Middle East Banking Forum Speakers


His Excellency Abdul Aziz Abdulla Al-Ghurair Chairman, UAE Banks Federation

H.E Saif Hadef Al Shamsi Assistant Governor, Central Bank of the UAE

Ollie Rehn
Governor, Bank of Finland; Member, Governing Council, European Central Bank

Brett King
Futurist; Best-Selling Author of Bank 2.0 and Bank 3.0; Host of Radio Show “Breaking Banks”; Founder/CEO of mobile bank

John Cusack
Global Head, Financial Crime Compliance and Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLR), Standard Chartered Bank

Dame Susan Rice
Chair, Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board; Non-Executive director, C Hoare & Co; Practitioner Member, Banking Standards Board

Francisco Salcedo
Senior Vice President, Etisalat Digital

Christian Leitz
Head, Corporate Responsibility Management, UBS

Rabih Dabboussi
SVP, Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Darkmatter


David Berman
Partner, Financial Regulation, Latham & Watkins

Mark Yallop
Chairman, FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB); External Member, Prudential Regulation Committee, Bank of England

Nicholas Cameron
Partner, Head of Forensic, KPMG in the Lower Gulf

Dick Gould
Senior Responsible Officer for the Expert Laundering Evidence Cadre, National Crime Agency, UK

Michael Cole-Fontayn
Chairman-Elect, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI); and Chairman, Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)

Daniel Klier
Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

Anthony Habis
Head of Global Client Management, Middle East and Africa, BNY Mellon

Mohammaed Gharaibeh
Director, Enterprise Business Group and Samsung Pay, Samsung Gulf Electronics

Mark Carawan
Chief Compliance Officer, and Member of the Operating Committee, Citi

Otto Williams
Head Strategic Partnerships, Fintechs and Ventures for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA), Visa


Martin Arnold
Deputy Companies Editor, Financial Times

Joy Macknight
Deputy Editor, The Banker

James King
Middle East Banking Editor, The Banker


A quick look at some of the speakers and moderators attending this years Middle East Banking Forum.
Where we have a wide insight from some of the greatest minds.


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