Speakers 2019

H.E. GODWIN EMEFIELE at WIBC

H.E. Godwin Emefiele
GOVERNOR
Central Bank of Nigeria
Nigeria

Steve Bertamini at WIBC

STEVE BERTAMINI
Chief Executive Officer
Al Rajhi Bank
Saudi Arabia

Mazin Al Nahedh at WIBC

Mazin Al-Nahedh
Group Chief Executive Officer
Kuwait Finance House
Kuwait

Dr. Adnan Chilwan at WIBC

Dr. Adnan Chilwan
Group Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Islamic Bank
U.A.E.

Mazin Manna at WIBC

Mazin Manna
Group Chief Executive Officer
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
U.A.E.

Abdulhakeem Alkhayyat at WIBC

Abdulhakeem AlKhayyat
Managing Director &
Chief Executive Officer
Kuwait Finance House – Bahrain
Bahrain

Yousef Gamal El Din at WIBC

Yousef Gamal EL-Din
Anchor
BLOOMBERG TV
U.A.E

Sheikh Essam M. Ishaq at WIBC

Sheikh Esam Ishaq
Shari’ah Scholar, Shari’ah Supervisory Board Executive Member
Islamic Finance House
Bahrain

Hassan Jarrar at WIBC

HASSAN JARRAR
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
BAHRAIN ISLAMIC BANK(BisB)
BAHRAIN

Khalid Al Kayed at WIBC

Khalid Al kayed
Chief Executive Officer
Bank Nizwa
Oman

Khalid Saad at WIBC

Khalid Saad
Chief Executive Officer
Bahrain Fintech Bay
Bahrain

Khalid Hamad at WIBC

Khalid Hamad Abdul-Rahman Hamad
Executive Director of Banking Supervision
Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB)
Bahrain

Omar Mustafa Ansari at WIBC

Omar Mustafa Ansari
Secretary General
Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)
Bahrain

Dr. Ali Adnan Ibrahim
Global Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Al Baraka Banking Group
Bahrain

Nitish Bhojnagarwala
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group
Moody’s Investors Services
U.A.E.

Bashar Al Natoor at WIBC

Bashar Al Natoor
Global Head Islamic Finance
Fitch Ratings
U.A.E.

Sohaib Umar
Advisor, Islamic Financial Services Development
Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB)
Bahrain

Mustafa Adil at WIBC

Mustafa Adil
Head of Islamic Finance
Refinitiv
BAHRAIN

Dr. Simon Galpin at WIBC

Dr. Simon Galpin
Senior Advisor – Investment Promotion
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Bahrain

Naser Al Mohri at WIBC

Naser Almohri
Vice President, Coverage Team Leader
Bank ABC Islamic
BAHRAIN

Suhail Bin Tarraf at WIBC

Suhail Bin Tarraf
Chief Operating Officer
Emirates Islamic Bank
U.A.E.

Ashar Nazim at WIBC

Ashar Nazim
Group Chief Executive Officer
AION Digital
Bahrain

Eric Usher at WIBC

Eric Usher
Head of Finance Initiative
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Switzerland

Hadi Melki at WIBC

Hadi Melki
Managing Director & Regional Head Middle East
S & P Global Ratings
U.A.E.

Najeeb Haider at WIBC

Najeeb Haider
Manager of Investment Operations (IO) Department III
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
China

Husam speaker at WIBC

Husam Hourani
Managing Partner
Al Tamimi & Co.
U.A.E

TALIYA MINULLINA at WIBC

Taliya Minullina
Chief Executive Officer
Tatarstan Investment Development Agency
Republic of Tatarstan

Houssam Chahin at WIBC

Houssam Chahin
Senior Private Sector Partnership Officer
United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
UAE

Jihad Azour Speaker at WIBC

Dr. Jihad Azour
Director – Middle East
& Central Asia Department
International Monetary Fund
U.S.A.

Ghiyath Nakshbendi Speaking at WIBC

Dr. Ghiyath Nakshbendi
Professor of Islamic Finance and Advocate
Kogod School of Business, American University
USA

HESA ABDULLA AL SADA
DIRECTOR OF BANKING SERVICES
BANK OF BAHRAIN (CBB)
BAHRAIN

DR. SAMI AL-SUWAILEM at WIBC

Dr. Sami Al-Suwailem
Acting Director General
Islamic Research & Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group
Saudi Arabia

SUHAEIDI at WIBC

Suhaeidi
Executive Director, Department of Islamic Economics and Finance
Bank Indonesia
Indonesia

FARAH JAAFAR-CROSSBY at WIBC

Farah Jaafar-Crossby
Farah Jaafar-Crossby
Labuan IBFC
Malaysia

DR. QAIS AL YAHYAEI at WIBC

Dr. Qais Al Yahyaei
Executive Vice President
Central Bank of Oman
Oman

AHMED AL BALOOSHI at WIBC

Ahmed Al Balooshi
Senior Vice President, Head of IT
Al Baraka Banking Group
BAHRAIN

MEHRYAR GHAZALI at WIBC

Mehryar Ghazali
Partner – Financial Services Practice Leader
PwC Middle East
UAE

RIMA BHATIA at WIBC

Rima Bhatia
Group Chief Economist & Head of Strategy
Gulf International Bank
Bahrain

ZEEBA ASKAR at WIBC

Zeeba Askar
Investments Director
Ithmaar Development Company
Bahrain

RAFI-UDDIN SHIKOH at WIBC

Rafi-uddin Shikoh
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
DinarStandard
UAE

NOOR AZMI MAT SAID at WIBC

Noor Azmi Mat Said
Chief Executive Officer
SME Corp. Malaysia
Malaysia

DR. JARMO KOTILANE at WIBC

Dr. Jarmo Kotilane
Chief Planning & Monitoring Officer
Tamkeen
Bahrain

RIAZ MOHAMED at WIBC

Riaz Mohamed
Head of Financial Restructuring Department
Kuwait Finance House Bahrain
Bahrain

JUSTIN MATHEWS at WIBC

Justin Mathews
Vice President, Treasury Investments
Gulf International Bank
Saudi Arabia

LILIAN LE FALHER at WIBC

Lilian Le Falher
Executive Manager, Head of Treasury, Financial Institutions & Capital Markets
Kuwait Finance House Bahrain
Bahrain

Ijlal Ahmed Alvi at WIBC

Ijlal Ahmed Alvi
Chief Executive Officer
International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM)
Bahrain