology, and industry trends. With her proficiency in advisory and consultancy roles, particularly in transformational business and digital journeys, Nadia has proven her ability to drive successful outcomes.

Complementing her professional achievements, Nadia enjoys walking, reading, listening to podcasts, and watching movies and documentary programs during her leisure time. Her commitment to continuous learning and strong communication skills further contribute to her multifaceted abilities.

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