The Euromoney Qatar Conference 2017

Keynote

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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Keynote

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani

Governor

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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Keynote

Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari

Group Chief Executive Officer

Qatar National Bank


Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari joined Qatar National Bank (QNB) in 1988 and became QNB group chief executive officer (GCEO) in July 2013. Before this appointment he was the executive general manager and group chief business officer.

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Keynote

Hamish McRae

Principal Economic Commentator

The Independent online


Hamish McRae is one of Europe's top speakers on future trends in economics, business and society.
He is the principal economic commentator for The Independent online, and a columnist for the London Evening Standard and Daily Mail.

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Keynote

Sarkis Yoghourtdjian

Advisor, Banking Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors

Federal Reserve System


Mr Yoghourtdjian, recently retired from the board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC after spending 32 years, was an advisor and an assistant director for banking supervision and regulation.

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Khalid Al-Hashmi

Assistant Undersecretary, Cyber Security

QCERT


Khalid Al-Hashimi has more than 19 years of experience in the information technology field, with particular expertise in cyber security, information infrastructure and ICT systems planning. In his role as assistant under secretary for cyber security at QCERT, Qatar’s National Program that safeguards the country’s information and communications systems.

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Yousuf Al-Jaida

Chief Executive Officer

Qatar Financial Centre


Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida was appointed chief executive officer of the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority in June 2015. He previously held the role of deputy chief executive officer and chief strategy and business development officer at the QFC Authority where he was responsible for the overall strategic development of the

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Sara Al-Khelaifi

Head of Cyber Security

Qatar Central Bank


Sara Al-Khelaifi is head of cyber security section in financial market infrastructure oversight in Qatar Central Bank. She is responsible for the surveillance of cyber security in the financial sector by issuing regulations to be complied by banks and financial entities in Qatar.

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H.E. Dr Eng. Saad Bin Ahmad Al-Muhannadi

President

Ashghal - Public Works Authority


Dr Al-Muhannadi's professional career extends for more than 19 years as he has held many leading and managerial positions in the State of Qatar in various sectors including energy, transportation, and infrastructure.

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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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Bogdan Bilaus

President

CFA Society Doha


Bogdan Bilaus, CFA, CAIA, FRM is president of CFA Society Doha (a member of CFA Institute network) since 2016 and has served as board member since 2014.

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Sami Boujelben

Chief Advisor, Chief Executive’s Office

Qatar Financial Markets Authority


Sami Boujelben has more than 25 years of experience in North American, Europe and MENASA capital markets with a focus on strategic development, operations, asset management, compliance, corporate governance, audit and risk management in the regulatory, brokerage and investment management industries.

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Charlie Corbett

Editorial Director

Euromoney Conferences


Charlie Corbett has worked as a senior financial journalist and editor for a broad range of international newspapers and magazines.

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Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid

Executive Director

Qatar Computer Research Institute


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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Rory Fyfe

Head of Economics

Qatar National Bank


Rory Fyfe is the head of economics at QNB, the largest bank in the Middle East and Africa. He is responsible for the bank’s economic research on Qatar, MENA and across the more than 30 countries that QNB is now active in.

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Ian Gray OBE

Chief Executive Officer

Vodafone Qatar


Ian Gray OBE joined Vodafone Qatar as chief executive officer in December 2015. He was also, until April 2017, chairman of Vodafone Egypt having already served on that board for over 14 years including time as chief executive officer of the company and living in Cairo 2002-2007.

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Ibrahim Mohammed Hassan

Executive Director of Investment

Qatar Development Bank


Ibrahim Hassan is the acting executive director of investment at Qatar Development Bank and manages the different investment products of the bank, including seed capital and SME equity investments. The investment department also leads the relationships with international funds, incubators, and accelerators with the aim of attracting investments and talent

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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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Houssam Itani

Partner, Financial Services Advisory MENA, FinTech Leader

EY


Houssam Itani is a partner of EY’s financial services practice and has over 14 years of experience in financial services in Europe and across MENA.

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Mohsin Mujtaba

Director of Product and Market Development

Qatar Stock Exchange


Mohsin Mujtaba is director of product and market Development at Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) where he is leading new initiatives to position QSE as multi-asset platform of global significance. He is currently focused on developing new products such as ETFs and REITs to realise this vision.

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Robert Ryan

Senior Vice President, Commodity & Energy Strategy

BCA Research


Bob Ryan is based in London and runs BCA Research’s commodity and energy strategy.  He joined BCA in 2014 as a managing editor from Limehouse Research & Trading in Washington, D.C.

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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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Tue 05 - Wed 06 Dec 2017

The Ritz Carlton, Doha