The Euromoney Qatar Conference 2017


H.E. Mr Ali Shareef Al-Emadi

Minister of Finance

State of Qatar

H.E. Mr Ali Shareef Al Emadi is the Minister of Finance, State of Qatar. His Excellency is also a member and secretary general of the Supreme Council of Economic Affairs and Investment, chairman of Qatar National Bank, and president of the executive board of Qatar Airways.

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H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani


Qatar Central Bank

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani was appointed governor of Qatar Central Bank in May 2006, having started his career in the Bank in 1981. He was deputy governor from 1990 to 2001 and subsequently left to serve as chairman of the State Audit Bureau from 2001 to 2006, before

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Sarkis Yoghourtdjian

Advisor, Banking Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors

Federal Reserve System

Sarkis Yoghourtdjian is advisor for banking supervision and regulation at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. He also frequently serves as an advisor to the IMF and a consultant to the World Bank, and takes part in technical assistance and advisory missions to a

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Mohammed Al Mulla

Chief Operating Officer

Qatar Business Incubation Center

Mohammed Al Mulla is chief operating officer at Qatar Business Incubation Center. His job is to help maintain QBIC’s overall operations to ensure that entrepreneurs can continue to enjoy the many benefits offered at QBIC.

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Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid

Executive Director

Dr Ahmed K. Elmagarmid founded the Qatar Computing Research Institute in 2010 and has served as its executive director since. Before joining Qatar Foundation, Dr Elmagarmid served as a chief scientist in Hewlett-Packard and professor of computer science at Purdue University. 

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Gourang Hemani

Chief Financial Officer

Qatar Islamic Bank

Gourang Hemani is chief financial officer at Qatar Islamic Bank, the largest Islamic bank. He also represents QIB on the Board of Directors of its banking subsidiaries and affiliates including QIB-UK, Qinvest, Arab Finance House and Asia Finance Bank.

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Talal Samhouri

Head of Asset Management

Amwal LLC

Talal Samhouri is the head of asset management at Amwal LLC. He is responsible for managing the asset management business in addition to expanding it across different asset classes.

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Dr Tarik Yousef

Director, Senior Fellow – Global Economy and Development

Brookings Doha Center

Tarik M. Yousef is a senior fellow in the global economy and development program and the director of the Brookings Doha Center.

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