2016 Speakers

  • Dr. Paul Sheard

    Dr. Paul Sheard

    Executive Managing Director; Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research S&P Global Ratings

    Paul Sheard has been Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services since June 2012. Teams that Paul leads are responsibl [More]

  • Stuart Anderson

    Stuart Anderson

    Managing Director & Regional Head Middle East – S&P Global Ratings

    Stuart was appointed to this position in September 2011 and since then has significantly strengthened S&P’s analytical presence in the region along with an expanded program of th [More]

  • Gabriel Aractingi

    Gabriel Aractingi

    CEO, Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia

    Gabriel Aractingi is the CEO of Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia, with responsibilities for Investment Banking, Sales and Trading and Investment Management. Gabriel joined Morgan Stanle [More]

  • Dave Ernsberger

    Dave Ernsberger

    Global Editorial Director – S&P Global Platts

    Dave Ernsberger is global editorial director, oil, for Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information and a division of S&P Global. [More]

  • Alex Matturri

    Alex Matturri

    Chief Executive Officer- S&P Dow Jones Indices

    Alex Matturri is Chief Executive Officer at S&P Dow Jones Indices, responsible for all aspects of the index business globally. S&P Dow Jones Indices offers investment professional [More]

  • Dr. Saleh Malaikah

    Dr. Saleh Malaikah

    Chairman, Rusd International Holding Group and Vice- Chairman & CEO – Salama Cooperative Insurance Company

    Dr. Malaikah chairs the board of Rusd International Holding Group, registered in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also the chairman of a group of insurance & reinsurance companies an [More]

  • Abdulrahman Moulay

    Abdulrahman Moulay

    Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, EY, Riyadh

    Abdulrahman has 25 years of experience in the corporate finance, accounting, and governance domains. He joined EY on October 1, 2015 as a Partner and Country Leader for its Trans [More]

  • Shuckri Bundakji

    Shuckri Bundakji

    Forum Editor and producer of Financial Leaders' Forum in his capacity as director of DNMconnect

    Shuckri is the group CEO of Initial Saudi Group, a leading facilities services company and the founding CEO of Workforce Saudia, a professional staffing company. Formerly, he was [More]

2014 Speakers

  • Neeraj Sahai

    Neeraj Sahai

    President, Standard & Poor\'s Ratings Services

    Neeraj Sahai has served as President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services since January 2014. Before joining the Company, Mr. Sahai was the head of Citi\'s Securities and Fun [More]

  • Dr. Paul Sheard

    Dr. Paul Sheard

    Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics & Research

    Dr. Paul Sheard serves as Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics & Research. Dr. Sheard has held the same position at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, since Ju [More]

  • Stuart Anderson

    Stuart Anderson

    Managing Director & Regional Head Middle East

    Stuart Anderson is the Managing Director & Regional Head Middle East for Standard & Poor’s; based in their regional office at the Dubai International Financial Centre. Mr Anderso [More]

  • Dr. Nasser Saidi

    Dr. Nasser Saidi

    President NS Associates

    Dr Nasser H. Saidi is the Founder and President of Nasser Saidi & Associates and acts as adviser to governments, central banks and regulators and board member to multi-national and [More]

  • Dr. Moritz Kraemer

    Dr. Moritz Kraemer

    Chief Rating Officer for Sovereign Ratings at S&P Ratings Services

    Dr. Moritz Kraemer, German national, is a Managing Director and Head of the Sovereign Ratings Group (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at Standard & Poor’s. He joined the company i [More]

  • Dave Ernsberger

    Dave Ernsberger

    Global Oil Director, Platts

    Dave Ernsberger is Platts’ Global Editorial Director of Oil. Based in London since 2010, he is responsible for managing Platts’ worldwide editorial coverage of crude oil and oi [More]

  • Steve Brann

    Steve Brann

    Managing Director, Vitol Dubai Limited

    Steve Brann is Managing Director of Vitol Dubai Limited and a member of the firm’s global investment team. Based in Dubai for the past eight years, Steve is responsible for deve [More]

  • Engr. Mohammed R. AlBallaa

    Engr. Mohammed R. AlBallaa

    Chairman, Mubasher Financial Services

    Engr. Mohammed R. AlBallaa is an established businessman with a proven track record across a multitude of sectors in the Middle East. Over the last 30 years, Mohammed has been inst [More]

  • Alexander J. Matturri

    Alexander J. Matturri

    Chief Executive Officer, S&P Dow Jones Indices

    Alexander J. Matturri is Chief Executive Officer at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Mr. Matturri joined the Company in 2007. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Directo [More]

  • Mamadou-Abou Sarr

    Mamadou-Abou Sarr

    Global Head if ESG Investing, Northern Trust Asset Management

    Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing at Northern Trust Asset Management where he is responsible for ESG innovation and produ [More]

  • Imogen Dillon Hatcher

    Imogen Dillon Hatcher

    President S&P Capital IQ

    Imogen Dillon Hatcher is Acting President of S&P Capital IQ as of July 2014. She joined the company in April 2014 in the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer with respons [More]

  • Shuckri Bundakji

    Shuckri Bundakji

    Chief Executive Officer DNMconnect

    Shuckri Bundakji is the CEO of DNMconnect, a business development advisory company servicing Chairman/CEO level decision makers in a variety of industries operating between Middle [More]

  • Nima Abu Wardeh,

    Nima Abu Wardeh,

    Forum Moderator & MC

    Nima is a bilingual English Arabic broadcast journalist specialising in Arab issues. She presents BBC World’s weekly business and finance programme, Middle East Business Report ( [More]

2013 Speakers

  • Stuart Anderson

    Stuart Anderson

    Managing Director & Regional Head Middle East Standard & Poor's

    Stuart Anderson is the Managing Director & Regional Head Middle East for Standard & Poor’s appointed September 2011, based at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) [More]

  • Yann Le Pallec

    Yann Le Pallec

    Executive Managing Director Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, EMEA

    Yann Le Pallec is Standard & Poor’s Executive Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Yann is a member of Standard & Poor’s Global Executive Committee. Yann leads a team of over 500 ratings analysts and support staff. [More]

  • Dr. Paul Sheard

    Dr. Paul Sheard

    S&P Chief Global Economist & Head of Global Economics

    Dr. Paul Sheard is Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research for Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. [More]

  • Nicolas Veron

    Nicolas Veron

    Visiting fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

    Nicolas Veron is a senior fellow and co-founder of Bruegel, having been ranked first worldwide among all think tanks in international economic policy. He is also a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics [More]

  • Dr. Farrukh Iqbal

    Dr. Farrukh Iqbal

    Director MENA, The World Bank

    Dr. Farrukh Iqbal is Director of the Strategic Cooperation Department in the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank that is responsible for relations with the GCC group of countries and with regional development finance institutions such as the various Arab Funds and the Islamic Development Bank [More]

  • Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine

    Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine

    Chief Economist, Bahrain Economic Development Board

    Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine is Chief Economist of Bahrain Economic Development Board. Prior to that he joined the National Commercial Bank (NCB) of Saudi Arabia as its Chief Economist. Since 2008, he had served as Chief Economist of NCB Capital, the investment arm of the NCB Group. [More]

  • Julio Gomez

    Julio Gomez

    Head of Financial Services Attivio

    Julio Gómez is head of Financial Services for Attivio, the leading unified information access (UIA) platform. He is responsible for directing the company’s efforts to help leading financial institutions solve their most difficult data problems, to power game-changing solutions. [More]

  • Surinder Kathpalia

    Surinder Kathpalia

    Managing Director, Head of ASEAN Standard & Poor\'s

    Surinder Kathpalia is responsible for business and market development across Southeast Asia. He joined Standard & Poor’s in 1996 spearheading market development initiatives as head of the Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong offices. [More]

  • Dr. Alicia Garcia-Herrero

    Dr. Alicia Garcia-Herrero

    Chief Economist Emerging Markets, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)

    Dr. Alicia García?Herrero is Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Since December 2007. She is also a member of the advisory board of theHong Kong Institute of Monetary Research and special advisor to the European Commission on China issues. [More]

  • Thomas Connolly

    Thomas Connolly

    MD & Head of MENA Asset Management, BNY Mellon

    Thomas F. Connolly is Managing Director for BNY Mellon, holding responsibility for the bank's Middle East and North Africa Investment Management business. [More]

  • Andy Lim

    Andy Lim

    Chairman Tembusu Partners, Viking Offshore & Marine Limited,MoneyWorld Group

    Andy Lim is the founder and Chairman of private equity firm Tembusu Partners and the Chairman and controlling shareholder of publicly listed company, Viking Offshore & Marine Limited. [More]

  • Kate Dourian

    Kate Dourian

    Senior Editor Middle East Economic Survey (MEES)

    Kate Dourian is the senior editor at Middle East Economic Survey (MEES), a weekly publication that is focused on energy and economic analysis. [More]

  • Samir Fancy

    Samir Fancy

    Chairman Tawoos Group and Renaissance Services SOAG

    Samir J. Fancy is the Chairman and founder of Renaissance Services SAOG, Oman’s premier listed Oil and Gas Services Company. It was amongst the first family business’ to go public in the Middle East. [More]

  • Professor  Florin Vasvari

    Professor Florin Vasvari

    London Business School &Coller Institute of Private Equity

    Florin Vasvari is Associate Professor of Accounting and LBS Term Chair at London Business School and a Fellow at the Coller Institute for Private Equity. [More]

  • Dr. Karim El Solh

    Dr. Karim El Solh

    Chief Executive Officer Gulf Capital

    Dr. Karim El Solh is a Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC. He is the Co-Managing Partner at Gulf Related. [More]

  • Nabil Fawaz

    Nabil Fawaz

    Sector Manager - Operations Group Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency World Bank Group

    Nabil Fawaz is Sector Manager for agribusiness, manufacturing, and services at the Multilateral InvestmentGuarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group. [More]

  • Ada Chua

    Ada Chua

    Co-Chief Investment Officer China Galaxy International Asset Management (HK) Limited

    Ada Chua is the Co-Chief Investment Officer of China Galaxy International Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited, the asset management arm of China Galaxy International Financial Holdings Limited. [More]

  • Shuckri Bundakji

    Shuckri Bundakji

    Chief Executive Officer DNMconnect

    Shuckri Bundakji is the CEO of DNMconnect, a business development advisory company servicing Chairman/CEO level decision makers in a variety of industries operating between Middle East and Asia. He is also Deputy CEO of Initial Saudi Arabia Ltd, an Operations & Maintenance company that employs over 9,000 staff in the Kingdom. [More]

  • Richard Banks

    Richard Banks

    Principal RM Banks & Co.

    Richard Banks is the Principal at RMBanks& Co. Richard specializes in developing and implementing content-led marketing projects for governments, financial institutions and GREs & private sector companies [More]

  • Tariq Qureishy

    Tariq Qureishy

    Chief Executive Vantage Holdings Bloomberg TV

    Tariq Qureishyis President & CEO of Vantage Holdings, a specialist company developing international and local projects specializing in the Technology, Media & Telecoms and Financial Services space and the SME sector. [More]

  • Imelda Dunlop

    Imelda Dunlop

    Executive Director Pearl Initiative

    Imelda Dunlop is the Executive Director of the Pearl Initiative, a not-for-profit private sector-led organiZation focused on improving corporate transparency, accountability, governance and responsible business practices in the Arab world [More]

  • Hoda Barakat

    Hoda Barakat

    Principal HB Legal Office

    HodaBarakatheads the HodaBarakatLegal Consultancy where she provides legal consulting to large multinational and local companies and Government Departments on legal strategy and commercial issues, including Intellectual Property. [More]

2012 Speakers

  • Douglas L. Peterson

    Douglas L. Peterson

    President, Standard & Poor's

    Previously, Douglas L. Peterson was the Chief Operating Officer of Citibank, N.A., Citigroup's principal banking entity that operates in over 100 countries... [More]

  • HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

    HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

    Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, UAE

    His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan is the United Arab Emirates Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research... [More]

  • HE Sultan Al Mansoori

    HE Sultan Al Mansoori

    Minister of Economy, UAE

    His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri has been appointed as Minister of Economy in the UAE, effective 17th of February, 2008... [More]

  • HE Abdullah Saeed Al Darmaki

    HE Abdullah Saeed Al Darmaki

    Chief Executive Officer, Khalifa Fund

    H.E. Al Darmaki is the Chief Executive Officer of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development,... [More]

  • HE Abdulaziz Shehhi

    HE Abdulaziz Shehhi

    Undersecretary, Ministry of Economy, UAE

  • Dr. Robert F. Baur

    Dr. Robert F. Baur

    MD, Chief Global Economist, Principal Global Investors

    Dr. Robert F. Baur is the managing director and chief global economist for Principal Global Investors,... [More]

  • Dr. Paul Sheard

    Dr. Paul Sheard

    Chief Global Economist & Head of Global Economics Research, Standard and Poor's

    Dr. Paul Sheard was named Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research for Standard & Poor's Ratings Services... [More]

  • Hamish McRae

    Hamish McRae

    Economics Editor, The Independent. Author of 'What Works', 'The World in 2020' & 'Capital City - London as a Financial Centre'

    Hamish McRae is one of Europe's foremost speakers on future trends in economics.. [More]

  • Dr. Farrukh Iqbal

    Dr. Farrukh Iqbal

    Director MENA, The World Bank

    Dr. Farrukh Iqbal is Director of the Strategic Cooperation Department in the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank... [More]

  • Dr. Moritz Kraemer

    Dr. Moritz Kraemer

    Head of Sovereign Ratings EMEA, Standard & Poor's

    Dr. Moritz Kraemer, German national, is a Managing Director and Head of the Sovereign Ratings Group (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at Standard & Poor's... [More]

  • Yann Le Pallec

    Yann Le Pallec

    Executive Managing Director EMEA, Standard & Poor's

    Yann Le Pallec is the Head of Standard & Poor's Corporate and Government Ratings for Europe, Middle East and Africa... [More]

  • Hassan Al Jabri

    Hassan Al Jabri

    Chief Executive Officer, SEDCO Capital

    Hasan Al Jabri has over 27 years of banking experience, managing senior positions in prime banks including The National Commercial Bank & Samba Financial Group... [More]

  • Abdalla ElEbiary

    Abdalla ElEbiary

    Managing Director, Citadel Capital

    Before joining Citadel Capital, the leading private equity firm in the Middle East and Africa with US$ 9.5 billion in investments... [More]

  • Harry Chopra

    Harry Chopra

    Managing Director, Global Services S&P Capital IQ

    Harry Chopra leads the global sales and client services function for S&P Capital IQ. Harry brings over 26 years of sales and marketing... [More]

  • Dr. Farouk Soussa

    Dr. Farouk Soussa

    Chief Economist Middle East, Citigroup

    Dr. Farouk Soussa is Citi's chief economist for the Middle East, responsible for macro-surveillance of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)... [More]

  • Camilla Hall

    Camilla Hall

    Gulf Correspondent, Financial Times

    Camilla Hall has been Gulf Correspondent at the Financial Times since July 2011. She is based in Abu Dhabi and has travelled widely... [More]

  • Kaukab Jamal Zuberi

    Kaukab Jamal Zuberi

    Chairman, Int'l Assn of White Collar Crime Investigators

    Kaukab Jamal Zuberi has nearly 30 years of experience in the fields of Islamic banking, information technology, financial management,... [More]

  • Farah Foustok

    Farah Foustok

    Chief Executive Officer, ING Investment Management-ME

    Farah Foustok joined ING Investment Management, Dubai, as the Chief Investment Officer responsible for building the investment team,... [More]

  • Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine

    Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine

    Chief Economist, Bahrain Economic Development Board

    Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine was appointed Chief Economist of Bahrain Economic Development Board in October 2012. Prior to that he joined the National Commercial Bank (NCB)... [More]

  • Professor Florence Eid

    Professor Florence Eid

    Chief Executive Officer, Arabia Monitor

    Dr. Florence Eid, formerly Head of MENA research at JP Morgan, is the Founder and Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor.... [More]

  • Paul Reynolds

    Paul Reynolds

    Managing Director, Head of Debt & Capital Markets Advisory, Rothschild

    Paul Reynolds has 19 years' experience as an originator and adviser in the banking, debt and equity capital markets,... [More]

  • Samir Fancy

    Samir Fancy

    Chairman, Tawoos and Renaissance Holdings

    Samir J. Fancy is the Founder of United Power (Oman's first IPP). Mr. Fancy serves as an Independent Chairman at Renaissance Services SAOG... [More]

  • James Beltran

    James Beltran

    Chairman, Melewar Holdings

    At Melawar Holdings, James Beltran provides strategic and investment oversight in Public listed entities involved in Oil & Gas,... [More]

  • Dr. Karim El Solh

    Dr. Karim El Solh

    Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Capital

    Dr. Karim El Solh has over 20 years experience in private equity, investment banking and real estate. Dr. El Solh is the Chief Executive officer of Gulf Capital,... [More]

  • Marwan Al Turki

    Marwan Al Turki

    Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

    Marwan Al-Turki is a leading UK private investment fund formation lawyer and acts as Co-Chair of the firm's European Private Equity Funds Group... [More]

  • Surinder Kathpalia

    Surinder Kathpalia

    Managing Director, ASEAN Standard & Poor's

    Surinder Kathpalia is responsible for leading S&P's business and operations of its Singapore and Kuala Lumpur offices. ... [More]

  • Mona Zein El Din

    Mona Zein El Din

    Senior VP, Head of Financial Institutions and Structured Finance, Union National Bank

    Mona Zein El Din is a senior finance and banking leader with over 20 years of experience in various multi-national banks.. [More]

  • Dr. Saleh Malaikah

    Dr. Saleh Malaikah

    Chairman, Salama & RUSD Bank

    Dr. Saleh Malaikah chairs the board of Rusd International Holding Group, registered in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia... [More]

  • Shuckri Bundakji

    Shuckri Bundakji

    Chief Executive Officer, DNMconnect

    Shuckri Bundakji is the CEO of DNMconnect, a business development advisory company servicing Chairman/CEO level decision makers... [More]

  • Imelda Dunlop

    Imelda Dunlop

    Executive Director, Pearl Initiative

    Imelda Dunlop is the Executive Director of the Pearl Initiative, a not-for-profit private sector-led organisation focused on improving corporate transparency,... [More]

  • Arwa Hamdieh

    Arwa Hamdieh

    Co-Founder, Financial Services Association (UAE)

    Arwa Hamdieh is an expert external affairs professional with over 14 years of experience in the field working in the Middle East... [More]

  • Michael P. Grifferty

    Michael P. Grifferty

    President, Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association

    Michael Grifferty founded and leads The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA) the industry association representing the Arabian Gulf fixed income market... [More]

  • Dr. Marwan Al Ahmadi

    Dr. Marwan Al Ahmadi

    Chief Business Officer, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat Company)

    Chief Business Officer at Etihad Etisalat Company from April 2011 - Present [More]

  • ZiadMakkawi

    ZiadMakkawi

    Blue Gate Capital Partners

    ZiadMakkawi has over 25 years experience in financial services. Prior to co-founding Blue Gate Capital Partners, Ziad was the Founding Shareholder, Chairman and CEO of Algebra Capital... [More]


2011 Speakers

  • Douglas L. Peterson

    Douglas L. Peterson

    President, Standard & Poor's

    Doug Peterson was named President of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, the leading credit rating company and division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, in 2011... [More]

  • Stuart Anderson

    Stuart Anderson

    Managing Director MENA, Standard & Poor's

    Stuart Anderson is the Managing Director & Regional Head Middle East for Standard & Poor's; based in their regional office at the Dubai International Financial Centre... [More]

  • Dr. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Dr. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Author, "the Black Swan", Senior Scientific Advisor, Universa Investments

    Nassim Taleb is the Distinguished Scientific Advisor to Universa Investments LP. He is considered the premier specialist... [More]

  • Ahmed M. Fattouh

    Ahmed M. Fattouh

    CEO, Landmark & Globalist Funds

    Ahmed Fattouh is the founder and CEO of Baron Group Holdings and its alternative investment affiliate Landmark & Globalist Funds.. [More]

  • Alicia Garcia-Herrero

    Alicia Garcia-Herrero

    Chief Economist for Engineering, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)

    Since December 2007, Alicia Garcia-Herrero is Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)... [More]

  • Ramzi El Hafez

    Ramzi El Hafez

    Founder, InfoPro

    Ramzi El Hafez is the founder of InfoPro, a publishing and business consultancy and research firm... [More]

  • Dr. Farrukh Iqbal

    Dr. Farrukh Iqbal

    Director, The World Bank, MENA

    Farrukh Iqbal is Director of the Strategic Cooperation Department in the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank... [More]

  • Usamah Al Kurdi

    Usamah Al Kurdi

    Member, Economic and Energy Affairs Committee, Shoura Council

    Member of the Shura Council, former Secretary General of the Council of Saudi Chambers and a member of several boards... [More]

  • Khozema Shipchandler

    Khozema Shipchandler

    Chief Financial Officer MENA, General Electric International

    Khozema was born in Indiana. He attended Indiana University and graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and English... [More]

  • Gary R. King

    Gary R. King

    President, Natural Resources and Commodities, First Capital of Switzerland Investment Bank

    Mr. King is President of Natural Resources & Commodities with First Capital Swizterland Investment Bank in Dubai... [More]

  • Charbel Azzi

    Charbel Azzi

    Director at S&P Indices and Regional Head Middle East & Africa Index

    Charbel Azzi is Director at S&P Indices and Regional Head across the Middle East & Africa for Standard & Poor's index business... [More]

  • Brad Bourland, CFA

    Brad Bourland, CFA

    Chief Economist and Managing Director, Proprietary Investments, Jadwa Investment

    Since June 2007 Brad has been the Chief Economist at Jadwa investment Company in Riyadh... [More]

  • Dr. Farouk Soussa

    Dr. Farouk Soussa

    Chief Economist MENA, Citigroup

    Farouk Soussa is Citi's Chief Economist for the Middle East, responsible for macro-surveillance of the GCC and Levant region... [More]

  • Simon Flood

    Simon Flood

    Chief Investment Officer, Lion Global Investors

    Simon is Lion Global Investors' Chief Investment Officer, Chairman of its Investment Committee and responsible for the overall direction... [More]

  • Craig Lazzara

    Craig Lazzara

    Senior Director, US Equities, Standard & Poor's

    Craig Lazzara serves as product manager for S&P's U.S. equity and real estate indices.... [More]

  • Roula Khalaf

    Roula Khalaf

    Associate Editor, Financial Times

    Roula Khalaf is an associate editor and Middle East editor of the Financial Times. She has worked for the FT since 1995, first as North Africa correspondent,... [More]

  • Dr. Florence Eid

    Dr. Florence Eid

    Founder and CEO, Arabia Monitor

    Florence Eid is the Founder & CEO of Arabia Monitor, a research and advisory firm focused on the Middle East & North Africa region.. [More]

  • Kai Stukenbrock

    Kai Stukenbrock

    Director of Sovereign and Public Finance Rating's, Standard & Poor's

    Kai Stukenbrock, a German national, is a Director and senior analyst at Standard & Poor's Sovereign Ratings Group, currently based in Dubai. [More]

  • Philip Suttle

    Philip Suttle

    Chief Economist, International Institute of Finance

    Philip Suttle is a Deputy Managing Director and the Chief Economist at the IIF. In this position, Mr. Suttle is responsible for the IIF's economic work, the broad macroeconomic view,... [More]

  • Kamel Lazaar

    Kamel Lazaar

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Swicorp

    Chairman of the Lazaar Foundation for the promotion of regional arts and thought leadership, he is the Chairman and CEO of Swicorp ,... [More]

  • Iyad Malas

    Iyad Malas

    Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim

    Mr. Malas is currently and since July 2009, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Group, the largest developer and operator of shopping malls and hypermarkets in the MENA region... [More]

  • Chris Dinwoodie

    Chris Dinwoodie

    MD Corporate and Infrastructure Ratings, Standard & Poor's

    Chris Dinwoodie is a Managing Director and the Lead Analytical Manager of the Corporate and Infrastructure Finance Ratings Groups for Standard & Poor's in the EMEA region... [More]

  • Dr. Saleh Malaikah

    Dr. Saleh Malaikah

    Chairman, Salama

    Dr. Malaikah chairs the board of Rusd International Holding Group, registered in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also the chairman of a group of insurance & reinsurance companies... [More]

  • Hasan Al Jabri

    Hasan Al Jabri

    CEO, SEDCO Capital

    Hasan Al Jabri has over 27 years of banking experience, managing senior positions in prime banks including The National Commercial Bank & Samba Financial Group... [More]

  • Guy Proulx

    Guy Proulx

    CEO, Transpacific Intellectual Property

    Guy Proulx founded Transpacific in 2004, as an IP management and consulting firm. The company has built a substantial patent portfolio that includes a broad range of technologies... [More]

  • Mustafa Abdel-Wadood

    Mustafa Abdel-Wadood

    Chief Executive Officer, Abraaj Capital Limited

    Mustafa Abdel-Wadood is a member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Abraaj Capital. In his capacity as CEO of Abraaj Capital Ltd.,.. [More]

  • Dr. Henry Azzam

    Dr. Henry Azzam

    Chairman Middle East & North Africa, Deutsche Bank

    Henry Azzam is the Chairman for Deutsche Bank for the Middle East & North Africa region, and was until September 30, 2010 Deutsche Bank's Chief Executive Officer for the MENA region... [More]


2010 Speakers

  • Rick Lacaille

    Rick Lacaille

    CIO, State Street Global Advisors

    Rick is Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of State Street Global Advisors and a member of the firm's Executive Management Group... [More]

  • Moritz Kraemer

    Moritz Kraemer

    Managing Director and Head of EMEA Sovereign Ratings, Standard & Poor's

    Moritz Kraemer is a Managing Director and Head of the Sovereign Ratings Group (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at Standard & Poor's... [More]

  • Brad Bourland, CFA

    Brad Bourland, CFA

    Chief Economist and MD, Proprietary Investments, Jadwa Investment

    Since June 2007 Brad has been the Chief Economist at Jadwa investment Company in Riyadh... [More]

  • PK Basu

    PK Basu

    Chief Economist Asia excl Japan, Daiwa Research Institute

    P.K. Basu is Managing Director and Chief Economist, Asia (ex-Japan) at Daiwa Capital Markets, based in Singapore. Before joining Daiwa in May 2007, he was Chief Economist at Khazanah Nasional Bhd... [More]

  • Rajeev de Mello

    Rajeev de Mello

    Head of Asian Investments, Western Asset Management

    Rajeev De Mello is the Head of the Singapore office and Senior Investment Officer of Western Asset Management... [More]

  • Deven Sharma

    Deven Sharma

    President, Standard & Poor's

    Deven Sharma is president of Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, and the world's foremost source of financial market intelligence, providing independent [More]

  • Jean-Michel Six

    Jean-Michel Six

    Chief European Economist, Standard & Poor's

    Jean-Michel Six is Standard & Poor's Chief European Economist, based in Paris. He held a series of positions for Standard & Poor's economic and financial information division,... [More]

  • Philip Suttle

    Philip Suttle

    Deputy MD and Chief Economist, IIF.

    Philip Suttle is a Deputy Managing Director and the Chief Economist at the IIF. In this position, Mr. Suttle is responsible for developing the IIF’s economic work,... [More]

  • Thorsten Weinelt

    Thorsten Weinelt

    Global Head Research Markets & Investment Banking, Unicredit

    Thorsten Weinelt is Managing Director and Global Head of UniCredit Research in the Corporate & Investment Banking division (CIB)... [More]

  • Hüseyin Erkan

    Hüseyin Erkan

    Chairman and CEO, Istanbul Stock Exchange

    Prior to his recent appointment as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Istanbul Stock Exchange by the Turkish Government,... [More]

  • Alex Matturri

    Alex Matturri

    Global Head Index Services, Standard & Poor's

    Alex Matturri is responsible for all aspects of the Index and Portfolio Advisory businesses on a global basis... [More]

  • Mohammad Al Hashemi

    Mohammad Al Hashemi

    Executive Director, Head of Asset Management, InvestAD

    Mohammed runs the asset management department, which manages listed equities funds that invest in the Middle East and Africa... [More]

  • Mujib Moosa

    Mujib Moosa

    Vice President MENA Equities, Markaz

    Started his career in 1994 as a Research Analyst for the Economic Times, a leading financial newspaper in India where he covered several sectors for industry analysis and research.. [More]

  • Eric Swats

    Eric Swats

    Head of Asset Management, Rasmala Investment Bank

    Eric Swats joined Rasmala in 2003 from Citigroup Asset Management where he served as Head of European Private Bank Asset Management [More]

  • Tom Connolly

    Tom Connolly

    Head of Asset Management MEA, Bank of New York Mellon

    Thomas Connolly is Head of Asset Management for the Bank of New York Mellon, with responsibility for the bank's Middle East... [More]

  • Jean-Francois Boulier

    Jean-Francois Boulier

    Chief Executive Officer, Aviva Investors Europe

    Jean-Francois joined Aviva Gestiond'Actifs (which became Aviva investors France) as Executive Managing Director in march 2008. [More]

  • Jan Willem Plantagie

    Jan Willem Plantagie

    Regional Head Middle East, Standard & Poor's

    Jan Willem Plantagie is a Managing Director and Standard & Poor's Regional Head for the Middle East based in Dubai [More]

  • Simon Flood

    Simon Flood

    Chief Investment Officer, Lion Global Investors

    Simon is Lion Global Investors' Chief Investment Officer, Chairman of its Investment Committee... [More]

  • Abdul Kadir Hussain

    Abdul Kadir Hussain

    Chief Executive Officer, Mashreq Capital

    Mr. Abdul Kadir Hussain has been Chief Executive of Mashreqbank's DIFC entity Mashreq Capital since April 2006,... [More]

  • Ibrahima Kobar

    Ibrahima Kobar

    co-CIO, Natixis Asset Management

    Prior to his current role he was appointed CIO fixed income and member of Natixis Asset Management's Executive Committee... [More]

  • Iain Lindsay

    Iain Lindsay

    Co-Lead Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income, Goldman Sachs

    Iain is the co-head of Global Lead Portfolio Management within the Global Fixed Income team in Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM)... [More]

  • Robert Quinn

    Robert Quinn

    Standard & Poor's Equity Research Strategist

    Robert joined S&P Equity Research after previously spending three years at New Star Asset Management,... [More]

  • Ford Fraker

    Ford Fraker

    Chairman, KKR MENA and former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

    Ambassador Ford M. Fraker, former US ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has more than 30 years of experience... [More]

  • Prof. Dr. Willem Buiter

    Prof. Dr. Willem Buiter

    Chief Economist, Citigroup

    Willem Buiter joined Citi in January 2010 as Chief Economist. One of the world's most distinguished macro economists [More]

  • Adnan Yousif

    Adnan Yousif

    President & CEO, Albaraka Banking Group, Chairman, Arab Union of Banks

    He was appointed Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks in May 2007. Director since inception and the President and Chief Executive since August 2004... [More]