The Saudi Arabia Conference 2015

Keynote

Adel Saleh Al Ghamdi

Chief Executive Officer

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)


Adel S. Al-Ghamdi is the chief executive officer of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) and a CFA charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Society of the UK with over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry.

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Keynote

Mohammed Al Jadaan

Chairman

Capital Market Authority


In January 2015, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a Royal Order to appoint Mr Mohammed Al-Jadaan as the chairman of the board of Capital Market Authority (CMA) of Saudi Arabia.

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Keynote

Ziyad Mohammed Al Shiha

President and Chief Executive Officer

Saudi Electricity Company


Eng. Ziyad Mohammed Al-Shiha, is the president and chief executive officer of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), and board member of the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh, board member of the Saudi Organisation for Industrial Estates and Technology (SOIETZ) and is a member of the Saudi Green Building Forum.

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Keynote

Tariq Al-Sudairy

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Jadwa Investment


Tariq Al-Sudairy is the managing director and chief executive officer of Jadwa Investment, a Riyadh-based Islamic investment bank. Since inception, Jadwa has grown into a leading regional investment management and advisory firm, with assets under management exceeding SAR20bn.

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Keynote

Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf

Minister of Finance

Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


His Excellency Dr Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf was born on 28 January 1949 (1369 H). He is married with four children. Dr Al-Assaf holds a bachelor of Economics and Political Science from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (1971), a masters degree in Economics from the University of Denver, United States (1976)

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Keynote

Yahya Alyahya

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Gulf International Bank and Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited


Mr Yahya Alyahya served on the board of The World Bank Group as executive director representing Saudi Arabia from 1999 to 2006. During that period, he served in many capacities, most notably as: dean of executive directors and chairman of the board steering committee (03-06); chairman of the personnel committee

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Keynote

Jean Lemierre

Chairman

BNP Paribas


Jean Lemierre became chairman of BNP Paribas on 1 December 2014. He is also chairman of the main French institute for research into international economics (CEPII), a member of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and in May 2016, he was elected member of the board of directors of TOTAL.

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Keynote

Robert Parker

Senior Adviser

Credit Suisse


Robert Parker is a senior adviser at Credit Suisse in the Investment Strategy and Research Group. He is a member of the CS Global Economic Strategy Group.  Robert is closely involved with the Credit Suisse Research Institute and was a member of its operating committee.

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Keynote

Upendra Kumar Sinha

Chairman

Securities and Exchange Board of India


Mr U.K. Sinha was appointed as chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) with effect from 18 February 2011.  Mr Sinha, formerly from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), brings with him more than a decade’s rich experience in the financial markets.

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Yazan Abdeen

Lead Fund Manager and Head of MENA Liquid Assets

Sedco capital


Yazan Abdeen heads the regional liquid assets team at Sedco Capital. The team manages public equity funds as well as income assets. Yazan was previously the fund manager with ING Investment Management within MENA.

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Badlisyah Abdul Ghani

Chief Executive Officer, Group Islamic Banking

CIMB Group


Badlisyah Abdul Ghani is the chief executive officer, regional Islamic banking of CIMB Group, responsible for the overall Islamic banking and finance franchise of CIMB Group. He is also the chief executive officer and executive director of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad.

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Khaled Salem Al Rowais

Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Ma'aden


Mr Khaled Salem Al-Rowais graduated in Accountancy from King Saud University, Riyadh in 1984. After graduating, he was employed by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) within the banking control department, where he spent most of his career in the supervision of the stock market.

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Fahad Al Saif

General Manager, Global Banking and Markets

SABB


Mr Fahad Al-Saif has 17 years of corporate, investment banking and global markets experience with SABB and HSBC. He was appointed general manager, global banking and markets in January 2015. He was HSBC Saudi Arabia’s principal contact person for corporate finance and capital markets, in relation to ECM (IPO, rights

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Said Al Shaikh

Group Chief Economist

National Commercial Bank



Dr Said was appointed group chief economist at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in 2011, having been chief economist since January 2000

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Suhail M. Al-Almaee

Executive Director of Projects Sector

Tatweer Education Holding Company


Eng. Suhail M. Al-Almaee is executive director of projects sector at Tatweer Education Holding Company, a strategic investment company established by the government of Saudi Arabia.  Previously he was deputy director general of executive affairs and partnership with the Saudi E Government Program, a position he held for one year.

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Salman M. Al-Asmari

Chief Executive Officer

Adeem Capital


Salman Al-Asmari holds a BSc degree in Management Information Systems from the College of Industrial Management, King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals. His career includes more than 14 years of expertise in the investment and banking fields. He also holds several professional certificates. Salman has been the chief executive

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Khalid Al-Ghamdi

Acting Chief Executive Officer

GIB Capital


Khalid Al-Ghamdi started his professional career as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch in London in 1997 and later pursued the same career with Edward Jones Stockbrokers in London, UK. In 2001, he joined Salisbury Associates as a corporate finance projects supervisor where he was responsible for managing investment campaigns in

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Basel Al-Jabr

Chief Executive Officer

Hajj and Umrah Terminals Construction and Development Co. (HTDC)


Basel Al-Jabr is the chief executive officer of Hajj and Umrah Terminals Construction and Development Co. He is also the deputy vice president for development affairs at the Saudi Binladen Group, where he looks after local and international alliances and new development and investment initiatives. Basel was the chief executive

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Hussam Al-Khayal

General Manager, Corporate Banking

Saudi Hollandi Bank


Hussam Al-Khayal, general manager of the corporate banking group, joined Saudi Hollandi Bank (SHB) in January 2013. In this function he is responsible for leading the group (corporate banking/business banking/public sector), broadening the client relationship, delivering the full range of products to its clients in Saudi Arabia and enhancing the

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Mohammad Taher Allouzi

Executive Vice President, Investment Banking

Saudi Kuwaiti Finance House


Mohammad Taher Allouzi is head of investment banking at Saudi Kuwaiti Finance House. He has responsibility locally and regionally for the management and development of new business and client relationships for Saudi Kuwaiti Finance House’s investment banking business.

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Walid Almurshed

Country Head, Saudi Arabia

International Finance Corporation


Walid Almurshed is the head of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Saudi Arabia and a principal in the Middle East and North Africa department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.  Since joining the IFC as an investment officer in the financial markets department

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Mosaed Al-Ohali

Chief Financial Officer

SABIC


Mosaed Al-Ohali Eng is the executive vice president, corporate finance at SABIC. Before his current position Mr Al-Ohali was the executive vice president, polymers. He was earlier the executive vice president, manufacturing, and the chief operating officer of the SABIC Europe group.

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Abdulaziz A. Al-Omran

Chairman

Oqal Riyadh


Abdulaziz Al Omran is a co-founder, a member of the board of trustees and chair of the Riyadh chapter of Oqal. Oqal is the first angel investor network in Saudi Arabia and the region. Since its establishment, Oqal has funded and supported many innovative ventures within the Kingdom. Abdulaziz is

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Mohammad Alotaibi

Vice Chief Executive Officer, Finance

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri)


Mohammed Alotaibi has around 31 years of professional experience in the fields of transportation and banking.  Before joining Bahri, he held managerial positions with the Samba Financial Group between 2003 and 2005, including as assistant general manager of commercial and Islamic banking.

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Yasser Al-Sharif

Chief Executive Officer

Maceen Capital


Yasser Al-Sharif is chief executive officer of Maceen Capital, a financial investment company licensed by the CMA to deal in the Saudi capital market that works to create solid opportunities synchronised with market trends, and serves investors’ financial goals through a wide range of local investment opportunities.

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Sami Al-Suwailem

Head, Financial Product Development Centre

Islamic Development Bank


Dr Sami Al-Suwailem is currently head of financial product development centre at the Islamic Development Bank. He was previously deputy director of the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) at the IDB Group. Before joining IRTI in 2004, Dr Sami was manager of Research and Development Centre of the Shari’ah

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Fahad M. Alturki

Chief Economist and Head of Research

Jadwa Investment


Dr Fahad M. Alturki is chief economist and head of research at Jadwa investment Company in Riyadh. He is also a member of its executive management committee.

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Robert Ansari

Executive Director and Head, Middle East Client Coverage Team

MSCI


Robert Ansari joined MSCI in 2005 as a member of the client coverage team and is now executive director and head of the Middle East at MSCI based in Dubai.

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Cyrus Ardalan

Board Member, IFFIm and Vice Chairman of Barclays and Head of Public Policy and Government Relations

Barclays


Cyrus Ardalan is a vice chairman of Barclays and head of public policy and government relations. Previously, he was a vice chairman of Barclays Capital, where he had a variety of roles, including: head of public sector for Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA); head of investment banking for

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Mazin Baghdadi

Head of Investment Management

HSBC Saudi Arabia Limited


Mazin Baghdadi is the head of investment management at HSBC Saudi Arabia. Mazin manages a total of over $4bn in assets in both mutual funds and several discretionary mandates. Mazin manages an investment team of 10 fund and portfolio managers in HSBC

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Hani Baothman

Chief Executive Officer

Sidra Capital


Hani Baothman has extensive experience with prominent national and multi-national public and private institutions including Al-Khabeer Financial Consultants, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Saudi Economic and Development, and ABV Rock Group, a Saudi Scandinavian JV contracting company.

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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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Michael Bennett

Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance

The World Bank


Michael Bennett is the head of derivatives and structured finance in the World Bank Treasury. He has spent 17 years with the World Bank, in both the World Bank’s Paris office and its Washington DC headquarters.

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Salman Abdullah Bin Saedan

Chief Executive Officer

Salman Abdullah Bin Saedan Real Estate Group (SABS Group)


Salman Abdullah Bin Saedan is the chief executive officer of Salman Abdullah Bin Saedan Real Estate Group (SABS Group). He has founded several companies including Akkar Real Estate Company, the Saudi Maintenance Made Simple Company (MMS), Rehab Villas for Development and Housing (Coldwell Banker Saudi Arabia), Aqary Real Estate Marketing

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Doug Bitcon

Head of Fixed Income Funds and Portfolio Management

Rasmala Asset Management


Doug Bitcon is the head of fixed income funds and portfolios at Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd. He is responsible for conventional and Sharia’a compliant fixed income funds and discretionary strategies as well as Rasmala’s recently launched Sharia’a compliant trade finance fund.  Doug joined Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd from European Islamic

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Imad Damrah

Managing Director

Colliers International Saudi Arabia


Imad Damrah joined Colliers with vast experience in real estate advisory services and whilst with Colliers, has led feasibility studies covering some of the largest projects in Saudi Arabia including five star hotels, furnished apartments, residential resorts, commercial malls, residential cities, office towers, commercial complexes, land use, e-real estate and

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Mohamed Ali Elgari

Scholar, Islamic Finance


Dr Mohamed Elgari was a former professor of Islamic Economics at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and former director of the Center for Research in Islamic Economics at the same university. He is an expert at the Islamic Jurisprudence Academy of the OIC and the Islamic Jurisprudence Academy of

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Mohammed El-Kuwaiz

Chief Executive Officer

Derayah Financial


Mohammed El-Kuwaiz is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Derayah Financial, a CMA licensed Saudi investment firm that is today the largest independent brokerage firm in the Middle East.  Mohammed was formerly a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, where he advised multiple firms in the areas of financial

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Christopher Garnett

Senior External Adviser

Euromoney Conferences


Christopher Garnett is senior external adviser to Euromoney Conferences. He worked in various roles at Euromoney Institutional Investor from 1988.

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Hywel George

Director of Investments

Old Mutual Investment Group


Hywel George joined Old Mutual Investment Group in August 2013 and is responsible for the delivery of performance across the listed asset management business. He is key in providing thought leadership to the business as well as nurturing and developing new investment products. Hywel has worked in institutional and private

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Alhassan Goussous

Chief Executive Officer

Albilad Capital


 Alhassan Goussous is chief executive officer of Albilad Investment Company ‘Albilad Capital’, which offers a range of investment services and solutions aimed at individual as well as institutional and corporate customers, operating under Islamic Sharia principles.

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Mohieddine Kronfol

Chief Investment Officer, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income

Franklin Templeton Investments


Mohieddine (Dino) Kronfol is the chief investment officer of Global Sukuk and MENA fixed income at Franklin Templeton Investments. Mr Kronfol is responsible for the investment process, research and performance of the Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income teams. He is one of the founding partners and a board member

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Massimiliano Leopardi

Chief Financial Officer

Sadara Chemical Company


Massimiliano Leopardi joined Sadara Chemical Company as chief financial officer in July 2014, bringing with him a wealth of experience spanning almost 20 years in the finance and petrochemical industries. In his new role, Massimiliano plays a key role in the continued growth of Sadara, serving as an integral and

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Monica Malik

Chief Economist

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank


Dr Monica Malik has over 15 years of experience as an economist specialising in the MENA region. Monica currently holds the position of chief economist at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, where she established the economic research team.

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Hasnain Malik

Managing Director, Head of Frontier Markets Strategy

Exotix Partners


Hasnain Malik is head of frontier markets equity strategy, MENA and South Asia research, based in Dubai, at Exotix Partners, an investment bank focused on frontier and smaller emerging markets. Before this, he founded Frontier Alpha, a boutique research firm, and was a managing director at Citi in investment research.

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Hamed Hassan Merah

Secretary General

Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)


Dr Hamed Hassan Merah is the secretary general of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).  A Saudi national, Dr Merah possesses broad experience in Islamic commercial banks, investment banks, and insurance companies, through technical and Shariah roles including in senior management capacity.  In addition, he has

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Craig Moore

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Beehive UAE


Craig is the founder and chief executive officer of Beehive. He is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and managing the day-to-day operations of Beehive. Before founding Beehive, Craig was a founder and COO of Butterfly Software, a UK based data analytics and migration software company, acquired by IBM

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Abdulrahman Moulay

Group Chief Financial Officer

Fawaz Al Hokair Group


Abdulrahman Moulay has 23 years of experience in finance, accounting, and internal control domains throughout Saudi Arabia, Europe, and the Middle East. He joined Fawaz Alhokair Group in 2006 and is now a board member and the group chief financial officer.

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Rayyan Nagadi

Director, Project and Export Finance

HSBC Saudi Arabia Limited


Rayyan Nagadi joined HSBC Saudi Arabia in 2006.  He has over 13 years of experience in project and structured financing. Rayyan has lead numerous high profile advisory and lead arranging assignments in Saudi Arabia, primarily in the power and utilities, infrastructure and petrochemical sectors.

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Kailash Sadangi

Chief Financial Officer

Abdullah A.M. Al Khodari Sons Company


Mr Kailash Sadangi is chief financial officer and executive committee member of Abdullah Abdul Mohsin Al-Khodari Sons Company (Al-Khodari), a public joint stock company listed on Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) with market capitalisation of SAR2bn, and company revenue of SAR1.5bn, and ranked number four among listed construction companies in GCC

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Saliegh Salaam

Fund Manager, Shariah Solutions

Old Mutual Investment Group


Saliegh Salaam is responsible for driving net client cash flow, performance and profitability of Shariah funds and specialist equity (managed volatility and managed alpha) funds. He is the lead fund manager and champion of Shari’ah products (equity and multi-asset) since 2007.

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John Sfakianakis

Director of Economic Research

Gulf Research Center


John Sfakianakis is director of economic research at the Gulf Research Center in Riyadh. Previously, he was Middle East director of the Ashmore Group in Riyadh.

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Paolo Sison

Director of Innovative Finance

GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance


Mr Paolo Sison is director for innovative finance at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi is a public-private partnership committed to saving lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries, and is a leading force in innovative finance for development. Gavi’s innovative finance mechanisms include the

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Avanidhar Subrahmanyam

Professor of Finance, Goldyne and Irwin Hearsh Chair in Money and Banking

UCLA Anderson School of Management


Professor Avanidhar Subrahmanyam (‘Subra’) is currently a professor of finance and the Goldyne and Irwin Hearsh Chair in Money and Banking at UCLA. He received his PhD in Finance from the Anderson School in 1990.

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Tue 05 - Wed 06 May 2015

Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh