The Euromoney Jordan Conference

Keynote

HE Dr Ziad Fariz

Governor

Central Bank of Jordan


By Royal Decree, HE Dr Ziad Fariz was appointed as Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan on January 10th, 2012.

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Keynote

HE Mr Omar Malhas

Minister of Finance

Jordan


HE Mr Omar Malhas became Minister of Finance of Jordan in November 2015. Before this, Mr Malhas held various positions at Housing Bank for Trade and Finance (HBTF) between 2002 and 2015, including head of treasury and investment, global head of treasury and chief banking officer.

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Keynote

Nemeh Sabbagh

Chief Executive Officer

Arab Bank


Mr Nemeh Sabbagh has been chief executive officer of Arab Bank since January 2010. He has worked previously with National Bank of Kuwait, the World Bank and First Chicago and served as chief executive officer of Arab National Bank and Bankmed.

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Keynote

Francisco Quintana

Head of Strategy

Foresight Advisors


Francisco Quintana is the head of strategy at Foresight Advisors, an economic research and investment advisory firm, where he advises clients in the financial sector.

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Jawad Abbassi

Head of MENA

GSMA


Jawad Jalal Abbassi is head of MENA at GSMA. Jawad’s career experience in ICT and media spans 24 years. Before joining the GSMA as head of MENA in Oct 2015, Jawad managed the Arab Advisors Group which he had founded in 2001.

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Ahmad Al Hanandeh

Chief Executive Officer

Zain Jordan


Ahmad Al Hanandeh joined Zain Jordan as chief executive officer in July 2011, with an impressive professional track record. He was previously chief financial officer of the successful Zain Sudan mobile operation in March 2011.

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Richard Banks

Consulting Editor

Euromoney Conferences


Richard Banks is consulting editor for Euromoney Conferences in the MENA region and in other emerging markets. He is responsible for setting conference agendas, liaising with Euromoney’s network of high-level government and private sector partners as well as chairing many of the conferences personally.

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Victoria Behn

Director, Middle East and Africa

Euromoney Conferences


Victoria has worked at Euromoney for over 13 years where she is director of Euromoney Conferences’ Middle East and Africa business. Euromoney has run major financial events in the MEA region for 22 years.

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Kjeld Binger

Chief Executive Officer

Airport International Group


As chief executive officer of Airport International Group (AIG) since November 2011, Kjeld Binger is responsible for the operational management and delivery of the new state-of-the-art Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) terminal in Amman, which is valued at $1.2 bn.

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Maciej Czura

Lending Operations in Neighbouring Countries Department

European Investment Bank


Maciej Czura joined the European Investment Bank in 2011 where he has been working in the lending and monitoring and restructuring departments.

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Ahmed Khalil

Country Manager, Jordan

Finance in Motion


Ahmed Khalil has 17 years of work experience in the financial sector, seven years out of which he has spent in development finance with a particular focus on MSME financing and financial inclusion

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Eric Modave

Chief Operating Officer

Arab Bank


Eric Modave is chief operating officer at Arab Bank, a position he has held since July 2014. Mr Modave has 24 years of experience in the financial services industry.

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Maher 'Sheikh Hasan'

Deputy Governor

Central Bank of Jordan


Dr. Hasan started his professional career in 1994 at the banking supervision department of the CBJ, where he assumed several positions including, deputy director of the department and director of the governor’s office.

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Muna Sukhtian

Managing Director

Microfund For Women


Muna Sukhtian is currently managing director of Microfund for Women (MFW), which targets low-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access credit from conventional financing institutions.

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Eng Hala Zawati

Chief Executive Officer

Jordan Strategy Forum


Eng Hala Zawati is the chief executive officer of the Jordan Strategy Forum. She was formerly chief executive officer of EDAMA association for Energy Water and Environmental, chief executive officer for the Advanced Computer Services Company and has worked as energy consultant for Umniah

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