Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)

Abdulla Salem Alnuaimi

Abdulla Salem Alnuaimi is the Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).As CEO, Mr. Alnuaimi drives the exchange’s growth and strategic direction as a leading multi-asset exchange and a thriving investment platform that supports Abu Dhabi’s long term economic ambition.

With a career in capital markets and financial services that spans over 27 years, Mr. Alnuaimi has played a key role introduced numerous transformational initiatives that position ADX at the forefront as a leading trading hub and global investment platform.
These included the successful establishment of the ADX derivatives trading platform with central counterparty clearing capabilities in 2022, and the Tabadul Exchange Hub, the first digital exchange platform in the region that is based on the mutual market access model. It provides a digital exchange network for trading between member exchanges at the regional and global levels.
Under Mr Alnuaimi’s charge, ADX also introduced new and enhanced trading mechanisms including, “Trade at Last” session for trading securities at their closing price, “Circuit Breaker with Call Auction”, “E-
IPO and Rights Issue”, first Technical Short Selling service and mechanism in UAE financial markets, the “market maker” services in the UAE, the automated cash dividends payment to bank connection, to name a few, to widen its offering of services and products and to boost market liquidity.
Embracing innovation, ADX is also the first securities market in MENA to adopt blockchain application in its services and in the financial sector, and integrated it to the e-voting management platform for Annual General Meetings (AGMs) to enable its listed companies in better engaging its investors while ensuring timely disclosure of company’s information.
Prior to ADX, Mr. Alnuaimi held various appointments in Investment Banking which enabled him to contribute to the growth and development of Abu Dhabi’s capital markets.
Beyond his executive role, Mr. Alnuaimi serves and contributes to the academic and professional development of students as a member of the Advisory Board at Abu Dhabi University’s College of Business and Economics.
Mr. Alnuaimi is a certified Arbitrator and holds a Masters’ degree in Security and Strategic Studies from the UAE National Defense College.




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