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    العدّ العكسي للمؤتمر السنوي لاتحاد أسواق المال العربية
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    بورصة البحرين  سوق متعددة الأصول ذات تنظيم ذاتي. توفر بورصة البحرين مجموعة شاملة من المنتجات و الخدمات و التي تتضمن خدمات الإدراج, خدمات التداول, خدمات التسوية و الإيداع المركزي لمختلف الأصول المتوفرة على منصة البورصة.
    تسعى بورصة البحرين لأن تصبح سوقًا مالياً إقليميًا ذات أصول متتعددة وهي الرؤية التي نطمح إلى تحقيقها. كما تهدف البورصة إلى طرح خدمات مبتكرة للمتعاملين في منصة البورصة و توفير منصات ذات قيمة لتحقيق جميع توقاعتهم الإستثمارية.

     

    تتمحور ركائز النمو في بورصة البحرين حول بيئة العمل في البورصة و كيفية التفاعل مع جميع المتعاملين في المنصة، حيث الإبداع و الإبتكار و التعاون و الروح الريادية تمثل القيَم الرئيسية التي تمكننا من تقديم "واحة من الفرص الاستثمارية".

    تاريخنا الريادي يمتّد إلى سنة 1987, حيث تم تدشين سوق البحرين للأوراق المالية.و كانت بورصة البحرينية سبّاقة في تدشين الخدمات و المنتجات المبتكرة, و يُعزى ذلك بشكل كبير إلى الدعم المقدم من حكومة مملكة البحرين و التعاون الذي قدمه المتعاملين في المنصة. في عام 2010 ، تم تأسيس بورصة البحرين كشركة مساهمة مقفلة لتحل محل سوق البحرين للأوراق المالية.

     

    تحتل البورصة مناصب قيادية في عدد من المنظمات الإقليمية والدولية من ضمنها اتحاد البورصات العربية ، الاتحاد العالمي للبورصات ، جمعية أفريقيا و الشرق الأوسط للتسوية و الإيداع ، والجمعية الوطنية للترقيم ، مما يُمَكِن البورصة من تعزيز مكانتها في أسواق المال العالمية.

    نبذة عن اتحاد اسواق المال العربية

    تأسس إتحاد أسواق المال العربية في يونيو 1978 ليكون جهازاً توجيهياً وترشيدياً للبورصات العربية، تنفيذاً لتوصيات مؤتمر محافظي البنوك المركزية الذي انعقد برعاية الأمانة العامة لجامعة الدول العربية في المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية. يقع المقر الرئيسي لاتحاد البورصات العربية في بيروت، لبنان.

    إتحاد البورصات العربية يضم 17 بورصة عربية و3 غرق مقاصة وعدد من المؤسسات المالية وشركات الوساطة في جميع أنحاء المنطقة العربية (دول الخليج العربي، المشرق العربي والدول العربية الإفريقية). تمّ إنشاء الاتحاد للمساهمة في تطوير اللوائح وتعزيز التشريعات المنسقة والاستباقية، وتبادل وجهات النظر وتوفير فرص التعاون بين الأعضاء.

    هذا ويضمّ إتحاد أسواق المال العربية أربع لجان دائمة مختلفة هي لجنة المؤسسات المالية، لجنة التكنولوجيا المالية والابتكار، لجنة تطوير الأعمال ولجنة الاستدامة.

    الشّيخ خليفة بن ابرايم ال خليفة

    تعد أسواق رأس المال العربية المتكاملة أساسا لبناء المرونة، حيث تبرز أهمية اتساع وعمق هذه الأسواق بالإضافة إلى إطارها التنظيمي المشترك كعواملٍ حيوية لتمويل تحوّل اقتصاداتنا وإعادة الانتعاش لها بعد فترة التعافي من تأثير كوفيد-19. وقد يساهم كلٌّ من التكنولوجيا والتمويل والتكامل والاستدامة في خلق أسواق رأس مال متكاملة وفعالة.

    إننا نتطلع إلى الترحيب بحضورنا الكرام المكون من ممثلين من أسواق رأس المال ومدراء صناديق الاستثمار والأصول، والمستثمرين المؤسسيين، والهيئات التنظيمية من جميع أنحاء المنطقة في المؤتمر السنوي لاتحاد أسواق المال العربية: البحرين 2022، والذي ستستضيفه مملكة البحرين من قبل بورصة البحرين خلال الفترة من 29-30 مارس 2022 حيث تستلم بورصة البحرين تولي الرئاسة من زملائها في تداول.

    إننا نؤمن أنه وفي حين أن المؤسسات المالية قادرة على بل ومن الواجب عليها توفير جزء من التمويل لإنشاء خطة التعافي بعد كوفيد-19، فإن أسواق المال يمكنها توفير أدوات مبتكرة لسد فجوة الاستثمار، حيث تعد أسواق المال الأنسب لتمويل المشاريع ذات الغرض المحدد والتي تربط المستثمرين بشكل مباشر بالنتيجة المؤمل تحقيقها، كما تعد هذه الأسواق الأفضل في جذب مستثمري التجزئة نحو دعم الأنشطة التحويلية. إننا وخلال فترة رئاستنا لاتحاد أسواق رأس المال العربية، سنواصل العمل عن كثب مع جميع الأعضاء لتعزيز تطوير اتحاد أسواق رأس المال العربية ودعم استراتيجيته في ضمان وجود أسواق مال عربية متكاملة ومترابطة بشكل جيد.

    رامي الدكاني-أمين عام اتحاد أسواق المال العربية

    كان العام 2021 عاماً مهماً للغاية بالنسبة للاتحاد وها نحن نتطلع إلى العام 2022. لقد حققنا نجاحاً كبيراً في المؤتمر السنوي العام الماضي، ونحن على يقين أن المؤتمر السنوي لهذا العام سيعزّز نموّنا أكثر. وما يجعل المؤتمر مثيراً هذا العام أنه يمكننا أخيراً أن نلتقي في البحرين حضورياً وافتراضياً.

    وخلال المؤتمر، ستنتقل رئاسة اتحاد أسواق المال العربية إلى بورصة البحرين، في أكبر حدث للبورصات والأسواق المالية في العالم العربي. وسنغطي هذا العام مواضيع مختلفة في جلسات متنوعة لنقاش جوانب مختلفة من الاستدامة للتكنولوجيا والابتكار، فضلاً عن أنشطة التداول والإيداع المركزي وغيرها من المواضيع المهمّة.

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      Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin
      Executive Director - International Monetary Fund (IMF)

      Dr. Mohieldin, is an economist with more than 30 years of experience in international finance and development. He is an Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund. He has been the United Nations Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda since February 2020.

      He was Minister of Investment of Egypt from 2004-2010, and most recently, served as the World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations and Partnerships. His roles at the World Bank also included Managing Director, responsible for Human Development, Sustainable Development, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, Finance and Private Sector Development, and the World Bank Institute; World Bank President’s Special Envoy on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Post-2015 Development Agenda (later, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)), and Financing for Development; and Corporate Secretary and Executive Secretary to the Development Committee of the World Bank Group’s Board of Governors.

      Stephan Pouyat
      Global Head Capital Markets and Funds Services - Euroclear

      Stephan Pouyat is Global Head of Capital Markets and Funds Services at Euroclear. The Capital Markets business represents €33 trillion of assets under custody across the group, while the Funds Services business represents approximately €1 trillion.

      His unit’s role is to deliver operational excellence in all markets in which it operates, with a particular focus on 28 emerging economies where it works to support the expansion of local debt capital markets and their funds services requirements.

      Stephan is a trusted advisor to Ministers of Finance, Governors and Deputies, including the Heads of Debt Management and various regulatory bodies, and is a highly regarded speaker in the industry.

      He regularly engages in discussions with senior government officials in emerging markets aimed at increasing market liquidity, attracting additional capital flows and simplifying access to international investors for local issuers.

      The combination of financial market reform and access to Euroclear’s global network can play a major part in supporting development in the world’s emerging economies by helping them secure the capital flows required to fund investment in physical and social infrastructure.

      Stephan has also held a number of senior positions within Euroclear in product management, network management, as chief of staff to the UK and Dutch CEOs, and in corporate restructuring and corporate strategy.

      Prior to joining Euroclear, Stephan was employed by Federated Investors as vice president for e-commerce, where he developed a web-based settlement engine.   He has a Master’s degree from both Eurecom and Polytechnique Lausanne (Switzerland) and has completed an Executive Program at Harvard Business School.

      David Harris
      Global Head Sustainable Finance - London Stock Exchange Group

      David is responsible for sustainability and green finance integration into services and client propositions across London Stock Exchange Group’s Data & Analytics Division.

      He has worked in sustainable investment for 20 years and has held a variety of industry positions, including being a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance. David is an Advisory Board member of the Oxford University led UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment, he has also been a Vice-Chair of UKSIF, serving on Advisory Committees for the UN backed PRI and EuroSIF, City of London’s Green Finance Initiative, and he Chaired the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange's work to develop both Model ESG and Climate Reporting Guidance.  His career started with ADL’s Environment & Risk Practice, and PwC's climate change consulting.

      Nandini Sukumar
      Chief Executive Officer - The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)

      Nandini Sukumar is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Federation of Exchanges, the global association for exchanges and CCPs. The WFE represents more than 250 exchanges and clearing houses globally, educating stakeholders on the vital role played by market infrastructures in the real economy and as a standard setter, finding the consensus on issues among the global membership. Of its members, 35% are in Asia-Pacific, 45% in EMEA and 20% in the Americas. WFE exchanges are home to 47,919 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $109 trillion; around $137 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through WFE members (at end 2020). WFE’s 57 member CCPs collectively ensure that risk takers post some $800bn (equivalent) of resources to back their positions, in the form of initial margin and default fund requirements. Ms. Sukumar is Vice Chair of IOSCO’s Affiliate Members Consultative Committee and Chair of the AMCC’s Sustainability Taskforce.

      Joe Gawronski
      President - Rosenblatt Securities

      Joe joined Rosenblatt in 2002 and started the firm’s market structure group. Joe is formerly a securities and M&A lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell, a Vice President in the equities division with Salomon Smith Barney and COO of Linx, the block trading ATS where he met Dick Rosenblatt, the founder and chairman of Linx. He is also the CEO of registered investment adviser Rosenblatt Global Advisors, and a significant shareholder/member of the Board of Managers of Penserra Financial Ventures, a leading minority business enterprise. He received his B.A. from the Princeton School of Public & International Affairs and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is the Vice Chairman of the National Organization of Investment Professionals, a member of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Board to the US Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, and a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has published numerous op-ed pieces in financial publications such as The Financial Times and Barron’s, authored articles for the Journal of Trading and Journal of Investing and has been a contributor on CNBC. He has testified before Congress on market-structure issues and advised exchanges, banks, institutions and regulators throughout the world on market-structure and strategic initiatives.

      Rosenblatt Securities is a boutique tech research firm, specialized FinTech investment bank, and independent institutional brokerage founded in 1979 and headquartered on Wall Street in New York City. The firm is the largest floor broker on the New York Stock Exchange and also provides industry-leading market-structure analysis, as well as consulting and investment-banking services to a wide variety of clients globally, including institutional investors, exchanges, regulators, technology companies, banks, brokers, and proprietary trading firms. In 2021 the firm was named “Best Firm for Market Structure & Execution Consulting” by Financial News and was named two consecutive times to Institutional Investor’s FinTech Finance 40 list.  For more information, please visit www.rosenblattsecurities.com.

      Mervyn Tang
      Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC - Schroders

      Mervyn Tang is responsible for Schroders’ Sustainability Strategy in the Asia Pacific. In this role he works in partnership with our client facing and product teams to build our sustainable investment propositions across the region and leads the company’s Regional Centre of Excellence for Sustainability.

      Prior to this he was Global Head of ESG Research at Fitch Ratings from 2019 to 2021, overseeing a research team of 4 analysts across London and Hong Kong which primarily focus on thematic and cross sector ESG research.

      Mervyn was also Head of Fixed Income, ESG Research, at MSCI from 2017 to 2019, a Sovereign credit analyst at Fitch Ratings from 2015 to 2017, an Economist at the Bank of England from 2009 to 2015, and an Equities Sales Analyst at Citigroup in London from 2007 to 2009.

      Adam Kostyál
      SVP, Corporate Client Group & Head - European Listings, Nasdaq, and Stockholm

      Mr. Kostyál has been with Nasdaq for the more than 10 years. He currently manages the Listing franchise for Nasdaq in the Nordics including the Nasdaq Stockholm, Nasdaq Copenhagen, and Nasdaq Helsinki listing offering. In addition he also manages the European listing offering for companies wanting to list or dual list in the US. There are more than 300 companies from the EMEA region listed or dual listed on Nasdaq in the US. Prior to his current role Adam held various positions within Nasdaq and prior to this with Cell Network and Bloomberg with Cell Network, Bloomberg and Enron. He holds a B.A in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit, Bruxelles, and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French, and is also the proud father of five spectacular children!

      Stacey English
      Director of Market Intelligence - Theta Lake

      Stacey  English has over 25 years' experience in financial services regulation, compliance and technology.  As a regulator, Stacey led investigations across the industry plus internal audits of the FCA itself.  As a practitioner she designed and implemented compliance and risk frameworks within global banks and insurers. Stacey is currently Director of Market Intelligence for Theta Lake, providing compliance and security for modern collaboration platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Webex Teams. An Honorary Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School, she provides expert advice to the Regulatory Genome Project which is sequencing the world's financial regulation.  

      For the past decade Stacey led the Regulatory Intelligence team at Thomson Reuters, and formerly Complinet, tracking regulatory change and providing regulatory insight and training for risk and compliance professionals worldwide. She founded and led Thomson Reuters’ industry research including the global Cost of Compliance, and FinTech and RegTech surveys. Stacey is also co-author of Conduct and Accountability in Financial Services: A Practical Guide, published by Bloomsbury Professional.  She previously held positions as a NED and Chief Digital Officer for the regtech Corlytics. Stacey is a qualified accountant and Fellow of the ACCA with the highest results worldwide. 

      Deborah A. Fuhr
      Managing Partner & Founder - ETFGI

      Deborah Fuhr is the owner, managing partner and founder of ETFGI, an independent research events and consultancy firm launched in 2012 in London.  The firm offers paid for subscription research, consulting and events.   She is a partner and founder of ETF TV a show to provide a monthly insight into the ETF ecosystem across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific markets for ETFs professionals and investors.  Ms Fuhr is a founder and board member of Women in ETFs a non-profit in the United States.  She is a founder, board member and co-president of Women in ETFs EMEA a limited company in England.  

      Previously, she served as global head of ETF research and implementation strategy and as a managing director at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors from 2008 – 2011.  Fuhr also worked as a managing director and head of the investment strategy team at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997 – 2008, and as an associate at Greenwich Associates.

      Deborah Fuhr was made a Fellow of CFA UK in January 2020, was the recipient of the ETF.com 2018 lifetime achievement award, 100 Women in Finance’s 2017 European Industry Leadership Award, the 2014 William F. Sharpe Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding and lasting contributions to the field of index investing, the Nate Most Greatest Contributor to the ETF industry award at the 11th annual ExchangeTradedFunds.com awards dinner in 2015, the ETF.com Lifetime achievement award in 2015.  She has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Finance” by Financial News over several years, most recently in 2016, and as one of the “10 to Watch in 2014” by Rep. magazine and wealthmanagement.com. Ms Fuhr won the award for the Greatest Overall Contribution to the development of the Global ETF industry in the ExchangeTradedFunds.com survey in 2011 and 2008 and received an award for her contribution to the ETF sector at the annual closed end funds and ETF event in New York and was featured in the Investors Chronicle’s list of “150 people that can make you money” in 2010.

      Ms Fuhr frequently writes articles for various publications including: Financial News, ETFI Asia, CityWire, FT Advisor, Pensions and Investments, IPE: Investments and Pensions Europe, Focus -World Federation of Exchanges and the Financial Times.  She wrote the appendix on International ETFs in the CFA Research Foundation book the Comprehensive Guide to ETFs download for free at http://etfgi.com/news/industry


      Ms Fuhr is one of the founders and on the board of Women in ETFs as well as Women in ETFs EMEA chapter, is on the board of Cancer Research UK’s ‘Women of Influence’ initiative to support female scientists.  Ms. Fuhr has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Indexes (United States), Journal of Indexes (Europe), and Money Management Executive; the advisory board for the Journal of Index Investing; and the investment panel of experts for Portfolio Adviser, the FTSE ICB Advisory Committee, the International Advisory Committee for the Egyptian Exchange, and the University of Connecticut School of Business International Advisory Board. She holds a BS degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

      Rafael Plata
      Secretary General - European Association of CCP Clearing Houses

      Rafael is the Secretary General of the European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH), the trade organisation that represents the interests of European CCPs. A government affairs professional with over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry, Rafael has also represented the interests of regulated market at FESE and worked for the European Parliament as well as in investment consulting.

      He is a Member of the Consultative Working Group for ESMA's CCP Policy Committee, an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody, an Invited lecturer on CCP Clearing at the Solvay School of Economics and Management and Vice-President and Chair of Leadership Circle at the European Society for Association Executives.

      Rafael studied Business and Economics at ETEA, University of Córdoba (Spain) and The University of Birmingham (UK) and holds a master degree in European Economics from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium).

      Ahmed Kouchouk
      Vice Minister Finance - Fiscal Policies & Institutional Reform Egypt

      Ahmed Kouchouk was appointed Vice Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policies & Institutional reform in March 2016. Since then, he has been playing a leading role in designing and implementing Egypt’s macroeconomic policies reforms especially fiscal and debt policies. Mr. Kouchouk served as the leading negotiator and focal point on behalf of the Government of Egypt with the IMF. Mr. Kouchouk in his capacity, supervises and oversees the work of various policy and strategy related units and departments at the ministry of Finance including Macro Fiscal Unit, Debt Management Unit, Public Private Partnership unit, Transparency and Citizen Engagement unit, Public Financial Management unit, and institutional reform unit.

      Mr. Kouchouk leads and supervises several work streams at the Ministry of Finance including engagement with international institutions, Rating agencies, Investment Banks, and portfolio investors. He also supervises and manage the process of setting and updating the Macro Fiscal Framework including setting fiscal debt & targets over the medium-term, preparing the annual budget, monitoring budget implementation, managing fiscal risks, and overseeing debt strategy and related policies.

      Mr. Kouchouk serves as a Director for Egypt and Constituency 6 at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Board of Directors. In addition, he served as a Board Member at the Central Bank of Egypt from April 2016 to June 2018 and at Egypt Air Holding company from 2018-2019. He also leads Egypt’s inter-ministerial task force managing annual economic dialogue with the EU. Mr. Kouchouk is currently a board member at the Arab African Investment Bank, Egypt National Academy for Training, Misr Fertilizer Production Company (MOPCO), and Misr El Gadida for Housing and Development.

      Mr. Kouchouk is a professional economist and policy advisor with more than 20 years of applied experience. He worked as a senior economist for the World Bank from June 2013 to March 2016. He worked as an Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Director of the Macro Fiscal Unit from 2012-2013 and served as the Executive manager of the Macro Fiscal Policy Unit at the Ministry of Finance from 2007-2008 and 2010-2012. He also worked for the Egypt Ministries of External Trade and Economy.

      Mr. Kouchouk earned his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2010 and earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of York in the United Kingdom in 2002. He has a B.S, in Economics in 1999 from the American University in Cairo.

      Sherif Salem
      CIO - Public Markets Chimera Capital

      Sherif heads the Public Markets department at Chimera Capital, where he oversees Chimera’s ETF business.  Sherif was part of the team that established and launched the first UAE SCA-registered physical-in-kind ETF, and the first ETF in the region with two share classes. Sherif has over 20 years of investing experience covering equity markets in the Middle East and Africa.  Prior to joining Chimera Capital, he held senior fund manager positions at Invest AD and National Bank of Abu Dhabi, managing UAE, MENA and Africa mandates.  He began his career as a buy-side analyst in the Egypt-based investment bank, EFG-Hermes, in 1997.  Sherif has a MSc from Henley Business School and a BA in economics from the American University in Cairo.  

      Mazen Wathaifi
      Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Amman Stock Exchange (ASE)

      Mr. Wathaifi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) since September 2019. He joined the Amman Financial Market (AFM) in1984 and became the Director of the Research and Studies Department at the AFM in 1997. He was appointed as the Director of the Research and International Affairs Department at the Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) in 1999. Among his main responsibilities were conducting researches on matters related to capital market regulation and activities, and following up the JSC's relations with related international organizations including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), Union of Arab of Securities Authorities (UASA), and International securities regulators. He took part in internal committees that drafted the Securities Law and legislations governing various activities in the national capital market. He headed the committee that drafted the Corporate Governance Code for Shareholding Companies Listed on Amman Stock Exchange. He is a member in several local, Arab, and international working groups and task forces. Mr. Wathaifi was appointed as the Executive Director of the JSC in July 2013. In July 2014 he was appointed by the Jordanian Council of Ministers as a commissioner on the JSC's Board of Commissioners in addition to the responsibilities of the Secretary General of the JSC. He holds the BA in Business and Economics in addition to High Diploma in banking studies and the Master's degree in finance/ financial markets. He received training in a number of international institutions and institutes including the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the British Financial Services Authority (FSA), the American University, and the Capital Market Research Center at the George Town University in Washington.  He participated, and represented the JSC in several conferences and seminars on Arab and international levels. 

      Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
      Chief Executive Officer - Bahrain Bourse

      Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Bourse in 2014. In this role, he is leading the development and execution of the Bourse’s overall strategy and has directed the creation and implementation of Bahrain Bourse’s business & functional strategies, including restructuring Bahrain Bourse to be in line with the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals, as well as initiating the Bahrain Investment Market, a unique stock market that targets companies in the growth and development stages.

      Sh. Khalifa has an extensive experience in business development consultancy & strategy development. He joined Bahrain Bourse in 2010 as Deputy Director for Central Securities Depository (CSD) and Information Technology. In 2013, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer where he played a structural role in development of the Market Rules, implementation of a new trading engine powered by NASDAQ OMX's X-stream trading platform, and implementation of the Bourse’s 2016-2020 strategy. His previous experience covers the areas of structured products, business development, and strategy development and implementation.

      He graduated from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Finance in 2000. He went on to earn an MBA from the CASS Business School – London in 2008.

      Mohamed Farid
      Executive Chairman - The Egyptian Exchange (EGX)

      Dr. Mohamed Farid Saleh was appointment as the Executive Chairman of EGX since August 2017 as per the Prime Ministerial Decree No. 1759/2017. Currently, Dr. Farid is the Chairman of the Federation of Euro‐Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS), a board member of The Arab Federation of Capital Markets (AFCM), a Board member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), and the Chairman of the Emerging Markets Working Group at the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). Prior to his appointment as EGX Executive Chairman, Farid served as the Chairman and CEO of Dcode EFC, a leading economic forecasting and advisory firm in Egypt.

      Furthermore, between 2013 & 2016, Mr. Farid was an external consultant on Venture Capital and Financial Leasing for the World Bank Group in Egypt, and was a member of the Capital Market Advisory Committee established by the Financial Regulatory Authority [FRA]. Additionally, he was the Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange in 2010‐2011.

      Farid holds a PhD in Financial Economics from Cardiff Metropolitan University, an MSc in Quantitative Finance from CASS Business School in the United Kingdom, an MSc in Economics, Finance & Investment from York University, an MBA from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (ASST), a certificate in Venture Capital form UC Berkley, the United States of America, a certificate in Time‐Series Analysis from Timberlakes Cambridge, and BSc in Foreign Trade and Economics from Helwan University.

      He also served as a part time lecturer in Financial Markets, International Finance, Financial Derivatives at the American University in Egypt (AUC) and at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (ASST).

      Les Male
      Chief Executive Officer(CEO) - Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and the Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC)

      Les is the Chief Executive Officer of both the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and the Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC) - the largest and most diversified derivatives Exchange group in the Middle East. In 2019 the DGCX Group traded and cleared USD $866 billion, across four major asset classes; FX, Metals, Equities and Hydrocarbons. The DGCX Group enjoys a global membership base and several International accreditations for the Exchange (DGCX) and Clearing House (DCCC).

      Les Male has nearly 30 years’ experience in the Global Commodities industry with particular expertise across Exchanges, risk management and trading systems. As an extensively networked and award-winning business leader with a consistent track record of driving new business and growth, he builds outstanding customer relationships, whilst protecting and growing shareholder returns.

      Les joined DGCX in 2018 from Nasdaq where he was responsible for EU/UK client facing activities on the Global Commodities product suite. He started his career managing strategic projects for the UK Network Code, culminating in leading the development of Europe’s first gas spot market (the OCM), he later became Commercial Director at EnMO and then continued in that role for APX-Endex. In 2010 he became the European Managing Director for the Green Exchange, a US backed venture for global carbon trading. After acquisition by the CME Group, his role took on the European gas and Global LNG strategy for Nymex, prior to joining Nasdaq in 2014.

      Michael P. Grifferty
      President - Gulf Bond And Sukuk Association (GBSA)

      Michael Grifferty founded and leads The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA) the industry association representing the Arabian Gulf fixed income market. The GBSA is composed of the region’s leading banks, law firms, issuers, ratings agencies and service providers and plays a leading role on all major matters concerning development of bond markets in the region. 

      Previously, Michael served as advisor for the US Treasury on sovereign debt and bond markets, advising over forty countries and regional organizations. He has also consulted extensively for the International Monetary Fund and Arab Monetary Fund.

      Prior to his international career, Mr. Grifferty was a senior vice president at Government Finance Associates, providing problem-solving financial advisory services to US state and local governments. He has degrees from New York University and Georgetown University in Public Finance and International Relations, respectively.  A native English speaker, Michael speaks French and Russian.

      Anna Kulik
      Secretary General - European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA)

      Anna is Secretary General of the European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA).

      She is a lawyer by background and holds a Master in European law and a multidisciplinary Master in Law and Economics. Anna started her career at the general secretariat of one of the political parties at the European Parliament.

      Since then, she has gathered an extensive experience of the CSD industry. She was Head of outsourcing control group and operating risk committee of an International CSD. From 2010 and until recently, Anna worked for Strategy and Government Relations of Euroclear group.

      During her career, she has also advised an Asian regulator and its financial market infrastructure about changes allowing international access to the market. She also gave lectures on international financial regulation to university students during her stay in Asia.

      Henri Bergstron
      Managing Director - HTB Project Management

       

      Current position

      Managing Director and Chairman of HTB Project Management FZE, Dubai UAE. Company focuses on

      • Development of frontier and emerging capital markets including building corporate, market infrastructure and business strategies, development of business opportunities and lines as well as building fintech and digitalization strategies
      • Re-engineering post trade structures (CCP and CSD) and business models
      • Development and enhancement of sustainable and ESG securities business and market offering
      • Delivered multiple advisory and consultancy assignments in the GCC region


        Past positions at ADX 2017-2020
        • Head of Business Development, 2020
        • Business Development Advisor to the CEO until end of 2019
      Ahmed Abou El Saad
      Managing Director - Azimut Egypt Asset Management

      Ahmed Abou El Saad is the Managing Director of Azimut Egypt Asset Management managing a total AUM of EGP 10.5 billion (USD 670 Million) in a wide range of institutional/HNW portfolios as well as Public Equity and Money Market funds. Azimut Egypt is Part of Azimut Group which is a Global Asset Management firm with total of USD 90 billion over 17 countries worldwide

      Previously, he was head of asset management at Naeem Holding managing a total MUM reaching USD 520 million of HNW Gulf portfolios. Earlier, Mr. Abouelsaad was Head of Capital Markets at MIBank, where he managed the bank’s investment portfolio in public trading equities, Fixed income instruments and private equity. He has also served as head of surveillance at the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange, where he was on the executive committee that works on introducing new instruments and regulations to the market.

      Ahmed is currently a board member at the Egyptian Stock Exchange. He is also the President of CFA Society Egypt & the Chairman of the Egyptian Investment Management Association (EIMA).

      Mr. Abou El Saad has a Bachelor of Arts from Alexandria University, an MBA from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. Ahmed is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Also the professional certificate in project finance and investment appraisal from the Harvard Institute for International Development.

      Gunsel Topbas
      Managing Director at Citi - Head of Securities Services, EMEA Emerging Markets

      Gunsel is responsible for Citi’s Securities Services business across EMEA Emerging markets, covering Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Pakistan, based in UAE – Dubai.

      Gunsel joined Citi in 2005 and has since held several senior positions within the securities services and direct custody and clearing business. Prior to joining Citi, Gunsel was the International Department Head at Borsa Istanbul group.

      With more than 25 years of experience across the capital markets industry, Gunsel works closely with stock exchanges, central counterparty clearing Houses (CCPs), central securities depositories (CSDs), and regulatory institutions as part of the regional capital market development and implementation of best practices. He currently represents Citi at AMEDA (Association of Middle East and Africa CSDs) as associate member.

      Gunsel takes a special interest in leadership development. He developed a workshop named ‘Best of You’ and hosted sessions internally at Citi, as well as at institutions’ such as AmCham, Junior Achievement and Universities, across a number of countries. He is also a Toastmasters certified public speaker. 

      Gunsel holds a B.Sc. degree in computer engineering and M.Sc. degrees in money and banking, and international banking and finance, as well as a Ph.D. degree in corporate finance.

      Khaled Kurdieh
      General Manager – ADIB Securities

      Khaled is the General Manager of ADIB Securities LLC. He joined ADIB in 2010 with more than 20 years of experience in the global and regional financial brokerage industry.

      One of his key objectives is to deliver best in class brokerage experience for ADIB’s clients through a team professionals and cutting edge technology.  Prior to joining ADIB, he was the CEO of Mashreq Securities.  He was earlier the Director of TAIB Securities a subsidiary of TAIB Bank Bahrain. Throughout his tenure, he was responsible for managing the firm’s regional and international brokerage business. Khaled additionally worked for Charles Schwab & Co. in the United States. During his last assignment with Schwab; he managed the unit’s global client’s relationships where he gained an edge in the financial advisory business, prime and institutional brokerage. He holds an MBA in Management from WIU Phoenix, Arizona USA.

      Nuno Neto
      Global Head of Business Development - London Stock Exchange Group

      “Nuno has over 13 years of experience in the financial services sector, covering multiple disciplines and geographies from Europe, to Africa and Middle East. 

      Based out of Dubai, Nuno is responsible for defining the global execution strategy for Central banks & Financial Communities. Leading strategic market development initiatives in collaboration with regulators, central banks and exchanges to empower financial markets growth, through the adoption of market leading technology, best practices, and interconnected communities.

       
      Prior to Refinitiv (LSEG business), Nuno has worked in Banking and Product Management in Portugal.


      From an academic background, Nuno holds a master’s degree in Finance and bachelor degree in Business Management, as well as Islamic Finance and Portfolio Management certificates."

      Nameer Khan
      Chairman - MENA Fintech Association (MFTA)

      Nameer Khan is a leading fintech influencer and thought leader in the MENA region. He serves as an Executive Advisor to leading fintechs / regulatory authorities in the MENA region. As the Chairman of MFTA, Nameer has  strategically partnered with the regional regulators and central banks to establish a robust fintech framework.  He also serves as an advisor to several top tier banks in the Middle East and has established and delivered AI and Digital Transformation programs for leading Financial Centers. He was recognised & awarded as MENA's Future Fintech Leader by Central Bank of UAE & Abu Dhabi Global Market.

      Mostafa Kandil
      CEO - SWVL

       At 24, Mostafa Kandil quit his job with a lofty goal: to redefine the $1 trillion global mass transit market, utilizing the power of AI and machine learning. Inspired by his upbringing in Egypt, the struggles he faced traveling home from Cairo to see his family, and the lack of safe transportation options for his mother and sisters, Kandil launched Swvl in 2017.

      Kandil started his career at Rocket Internet in 2014, where he launched the car sales platform Carmudi in the Philippines, which became the largest car classifieds company in the country in just six months. He then served as Rocket Internet’s Head of Operations. In 2016, Kandil left Rocket Internet for Careem, a ride-sharing company and the first unicorn in the Middle East, where he supported the platform’s geographic expansion into new markets. Careem is now a subsidiary of Uber, based in Dubai, with operations across 100 cities and 15 countries.

      Kandil graduated from the American University in Cairo in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum and Energy Engineering.

      Mohammed AlSehli
      Co-Founder and CEO - Wethaq Group

      Mohammed Alsehli is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wethaq Group, a group of companies transforming capital markets in the Middle East with its disruptive business model and innovative financial technology. He engages with regulators (Saudi Capital Market Authority, Dubai Financial Services Authority and ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority), and promotes Wethaq’ Group vision to sovereign and supranational agencies, financial institutions and market institutions across the Middle East.  Featured among the 500 who are making the Islamic economy (Islamica500 Publication) and among the 100 influential people helping shape the United Arab Emirates (Arabian Business). Member of the Financial and Financing Sector Committee of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry. 

      Ahmad Hammouda
      Co founder and CEO - Thndr

      Ahmad Hammouda is the Co-founder and CEO of Thndr - Egypt's first digital investment platform and first licensed player since 2008. Prior to founding Thndr, Hammouda used to be the General Manager of Uber in Egypt. Motivated to utilize technology to create economic opportunities for thousands of Egyptians who were previously unemployed—Under Hammouda’s reign, Uber Egypt’s bookings grew by 65% YoY, making Cairo the biggest market in Europe, Middle East and Africa in terms of trips. Before Uber, Hammouda was Vice President at CI Capital Investment Banking.

      He is also a Co-founder of The Food Company, where he was actively involved in launching its first concept, Apron, one of the first branded dark kitchens in Egypt that delivers home-inspired food. Hammouda is a CFA member, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The American University in Cairo.

      Mirna Sleiman
      Founder and CEO - Fintech Galaxy

      Mirna Sleiman is the founder and CEO of Fintech Galaxy, an open innovation platform that enables open banking and finance by offering a cloud-based innovation platform, an open API sandbox, and a global fintech marketplace.

      Mirna leads a regional Open Finance platform, with a vision to redesign financial services with an open API infrastructure that boosts financial inclusion, revolutionizes financial services and provides a standard integration between Fintechs and institutions.

      Mirna has more than 15 years of experience in government relations, business strategy, digital communications and journalism. She managed public sector business for Thomson Reuters across 22 MENA countries and partnered with international organizations to promote innovation and social change. She spent more than 10 years as a financial journalist with Reuters, Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal and Zawya.

      Mirna has an Executive MBA from City University of London in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

      She is certified from MIT University in Fintech and ecommerce, and in Digital Marketing and Communications from Columbia University. Mirna is also certified in Digital Transformation Strategies from Cambridge University.

      William Tohmé
      Senior Regional Head - CFA Institute

      William Tohmé, CFA, is Senior Regional Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at CFA Institute and is based in the new CFA Institute office in Abu Dhabi.

      In his role, William advocates for the highest standards of practice and ethics in the investment management industry through the promotion of financial market integrity and transparency among regional policy makers and regulators. 

      William brings a wealth of experience in building a presence in new markets, deep local knowledge, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit to develop the CFA Institute hub in MENA. He partners with local MENA society leaders to assist with the expansion of their networks, contributing to the further professionalisation of the investment management industry in this flourishing region.

      Prior to joining CFA Institute, William was Director, Institutional Business Development at Lazard, where he developed the sovereign institutional client business in the Middle East, covering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Bahrain. Prior to this role, he was Director, Middle Eastern Institutions, Alliance Bernstein Middle East.  

      William graduated with a Masters of Advanced Studies (D.E.A.) in Finance, Monetary Sciences and Banking from the Université Paris II in 2001 (Honours) and earned his CFA charter in 2009. William is fluent in English and a native speaker of French and Arabic.

      John Gollifer
      General Manager - Middle East IR Association (MEIRA)

       John Gollifer joined the Middle East IR Association (MEIRA) as General Manager in January 2019.

      John was the General Manager and an executive director of the Board of the UK’s Investor Relations (IR) Society from 2012 to 2018. On joining the IR Society, which works in partnership with other IR associations, including MEIRA, John led IR training for the International Certificate in IR (ICIR) in Chile, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the UK, as well as for the Certified IR Officer (CIRO) in the Middle East. From 2016 to 2018, John lectured at the University of Liverpool in London on the MSc in Strategic Communication programme for the IR module which he created. In 2018, John was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the UK’s IR Society in recognition of his services to IR.

      Prior to this, John spent 11 years at the Singapore Exchange where he was Senior Vice President and responsible for investor relations, among other roles in corporate strategy and communications. He established and ran the IR Professionals Association of Singapore from 2006 to 2008, is a multiple IR award winner and he created and taught an IR course at the Singapore Management University from 2009 to 2012.

      John was trained as a banker. He spent 15 years in Asia and Europe in corporate finance and equity capital markets. He worked for Barclays Bank as International Manager, Hoare Govett Asia as Senior Manager and Head of Corporate Finance, ABN Amro Rothschild as Assistant Director - Equity Capital Markets, Asia and at BNP Paribas as Director - Equity Capital Markets, Asia and Australasia.

      John has a BA (Hons) degree, Diplomas in Banking (ACIB) and Marketing (ACIM) and MBA degree. John has lived and worked in Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London and Singapore.

      Abdul Hadi Shaikh
      Co-Founder - Islamicly App

      Islamicly is a consumer app which enables Shariah sensitive investors globally to get the most accurate & well-researched real-time information on Shariah compliance of globally listed stocks, opening up the global equities market for Shariah sensitive retail investors worldwide.

      Islamic App is the world’s 1st 100% Shariah-certified app for Shariah- compliant equities & is backed by a team of globally renowned Shariah scholars with whom we have been working for the past 20 years.

      In just two years since its launch in 2019, Islamicly APP has brought the highest quality of Shariah advice and guidance to 150,000+ users globally from 150+ countries. 

      Personal Bio:

      Abdul Hadi Shaikh is a graduate in commerce and is a Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) from AAOIFI. He has been working in the Islamic finance Industry for the past 15 years and has been the lead researcher and presenter at various globally renowned Shariah Boards such as the S&P and Dow Jones Shariah Boards.

      Abdul Hadi is a specialist in Shariah equity screening and has advised some of the biggest Shariah compliant asset managers and indices globally. 

      He is the co-founder of Islamicly App - a consumer platform which has disrupted access to real time Shariah compliant equities on a global scale.


      Prior to joining Ratings Intelligence, Abdul Hadi was at Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, in the Assurance and Business Advisory vertical.

      Marko M. Hafez
      Co-Founder & CEO - Blockstation

      Marko M. Hafez the co-founder & CEO of Blockstation, FinTech developer of the world’s first end-to-end platform for the, compliant listing, trading, clearing, settlement and custodianship of digital assets and securities. He was an early adopter of blockchain and tokenization technology, recognizing its potential to transform financial services by strengthening security and transparency, driving efficiency, and increasing accessibility for all ecosystem stakeholders. Marko works with institutions including stock exchanges, depositories, carbon credit market operators, regulators, and broker dealers to enhance their operations and optimize the investment lifecycle from start to finish, creating new opportunities in the open market.

      Feras Jalbout
      Founder & CEO - Baraka

      Feras is the Founder and CEO of baraka, a commission-free investment platform for the Middle East. Before embarking on this venture, Feras executed and structured hundreds of public and private investments across a 15-year career in investment management in asset management and venture capital. Feras is passionate about getting more people in the MENA region to invest and is an active Angel investor in dozens of early-stage businesses.

      Matteo Rizzi
      Co-Founder - FTSGroup.eu

      Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Financial Services, constantly referred amongst the top executives in the industry. He spent 13 years at SWIFT - where he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative, launching the first global startup challenge. Since 2013, he has a FinTech Investor and/or Venture Partner role with global VCs and CVCs (20+ deals, 5 exits) currently at Bamboo Capital Partners). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now FTS Group.eu) - a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded Timepledge.org a global initiative to foster financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. The same year he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as the Executive Producer). He is the author of The FinTech Revolution and Talents & Rebels and fluent in 5 languages.

      Maya Marissa Malek
      Managing Director/CEO - Amanie Advisors’ global office

      Maya Marissa Malek is the Managing Director/CEO of the Amanie Advisors’ global office, based in Dubai. Maya is a multiple award-winning Islamic finance expert and Executive Leader (also recognised as one of the “Top-50 Most Influential Women in Middle East Finance” by Financial News UK of Dow Jones Group) with extensive experience driving strategic planning and collaboration with key industry players – including regulators, corporates, banks, and standard-setting bodies. She skilfully bridges efforts of diverse regulatory and structural groups – identifying and targeting performance/operations gaps, equipped with history of success working closely with globally-renowned Shariah scholars while creating awareness of Islamic finance worldwide. Her profession in and passion for Islamic finance has taken her around the globe creating awareness on Islamic finance, innovating and creating demand for Islamic finance to take root. She is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional association, a member of the Green Sukuk Working Group in UAE and Shariah consultant for the IFC, World Bank Group and a frequent Islamic finance speaker at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, UK, the world’ most influential think tank.

      Mustafa Domanic
      Partner - Oliver Wyman
      • Mustafa Domanic is a Partner at Oliver Wyman’s Dubai office with 15 years of experience across different roles in finance and consulting to leading financial institutions. His primary areas of expertise are corporate strategy, private and public finance & risk management, development of capital markets and market infrastructures. His professional experience spans USA, UK, Turkey, Russia, South Africa and the GCC.

      • His recent work includes:
        • Running IOSCO principles validation of risk management practices for South African CCP

        • Designing governance and organization of a regulatory division within a Middle Eastern stock exchange and running the implementation of the regulatory transition from the Capital Markets Regulator to the exchange

        • Creating a blue print for an innovative SME stock exchange based in UAE financial center

        • Advising a GCC Central Bank and Capital Markets regulator in shaping regulatory response to G20 recommendations on OTC Derivatives reform

        • Developing transformation strategy and operating model for a GCC SWF

        • Building Risk, Compliance capabilities for a GCC SWF

        • Developing the 5-year strategy for the Government sponsored Industrial Development fund in a GCC state

        • Building an International Financial Center strategy for a GCC regulator

        • Developing a long-term national funding capacity strategy for a GCC regulator

        • Developing end-to-end operating model for treasury function for a GCC bank

        • Reviewing risk management for group of funds managed by GCC asset manager

        • Defining new business line launch strategy for a KSA broker

        • Creating Africa financial services acquisition and expansion strategy for large private equity fund with banking assets

        • Developing corporate strategy for mid size Saudi commercial bank

        • Review of corporate strategy for a mid size Saudi Islamic bank

        • Mustafa holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is fluent in Turkish and English. Prior to OW he worked for Citadel Investment Group in USA and UK, and 3 Seas Capital Partners in Turkey
      Martin Janzen
      Managing Partner, Consultancy at Ntsal
      • 14+ years of Strategy Consultancy experience

      • Board Member of the German Arab chamber of commerce

      • Specialized in corporate strategy and monetization, in particular data monetization

      • Worked with clients across industries in Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa

      • Speaker in conferences across Europe, Middle East and Africa

      • Previous head of Financial Services in the MEA region for a global consultancy
      Anna Theorin
      Head of Product - Nasdaq’s clearing technolog

      Anna Theorin serves as the Head of Product for Nasdaq’s clearing technology offering at Nasdaq Market Technology. Based in Umeå, Sweden, Anna is responsible for developing the long-term vision for Nasdaq’s clearing technology product portfolio, while leading a team of post-trade technology professionals in their work to ensure high-quality and efficient delivery of clearing solutions tailored for the needs of tomorrow. Prior to her current role at Nasdaq, Anna spent over 10 years in the fintech and insurance industries, working with multiple clients across the globe as a business analyst and product manager. She is passionate about identifying technical solutions that provide standardization while tailored to clients' unique selling points, and guiding her clients in their own innovation journeys to develop services and solutions for the financial ecosystem of the future.  

      Anna holds a Ph.D in Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Science from Umeå University.

      Klaus Löber
      Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee - European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

      Klaus Löber is the first Chair of the ESMA CCP Supervisory Committee (CCP SC) and Director for Central Counterparties (CCPs) at the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA). He took up office on 1 December 2020 and is serving a five year term. His areas of responsibility encompass in particular the enhancement of supervisory convergence and ensuring a resilient CCP landscape in the EU as well the monitoring and management of the risk that CCPs established in third countries may pose to the EU. He is also chairing the ESMA CCP Policy Committee contributing to the EU Single Rule Book in the area of CCPs and is participating in a variety of FMI related groups at the global level.

      Prior to this role, Mr Löber was Head of Oversight of the European Central Bank in charge of the oversight of financial market infrastructures, payments instruments and schemes.

      From 2012 to 2016, he was Head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, the global standard setting body in the area of payments, clearing and settlement hosted by the Bank for International Settlement in Basel, Switzerland.

      Earlier positions include the European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank and private practice.

      Mr Löber regularly publishes on financial markets legal, regulatory and infrastructure issues and lectures at universities.

      Marwa Al-Maskati
      Director - Marketing & Business Development Bahrain Bourse

      Marwa Al-Maskati leads the Marketing and Business Development function of Bahrain Bourse where she is responsible for all new business opportunities and affairs. Since taking on this role in 2014, she has been instrumental in the implementation and establishment of new markets including the Real Estate Investment Trust Market (REIT) in 2016 and the Bahrain Investment Market (BIM) in 2017, as well as the establishment and launch of the Middle East Investor Relations – Bahrain Chapter. Mrs. AlMaskati currently heads the Bahrain Chapter of MEIRA and sits on the Board of MEIRA as well, she is also an active member of the AFE Sustainability Committee.

      Mrs. Al-Maskati has over 18 years of experience in the financial industry with a focus on areas such as strategy development, venture capital, private equity, and business development, having previously worked for a number of prominent organizations. Prior to joining Bahrain Bourse, she held key roles with prominent organizations such as the Central Bank of Bahrain, TAIB Bank, and Tamkeen.

      Among her notable career achievements during that time include overseeing a $2 billion real estate portfolio and managed to successfully exit assets worth $450 million at TAIB Bank, and helping to develop Tamkeen’s positioning strategy for 2007-2009 as a member of the organization’s strategy development team.

      Mrs. Al-Maskati holds a First-Class Honors Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde (UK) in 2006 and a Bachelors of Science in Business and Economics from the University of Wales, Swansea (UK) in 2002. Mrs. Al-Maskati has completed her professional certification as ‘Certified Investor Relations Officer’ awarded by the UK-IR Society and ‘Series 79’ awarded by the BIBF. Mrs. Al-Maskati has also completed the Regulators Securities Market Program conducted by Harvard Law School & IOSCO.

      Marcus Bailey
      Associate partner - Bahrain office of Ernst & Young

      Marcus is an associate partner in the Bahrain office of Ernst & Young to where he recently moved after a spending 22 years with Ernst & Young in May in the UK where he co led the UK IPO team.

      He has advised on listings on London, Middle eastern, African and US exchanges including a number of privatisations of state owned entities  He has also advised a range of clients on their readiness to enter an IPO process both in the region and overseas and is a regular speaker on IPO processes at conferences.

      As one of the most experienced members of our Global IPO team, Marcus has been involved in transactions in Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, The Balkans, Middle East, Australia, South America and a number of Sub Saharan African countries.

      His broad experience also includes advising on a range of transactions including buy side, sell side and formal stock exchange engagements for both Government, corporates and private equity

      Marcus is an English Chartered Accountant and he graduated from the University of Oxford with a M.Eng in Engineering and Materials Science

      Simone Utermarck
      Director, Sustainable Finance - ICMA

      Simone Utermarck is a Director, Sustainable Finance at the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) based in London. She is part of the secretariat that manages the Principles, secretary to the GBP SBP Advisory Council the ICMA Sustainable Finance Committee (SFC) and the Global Sustainable Finance Council (GSFC), and otherwise involved in all of ICMA’s sustainable finance activities. Simone is also a member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, the UK Stakeholder Discussion Forum and the ASEAN Joint Sustainable Finance Working Group Industry Advisory Panel. She is a trained banker with extensive international experience having lived and worked in Europe, the United States, Asia and the GCC. Her previous roles were with Thomson Reuters, S&P Global Ratings, Bloomberg, PwC, Ernst & Young, DaimlerChrysler Global Capital Services.

      Simone holds a double degree in International Business from Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland and the ESB Business School, Reutlingen Germany. She also completed the International Certificate in Investor Relations and the CFA Level 1.

      Sara Abdul Samad
      Director of Data Services - Boursa Kuwait Securities Company.

        Sara Abdul Samad is the Director of Data Services at Boursa Kuwait Securities Company. She has joined the exchange since 2005, and has been working in the market data for around 14 years.  

      Sara is responsible for developing the data services strategy and directing its implementation in alignment with the company’s overall strategy. She leads the development of business plans, budgets, policies and procedures of the data department, and all data related product development.  

      Prior to joining Boursa Kuwait, Sara was the head of the Research Department at an investment company where she was responsible for conducting analysis of the international financial markets including FOREX, Indices and commodities, producing daily market reports based on fundamental and technical analysis including forecasts and recommendations, as well as conducting trainings and presentations on the financial market.

      She was also in charge of writing a weekly full-page market analysis in an economic newspaper.

        Sara is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFAÒ) Charterholder and a holder of an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) from the American University of Beirut.

      Darryl F. Abdoelgafoer
      Senior risk manager - EuroCCP

      Darryl F. Abdoelgafoer is a senior risk manager at EuroCCP where he is among others responsible for the recovery and resolution planning. Prior to joining EuroCCP, Darryl worked over two years at Eurex Clearing, where he was responsible for the recovery and resolution planning and the implementation of the EU CCP recovery and resolution regulation.

      Darryl also has extensive experience at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch Central Bank and National Resolution Authority. Here he was responsible for the resolution planning of Dutch (significant) banks, and was part of resolution colleges of foreign banks. Besides that, Darryl was also responsible for policy topics, e.g. valuation in resolution, continued access to FMIs, innovations in the financial sector and resolution data requirements.

      Darryl holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is FRM Certified by GARP.

      Katie Kelly
      Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy - International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

       

      Katie Kelly is a Senior Director in the Market Practice and Regulatory Policy team at ICMA, where she is primarily responsible for representing the interests of ICMA’s primary market issuer constituency.

      More recently, Katie has been working on the transition from LIBOR to risk-free rates and is active in the various associated working groups of the £RFR Working Group, with a particular focus on the adoption of SONIA as the new risk-free rate and the transition of legacy LIBOR instruments.   

      Together with ICMA colleagues, Katie has established and continues to nurture the ICMA Women's Network.

      Prior to joining ICMA in 2011, Katie practiced law at Linklaters in both the London and Paris offices before taking a position as Treasury Counsel at British American Tobacco.

      Katie studied Law and French in Manchester and took her professional legal exams in York.

      AbdelGadir Warsama Ghalib
      Founder and CEO - Dr. AbdelGadir Warsama Consultancy

      Founder & CEO: Dr. AbdelGadir Warsama Legal Consultancy L.L.C. -- Giving legal advisory, advocacy, consultancy and research work to clients including local & international financial institutions, individual bodies and corporate entities.

       

      Earlier professional positions, in order:

       

      Legal Advisor and Head Legal Dept. Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait (Group) & Professor of law - American University Bahrain NYiT \ UCB \ BIBF \ RUW...

       

      Worked as Legal Advisor to Central Bank of UAE & UAE Securitas Markets. Professor of Law - Zayed University. Worked as Legal Advisor to Central Bank of Oman — Sultanate of Oman.

      Worked as Legal Advisor, Ministry of Justice - Sudan.

       

      As legal consultant, for more than 40 years my duties include, inter alia, advising on legal maNers covering different local and international laws. Drafting and interpretation of laws, regulations & policies. Drafting & interpretation of international and local contracts, loan agreements, project finance documentation, documentary credits, LCs. Study & follow-up litigation and appearance before Courts in many Countries including Gulf Countries (GCC), London, Malaysia, India...... Participated in local and international arbitration cases & adjudication including ICC — Paris, London, Dubai, Bahrain, India...

       

      SPECIAL EXPERIENCE IN SECURITIES MARKETS:

       

      The Central Bank of UAE, as regulator to banks advised the Gov. to draft laws to regulate Securities Markets in UAE. Being, the legal Advisor of UAE Central Bank, I was involved in preparing such laws & establishing UAE Stock Market. In addition to my work in UAE Central Bank I was appointed as Legal Advisor to UAE Stock Market in Abu Dhabi. Thereafter, I was involved in drafting laws for both Abu Dhabi & Dubai Securities Markets.

      I was appointed as World Bank, Legal Consultant, in Securities Markets. In this capacity I was appointed by the World Bank to draft Yemen Securities Market Law, Sudan Securities Markets Law, Qatar Securities Markets Law... etc. Now, in Bahrain, I am involved in the activities of Bahrain Bourse.

      In addition to my daily professional practice, I have academic background as Professor of law in many Universities & Higher Institutes, teaching banking, business laws, international law, contracts, company laws, etc.

      I Published many books in Arabic & English covering legal banking corporate issues & securities markets laws ( available in bookshops). A regular writer of articles & papers covering legal issues in many newspapers and Legal Reviews. Regular speaker in many international and regional conferences and seminars covering different legal financial corporate issues.

      Stefan Nolte
      SPAC Advisory and Setup for Private Equity

      Stefan Nolte serves as the managing partner of Shanda Consult of Nicosia, Cyprus, an international business consulting firm he founded in November 2009, responsible for compliance with the auspices of CySEC, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. With its wide range of partners in the European Union, in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East, Shanda Consult offers an integrated range of business and advisory services designed to facilitate cross-border industrial investments, and to improve competitiveness and performance.

      Furthermore, Mr. Nolte serves as a seasoned SPAC advisor, responsible for the SPACs Division of Shanda Consult, which structures and sets up SPACs for its clients from the scratch to and including IPO in the U.S., and assists private companies in matching with the right SPAC.

      Since April 2021, Mr. Nolte serves as an independent director of the SPAC Financial Strategies Acquisition Corp. (NasdaqGM: FXCOU).

      From December 1999 to February 2006, Mr. Nolte was the managing director of the European Business Bank Ltd. In Cyprus, an investment bank with activities primarily in the Middle East, South East Asia and the Far East. He serves as the president of the Cyprus Germany Business Association in Cyprus since June 2016, and as a member of the board of the Cyprus Kuwait Business Association since May 2015. Since 1984, Mr. Nolte built up his practical experience in business, investment consultancy and project management in many countries including Turkey, Morocco, Malta, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. During his years in Turkey, Mr. Nolte established the Izmir Branch of the Turkish Foundation for Medium Size Enterprises (TOSYÖV), and he acted as its general coordinator from 1993 to 1995.

      Mr. Nolte’s educational background is foreign trade (Hamburg) and finance (Istanbul). He speaks fluently English, German and Turkish, and lives in Cyprus since 1999.

      Suleiman Barada
      Sr. Advisor & Head of UAB digital

      Suleiman Barada is an Independent Technology Business Strategist. A Sr. Advisor at the Union of Arab Banks, and Head of UABdigital where he spearheads the ecosystem digital transformation arm of the Union, with an ecosystem-wide vision and mission, and a mandate to leaving no financial institution behind as the sector transitions into the Digital Economy within the Arab countries. Suleiman is also Chair of the Advisory Board at the Arab Banks Innovation Council (ABIC). In his capacity at the Union, and reporting into the Union’s Secretary General, Suleiman is leading a Pan-Arab digital banking agenda on FinTech Collaborations, Open Banking, CBDC, and other transformative initiatives affecting the Arab banking sector as a whole.


      Suleiman is also a member of the General Union of Arab Experts under the League of Arab States.

      Suleiman is an Ecosystem Architect with focus on value creation and practices a purpose-driven approach to developing and executing Digital Business Transformation roadmaps while being entirely focused on Benefits Realization and the way they can be measured, attained, and sustained. Suleiman has worked with a wide variety of international technology vendors and possesses a thorough understanding of the global tech ecosystem and their characteristics.

      Founded S2E MEA, an affiliate of S2E Transformation Inc., a Strategy Execution consulting firm based out of New York, USA. .

      Suleiman has acted in various capacities and has led and scaled several businesses in the region with a solid track record in significantly growing companies right from inception with evident turnaround capabilities. Suleiman is regarded as a trusted advisor to clients, partners, and peers and is adept at extending the most relevant advisory, independent of situation or industry.

      Certified Digital Transformation Advisor, Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2005 — collective credentials indicative of his commitment to leveraging best practices and applying standards to his advisory engagements.

      Suleiman’s cross-industry experience includes Defense, Government, Financial Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Construction, Facilities Management, Telco, Utilities, and Retail sectors.

      Sarkis Mazraani
      Compliance & Regtech Senior Consultant - GRMCT

      Experienced in Banking, Governance, Compliance, Technology and Regulatory Affairs. Worked 20 consecutive years for Standard Chartered Bank in Operational Risk Management, Fintech, Regtech and Cyber Security. Proficiency relates to Cryptocurrency, Anti Financial Crime, Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Finance of Terrorism. Leveraged the Compliance of international and local Banks. Certified from ACAMS, Grant Thornton and University of London. International conferences speaker and facilitator. Currently provides consultancies and coaching with GRMCT in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

      Shahed Al Shawa
      Digital Product Manager - EMAAR

      “Shahed Al Shawa  is a tokenization expert and digital product manager currently living and working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her areas of focus include real estate tokenization, crypto products, digital strategy and transformation. She is an MBA candidate and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the American University in Dubai.

      She has successfully delivered a number of projects in the digital and crypto world, as part of her tenure in Emaar Properties PJSC. She has recently joined a new crypto startup, where she is working to help the company achieve its tokenization goals.”

      Ashar Saleem
      Assistant Fund Manager - Falcom

      1- Assistant Fund Manager, Apr 2021 - Present at Falcom Financial Services, (Riyadh, KSA)

      2- Senior Analyst, Mar 2018 – Mar 2021 at Kuwait Finance House (KFH), (Riyadh, KSA)

      3- Investment Analyst, Jul 2016 – Mar 2018  Rashid S. Al Rashid & Sons – Investment Division (RSR &Sons), (Riyadh, KSA)

      4- Underwriting Officer, Feb 2016 – Jul 2016 at Grand Policy Company Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers (Riyadh, KSA)

      5- Management Trainee, Jul 2015 – Nov 2015  at Abu Dawood Trading Company (Lahore, Pakistan)

       

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