Mr. Shaker Fareed Zainal


Mr. Shaker Fareed ZainalVice Chairman

Mr. Shaker Fareed Zainal is the vice chairman at Amlak Finance PJSC. Currently he is the Business Finance Director at Emirates Development Bank. At EDB, Shaker has been vested the responsibility of expanding the Bank’s reach in Corporate, SME and Commercial banking segments.  He is also in charge of the bank’s strategic development as well as the end-to-end management of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund.

Shaker, a highly experienced banking professional, carries with him a wealth of experience of over 25 years in the United Arab Emirates as well as Egypt, in senior management positions across large multinational and regional banks. Prior to joining Emirates Development Bank, he was the Head of Retail Banking and SME at Commercial Bank International. At the start of his banking career, he took up several leadership roles at HSBC Middle East and Mashreq Bank.

Shaker, a judicial expert (accountancy & banking) in Dubai Courts, was awarded the Development and Support Local Award from Human Resource Committee in the financial and banking sector by H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates.

Shaker holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the UAE University.  He also holds an Executive MBA from HULT International Business School in Boston, USA. Shaker is a member of the Accountants Association and Auditors in the United Arab Emirates as well as an arbitrator at the Centre for International Arbitration. Shaker is also a lecturer at the Emirates Institute for Banking Studies.