The Euromoney Kuwait Conference


H.E. Dr Mohammad Yousef Al-Hashel


Central Bank of Kuwait

H.E. Dr Mohammad Yousef Al-Hashel is the governor and chairman of the board of directors at the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK). He is also the alternate governor of the State of Kuwait at the International Monetary Fund, and the Arab Monetary Fund.

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H.E. Mr Anas Al-Saleh

Minister of Finance

State of Kuwait

H.E. Mr Anas Al-Saleh is the chairman of the board of directors of the Kuwait Investment Authority since 2014. He is the current Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

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Yazan Abdeen

Lead Fund Manager, 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.

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Michel Accad

Chief Executive Officer

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Michel Accad joined Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) as chief executive officer during 2014. From 2009 until 2014 he served as CEO for Gulf Bank of Kuwait and oversaw its turnaround following the 2008 crisis. Between 2006 and 2009, he was the assistant CEO for Arab Bank PLC, responsible

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Abdulaziz Al Loughani

Vice Chairman

Kuwait National Fund for SMEs Development

Abdulaziz Al Loughani is the vice chairman of the Kuwait National Fund for SMEs Development, an independent public institution that is responsible for developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kuwait.

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Fadi Al Said

Director and Portfolio Manager, MENA

Lazard Asset Management

Fadi Al Said is a portfolio manager and analyst on the Middle East and North African equity (MENA) team. He began working in the investment field in 1998. Before joining Lazard in 2014, Fadi was head of investments and portfolio manager for ING Investment Management Middle East.

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Majed Essa Al-Ajeel


Kuwait Banking Association and Burgan Bank

Mr Majed Essa Al-Ajeel is currently chairman of the Kuwait Banking Association and has been chairman of Burgan Bank since 2010.

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Omar Alghanim

Chairman / Chief Executive Officer

Gulf Bank / Alghanim Industries

Omar Alghanim is the chief executive officer of Alghanim Industries, one of the largest companies in the region, with more than 30 businesses in 40 countries. He is also the chairman of Gulf Bank, one of the oldest and fastest-growing commercial banks in the GCC.

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Manaf Alhajeri

Chief Executive Officer

Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz)

Mr Manaf Alhajeri is the chief executive officer for Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz) since 2004. He was previously the deputy director in the investment department at Kuwait Fund for Arab and Economic Development (KFAED).

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Mazin Saad Al-Nahedh

Group Chief Executive Officer

Kuwait Finance House

Mr Al-Nahedh is group chief executive officer at Kuwait Finance House, he received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from California State University Sacramento.

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H.E. Mr Adel Al-Roumi

General Manager

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects

H.E. Mr Adel Al-Roumi is the general manager of Kuwait Authority of Partnership Projects (KAPP) that involves operating Kuwait's PPP program.

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H.E. Sheikh Dr Meshaal Jaber Al-Sabah

Director General

Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)

H.E. Sheikh Dr Meshaal Jaber Al-Sabah was named director general of the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) in July 2013, his latest post in a public-sector career spent in senior economics, finance and trade-related positions.

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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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Ahmed Barakat

Managing Partner

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Ahmed Barakat is managing partner at ASAR. He received his education at Cairo University, Egypt (bachelor of law with honours, 1981) and at New York University, USA (masters of law in International Law and Business Transactions, 1984). He is admitted to the New York and Egypt Bar.

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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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Angus Blair

Chief Executive Officer

Signet Institute

Mr Angus Blair is Chief Executive Officer of Signet, a consultancy which works with businesses, international institutions and investors to better target investment, risk analysis and forecasting and the development of efficient strategies to operate in the MENA region.

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Halah El Sherbini

Head of Human Resource Committee / Group Chief Human Resources and Development Officer

Kuwait Banking Association / Burgan Bank

Ms El Sherbini joined Burgan Bank in 2011 as group chief human resources and development officer. Ms El Sherbini is responsible for leading the development of group strategies to build the capabilities and skills of Burgan Bank group staff.

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Tim Fox

Head of Research and Chief Economist

Emirates NBD

Tim Fox has over 25 years of international experience in the financial markets. He has been chief economist and head of research at Emirates NBD since November 2008.

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César González-Bueno

Chief Executive Officer

Gulf Bank

Mr César González-Bueno joined Gulf Bank as chief executive officer, in March 2014. Before joining the Bank he was chief executive officer with Novagalicia Banco from 2011.

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Mohamed Kharboush

Conference Director

Euromoney Conferences

Mohamed Kharboush joined Euromoney in 2009. He has been working with the company for over eight years and he now manages a portfolio of financial and investment conferences in various different countries in the Middle East, aiming at promoting cross boarder investments and financial sector development in these countries. 

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Waleed Khaled Mandani

Group General Manager, Private Banking

Kuwait Finance House

Mr Mandani is the Group General Manager, Private Banking at Kuwait Finance House. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 1992, while in 2011 he completed the executive project management and leadership programme from Cornel University in New York.

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Faisal Sarkhou

Chief Executive Officer

KAMCO Investment Company

Mr Sarkhou joined KAMCO’s team in 2000 and was promoted to lead KAMCO in the position of acting chief executive officer in 2012 and confirmed by the board as chief executive officer in early 2014.

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Tue 15 Sep 2015

JW Marriott Hotel, Kuwait City