The Euromoney Kuwait Conference


H.E. Mr Anas Al-Saleh

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

State of Kuwait

H.E. Mr Anas Al-Saleh is the deputy prime minister and minister of finance. He has been the chair of the board of directors of the Kuwait Investment Authority since 2014. He is also the former minister of commerce and industry as well as the former minister of state for housing

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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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Martin Gilbert

Co-Chief Executive

Standard Life Aberdeen plc

Martin Gilbert, along with Keith Skeoch, became co-chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, the leading global investment company formed as a result of the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Standard Life plc in August 2017.

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Mutlaq Mubarak Al-Sanei

General Manager

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP)

Mutlaq Mubarak Al-Sanei is the general manager of Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP). He is also sits on the board of directors at the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, and is a board member of Tri International Consulting Group. From 2001 until 2011, Mr Al-Sanei was the chairman of

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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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Khaled Abdulrazzaq AlKhaled

Chief Executive Officer/Chairman

Boursa Kuwait Securities Company (BKSC)/Kuwait Clearing Company (KCC)

Khaled Albdulrazzaq AlKhaled is the chief executive officer of Boursa Kuwait Securities Company, and the chairman of the Kuwait Clearing Company. He has more than 20 years’ experience in business law and regulatory matters, with a major focus on the commercial, investment and real estate sectors in Kuwait. He is

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Adel Abdul Wahab Al-Majed

Deputy Chairman / Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Kuwait Banking Association / Boubyan Bank

Adel Abdul Wahab AlMajed has been at the helm of Kuwait’s Boubyan Bank as vice chairman and chief executive officer since 2009, achieving a remarkable success story in the Islamic banking industry. He is also deputy chairman of the Kuwait Banking Association.

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Shaikha Al-Bahar

Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer

National Bank of Kuwait

Shaikha Al-Bahar is the deputy group chief executive officer of National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), the largest financial institution in Kuwait and one of the largest banks in the Arab world. Previously, she had been the CEO of NBK Kuwait since 2010.

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Hossam Abdullah

Managing Partner

Al-Hossam Legal

Hossam Abdullah is the senior legal counsel and managing partner of Al-Hossam Legal. He has more than 25 years of extensive legal experience - 18 years in Kuwait - in major corporate, commercial, capital market, banking and finance transactions. He received his LLB in 1992, and his diploma with honours

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Dr Fayez Al Kandari

Lawyer and General Legal Consultant/ Professor of Private Law

Kuwait Banking Association and Boubyan Bank/ Kuwait University

Dr Fayez Al Kandari is currently a lawyer and general legal consultant for the Kuwait Banking Association and Boubyan Bank. He is also a professor of private law at Kuwait University. He has worked across both the private and public sector in a variety of roles. He was a judicial

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Faisal Al-Hamad

Chief Executive Officer

NBK Capital

Faisal Al-Hamad is the chief executive officer of NBK Capital. Faisal held several leadership positions in the company since he joined in 2007. Before joining NBK Capital, Faisal held several positions in other leading business organizations, such as general manager at Agility and as associate director at Wellington Management International

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Abdulaziz Al-Mulla

Head of Debt Management Department

Ministry of Finance, State of Kuwait

Abdulaziz Al-Mulla is the head of the debt management department of the State of Kuwait within the Ministry of Finance.

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Sulaiman Al-Rubaie

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Global Investment House

Sulaiman Al-Rubaie is the deputy chief executive officer at Global Investment House. He has more than 16 years of experience in merchant banking and private equity. He has a wealth of experience across many areas including advisory, mergers and acquisitions, equity, debt capital markets and restructuring. He started his career

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Tareq Al-Saleh

Assistant General Manager, Investments

Gulf Bank

Tareq Al-Saleh is assistant general manager of investments within consumer banking at Gulf Bank. He has been with Gulf Bank since December 2012. Tareq is heavily involved with Gulf Bank’s efforts to offer its clients optimal investment solution through innovation. He has extensive experience in investment and finance

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Tom Ashby


Iridium Investor Relations

Tom Ashby is the co-founder of Iridium, an investor relations consultancy based in Dubai. He is a partner at Consulum, the strategic communications consultancy, and a member of the Board of the Middle East Public Relations Association. He is also a senior advisor on strategic communications and entrepreneur with a

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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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Trevor Cullinan

Director, Sovereign Ratings

S&P Global Ratings

Trevor Cullinan, a UK national, is a director in the Middle East and CIS sovereign ratings team at Standard & Poor's, where he has worked since August 2004.

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Oussama Kanaan

Director, Middle East Center for Economics and Finance


Oussama Kanaan is the director of the IMF’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance. His previous responsibilities in the Middle East region have included the positions of IMF mission chief and resident representative for Palestine, Syria and Egypt.

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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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Tom Lind

Senior Advisor Regional Corporate Finance

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Tom Lind comes with a strong knowledge base in the field of wholesale banking with cross-sector experience for over 30 years in both Europe and the Middle East.

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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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Nesreen Srouji

Chief Executive Officer, Middle East


Nesreen Srouji is the chief executive officer, Middle East at Amundi. Nesreen joined Amundi in 2016, and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She started her career as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer in Toronto and then in London at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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Tue 26 Sep 2017

J.W. Marriott, Kuwait City