Ms. Fatima Ahmed Rashid Qasimi


Ms. Fatima Ahmed Rashid QasimiMember of the Board of Directors

Executive Degree in Leadership, Cranfield University, UK, 2006
MBA, Financial Management, South Eastern University, London, UK, 1998
BA, Business Administration, Strayer College, Washington, USA, 1995

Fatima Qasimi was the Group Head Financial Restructuring & Remedial in Emirates NBD Group until March 2021. Before that she held the position of Head of Shared services operations management in Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.

Fatima was the Head of Elite UAE in First Abu Dhabi Bank; She was in charge of Elite Segment in UAE, Singapore and Switzerland.

Fatima was the Chief Executive Officer of Aseel Islamic Finance (a wholly owned subsidiary of First Gulf Bank) since 2015 where she is responsible for growing shareholder value through the effective management and execution of the business’s long-term strategy. During 2 years leadership, Aseel generated with portfolio growth of 21% in 2016. She brought new vision & mission, enhanced website corporate, and significantly launched 6 products and several promotions & campaigns that successfully established the new Aseel, brought major clients and inspired its employees. Moreover, Fatima made a big impact at Aseel by achieving the 7 prestigious awards in UAE and Middle East.

Prior to that, she was Head of Corporate Banking in Dubai & Northern Emirates at First Gulf Bank for more  than 6 years where she played a big role on bringing and expanding the company’s revenue growth and  marked her legacy by generating AED 230 Million revenue in 2014. Also, she was the Head of Large Corporate at National Bank of Dubai for more than 11 years.

With over of 23 years of experience in the UAE banking and financial services, Fatima is versatile and results-driven Executive-Level professional with a proven track record in driving marketing and increasing revenue, ultimately benefiting the organization’s bottom line. She possesses skills across a broad range of areas including Islamic & conventional banking and financial, corporate & commercial, retail, investment, treasury, strategic planning, business development, and product development.

Currently, Fatima is founder & owner of Axios Financial Consultancy, also holding Board member and Risk Chairperson positions at Amlak Finance – Egypt, and Board member at Rossiyanka “Russian Community in UAE”.

Credentials & Associations: 
Certified, Executive Program, INSEAD Abu Dhabi, 2012 – 2014
Islamic Finance Courses in London, Malaysia, and Bahrain, 2005 – 2006
Certified, Corporate Banker, Moody’s Analytics, 2001
Workshop, Arab Women Leaders, Dubai, 2004
Member, Dubai Businesswoman Council
Member, Business School Steering Committee, FGB