Saeb Eigner

Chairman, Dubai Financial Services Authority

Saeb Eigner is chairman of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). He has been a member of the board since 2004 and deputy chairman since 2007. Formerly a senior manager at ANZ Grindlays Bank PLC in London, Mr. Eigner headed the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Division of the private bank, which he left to found Lonworld, a private investment group in the early 1990s. He is a former governor of London Business School and chairman of its Audit and Risk Committee, and he is currently a member of its Estate Committee. He is the co-author of the management books Sand to Silicon (2003) and Sand to Silicon-Going Global (2009) and the author of Art of the Middle East (2010 and 2015). He holds and/or has held a number of board appointments in banking, strategy, education, regulation and investment. He holds a master's degree in management from London Business School. He is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.


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