A Harvard Alumni, with 24+ years of IT & Financial experience, Zubair enjoys been customer facing, engaging businesses in strategic use of technology. Excels in enterprise transformation. He has led and produced compelling results in creating business innovation at the grass-roots of the organization. Zubair Ahmed is the SVP at Emirates Islamic, which is one of most prominent and the fastest growing banks in the region. Previous to this role, Zubair spent nearly 2 decades in challenging leadership roles, at the heart of the Finance Technology industry. Over the years, he has been involved in the development & execution of IT strategy encompassing implementations of new core systems, direct channels, infrastructure solutions and process institutionalization. Operated & delivered against a multi-million dollar budget year on year. Currently engaged in delivering an Islamic Core Banking transformation program which includes re-architecting 45+ applications for the bank. Author of the book “Power To Kids” which serves as a guide in ‘applying quality & management principles to parenting’. Actively involved with a number of non-profit causes across the region. As an ardent speaker / panelist and a life coach, Zubair is regularly featured in numerous conferences around the world.