H.E. Khaled Mohammed Balama was appointed as Governor of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) on April 5th, 2021. 

H.E. has a robust, 30-year track record in leading UAE government entities. He brings significant  experience of CBUAE’s mandate to the role, having sat on the CBUAE Board of Directors since 2008.  

Previously, as CBUAE Vice Governor, H.E was responsible for overseeing the key CBUAE functions of ensuring the UAE’s monetary and financial stability, protecting the nation’s banking system and  transforming the financial landscape. 

H.E. The Governor has also held multiple senior roles at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, including Executive Director of the Real Assets Department at the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, and Board positions at the General Pension and Social Security Authority and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du). 

H.E. graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University, USA, and has held a CFA charter since 1995.