Junaid Ahmed has over thirty years’ experience in the diversified areas of General Banking, Foreign Exchange, Treasury, Corporate and Investment Banking with leading banks in Pakistan and in the Middle East. A seasoned banker, he joined Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited as President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2010.
Starting his career as a Trainee Officer with BCCI, Pakistan in October 1977, he moved to the lucrative UAE Banking Industry in his upcoming years. He showed commendable performance in Union National Bank, where he strived to make it one of the largest banks in the UAE. He set up the Corporate Banking platform under centralized structure within Union National Bank, UAE where he served as Head of Corporate & Investment Banking.
After assuming multiple top level management positions at Union National Bank, UAE, he joined Dubai Islamic Bank, UAE as Head of Private Banking in October 2003 where he established the Private Banking business within the Bank. Serving four years as Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, he developed strong footing there within UAE and the Gulf region as well as creating many cross sell initiatives. His last assignment, prior to joining Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited (DIBPL) was Chief of International Business, Dubai Islamic Bank, UAE.
Under his management as Chief of International Business, he managed to turn around the business of DIB Pakistan Limited into a profitable institution. He was instrumental in converting and setting up a full- fledged Islamic Bank in Jordan, the Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank that opened its first branch in January 2010. He also developed a phased strategy for Bosna Bank International, Bosnia and post implementation, the Bank has started showing positive results.
Along with serving as the CEO for DIBPL, he has also served as Director on the Board of MESC - Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank, Bank of Khartoum- Sudan and Bosna Bank International – Bosnia Herzegovina.