Group Director of Finance and Financial Services at the Al-Futtaim Group
“Naveed is currently the Group Director of Finance and Financial Services at the Al-Futtaim Group in Dubai, U.A.E. The Al-Futtaim Group is one of the oldest, established, and...” [READ MORE]
Naveed is currently the Group Director of Finance and Financial Services at the Al-Futtaim Group in Dubai, U.A.E. The Al-Futtaim Group is one of the oldest, established, and diversified business conglomerates in the Middle East.
Immediately prior to joining the Al-Futtaim Group, Naveed spent three decades with Citigroup and managed various regions and businesses across its network. Most recently, Naveed was the CEO for Citigroup Africa, and was responsible for managing all of its businesses in the 15 presence Countries (including the Maghreb and North Africa), where it has a fully established banking franchise, as well as, across another 23 Countries where business is conducted on a non-presence basis. Immediately prior to that assignment, he was based in London as the Head of Citigroup’s Emerging Markets Commercial Banking business. Naveed was based in New York from 1999 to 2005 during which time he was the COO and Head of Strategic Planning for Citigroup’s Emerging Markets Group – followed by a stint as Citigroup’s Global Head of Trade and Structured Trade Finance. This was preceded by a four year stint as the CEO for Citibank’s business in the northern half of Latin America across 16 countries. Naveed joined Citibank in 1979 as a Foreign Exchange and Money Market trader. Over the next 17 years, he completed diverse assignments in country management, corporate banking, treasury and trading, trade finance across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Amongst others, this included an assignment as the country manager for Nigeria, culminating in his first stint as the CEO responsible for Citibank’s business in Africa (including, North Africa) in 1995.
Naveed has been involved in business, community and educational organizations in all of the countries that he has worked in. Amongst others, he has served on a number of Business Advisory Boards and Banking Associations in various countries. Naveed has an MBA from the University of Punjab.