• Hanifa Ymer
    SVP & Head – ESG at Sohar International

    Hanifa joined Sohar International in July 2022, as Head of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and is responsible for developing and executing the Bank’s ESG Framework – embedding ESG throughout the Bank – be it through effective ESG risk management, or through supporting Sohar International’s stakeholders through sustainable financing solutions. With over 25 years of experience managing across all ESG topics (e.g. climate change, diversity & inclusion, energy, water & waste management, social impact), Ms Hanife draws on her experience from South East Asia, Europe, South America, North America, Australia and the MEA (Middle East and Africa) regions. Within MENA, Hanifa has previously held similar leadership roles with Jones Lang LaSalle; Mubadala Investment Company and KPMG. Her experience includes advising leading banks globally and regionally. Hanifa holds a Bachelor's Degree in Strategic Management and Marketing (Monash University - Australia), a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability (Swinburne University - Australia), as well as certificates in Sustainable Finance (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management), Climate Change and TCFD – Risks and Opportunities for the Banking Sector (UNEP FI), and Social Return on Investment Practitioner (Social Value International).

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H.E. Tahir Salim Al Amri

Executive President at Central Bank of Oman

Shaikh Khalifa Al Khalifa

Chief Executive Officer at Bahrain Bourse

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Rami El Dokany

Executive Chairman at The Egyptian Exchange (EGX)

Nandini Sukumar

Chief Executive Officer at The World Federation of Exchanges

Riham ElGizy

Chief Executive Officer at MENA Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM)

Mervyn Tang

Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC at Schroders

Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien

Member of the International Sustainability Standards Board at IFRS Foundation
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