Emirates NBD appoints new CIO and CDO, unveils new Digital Office

By Jonathan Dyble
Dubai’s leading bank, Emirates NBD, has announced the appointment of Miguel Rio Tinto as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Evans Munyuki as...

Dubai’s leading bank, Emirates NBD, has announced the appointment of Miguel Rio Tinto as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Evans Munyuki as its new Chief Digital Officer (CDO), with the pair to be responsible for accelerating the company’s digital transformation initiative.

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Rio Tinto will lead the Group’s Information Technology division, whilst Munyuki has been appointed to oversee the firm’s Digital Office that will aim to accelerate Emirates NBD’s plans to innovate within the banking and payment sectors of the UAE.

Further, both men will feature on the company’s newly created Digital Council alongside CEO, Shayne Nelson, and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Abdulla Qassem.

“As we continue to accelerate our technology transformation, I am very pleased to have Miguel and Evans join our team,” said Qassem. “These exceptionally talented and proven leaders have the vision, experience and depth of knowledge necessary to help lead our bank into the digital future through an integrated strategy, leveraging world-class IT innovation and capabilities.”

Emirates NBD has committed AED$1bn (USD$270mn) to its digital transformation initiative that is expected to last four years, with the aim of building top of the range IT architecture and infrastructure during this time.

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