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Nadia Boumeziout

Head of Sustainability & Information Governance, Zurich Insurance [UAE]

Nadia Boumeziout is the Head of Sustainability and Information Governance at Zurich International Life, Middle East, part of Zurich Insurance Group. In her role, she is responsible for driving Zurich’s sustainability strategy and priorities in the region and ensuring the consistent application of approved information governance standards across all business areas.

A professional with over two decades of experience in sustainability, corporate governance, marketing and strategic communications, Nadia has held several positions in reputable organisations in the UAE. Most recently, she was Associate Vice President of Sustainability at Emirates NBD Group where she was responsible for the strategic direction of sustainability initiatives such as sustainability/ESG reporting and disclosure, materiality assessment, an award-winning volunteering programme, philanthropy, as well as consumer education and awareness. Previously, Nadia held roles in sustainability and corporate governance at Noor Bank as well as marketing roles with Noor Takaful and TECOM Group.

In addition to her role at Zurich, Nadia is Co-Chair of the Advisory Board at Sustainability Action Society, Capital Club Dubai; a member of the Dubai Sustainable Finance Working Group at DIFC and a mentor at Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) by Masdar, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

Nadia holds an MBA in Business Informatics from Fachschule für Wirtschaft in Aachen, Germany. She has also pursued certification programmes such as Business Sustainability Management from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), Business Sustainability Strategy: Technology and Management certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as the Leadership Programme for Women in Banking certificate from The Talent Enterprise, ILM endorsed.

Nadia’s aim in her role with Zurich is to make a difference for the better and ensuring that the Group’s sustainability framework is applied for maximum positive impact.