The Euromoney Iran Conference

Keynote

Mostafa Beheshti Rouy

Member of the Board

Bank Pasargad


Mostafa Beheshti Rouy has been a Board member and an Executive Board member since the establishment of Bank Pasargad in September 2005, supervising all international affair operations. Mr Beheshti Rouy began his career with Bank Tehran, a leading private commercial bank, in 1971.

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Keynote

Francesco Fini

Head, Sanctions Policy Division

European External Action Service


Francesco Fini is head of the EU sanctions policy division at the European External Action Service. In this capacity, he is in charge of the preparation and negotiation of all EU sanctions regimes.

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Keynote

Damian Hinds MP

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

HM Treasury


Damian Hinds MP was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury on 12 May 2015. He was appointed assistant government whip on 15 July 2014.

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Keynote

Dr Masoud Nili

Senior Adviser for Economic Affairs to the President

The Islamic Republic of Iran


Dr Masoud Nili was born in 1955. He began his tertiary education at Sharif University of Technology in structural engineering. He received his first masters in economic systems planning from Isfahan University of Technology in 1986 and his second masters in economics from the University of Manchester in 1992.

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Keynote

Neil Osborn

Group Publisher and Managing Director

Euromoney


Neil Osborn was born in Hertford, England and is a graduate in modern history from Worcester College, Oxford University. He started his media career in 1972 as a reporter at the Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Keynote

H.E. Dr Valiollah Seif

Governor

Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran


H.E. Dr Valiollah Seif is a veteran of banking and finance. He was appointed as the governor of the Central Bank of The Islamic Republic of Iran in August 2013.

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Keynote

Gordon Welsh

Head of Business Group

UK Export Finance


Gordon Welsh had an extensive career in banking in the UK and the USA before joining UK Export Finance (UKEF). Gordon also spent three years with Airbus in its customer sales financing team before taking a year’s secondment to work with the UK’s Secretary of State for Trade and Investment

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Keynote

Vali Zarrabieh

Executive Chairman of the Board

Saman Bank


Vali Zarrabieh is one of the co-founders of Saman, when it was established in the late 90’s. He served first as IT director and moved up the ladder and became deputy chief executive officer in 2007, before becoming chief executive officer of Saman Bank in June 2010.

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Salman Ahmed

Chief Investment Strategist

Lombard Odier Investment Managers


Salman Ahmed is chief investment strategist at Lombard Odier Investment Managers. He joined the company in January 2013. Before joining, Salman was head of global macro at EDF Trading (the trading arm of EDF Group).

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Akbar Ahsan

Director, Iran

Euromoney


Akbar Ahsan has over 15 years of investment banking, capital markets and private equity experience. He is Euromoney’s representative for Iran and a partner at Magellan Capital, non-executive director at Destiny Corporation Energy South Africa and on the Advisory Board of Vasari Art Fund.

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Andrew Atkinson

Senior Country Risk Analyst

Euler Hermes


Andrew Atkinson, based in London, joined the Paris-based credit insurance company Euler Hermes in 2004 after a lengthy career in international banking and activities in various private sector economic agencies.

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Ahmad Azizi

Senior Adviser to the Governor

Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran


Ahmad Azizi is senior adviser to the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (part time). He has a PhD in accounting and finance and has lectured in finance (BA, MA and PhD courses).

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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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Sean Edwards

Head of Legal, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd.

Chairman, International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA)


Sean Edwards is an English solicitor, formerly with Clifford Chance, and is currently head of legal at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited.

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Hassan Ghalibaf Asl

Chief Executive Officer

Tehran Stock Exchange


Hassan Ghalibaf Asl is the managing director of Tehran Stock Exchange since 2008. From 2006 to 2008 he was a board member and managing director at Omid Investment Management.

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Behzad Golkar

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Sina Financial and Investment Holding Co.


Behzad Golkar received his MBA degree in business integration from the University of Wurzburg. He also received his MA in economics from Allameh Tabataba'i University. He has more than 20 years of experience in Mostazafan Foundation and its subsidiary companies, most of which was gained in management positions.

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Richard Gray

Vice Chairman

Panmure Gordon


Richard Gray joined Panmure Gordon in 2002. He has worked at Lazard, Charterhouse and UBS and held senior positions in London and New York. He has broad experience across research, equity sales, equity capital markets, corporate broking and corporate finance.

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Hossein Hamedani

Partner

Grant Thornton


Hossein Hamedani is a senior advisory partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP and has over 26 years’ experience of leading large and complex assignments in the financial services sector including in banking, asset management and insurance.

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Aasim Husain

Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department

International Monetary Fund


Aasim Husain is currently deputy director in the Middle East and Central Asia department (MCD) of the IMF, where he supervises the department’s regional work on Middle Eastern economies and the GCC, and on several countries in the region.

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Amir Mehran

Chief Adviser to the President and Board of Directors and Manager of Foreign Assets and Investment Management Department

Bank Pasargad


Amir Mehran is the Chief Adviser to the President and the Board of Directors of Bank Pasargad and the Manager of the Foreign Assets and Investment Management Department at the bank. Bank Pasargad Iran’s largest private bank.

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Sue Millar

Partner

Stephenson Harwood LLP


Sue Millar is an experienced and well-respected litigator and sanctions expert, whose expertise in commercial and banking litigation is recognised by Superlawyers 2014 and Chambers UK.

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Farshad Nowshadi

Vice President, eStrategy

Saman Bank


Farshad Nowshadi is vice president of eStrategy at Saman Bank, which today is one of the largest banks in the Middle East with 4 million customers.

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Mohammad Reza Pishrow

Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman

Sina Bank


Mohammad Reza Pishrow holds a BA degree in technical engineering from the Isfahan Technical University. He has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, most of which has been in managerial positions. He was a board member of Bank Saderat Iran from 2002 to 2007.

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Michal Ron

Managing Director - Head of International Business

SACE


Michal Ron, with extensive experience in the world of structured finance and export credit, is currently managing director - head of international business at SACE, overseeing the group’s international relations, overseas network and political credit recovery.

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Camila Saunders

Policy Officer, Financial Services and International Affairs

DG FISMA, European Commission


Camila Saunders is responsible for the financial services aspects of EU sanctions policy at the European Commission's directorate for financial services, notably in relation to Russia and Iran. In this capacity, she advises on financial services and cross-border implications of sanctions regimes, their design, and their lifting, and related EU

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Tashfin Shafique

Managing Director

Emerge Consultants


Tashfin Shafique is the founder and managing director of Emerge Consultants. He is a practitioner in compliance, risk and change with over 17 years of experience, delivering strategic programmes and consulting in leading global financial services organisations and government institutions.

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Iain Stewart-Linnhe

Global Regulatory Policy and Capital Markets Specialist

Stewart Linnhe


Iain Stewart-Linnhe is a leading UK regulatory and capital markets expert, academic and former executive director of a major European investment bank.

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Hamid Tehranfar

Vice Governor, Banking Supervision Affairs

Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran


Hamid Tehranfar is vice governor for banking supervision of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). Currently he is also a member of the trustee committee at the Deposit Insurance Fund and a member of the trustee board at the Iran Banking Institute of the CBI. He is also chairman of

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Justine Walker

Director of Financial Crime

British Bankers' Association (BBA)


Justine Walker has extensive experience in government, regulatory and international organisations. During her time in HM Treasury’s counter terrorist financing branch and the FSA’s financial crime division she was a long standing member to the inter-governmental financial action task force.

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Chris Wright

Asia Editor

Euromoney


Chris Wright is the Asia editor of Euromoney magazine and until recently its Middle East editor. He has written for publications in the Euromoney Institutional Investor group for over 20 years and has also been editor of Asiamoney in Hong Kong, and Corporate Finance in London and New York.

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Thu 19 May 2016

London