Khalid Bin Kalban is the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dubai Investments PJSC – a leading investment Company listed on the Dubai Financial Market. Being at the helm of the Company for the last 27 years, Kalban led the Company through a pioneering journey, successfully growing it into a leading diversified business group in the UAE and across the region.
Kalban’s distinguished style and astute knowledge have helped in leveraging the competitive edge and capitalizing on the potential of numerous sectors. Over the years, he has held various key management roles across the investment, financial, insurance, real estate, manufacturing, and education sectors.
He continues to hold several key roles like the Chairman of Al Mal Capital PSC, Board Director of National General Insurance Company (NGI), and the Board Director for Arcapita Group, Bahrain, and Africa Crest Education (ACE) Holding Co.
Debuting his career with the UAE Central Bank in Abu Dhabi in 1983, Kalban has marked a phenomenal journey, across the UAE and abroad. He moved on to serve as General Manager & Director of Al Khaleej Investment Singapore PTE from 1992 to 1995 and as Vice Chairman from 1995 to 2002. From 1998 to 2017 marked the foray into the insurance sector as the Board Director, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Arab Insurance Group (ARIG).
Kalban continued to boost his expertise within the banking sector, serving as the Board Director of Emirates International Bank (ENBD) and as chairman of Emirates Islamic Bank respectively from 2000 to 2013. In 2008 he served as the Board Director of the Islamic Bank of Singapore and Ajman Bank. Within the real estate sector, Kalban has helmed as the Chairman and Board Director of Union Properties from 2009 – 2017. Kalban has also served as the Board Member of Sipchem and Nama Chemicals Group in Saudi Arabia.
Kalban holds an Associate Degree of Arts in Business Management from Arapahoe Community College, USA, and a BS in Management from Metropolitan State College, USA.