Former Board Member Rick joined Emirates Bank as Chief Executive Officer in early 2006. Until December 2013 Rick held the position of Group CEO for Emirates NBD Bank.

Prior to joining, he worked for over 24 years at HSBC in a number of senior roles. During his time at HSBC he worked in more than 11 different geographic regions including roles as the CEO of HSBC South Korea and as the Head of Corporate Banking HSBC Middle East.

He also held the positions of Chairman for Foreign Investors Advisory Council for the Mayor of Seoul, Chairman of European Union Banking Committee in Korea, and Vice Chairman of Foreign Bankers Group in Korea. Mr Pudner currently holds Board positions for Emirates Investment Service, Economic Development Council, Emirates Fund Managers (Jersey) and Emirates Financial Services.