Obaid Saif Hamad Al Zaabi

Co-Chair, MENA-OECD Working Group on Corporate Governance

About Obaid Saif Hamad Al Zaabi

Dr. Obaid Saif Hamad Al Zaabi, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), United Arab Emirates, has wide-ranging practical experience in financial legislation, accounting, banking, and finance and investment gained from working with many leading financial institutions across the UAE, the US, the UK, and Malaysia. He served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Issuance and Legal Affairs and as SCA’s Dubai Office Manager. Prior to that, he worked as Advisor of Research and Studies and as Director of the Research and Awareness Department. He also worked as Senior Manager for International Business at a real estate finance companies and has distinctive experience in managing the operations of bank branches. He also worked in accounting and auditing for a number of institutions, including the UAE Central Bank. After SCA became a member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) (2020-2018), Dr. Al Zaabi was named Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board and Chair of the Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEMC), IOSCO’s largest committee, which includes 90 ordinary members and 20 affiliate members. He also served as Co-Chair of the MENA-OECD Working Group on Corporate Governance. Dr. Al Zaabi was appointed as a Vice Chairman of the UAE Financial Restructuring Committee.

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