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Dr. Obaid Al Zaabi

Dr. Obaid Al Zaabi

CEO Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA)


Dr. Obaid Al Zaabi is holding a Ph.D. in Banking and Finance from Durham University 2006, MBA in 2000 with distinction and BSc. in Business and Accounting in 1989 from The UAE University. HE IS Holding full membership of the Australian Institute of CMA and Auditing & Accounting Organization for Islamic Financial Intuitions (CIPA) and UAE Auditor and Accountants Association. He represents the Gulf Regulatory Authorities in The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) as member of the Consultative Advisory Groups of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) and member of the board of directors of GCC Accounting and Auditing Organization.

He is working on projects and participating in all meetings of presidential and regional committees of IOSCO, IFSB, Arab Union of Financial Markets regulators, GCC Ministerial Committee on Financial Markets and Islamic Finance Committee of IFRS. Recently he has chosen to chair Emerging Market Committee at IOSCO.

His experience mainly in accounting, banking, and finance developed from leading UAE regulatory organizations and financial institutes such as UAE Central Bank, Securities and Commodities Authorities, Dubai Islamic Bank, AMLAK Mortgage Finance. He delivered a series of academic lectures and courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Sharjah University and The British University in Dubai.

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