Corporate Bios

Saeb Eigner - Chairman


Saeb Eigner was appointed DFSA Chairman in August, 2011. He has been a member of the Board since October 2004 and served as Deputy Chairman since 2007.

Formerly a Senior Manager at ANZ Grindlays Bank PLC, in London, 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 1990’s.

Eigner holds a Master’s Degree in Management from London Business School. He is a former Governor of London Business School and 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 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.