Rick PudnerFounding Partner
Beehive P2P Limited
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Rick Pudner - Chairman, Beehive Group DMCC: Rick is a renowned, experienced international banker who has held senior positions at both HSBC and EmiratesNBD banks over the last 33 years. These included CEO HSBC South Korea from 2003 to 2006 and Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking for HSBC for the Middle East region from 1998 to 2003. In 2006 Rick joined Emirates Bank International as Group CEO tasked with creating a regional banking champion. He successfully led the merger of Emirates Bank with the National Bank of Dubai, the biggest merger in the Region at the time, to create the region's largest bank by assets, Emirates NBD, in October 2007. The Emirates NBD brand is now the most valuable financial services brand in the region. He stood down from his role as Group CEO after 8 years at the end of 2013. Rick also undertook numerous board roles during his tenure including Emirates Fund Managers Jersey Ltd, Emirates Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD Capital, and Tanfeeth. He was also a founding member of the Visa CEMEA Advisory Forum.
Beehive P2P Ltd. is the first peer to peer lending platform in MENA to be regulated by the DFSA. Beehive directly connects businesses looking for finance with investors, creating mutually beneficial partnerships for growth. Beehive's digital platform provides smarter finance solutions to businesses, financial institutions and investors. By combining financial market experience with technology, we accelerate efficiency and functionality to deliver market innovation.