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7th June 2022

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Speaker

Fawaz Abusneineh

Fawaz Abusneineh

Acting Head of Global Corporate Finance

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Fawaz Abusneineh

Fawaz Abusneineh

Acting Head of Global Corporate Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Fawaz is in charge of the DCM Origination business for FAB’s Global Corporate Finance clients. He has worked on a number of landmark transactions for high profile issuers in the Corporate, Institutional and SSA space, covering various DCM products from plain vanilla bonds and setting up MTN Programs, to project bonds, hybrid capital and liability management, both conventional bonds and Islamic (Sukuk).

Fawaz has also originated and overseen the execution of numerous landmark deals outside the region, including the inaugural sovereign Sukuk issuance from HM Treasury and Hong Kong Government SAR. Prior to this role, Fawaz headed FAB's global distribution of Syndicated Loans and also managed FAB's Proprietary fixed income portfolio.

Fawaz holds a BSc (Hon's) in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation. He is also the Chairman of the Middle East Region for International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and a Board Member of The Gulf Bonds and Sukuk Association (GBSA).

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Session ends: 09:00
09:00

Keynote address: Oil and gas financing in a rapidly transitioning world

Speaker

Klaus Froelich

Klaus Froelich

Klaus Froelich

Chief Investment Officer at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Klaus Froehlich is the Group Chief Investment Officer of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Klaus joined the Group in 2020 to head the Group Strategic Investments Function. Prior to joining ADNOC, Klaus spent over 20 years in the financial service industry including 17 years at Morgan Stanley and more recently for 3 years as Chief Financial Officer of the Saudi Binladin Group in Jeddah.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
Session ends: 09:15
09:15

CFO Roundtable: How are the GCC’s leading borrowers and issuers navigating a “post-COVID world”?

  • Product, pricing, tenor, currency: A deep-dive into financial strategy preferences – Are certain markets or currencies now favoured over others?
  • Choosing partners for the future: To what extent have checklists changed when looking for partners and relationship banks?
  • Learning from the best: Unpacking some of the year’s ground-breaking deals from those that executed them

Moderator

Chavan Bhogaita

Chavan Bhogaita

Managing Director and Head of Market Insights and Strategy

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Chavan Bhogaita

Chavan Bhogaita

Managing Director and Head of Market Insights and Strategy at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Speakers

Steve Ridlington

Steve Ridlington

Chief Financial Officer

TAQA Global

Steve Ridlington

Steve Ridlington

Chief Financial Officer at TAQA Global

Steve Ridlington serves as TAQA’s Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since July 2020. Prior to his role at TAQA, Mr. Ridlington was Chief Investment Officer at ADPower. He previously held positions with BP, TNK-BP, and the National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed), serving as CFO at the latter.

Mr. Ridlington holds a Master of Philosophy in Economics from St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Sussex.

TAQA Global

Dr. Sherif Ayoub

Dr. Sherif Ayoub

Dr. Sherif Ayoub

Chief Financial Officer at Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)

Dr. Sherif Ayoub is the Chief Financial Officer for the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) where he oversees treasury and capital markets, financial control, financial planning and analytics, financial operations, budget and corporate performance as well as risk management. Prior to APICORP, he has assumed numerous leadership positions over his career, serving as Senior Advisor at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and Assistant Secretary General at the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), in addition to working with A.T. Kearney, the US Government, United Nations, and the World Bank in different capacities.

Notably, Dr. Ayoub acquired his PhD in Finance from the University of Edinburgh, and is also a holder of a Masters’ Degree from Columbia University and a Bachelors’ Degree from Baldwin Wallace University. In addition, he has served as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University.

Dr. Ayoub is a CFA Charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has also published a book and several articles that relate to the finance and risk management.

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)

Manish Manchandya

Manish Manchandya

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Saudi Electricity Company

Manish Manchandya

Manish Manchandya

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Saudi Electricity Company

• Manchandya was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Finance in 2019

• Mr. Manchandya joined SEC in 2008 and held a number of executive positions within the Finance business line including Executive Director – Treasury and Head of Corporate Finance

• Mr. Manchandya obtained an MBA from ICFAI Business School and an ACE certificate in General Management from MIT Sloan Business

Saudi Electricity Company

Saudi Electricity Company

About Saudi Electricity Company

Saudi Electricity Company is one of the largest producers of electricity in the Middle East and North Africa, it provides electricity efficiently to its 10,122,895 customers from all categories, it is one of the main pillars of achieving the National Transformation Program 2020 and Vision 2030, as it aims to deliver the service to 11 million customers by the end of 2023.

The company attaches great importance to Saudization, raising the Saudization rate among its 32,863 employees to more than 93.6 percent, important steps have also been achieved to localise the electrical industries through the "Binaa" program, by increasing the purchase rate from national factories to 68 percent, and increasing the number of local factories registered with them to more than 700 factories.

It succeeded in completing its largest project towards digital transformation, smart metres, by installing 10 million smart metres in record time, more than 39 percent of which are Saudi-manufactured.

The company provides its services through power plants that use modern technologies. It has 42 production stations, including 486 production units, and through a sprawling transportation network that feeds distribution networks, which have a length of more than 91,424 circular kilometers. It succeeded in extending a fibre-optic network of more than 82,583 kilometers, covering more than 508,000 homes with fibre optics.

The company is on track to diversify its energy sources by expanding the use of clean energy, while reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

Our vision:

We provide our customers and our country with world-class energy services.

Our mission:

We supply electricity to the Kingdom to supply energy to the world.

Our strategic objectives:

Providing world-class innovative services to both individuals and businesses.

Work on commercial bases with the highest safety standards.

Switching to an intelligent and sustainable electrical system.

> LinkedIn URL :https://sa.linkedin.com/company/saudielectricity

Raj Jit Singh Wallia

Raj Jit Singh Wallia

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

DP World

Raj Jit Singh Wallia

Raj Jit Singh Wallia

Deputy Chief Financial Officer at DP World

DP World’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Raj Jit Singh Wallia has global responsibility for the company’s Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, Tax, Treasury and Insurance activities. A former banker and restructuring professional, he has a range of international experience across functions, markets, products and the maritime sector.

Before joining DP World, Raj Jit worked for DP World’s parent company Dubai World as Group Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury. He was hired to lead the group’s financial restructuring in 2009 and played a lead role in the overall restructuring of Dubai World and its subsidiaries.

As a banker he was a Managing Director with Deutsche Bank in Singapore where he headed the Asian High Yield and Leverage Loans origination business. Prior to that, Raj Jit was a Managing Director with ING’s Leverage Finance and Sponsor Coverage Group in London with specific responsibility for Central and Eastern European countries. During his banking career he has been involved in various credit origination, credit structuring, coverage, strategy and management roles.

Raj Jit holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering and Applied Science at the Arizona State University.

DP World

DP World
Mukesh Sodani

Mukesh Sodani

Mukesh Sodani

Chief Financial Officer at Ministry of Finance, United Arab Emirates

Ministry of Finance, United Arab Emirates

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10:15

Assessing the outlook for the MENA Fixed Income landscape in 2022/23

  • US HY vs. EM vs. MENA IG: With US rates increasing, are investors able to absorb MENA credit? How do MENA IG bonds compare to US HY?
  • With the arrival of new Covid variants, how do investors value the MENA region versus the yield on their current investments? Can a full recovery be priced into portfolios?
  • How do investors and banks view current liquidity levels in comparison with market expectation for 2023?
  • Understanding the value and cost of the hybrid and perpetual bond market given a potential rise in inflation and/or rates
  • How are investors viewing the AAOIFI regulation, and to what extent is this helping or hindering their participation in sukuk transactions?

Moderator

Rizwan Kanji

Rizwan Kanji

Rizwan Kanji

Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rizwan Kanji’s practice focuses on debt capital markets, finance and securitizations using both conventional and Islamic finance structures.

He advises investment banks, financial institutions, multilateral development banks, sovereign states, insurance companies and multinational regional corporations on high-profile transactions across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

Widely considered one of the leading lawyers within Islamic finance, Rizwan has earned a reputation for advising on “first of its kind” transactions.

Global directories, Chambers and Partners have consecutively ranked Mr. Kanji as one of the world's leading Islamic finance and debt capital markets lawyers. Clients are highly impressed with his breadth of expertise, elaborating: "His problem-solving skills and pragmatic approach to transactions are invaluable” and “He has a lot of attention to detail and is very attentive to his clients.”

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Speakers

Kojo Amoo-Gottfried

Kojo Amoo-Gottfried

Kojo Amoo-Gottfried

Chief Investment Officer at Black Stars Investments (BSI)

Mr. Amoo-Gottfried is the Chief Investment Officer of Black Stars Investments, (BSI), an Emerging Markets focused hedge fund. BSI is a fundamentally focused investor in both traditional and frontier EM. Prior to joining BSI, he worked as a Portfolio Manager at two hedge funds in London where he successfully ran funds investing in Emerging Markets winning multiple awards. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics (LSE) and London Business School (LBS).

Black Stars Investments (BSI)

Sharif Eid

Sharif Eid

Portfolio Manager, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income

Franklin Templeton Investments

Sharif Eid

Sharif Eid

Portfolio Manager, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income at Franklin Templeton Investments

Sharif Eid is a portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Investments (Middle East) Limited. Mr. Eid joined the Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income investment team in April 2009 as a research analyst where he helped develop the group's fundamental research process and production. Mr. Eid was promoted to portfolio manager in 2011 and is currently the co-manager of the FTIF GCC Bond Fund and co-manager of Global Sukuk institutional accounts.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments (Middle East) Limited, formerly Algebra Capital, Mr. Eid worked for TD Securities in Toronto as a trader. He rotated through credit, FX and interest rate option desks.

Mr. Eid holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and a master's degree in mathematical finance, both from the University of Toronto.

FTIML-Dubai is an active, research-driven, team-based manager which aims to achieve superior long-term investment performance against relevant benchmarks and to provide excellent, value-added client service through the Franklin, Templeton and Mutual Series investment groups. The fund management team performs bottom-up research to manage assets in private and public markets across all asset classes. Their services are packaged as fund solutions, discretionary mandates or structured products.

Franklin Templeton launched a dedicated bond fund aimed at capitalising on the growing debt market in the Gulf region which was supported by portfolio Sharif Eid.

Franklin Templeton Investments

Nadia Zubairi

Nadia Zubairi

Head of Debt Capital Markets

Bank ABC

Nadia Zubairi

Nadia Zubairi

Head of Debt Capital Markets at Bank ABC

Nadia Zubairi is the Head of Debt Capital Markets for Bank ABC. She is a DCM practitioner who has worked in the region since 2006 with product expertise across conventional and sukuk markets. Nadia has been instrumental in setting up the DCM platform for Bank ABC and has executed transactions for leading issuers across MENAT.

Nadia has led several landmark issuances for sovereigns throughout her career and in her role as Head of DCM has led around 40 deals in the past 3 years covering both bond and sukuk. Prior to Bank ABC Nadia has worked with a number of international institutions including Standard Chartered Bank, ABN AMRO and American Express.

Bank ABC offers a wide range of international wholesale banking services including Corporate Banking & Financial Institutions, Project & Structured Finance, Syndications, Treasury, Trade Finance services, and Islamic Banking as well as Retail Banking.

Bank ABC network spreads across five continents, covering countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Senior Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets

Mashreqbank

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Senior Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets at Mashreqbank

Aditya has responsibility for Mashreqbank’s debt capital markets activities. With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Aditya has led and worked across origination and execution platforms at Trussbridge, ADIB, Nomura, Lehman Brothers, E&Y and Arthur Andersen. He worked in London, Dubai and Mumbai. He has bookrun deals in excess of several billions of dollars of landmark financings, across the conventional and Islamic space, for governments, supra-nationals, corporates and financial institutions worldwide.

Aditya is a ranking Chartered Accountant from India and has a MBA from London Business School.

Mashreqbank

Mashreqbank

One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world.

As the oldest bank in the UAE, our journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.

Our innovative approach sets us truly apart, it also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades across all fields including digital banking, the most recent were: Middle East Best Digital Bank by Euromoney Regional Awards for Excellence, the Most Innovative Consumer/Corporate Digital Bank in the UAE and Best Bank in the UAE by World's Best Bank Awards by Global Finance, Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East by EMEA Finance and many others.

LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mashreq-corporate-and-investment-banking-group

Angad Rajpal

Angad Rajpal

Portfolio Manager, Head of Fixed Income

Emirates NBD

Angad Rajpal

Angad Rajpal

Portfolio Manager, Head of Fixed Income at Emirates NBD

Angad is Head of Fixed Income at Emirates NBD Asset Management, having previously been Senior Portfolio Manager since October 2014. He has been with the business for more than nine years, having joined in 2010 as a Senior Credit Analyst. Angad is the lead manager for the UCITS-compliant MENA Fixed Income Fund and the Global Sukuk Fund, which have outperformed their respective benchmarks for most years since 2010. He has also had an active part in doubling Fixed Income Assets Under Management (AUM) since 2013 – to under USD3 billion for year-end 2019.

Prior to joining the team, Angad was Senior Analyst at Prime Emirates from 2008 to 2010, having previously been an Associate in Financial Services Advisory at Ernst & Young in New York and a Financial Analyst at Real Value Investments in Mumbai. He holds an MBA from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in New York and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Auditing from the University of Mumbai. Angad has CFA designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Emirates Society.

Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 31st December 2021, total assets were AED 687 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 187 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Group expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Group is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.

Emirates NBD was named ‘Best Bank in the Middle East’ and ‘UAE’s Best Bank’ in 2021 for a seventh consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the ‘Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East’ award, introduced in 2020 in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis. Emirates NBD ranked 5th in Forbes’ Top 100 companies in the Middle East for 2021. The Bank is ranked 87th in The Banker’s list of the World’s Top 1,000 Banks. Emirates NBD was named ‘Bank of the Year – UAE 2020’ for the sixth year and ‘Bank of the Year – Middle East 2020’ for the third time by The Banker. In addition, Emirates NBD has been assessed as the ‘Strongest Bank in the UAE’ and ‘Fifth Strongest Bank in the Middle East’ by The Asian Banker 500 Largest and Strongest Banks rankings.

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/emirates-nbd

Ahmed Taha

Ahmed Taha

Executive Director, Capital Markets, AME

Standard Chartered

Ahmed Taha

Ahmed Taha

Executive Director, Capital Markets, AME at Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered
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11:05

Supporting the UAE economy in a post-COVID world: A 12-24 month overview

Speaker

Ahmed Al Naqbi

Ahmed Al Naqbi

Ahmed Al Naqbi

Chief Executive Officer at Emirates Development Bank

Appointed in May 2021, Ahmed is set to lead and execute EDB’s strategy to transform the bank into a key enabler role to support the UAE’s economic diversification plan, industrial growth and adoption of advanced technologies.

Ahmed is driving the transformation of EDB from a mortgage lender to becoming a corporate & SME development bank. He is driving the organization to focus on innovation and digitization, enhancement of products, services and capabilities along with promoting technology solutions, delivering best-in-class customer experience, and easing access to finance for individuals, small & medium enterprises and corporates in priority industry sectors.

Ahmed is uniquely positioned to lead EDB due to his background. He served in multiple Managing Director roles across both retail, corporate & investment banking. He has also been a pioneer in digital innovation in banking in the UAE.

Ahmed is an alumni of Harvard Business School and Virginia Tech’s school of architecture and urban studies.

Emirates Development Bank

Emirates Development Bank
Session ends: 11:20
11:20

Coffee and networking break hosted by Mashreqbank

Session ends: 11:50
11:50

Raising debt in a rising rate environment: Issuer vs. investor perspective

  • From EM to DM: How are investors moving their money? Which credits are they now focusing on (vs. those they are moving away from)?
  • Mind the (pricing) gap: To what extent is there a divergence in issuer vs. investor expectation of debt pricing? Who is willing to buy/pay? Is the premium worth it?
  • How can EM issuers looking to raise debt overcome the hurdle of accessing volatile markets in a rising rates environment? What support can their relationship banks offer?
  • How are issuers and investors viewing the sukuk market now vs. pre-COVID-19?

Moderator

Hital Desai

Hital Desai

Head of CEEMEA Syndication

BofA Securities

Hital Desai

Hital Desai

Head of CEEMEA Syndication at BofA Securities

Hital Desai is Head of CEEMEA Syndicate at Bank of America in London, covering all primary debt activity across Emerging Markets, Investment Grade/HY and local currency issuance

  • With over 15 years of experience in DCM Origination and Syndication, Hital has extensive experience raising funding for a number of EM and DM issuers ranging from Sovereigns to debut high yield borrowers and distributing to global investors
  • Hital initially started in the FIG DCM team at Goldman Sachs, before spending a decade in Hong Kong focusing on Emerging Markets at both Credit Suisse & BofA
  • Hital holds a BSc in Mathematics & Management from King’s College London

BofA Securities

BofA Securities

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at about.BofASecurities.com, and connect with us on Twitter (@BofA_Business) and LinkedIn (@BofA_Business )

Speakers

Roderick Gordon

Roderick Gordon

Head of Debt Capital Markets and Syndicate

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

Roderick Gordon

Roderick Gordon

Head of Debt Capital Markets and Syndicate at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

Roderick Gordon is Head of Debt Capital Markets and Syndicate for Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. He previously worked at Bahrain's Gulf International Bank.

In 2000, Roderick completed a Master of Science in Physics at University of Durham.

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

ADCB Group is a leading UAE banking group that provides over 1 million customers with a full suite of products and services, spanning Consumer Banking, Wholesale Banking, Treasury & Investments and Property Management. ADCB operates a network of 54 branches and over 425 ATMs across the UAE.

On 1 May 2019, ADCB and Union National Bank merged and the combined entity acquired Al Hilal Bank, which operates as a separate Islamic banking entity under its own brand within the Group. The transaction reinforced ADCB’s position as the third largest bank in the UAE by assets. As at 31 December 2021, the Group’s total assets stood at AED 440 billion.

Mubadala Investment Company holds 60.20% of the Bank’s issued and fully paid up share capital through its wholly owned subsidiary One Hundred and Fourteenth Investment Company – Sole Proprietorship LLC. ADCB Group trades on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) under the ticker of ADCB. As at 31 December 2021, ADCB’s market capitalisation was AED 59 billion.

LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/adcbofficial

Mohieddine Kronfol

Mohieddine Kronfol

Chief Investment Officer, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income

Franklin Templeton Investments

Mohieddine Kronfol

Mohieddine Kronfol

Chief Investment Officer, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income at Franklin Templeton Investments

Mohieddine Kronfol is the chief investment officer for Franklin Templeton Fixed Income in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Kronfol is responsible for managing

the investment process, research, and performance of the Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income teams, and leads portfolio management for FTSF Global

Sukuk Fund and Gulf Wealth Bond Fund.

Dino is a pioneer in Arab capital markets where he has committed the past 20 years to the development of MENA debt markets and Sharia compliant finance

across the globe. He has one of the longest track records managing global Sukuk assets, since 2008, and under his leadership, Franklin Templeton has

established itself as a prominent player in Global Sukuk investing. Dino frequently shares his views as a commentator on regional and international media and

is a regular speaker at industry events.

Preceding his tenure at FT, Dino was part of a small team that, in 2000, helped build from scratch and run what became SHUAA Capital's financial services

business. He was initially head of Capital Markets and later became head of Debt Asset Management and, in 2002, fund manager of the first fund to focus

exclusively on MENA debt. Prior to that, he was an early employee at one of the first pan-Arab investment banks, Middle East Capital Group (MECG).

Mr. Kronfol holds a bachelor of arts in business administration and an MBA from the American University of Beirut. He won the first Failaka Islamic Award for

"The Best Sukuk Fund" in 2010, the first Employee Provident Fund of Malaysia (EPF) Award for "Best Global Sukuk Portfolio Manager" in 2014 and 2019, and

the MENA Fund Manager Award for "Outstanding Achievement by an Individual" in 2016. Franklin GCC Bond fund won the Mountain View Fund Award 2019

in the Bond Funds Global category and in 2021 his team was awarded the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards for MENA Fixed Income Strategy, 3

Years and Global Sukuk Strategy, 1 Year.

Franklin Templeton Investments

Dr. Moritz Kraemer

Dr. Moritz Kraemer

Chief Economist, Head of Research

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Dr. Moritz Kraemer

Dr. Moritz Kraemer

Chief Economist, Head of Research at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Dr. Moritz Kraemer is Chief Economist and Head of Research at LBBW Bank, based in Stuttgart, Germany. He is also a Senior Fellow at SOAS University of London’s Center for Sustainable Finance and teaches graduate courses at Goethe-University Frankfurt’s House of Finance and Humboldt University Berlin.

Before joining LBBW in November 2021, Moritz was Chief Economist of CountryRisk.io, a country- and ESG-risk platform. He also served as the Chair of Economic Advisory Panel at R.J. Fleming & Co. and Independent Non-Executive Director of Scope Ratings, the largest Europe-headquartered Credit Rating Agency.

Until 2018 he was at S&P Global as the Sovereign Ratings Group’ Global Chief Ratings Officer, overseeing the analytical work on assessing the creditworthiness of over 130 national governments worldwide. Moritz started his professional career as an Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. and Tegucigalpa/Honduras. Moritz holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Göttingen (Germany). He studied Economics, Latin American Studies, and Literature at the Universities of Frankfurt, Southampton and San Diego.

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

With deep roots in Baden-Württemberg, dating back to the year 1818, LBBW is also present in a number of economic and financial hubs worldwide. Our global network of international offices includes four branches in London, New York, Seoul, and Singapore, 14 representative offices worldwide, and our financing company in Mexico City. Each of the 19 LBBW locations specialises in the services that are particularly in demand and demanded on site.

On November 24, 2020, LBBW acted as Joint Lead Manager for the €8.5 billion social bond issued by the European Union on Tuesday under the SURE programme. As a long-standing partner of the EU and the first Landesbank, it accompanies for the first time as an issue bank a bond that is so strategically important. Other consortium leaders included CITI, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, and Société Générale.

"The designation of LBBW as an issue bank for this transaction is a major demonstration of the EU's confidence and a testament to our high level of expertise as well as the large national and international placement power in the sustainable investments segment," explains LBBW Capital Markets Board Member Dr. Christian Ricken. "At the same time, this is also the largest volume-related bond transaction that LBBW has accompanied as a consortium leader." Through its significant contribution to investor diversification, LBBW has enabled the EU to have a very competitive pricing system, from which the aid programmes will directly benefit.

The 15-year bond is the third EU transaction under its SURE Social Bond programme, which is expected to be worth up to €100 billion. It is part of the EU's efforts to support the economic recovery following the Coronavirus pandemic and its consequences and is primarily aimed at financing short work programmes in the EU Member States. Ten- and 20-year bonds were issued in October and a total of EUR 31 billion in five- and 30-year bonds in November.

We look forward to working and partnering with you.

LinkedIn URL: www.linkedin.com/company/lbbw

Patrick Clerkin

Patrick Clerkin

Senior Managing Director, Group Funding & Investor Relations

Emirates NBD

Patrick Clerkin

Patrick Clerkin

Senior Managing Director, Group Funding & Investor Relations at Emirates NBD

Patrick (‘Paddy’) is Head of Investor Relations and Managing Director for Emirates NBD’s Group Funding and Principal Investment Unit. The Investor Relations team updates the Analyst & Investor community on the Bank’s performance and outlook. The Global Funding team manages the strategic funding needs of the Bank. The Principal Investment team manages an investment portfolio containing hedge funds, credit funds and private equity.

Paddy has been with Emirates NBD since 2007. Prior to that he worked in London as co-head of the global operating-company rating team at Fitch Ratings. Before this he was part of the structured investment group at JP Morgan where Paddy looked after capital modelling and risk management.

Paddy has a B.Sc. (First Class) in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Heriot-Watt University and a M.Sc. in Mathematical Finance from the University of Oxford.

Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 31st December 2021, total assets were AED 687 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 187 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Group expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Group is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.

Emirates NBD was named ‘Best Bank in the Middle East’ and ‘UAE’s Best Bank’ in 2021 for a seventh consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the ‘Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East’ award, introduced in 2020 in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis. Emirates NBD ranked 5th in Forbes’ Top 100 companies in the Middle East for 2021. The Bank is ranked 87th in The Banker’s list of the World’s Top 1,000 Banks. Emirates NBD was named ‘Bank of the Year – UAE 2020’ for the sixth year and ‘Bank of the Year – Middle East 2020’ for the third time by The Banker. In addition, Emirates NBD has been assessed as the ‘Strongest Bank in the UAE’ and ‘Fifth Strongest Bank in the Middle East’ by The Asian Banker 500 Largest and Strongest Banks rankings.

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/emirates-nbd

Hussain Hussain

Hussain Hussain

Head of Capital Markets - Middle East

MUFG

Hussain Hussain

Hussain Hussain

Head of Capital Markets - Middle East at MUFG

Joining MUFG in September 2017, Hussain is the Head of Capital Markets for the Middle East. With an extensive portfolio focusing on transactions across a wide range of sectors within the EMEA region, his role predominantly looks at debt capital market transactions involving Sovereigns, Corporates and Financial Institutions compromising of debut and repeat issuers, project bonds and hybrid capital issuances.

Hussain has over 15 years of banking experience, primarily within the debt capital markets across EMEA and has led over USD 60bn of issuance from the Middle East.

Hussain holds a First Class Honours in BSc Economics from the University College of London.

MUFG

MUFG

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with approximately 2,500 locations in more than 50 countries. The Group has about 170,000 employees and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group aims to “be the world’s most trusted financial group” through close collaboration among our operating companies and flexibly respond to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

Please visit the website for more information - https://www.mufgemea.com/

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mufg

Twitter Page: @MUFGEMEA

Sultan AlKhalil

Sultan AlKhalil

GM of Financial Institutions & Investor Relations

National Debt Management Center

Sultan AlKhalil

Sultan AlKhalil

GM of Financial Institutions & Investor Relations at National Debt Management Center

National Debt Management Center

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Syndicated loan markets dynamics: How can banks meet borrower demands for better pricing and longer tenor?

  • Understanding GCC banks’ funding strategies to maintain a strong market position: Will this excess liquidity last?
  • Balance sheet driven loans vs. refinancing: Which banks are lending in the Middle East, for what purpose, and at what price?
  • What are the next steps in deepening the UAE secondary loan market?
  • The evolution of acquisition financing:
    • How does ‘traditional’ corporate vs. ‘infrastructure-esque’ acquisition finance compare across MENA?
    • Will event driven financing continue to focus on divestments or pivot towards expansion?
    • Are international banks or regional institutions best placed to deliver financing to support their client’s ambitions?

Moderator

Tonmoy Andalib

Tonmoy Andalib

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndicate & Distribution

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Tonmoy Andalib

Tonmoy Andalib

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndicate & Distribution at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Andalib is Head of Loan Syndicate, Distribution & Portfolio Management at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). He has global responsibility for primary underwriting, syndication and secondary distribution of loans across all asset classes. Andalib has 18 years of experience in origination, structuring, execution and distribution of syndicated loan transactions across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He is based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Prior to joining FAB in 2015, Andalib worked at Standard Chartered Bank in London, Singapore and Dhaka covering loan markets and investors across Europe, Africa and South & Southeast Asia. Andalib has overseen the bookrunning of over US$300bn of landmark financings for many of the most sophisticated supranational organisations, governments, corporates and financial institutions. Andalib holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing.

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

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Speakers

Tariq Amin

Tariq Amin

Head of Syndications, Capital Markets

Bank ABC

Tariq Amin

Tariq Amin

Head of Syndications, Capital Markets at Bank ABC

Tariq Amin joined Bank ABC in 2015 and heads the Syndications function within the Capital Markets unit of the bank.

Tariq is responsible for the bank’s primary loan market activity in addition to the secondary market loans trading business.

With 20 years of financial industry experience, Tariq has previously worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Gulf International Bank.

Damien Orban

Damien Orban

EMEA Loan Capital Markets

BofA Securities

Damien Orban

Damien Orban

EMEA Loan Capital Markets at BofA Securities

Based in London, Damien is responsible in covering origination, structuring and syndication for Benelux corporate clients, Western European Financial Institutions as well as Emerging Markets within EMEA Loan Capital Markets. Damien has been involved in executing and evaluating transactions across industry sectors and has worked on landmark transactions including UCB’s acquisition of Ra Pharmaceuticals, Signify’s acquisition of Cooper Lighting, GSK’s acquisition of Tesaro and British American Tobacco’s $50bn acquisition of Reynolds American.

Damien joined BofAML in 2011 as an Analyst in Credit Risk and moved to Loan Capital Markets three years later after having rotated across financial institution and corporate teams covering Western European and Emerging Market clients.

Damien holds a BEng Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol and is fluent in both French and English.

BofA Securities

BofA Securities

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at about.BofASecurities.com, and connect with us on Twitter (@BofA_Business) and LinkedIn (@BofA_Business )

Kashif Raza

Kashif Raza

Head of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Kashif Raza

Kashif Raza

Head of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Kashif joined ADIB in March 2011 and manages the DCM and distribution business for ADIB. His responsibilities include origination, structuring of DCM and syndicated financing transactions and cross asset distribution including debt and equity. He has 20 years of work experience incorporating a rich blend of investment banking, financial advisory and management consulting. Kashif has significant experience of introducing clients to the international debt capital markets and has advised on several international Sukuk and syndications deals for sovereigns, GREs and large corporates. Prior to ADIB, Kashif worked for DIB for 5 years in a similar capacity where has was a part of the core team responsible for establishing the debt capital markets and syndications origination and distribution business. He has earlier worked for Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan where he was involved in several local and foreign currency transactions including the largest bond issue by a large local commercial bank in Pakistan and the largest foreign currency refinancing deal in Pakistan. Prior to SCB he worked for United Bank Ltd. Pakistan in the Investment Banking Group where he led the deal team on several local currency bond issues and syndicated loans.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

ADIB is a leading bank in the UAE and the 4th largest Islamic bank globally by assets. Headquartered and listed in Abu Dhabi, ADIB was incorporated in 1997 to serve as the first Islamic bank in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Over the last two decades, ADIB has demonstrated a consistent track record of growth with assets now totalling USD 37 billion. The bank currently serves more than 1 million customers through a balanced proposition that combines a highly-personalised customer experience with world-class digital banking services.

ADIB is a full-fledged financial service provider that offers banking solutions for individuals, corporates and affluent customers. In addition, the wider ADIB Group provides brokerage, real estate and property management, payments and insurance services.it has one of the largest distribution networks in the UAE with more than 60 branches and around 500 ATMs. Internationally, the bank has a presence in six strategic markets - Egypt, where it has 70 branches, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Sudan and Iraq.

ADIB has received numerous awards from leading global organisations, having been ranked number one bank in the UAE by Forbes and named “World’s Best Islamic Bank” by IFN and the FT’s The Banker magazine, “Best Islamic Digital Bank” by Global Finance, and “Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East” by EMEA Finance.

On the corporate side, ADIB provides the complete range of banking services and is the chosen partner for many of the UAE's leading companies and government-related entities.

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Tarek Bachnak

Tarek Bachnak

Head of MEA Corporate Loan Origination / Corporate and Leveraged Finance

Crédit Agricole CIB

Tarek Bachnak

Tarek Bachnak

Head of MEA Corporate Loan Origination / Corporate and Leveraged Finance at Crédit Agricole CIB

Crédit Agricole CIB

Crédit Agricole CIB

About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2021). Nearly 8,600 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

For more information, please visit www.ca-cib.com

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/CA_CIB

Shayaan Shikoh Khan

Shayaan Shikoh Khan

Head - Loans Sales & Trading, Investment Banking

Emirates NBD Capital

Shayaan Shikoh Khan

Shayaan Shikoh Khan

Head - Loans Sales & Trading, Investment Banking at Emirates NBD Capital

Shayaan has over 10 years of experience across the Investment Banking and Global Markets divisions primarily in the Middle East and Asia.

He heads the global structured loan sales and trading desk at Emirates NBD Capital Ltd, focused on the distribution of syndicated, trade finance and distressed assets across the MENAT region on behalf of Emirates NBD Bank (P.J.S.C.).

In his present role, he has successfully executed a number of landmark structured financings for strategic clients across the Sovereign, industrial, real estate, commodities, financial institution, education and aviation sectors in the conventional, Islamic and hybrid execution formats; he also spearheads an active secondary loans sales and trading desk focused on managing the underwriting and churn positions, and opportunistic acquisitions on behalf of the bank.

He started his banking career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong in 2010, whereby he underwent an analyst program in Asia Pacific Global Markets, rotating through the Fixed Income and Equity Linked finance divisions. He graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, USA, and holds a BSc. in Finance.

Emirates NBD Capital

Emirates NBD Capital

Emirates NBD PJSC (“ENBD”), is a leading banking group in the Middle East and the second largest bank in the UAE by total assets (USD 188.9bn total assets as of July 2021) and branch network. It has the largest branch network in the UAE with a significant international presence in the Egypt, KSA, India, Singapore, Turkey and the UK along with representative offices in China and Indonesia. Emirates NBD Capital (“EMCAP”) is the global investment bank for Emirates NBD Group that has its principal office based in the DIFC, Dubai and is fully regulated by the DFSA (Dubai Financial Services Authority). EMCAP is also CMA licensed for providing the full suite of IB services in Saudi Arabia via EMCAP KSA. Emirates NBD Capital is a leading regional Investment Bank offering customized advisory and capital financing solutions. We offer cross-divisional and global expertise to deliver bespoke, structured solutions to meet the ever-changing financial needs of our client base, by leveraging our institutional relationships, on-ground experience, together with Emirates NBD’s strong presence and balance-sheet capabilities. Emirates NBD Capital has an in-depth regional knowledge and unrivalled Investment Banking product offerings across the Loan Syndications, Global Capital Markets (Debt and Equity Capital Markets) and Advisory space for our local, regional and international clients to meet their strategic objectives.

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Fakhre Fazli

Fakhre Fazli

Head of Loan Distribution

Gulf International Bank

Fakhre Fazli

Fakhre Fazli

Head of Loan Distribution at Gulf International Bank

Gulf International Bank

David Owens

David Owens

Managing Director, Loan Syndication

Intesa Sanpaolo

David Owens

David Owens

Managing Director, Loan Syndication at Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo

The Intesa Sanpaolo Group is one of the top banking groups in Europe and is an engine for sustainable and inclusive growth, with significant ESG commitment and strong focus on climate.

Intesa Sanpaolo is the leader in Italy in all business areas (retail, corporate, and wealth management). The Group offers its services to 13.5 million customers through a network of over 3,700 branches well distributed throughout the country with market shares no lower than 12% in most Italian regions.

Intesa Sanpaolo has a strategic international presence, with approximately 1,000 branches and 7.1 million customers, comprising subsidiaries operating in commercial banking in 12 countries and an international network of specialists in support of corporate customers across 25 countries.

IMI Corporate & Investment Banking is a division of Intesa Sanpaolo. It aspires to be a global partner serving Corporates, Public Finance and Financial Institutions, on a national and international basis, standing out for its historical presence on financial markets and its extensive and innovative offer in order to provide its clients with the best risk management advice and to accompany them in their development through change.

The IMI Corporate and Investment Banking Division’s offer includes the following products and services: Commercial Banking, Transaction Banking, Structured Finance, Investment Banking and Capital Markets.

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13:40

CAPEX vs refinancing: How much funding do MENA corporates need?

  • Bonds vs. loans vs. sukuk, local vs USD: Do MENA corporates have a preference to access particular markets or currencies? Why? And at what price?
  • To what extent will higher inflation and liquidity levels impact borrowers’ ability to predict their funding cycle and pay off debt?
  • Are corporates able to access the ‘patience capital’ provided by development banks for their CAPEX needs; is this the pool of liquidity that is accessible in the loan market prior to tapping the bond markets?
  • How much capital do corporates need for refinancing? How can MENA banks support this increased demand?
  • The market view on private placements and asset monetisation as alternative sources of CAPEX

Moderator

Samer Haydar

Samer Haydar

Director, Head of GCC Corporates

Fitch Ratings

Samer Haydar

Samer Haydar

Director, Head of GCC Corporates at Fitch Ratings

Samer Haydar is the Head of GCC Corporates at Fitch Ratings, based in Dubai.

Samer has been with Fitch Ratings for nearly 7 years and his role is spearheading Fitch’s coverage of High Yield and Investment Grade Issuers in the GCC. He has a diverse portfolio of issuers with focus on Industrials, Oil & Gas, Property Real Estate and Telecoms sectors. He is also the focal point for Islamic Finance in Corporates EMEA covering Sukuk issuances in the region.

His 11+ years career started with a Big 4 Auditing firm in Riyadh. He then transitioned to a treasury role with Olayan Financing Company. His most previous role was a Credit Manager at International Bank of Qatar.

Samer earned his Master’s degree in Finance from France, Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Grenoble in June 2010.

Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm; and Sustainable Fitch, the first global ESG Ratings solution for all asset classes at an entity and instrument level.

With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

Speakers

Nicholas Samara

Nicholas Samara

Head of Debt Capital Markets, MENA

SMBC

Nicholas Samara

Nicholas Samara

Head of Debt Capital Markets, MENA at SMBC

Nicholas Samara joined SMBC in early 2020 to head their MENA DCM franchise and has recently relocated to Abu Dhabi from London earlier this year. At SMBC, he is tasked with building out their regional DCM platform across product offerings while also bridging the gaps between Asian investors and regional issuers. Nicholas has extensive experience in fixed income markets, also previously having spent over a decade with Citi in New York and London advising clients on private and public capital markets issuances across global emerging and high grade markets. In London, he was part of Citi's emerging markets DCM team, focusing on originating and executing sovereign, corporate and financial institution bond offerings as well as advising issuers on liability management transactions across CEEMEA, executing USD 75 BN of new issues over his time at Citi. His latter years focused solely on MENA, where he furthered his client relationships at senior ministry and executive management levels. Prior to London, Nicholas spent nearly four years with Citi in New York originating and executing 4(2) US Private Placements debt issuances for corporates in the Americas, Western Europe and Australia. Prior to Citi, Nicholas spent one year as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley in Washington DC.

SMBC

SMBC

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is one of the largest commercial banks in Japan. With offices in 40 countries and regions including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania, SMBC has an extensive global network and growing international presence. SMBC and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services, including deposit taking, lending, securities brokering and trading, securities investment, money transfer, foreign currency exchange, corporate bond trustee services and custody services, financial futures underwriting, investment trust sales and other commercial banking activities.

Karan Bansal

Karan Bansal

Senior Director, Origination, Investment Banking

Mashreqbank

Karan Bansal

Karan Bansal

Senior Director, Origination, Investment Banking at Mashreqbank

Investment banking professional with 21+ years of experience; 15+ of which in Dubai.

Currently Senior Director, Investment Banking Coverage & Origination, with Mashreq Bank since 2+ years based in Dubai. Focus on originating and executing investment banking mandates across our corporate client base.

Previously 17 years with HSBC Investment Banking across London and Dubai; and worked across various functions including origination; M&A; debt advisory; acquisition and structured finance; debt capital markets; credit ratings; and risk advisory.

Between HSBC and Mashreq, Karan also worked 2 years as Managing Director & Head of Private Capital at Allied Investment Partners, an alternative investment company owned by Al Hail Holding Abu Dhabi. With a focus on structured mezzanine and hybrid investments across technology and other high growth sectors.

Karan has completed complex financing and advisory deals of more than c. USD65bn across various global clients. And has a strong network in MENA and globally across banks, institutions, corporates, SWFs, and Family Offices.

Mashreqbank

Mashreqbank

One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world.

As the oldest bank in the UAE, our journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.

Our innovative approach sets us truly apart, it also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades across all fields including digital banking, the most recent were: Middle East Best Digital Bank by Euromoney Regional Awards for Excellence, the Most Innovative Consumer/Corporate Digital Bank in the UAE and Best Bank in the UAE by World's Best Bank Awards by Global Finance, Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East by EMEA Finance and many others.

LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mashreq-corporate-and-investment-banking-group

Ahmad Alshubbar

Ahmad Alshubbar

Vice President, Treasury and Strategy

Rawabi Holding

Ahmad Alshubbar

Ahmad Alshubbar

Vice President, Treasury and Strategy at Rawabi Holding

Mr. Ahmed AlShubbar is the Group Vice President, Group Treasury & Strategy for Rawabi Holding Group Mr. AlShubbar’s responsibilities include overseeing the group's Treasury, Corporate Finance, Bank Relations, Cash Flow Management, Insurance and most importantly Strategy. Mr. AlShubbar brings a wealth of banking experience that covers Corporate Banking and Investment Banking (Debt Capital Markets and Debt Advisory) for over 12 years with reputable banks such as National Commercial Bank (NCB), Samba Financial Group, Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) and Gulf International Bank (GIB) where he recently served as Vice President in Investment Banking. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) Business School. He attended and participated in many training programs and conferences in related areas such as Credit Risk Management, Corporate Finance and Global Markets, Bonds, Loans & Sukuk to name a few.

Rawabi Holding

Rawabi Holding

Rawabi Group was founded in 1980 as a trading business through the establishment of Rawabi Oil and Gas Company (formally Rawabi Trading & Contracting) as a family-owned trading business and subsequently it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Rawabi Holding in 1999. The principal shareholder and founder remained to be Sheikh Abdulaziz Ali AlTurki.

Rawabi Holding was incorporated in 1999 as a limited liability company and currently has operations in several countries. At inception, Rawabi Group aspired to compete and substitute in the Saudi and Regional markets the presence of Globally recognized Oil & Gas Service Companies like:

  • Schlumberger
  • Halliburton
  • Baker Hughes
  • Weatherford

This aspiration was driven by Saudi Aramco’s commitment to the local content, even prior to the establishment of the IKTVA (The In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program). Additionally, it kept in consideration the Kingdom direction toward industrialization and petrochemical manufacturing.

The group grew the Oil & Gas sector in a faster pace leveraging the less saturated market and the wide range of products and services required by Saudi Aramco geared by having the unit-rate based framework. The Specialized Contracting and Industrial Services lagged in growth, due to market competition, the LSTK framework and the stagnant industry diversification, however, took solid steps in achieving strong and steady performance after spotting the market niche.

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rawabi-holding-group

Abdullah AlSharekh

Abdullah AlSharekh

Managing Director of Markets & Investment Banking

Kamco Invest

Abdullah AlSharekh

Abdullah AlSharekh

Managing Director of Markets & Investment Banking at Kamco Invest

AlSharekh joined Kamco Invest in 2020 as Managing Director of Markets and Investment Banking bringing with him extensive and diverse experience across all core areas from treasury and corporate banking to investment banking and asset management.

Prior to joining Kamco Invest, AlSharekh led the Economic & Investment team of the Hareer and Boubyan Development Agency and was Managing Director at Sharq Capital where he led investment activity across asset classes. Prior to that, he held several executive positions with key international and regional financial institutions including Executive Director at the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs, Executive Manager of Corporate Banking at the National Bank of Kuwait, in addition to Investment Banking at NBK Capital. He also worked for the Fixed Income Trading Group of Brown Brothers Harriman on Wall Street and the M&A Execution Team of HSBC in London.

He holds a dual BA in Economics and Public & Private Sector Organizations from Brown University, USA and a dual MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Kamco Invest

Kamco Invest

Kamco Investment Company K.S.C (Public) “Kamco Invest” is a regional non-banking financial powerhouse headquartered in Kuwait with offices in key regional financial markets, established in 1998 and listed on Boursa Kuwait in 2003. It is an Independently managed subsidiary of KIPCO Group adopting highest standards of corporate governance and regulated by the Capital Markets Authority and Central Bank of Kuwait.

Kamco Invest has AUM of over USD14.6bn as of 31 December 2021 allocated to various asset classes and jurisdictions, making it one of the largest asset managers in the MENA region. It has acted as investment banker to deals exceeding USD29.2bn from its inception to 31 December 2021 in equity capital markets, debt capital markets and mergers & acquisitions.

During 2021, Kamco Invest successfully completed 22 Investment Banking transactions worth USD4.8bn in all three sectors of the business that include Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions. The Investment Banking teams also penetrated new markets including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, and Bahrain, besides the previous activity in Kuwait, Egypt, and UAE.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kamco-invest

Fathima Lijiya

Fathima Lijiya

Head of Project & Corporate Finance, Wholesale & Institutional Banking

Emirates Development Bank

Fathima Lijiya

Fathima Lijiya

Head of Project & Corporate Finance, Wholesale & Institutional Banking at Emirates Development Bank

Lijiya comes with more than 19 years of Debt Market experience. She holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing and has been a core deal team member in various Structured & Project Finance deals in the UAE. She joined Emirates Development Bank (AA- rated federal entity) in 2021 as Head of Project & Corporate Finance which is part of the Wholesale & Institutional Banking that was set-up to deliver the new mandate EDB has to act as a catalyst for the industrial development of UAE. Prior to that she was with FAB since 2006 and the last role was as MD and Head of Loan Capital Markets covering EMEA which addresses the flow lending business from Corporates, GRE’s, Sovereigns, MNC’s, NBFI’s and FI’s. She started at HSBC CIBM and was dealing with regional deals in various sectors along with providing coverage of strategic customers. Lijiya is a key deal team member in many of the large Debt Market transactions in the region where she has led the deal team that acted in the senior capacity of Debt Advisor, Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers, Coordinating Bank and Book running roles for Corporate, Acquisition Finance, FI/NBFI deals, Leverage finance, Project and Structured Finance, Asset Backed financing, Hybrid facility structures etc.

Emirates Development Bank

Emirates Development Bank
Victor Mourad

Victor Mourad

Director, Debt Capital Markets MENA

Citi

Victor Mourad

Victor Mourad

Director, Debt Capital Markets MENA at Citi

Citi

Citi
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Networking lunch

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15:30

Examining the role of FIs, issuers and investors in pushing forward MENA’s transition finance agenda

  • What role are banks and investors playing in educating the hydrocarbon market to access funding for cleaner energy?
  • Assessing the bankability of the energy transition: Which banks have mandates to finance it?
  • What frameworks need to be in place for O&G companies to access financing which aids the transition?
  • What do investors need to see from fossil fuel companies to qualify for sustainable funds?
  • How are sovereign NetZero by 2050 targets going to be reported and measured?
  • How can banks and issuers align their transition strategies and targets to government NetZero by 2050 initiatives?

Moderator

Sarah Pirzada Usmani

Sarah Pirzada Usmani

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable, Asset & Project Finance

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Sarah Pirzada Usmani

Sarah Pirzada Usmani

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable, Asset & Project Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Sarah has over 18 years of corporate and investment banking experience having worked across a number of banking divisions such as Project & Export Finance, Asset Finance, Structured Finance, Structured Trade Finance & Financing Solutions and Client Relationships across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East

She joined FAB in May 2016 from Standard Chartered Bank where she held a number of senior roles including but not limited to; Regional Head of Asset Finance & Leasing, Regional Head of Structured Export Finance, ASEAN Coordinator for Structured Trade Finance and Financing solutions etc.

Sarah is well versed with the European and Asian Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) having originated, lead and concluded several landmark, award winning Project & Export finance transactions and advisory assignments for regional and international clients across Asia, Africa & the Middle East. She also successfully established the Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) platform for FAB

Sarah also has significant experience in the corporate finance space including Asset Finance having successfully delivered bespoke financing solutions to clients across sectors such as mining, construction and aviation - both to Airlines and Lessors demonstrating ability to support the sector in multiple ways

Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration Karachi (Pakistan)

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Speakers

Abrar Hussain

Abrar Hussain

Head of DCM (MENAT)

Mizuho

Abrar Hussain

Abrar Hussain

Head of DCM (MENAT) at Mizuho

Anjuli Pandit

Anjuli Pandit

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Bonds, EMEA & Americas

HSBC

Anjuli Pandit

Anjuli Pandit

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Bonds, EMEA & Americas at HSBC

HSBC

HSBC

HSBC in the MENAT region

HSBC is the largest and most widely represented international banking organisation in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT), with a presence in nine countries across the region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. In Saudi Arabia, HSBC is a 31% shareholder of Saudi British Bank (SABB), and a 51% shareholder of HSBC Saudi Arabia for investment banking in the Kingdom. Across MENAT, HSBC had assets of US$71bn as at 31 December 2021.

In the Debt Capital Markets space, HSBC has ranked as number 1 in the MENA Debt Capital Markets League Tables for Bond & Sukuk issuance during 2021 (by Bloomberg and Dealogic), and was also successfully awarded GFC’s “Sukuk Advisor of the Year 2021” and “Middle East’s ESG/Sustainable Finance Adviser of the Year 2021”.

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Debashis Dey

Debashis Dey

Debashis Dey

Partner at White & Case

Debashis Dey is a partner in White & Case's Capital Markets Practice and the Global Head of Islamic Finance based in the UAE

Widely recognised as a leading finance and capital markets lawyer, Debashis has over two decades of experience in helping domestic and international clients to execute a spectrum of complex cross-border transactions. Debashis has a seasoned focus on European Financial Services and Middle Eastern based corporates but is also active in a number of other sectors including private equity, structured finance, Islamic finance and non-performing loans. His extensive track record includes advising investment banks, corporates and governments on capital markets, securitisation and structured finance matters, including Islamic finance sukuk transactions, regulatory capital transactions, commercial and residential mortgages and consumer finance as well as sale, acquisition and securitisation of non-performing loans (NPLs) and distressed assets. Debashis is also frequently called upon to work with private equity, companies and investment banks, especially in connection with complex, international M&A and Private Equity transactions involving distressed real estate or non-performing assets.

White & Case

White & Case
Dyan Kannangara

Dyan Kannangara

Head of Debt Capital Markets, MEA

Crédit Agricole CIB

Dyan Kannangara

Dyan Kannangara

Head of Debt Capital Markets, MEA at Crédit Agricole CIB

Dyan is a debt capital markets specialist having worked in the industry for over 13-years. He has worked on over 150 debt capital market transactions that have raised in excess of USD80bn across sovereigns, corporates and financial institutions. Dyan began his career with NatWest Markets in London where he focused on private placements, high yield bonds and emerging market bonds. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Crédit Agricole CIB

Crédit Agricole CIB

About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2021). Nearly 8,600 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

For more information, please visit www.ca-cib.com

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/CA_CIB

Patrick Drum

Patrick Drum

Patrick Drum

Portfolio Manager at Saturna Capital

Amana Participation Fund Portfolio Manager
Sustainable Bond Fund Portfolio Manager

Patrick T. Drum, Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager, joined Saturna Capital in October 2014. He is also a portfolio manager for the firm’s institutional subsidiary, Saturna Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, directing halal fixed income investments.

He is a select member of the United Nation’s Principles for Investment (UNPRI) Fixed Income Outreach Subcommittee and an adjunct professor of finance at Pinchot University, formerly known as Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI). Mr. Drum has nearly ten years of experience integrating ESG considerations into fixed income portfolio management.

He holds a BA in economics from Western Washington University and an MBA from Seattle University Albers School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder (CFA) and a Certified Financial Planner®. Mr. Drum has more than 20 years of investment experience in serving institutions and private clients.

Saturna Capital

Hatem Alzimaiti

Hatem Alzimaiti

Hatem Alzimaiti

Head of EMTN at The Saudi National Bank

The Saudi National Bank

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Strengthening UAE exports in the global market and diversifying the national economy

  • ADEX mandate to drive growth across the UAE national export community.
  • Importance to partner with ADEX to overcome today’s international trade challenges.
  • When, how and why to most effectively use ADEX financial products and services.
  • Value-addition offered by ADEX financial solution to your overseas buyers.
  • Collaboration between ADEX, UAE exporter and overseas buyers to expedite closing of successful transactions.

Speaker

Khalil Al Mansouri

Khalil Al Mansouri

Khalil Al Mansouri

Acting Director General at Abu Dhabi Export Office (ADEX)

Khalil Al Mansoori is the Acting Director General of Abu Dhabi Exports Office, the export-financing arm of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).

He is responsible for evaluating loan requests, ensuring due diligence in the disbursal process, maintaining relations with stakeholders, making loan recommendations to senior management, and overseeing ADEX’s overall operations while maintaining the organisation’s upward trajectory.

Before assuming the role in 2022, Khalil managed the disbursement section of the Finance Department of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development for eight years, starting from 2013. The role involved credit and grant administration as well as finances related to local and global projects; negotiations with borrowers; monitoring repayments; implementation of the investment policy according to organisational guidelines and managing day-to-day activities of the department.

He started his career at ADFD as an engineer in 2013, rising to the position of Senior Engineer in 2017. The role saw him participate in project feasibility studies; manage projects in their initial phase; recommend actions to overcome obstacles and assist in the automation of tasks through the Enterprise Project Management (EPM) system.

Fluent in Arabic and English, Khalil is member of various committees and boards of entities including the Arabian Gulf Program for Development, UAE-Bangladesh Investment Company, Al Ain Farm for Livestock Production, Al Dhabi Development Company and Abu Dhabi Tourism Investment Company.

Khalil holds a B. Sc., in Civil Engineering from Ohio State University in the United States.

Abu Dhabi Export Office (ADEX)

Abu Dhabi Export Office (ADEX)

Established by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in 2019, the Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) offers financing solutions to Emirati exporters to help increase the country’s export volume and promote UAE export business in the global markets. ADEX’s mandate includes providing credit facilities to overseas buyers and importers via direct and indirect loans and guarantees, thereby enhancing the export sector’s pivotal economic role and promoting its global competitiveness. This is in line with the UAE’s economic diversification strategy. The entity also seeks to expand the range of locally made exported goods and services, being among the main pillars of the country’s sustainable development.

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16:35

Power, infrastructure and natural resources: What role are bankers and borrowers playing to finance these burgeoning sectors across MENA?

  • How much investment does infrastructure need? What structures are available to finance both government-backed and private projects?
  • What are the lending opportunities for international and regional banks to fund 2022/23 PPP infrastructure projects?
  • Multilateral vs. bank funding: How do the funding options for borrowers compare across these three sectors?
  • Why are project bonds becoming the favoured structure to fund divested assets? Who is buying the paper, and at what price?
  • Mining as the next frontier: What does the mining sector landscape look like in MENA, and where do the opportunities lie?
  • Which sectors are piquing investor interest?

Moderator

Sami Neffati

Sami Neffati

Sami Neffati

Managing Partner at Aberdeen Standard Investcorp Infrastructure Partners

Sami Neffati is The Managing Partner of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Investcorp joint venture focussing on infrastructure in the GCC and MENA region.

He previously held the position of Assistant General Manager of Energy at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in London.

Sami is an Emerging Markets specialist with long experience in the MENAT region. He headed Sumitomo’s business development for Africa and led teams working on financing projects in renewable, power generation, transmission and distribution. He also worked as an advisor on projects in the MENAT region and was an advisor to Japanese conglomerates on African markets penetration strategy.

Outside of the MENAT region, Sami worked on acquisitions of infrastructure assets in Western Europe and the Nordics.

Sami was educated in Tunisia, Canada and the US and speaks Arabic, English, French and Spanish

Aberdeen Standard Investcorp Infrastructure Partners

Speakers

Christian Aramayo

Christian Aramayo

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Kuya Silver

Christian Aramayo

Christian Aramayo

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder at Kuya Silver

Mr. Aramayo has more than eighteen years of professional experience in the mining industry in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. Throughout his career, he has been closely associated with practices that make for world-class mining operations and projects, including challenging operations such as Pueblo Viejo, Paracatu, Fruta del Norte and Tasiast. Mr. Aramayo is a Chartered Engineer who holds a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Manchester (UK) in Decision Sciences, a Master’s Degree in Metallurgy, a minor in applied Mathematics and he is a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining.

Kuya Silver

Kuya Silver

Corporate profile

Kuya Silver is a publicly-traded mining development company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing silver projects in the Americas. Kuya’s flagship project is the expansion and restart of the Bethania silver mine in Central Peru. Bethania is a recent past-producer of high grade silver polymetallic ore. Kuya is fully-permitted to construct a new, process plant. In addition, Kuya has consolidated 5,300 ha of property surrounding the mine, which the Company believes to have district-scale exploration potential for future growth. Kuya also recently acquired the Silver Kings project, a package of past-producing silver mines in Northern Ontario, Canada, which the Company believes has exploration growth and redevelopment opportunities similar to Peru.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kuya-silver/

Raju Vasudevan

Raju Vasudevan

Head of Treasury, Finance, Procurement & Legal

BEEAH Group

Raju Vasudevan

Raju Vasudevan

Head of Treasury, Finance, Procurement & Legal at BEEAH Group

Raju has been with BEEAH Group for the past seven years. In his current role, he heads the Treasury & Special Projects for the Group Finance team. He has led numerous fundraising transactions to support the expansion and growth of the Group and its associates, including arranging specialised financing structures such as non-recourse project financing and ECA backed funding.

On behalf of BEEAH, Raju led the structuring and award-winning financing of the UAE’s first Waste to Energy plant. As part of the Special projects team, Raju manages key M&A activities and supports all the investments by the Group in joint ventures and partnerships across different sectors and geographies.

Raju brings over 30 years of experience to BEEAH Group, including in project finance, transaction structuring, project procurement and project management for key infrastructure sectors such as Roads, Ports, Airports, Power, Education, Healthcare, as well as Urban Transport and Utilities.

Prior to moving to the UAE in 2014, Raju worked as a Senior Consultant with Sutherland Global Services. He spent over 20 years in the infrastructure development and financing space in India, where he was part of a team that pioneered Public-Private Partnerships in the country. While in India, Raju also worked with IDFC, a premier financial institution in Infrastructure Financing and Advisory. Earlier, he also worked with boutique investment banking firm Capital Fortunes and specialist infrastructure consulting firm INMASS. He has been a key advisor to the National Highway Authority of India as team leader for many PPP projects.

Raju holds a Bachelor’s in civil engineering from Bangalore University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Project Management from Cochin University.

BEEAH Group

BEEAH Group

About BEEAH Group: An innovation leader and a pioneering force for sustainable solutions in the Middle East, BEEAH Group is a public-private partnership organization that was founded in 2007, through an Emiri decree by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi. Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

BEEAH's strategy combines sustainability and digitalisation, as the twin pillars that inform its actions while focusing on people while forging strong partnerships and investing in talent to achieve our goals. With ventures in industries that include integrated waste management, consultancy, research & innovation, renewable energy, sustainable transportation, technology and healthcare, BEEAH is creating a sustainable quality of life for all cities and communities in the region.

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Adi Rajguru

Adi Rajguru

Adi Rajguru

Head, Financing Solutions at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

Adi Rajguru is Head of Financing Solutions at ADCB. Adi has nearly twenty years of experience in banking, having previously worked at Nomura, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs in Dubai and London.

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

ADCB Group is a leading UAE banking group that provides over 1 million customers with a full suite of products and services, spanning Consumer Banking, Wholesale Banking, Treasury & Investments and Property Management. ADCB operates a network of 54 branches and over 425 ATMs across the UAE.

On 1 May 2019, ADCB and Union National Bank merged and the combined entity acquired Al Hilal Bank, which operates as a separate Islamic banking entity under its own brand within the Group. The transaction reinforced ADCB’s position as the third largest bank in the UAE by assets. As at 31 December 2021, the Group’s total assets stood at AED 440 billion.

Mubadala Investment Company holds 60.20% of the Bank’s issued and fully paid up share capital through its wholly owned subsidiary One Hundred and Fourteenth Investment Company – Sole Proprietorship LLC. ADCB Group trades on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) under the ticker of ADCB. As at 31 December 2021, ADCB’s market capitalisation was AED 59 billion.

LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/adcbofficial

Mark Wells

Mark Wells

Executive Director, Head of Structured Capital Markets

MUFG

Mark Wells

Mark Wells

Executive Director, Head of Structured Capital Markets at MUFG

Mark is Head of Structured Debt Capital Markets at MUFG Securities EMEA plc.

He joined MUFG in November 2015, having spent the previous 6 years in the BNP Paribas Structured Capital Markets group as a Managing Director.

Mark has over 30 years of banking experience, the last 25 years of which have all been in the infrastructure and energy sectors in a wide variety of different roles including bank lending, financial advisory and the debt capital markets covering both private and public executions (last 19 years). During this period he has had broad geographical coverage responsibility throughout EMEA, with also some exposure to transactions in both Asia and Latin America. In the GCC, Mark has led transaction deal teams for Ruwais Power, Adcop and Galaxy.

Mark’s transaction experience is extensive, including direct involvement across all the principal infrastructure and energy related sectors such as oil & gas, power (including renewables), PPP/PFI, transportation (roads / rail / airports / ports), telecoms, aviation, shipping, infrastructure related whole business securitisations / structured corporates.

MUFG

MUFG

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with approximately 2,500 locations in more than 50 countries. The Group has about 170,000 employees and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group aims to “be the world’s most trusted financial group” through close collaboration among our operating companies and flexibly respond to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

Please visit the website for more information - https://www.mufgemea.com/

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mufg

Twitter Page: @MUFGEMEA

Abdullah Durdunji

Abdullah Durdunji

Abdullah Durdunji

Treasury Portfolio Manager at Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

Abdullah Al Durdunji, CFA is a treasury and fixed income expert, he joined Abu Dhabi Fund for Development in 2011 to manage the treasury Portfolio which includes fixed income tools in money and capital markets, in addition to funding and liquidity management. Also, he worked in establishing the Private Sector Financing program in ADFD and got involved in many infrastructure projects including PPP; additionally he is a member in ADEX (Abu Dhabi Exports Office) Executive Committee.

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is a leading national financial entity owned by the Abu Dhabi government. Established in 1971, it aims to drive development in emerging countries by providing concessional loans for sustainable infrastructure projects, as well through long-term investments and direct contributions. Additionally, ADFD manages Abu Dhabi government’s development grants for various countries, supports the effort to diversify the national economy and finances UAE exports and private-sector investments, thus enabling exporters to expand into global markets.

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Andreas Kindahl

Andreas Kindahl

Managing Director, Global Head of Infrastructure and Utilities

S&P Global Ratings

Andreas Kindahl

Andreas Kindahl

Managing Director, Global Head of Infrastructure and Utilities at S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings
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17:25

Understanding the challenges for MENA corporates when investing in Africa: How can African banks bridge the funding gap?

  • North vs. South vs. East vs. West: Where are the opportunities for MENA corporates to invest in Africa?
  • What tenors and size of tickets are available?
  • What challenges do MENA corporates face when financing projects in Africa?
  • Which financing structures can African banks offer to facilitate more investment from MENA into the African continent?

Moderator

Abiodun Azeez

Abiodun Azeez

Senior Relationship Manager, Corporate and Institutional Banking

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

Abiodun Azeez

Abiodun Azeez

Senior Relationship Manager, Corporate and Institutional Banking at Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

MCB Group is an integrated banking and financial services player, offering a comprehensive range of tailored and innovative solutions to its retail, corporate and institutional clients. The Group is investment grade-rated by Moody’s and Fitch, and is currently ranked 1st in East Africa, 18th in Africa and 582nd among the Top 1,000 Banks in terms of Tier 1 (July 2020), 27th in Africa in terms of assets (Jeune Afrique Top 200 Banks, The Africa Report, September 2020) and 72nd on the African continent in terms of market capitalisation (African Business Top 250 Companies, May 2020). MCB Group is present in 10 countries overseas via its subsidiaries in Madagascar, Seychelles and Maldives, its representative offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Paris and Dubai, and its associates, Société Générale Moçambique and Banque Française Commerciale Océan Indien (BFCOI) operating in Réunion Island, Mayotte and Paris.

LinkedIn Url: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mcbgroup/

Speakers

Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director, Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation

Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director, Financial Services at Africa Finance Corporation

Africa Finance Corporation

Africa Finance Corporation

AFC, an investment grade multilateral finance institution, was established in 2007 with an equity capital base of US$1.1 billion, to be the catalyst for private sector-led infrastructure investment across Africa. With a current balance sheet of approximately US$6.1 billion, AFC is the second highest investment grade rated multilateral financial institution in Africa with an A3/P2 (Stable outlook) rating from Moody’s Investors Service. AFC successfully raised US$1,150 billion (US$650 million and US$500 million) in 2019, US$500 million in 2017 and US$750 million in 2015 through Eurobond issuances; out of its Board-approved US$5 Billion Global Medium-Term Note (MTN) Programme. All Eurobond issues were oversubscribed and attracted investors from Asia, Europe and the USA.

AFC’s investment approach combines specialist industry expertise with a focus on financial and technical advisory, project structuring, project development and risk capital to address Africa’s infrastructure development needs and drive sustainable economic growth. AFC invests in high-quality infrastructure assets that provide essential services in the core infrastructure sectors of power, natural resources, heavy industry, transport, and telecommunications. To date, the Corporation has invested over US$7.2billion in projects within 32 countries across Africa.

Sawan Kumar

Sawan Kumar

Senior Manager

ACWA Power

Sawan Kumar

Sawan Kumar

Senior Manager at ACWA Power

I have experience of ~10 years in infrastructure financing including fund raising and M&A. I have been associated with ACWA Power for last 5 years as project financier in Acquisitions & Project Finance team. I primarily focus on power and water transactions in the Middle East and Southern Africa. I have completed my Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) from IIT Kanpur, India and MBA from IIM Bangalore.

ACWA Power

ACWA Power
Siji Adesemowo

Siji Adesemowo

Relations Manager, Loan Solutions and Synergies

Bank of Africa

Siji Adesemowo

Siji Adesemowo

Relations Manager, Loan Solutions and Synergies at Bank of Africa

Bank of Africa

Bank of Africa
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18:05

Close of Day One

8th June 2022

09:00

Chairman’s opening remarks

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09:10

Developing the domestic capital markets and supporting funding diversification: A closer look at the UAE’s domestic T-Bonds launch

  • What impact will the issuance of AED T-Bonds have on domestic debt capital markets? How will they develop as a result?
  • Fostering a local currency bond market: What will be the impact for the banking sector and wider investor community?

Speaker

Ahmad Bin Sulaiman

Ahmad Bin Sulaiman

Ahmad Bin Sulaiman

Director at Federal Debt Management Office, United Arab Emirates

Ahmad is currently the Director of Federal Debt Management Office at the UAE Ministry of Finance, where he is responsible for establishing the Federal Debt Management Office which has the objective of supporting and developing a highly efficient financial market in the UAE, providing a Federal mechanism for financing infrastructure projects, government financial guarantees, and emergency financial obligations, providing another level of funding for the federal government to achieve a diversified financing strategy, and providing support to the Central Bank of the UAE to enhance liquidity management within the banking sector. Ahmad is a Chartered Financial Analyst, has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance across various industries from banking, real estate, hospitality, food & beverage, leisure & entertainment, retail, energy, and investments. Ahmad is a well-rounded Finance professional with expertise in fund raising and project financing, treasury and cash management, business planning and budgeting, financial modeling, investments and asset valuation, management and statutory reporting, commercial negotiations, corporate governance, and financial control. Ahmad has been a key instrumental player in closing multibillion Dirham rounds of financings, optimizing capital structures, and concluding multibillion Dirham commercial settlements.

Federal Debt Management Office, United Arab Emirates

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09:30

Geopolitical realignment and remaking globalisation: Economic and market implications

“One of the most outspoken voices on the Street”, Bloomberg • “The 12 Smartest People on Wall Street”, Business Insider

David Woo is a former top-ranked Wall Street global macro strategist with a 20-year track record of making actionable predictions about big global events. He joins us this year at Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East to address the rapidly changing make-up of the global political economy, and to give his view on what actions can be taken based on his predictions of the future. You may not agree with everything he says but he will make you reassess everything you thought you knew. For a sneak-peak on what David might be covering at the conference, visit his Free YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiJTi-lum1PHUTH5tDVTyrw

Speaker

David Woo

David Woo

David Woo

at David Woo Unbound

David Woo is the Founder/CEO of David Woo Unbound, a new global forum devoted to promoting fact-based debates about markets, politics and economics.


Until 2021, David was the Head of Global Rates, Foreign Exchange, and Emerging Market Fixed Income Strategy & Economic Research at Bank of America, where he managed the top ranked global macro strategy team on Wall Street. Previously, David was the Head of Global Currency Strategy at Barclays Capital and the Head of Local Markets Strategy for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at Citigroup.

David is known on Wall Street for his bold and out-of-consensus calls that includes the RMB devaluation in 2015 and Trump’s victory in 2016. He was also the first Wall Street analyst to initiate coverage on Bitcoin in 2013. Business Insider voted David as one of the 12 smartest people on Wall Street in 2016 and Bloomberg calls him one of the “most outspoken voice on Wall Street."

David started his career at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.. He received his Ph.D in Economics from Columbia University.

David Woo Unbound

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10:45

Oil price, inflation, real rates: What is the region’s macro-economic outlook for recovery in 2022/23?

  • Real vs. nominal interest rates: How is inflation expected to put pressure on GDP growth across the MENA region in 2022/23?
  • How does a hawkish US monetary policy interplay with the GCC’s FX and interest rates? Why are credit spreads remaining at an all-time low?
  • What is the new equilibrium price of oil? How does the new price translate to economic growth?
  • To what extent could Chinese real estate pressure impact wider EM markets? How could this translate to potential changes in oil price and supply chain demands?

Moderator

Alexander Perjéssy

Alexander Perjéssy

Vice President, Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Alexander Perjéssy

Alexander Perjéssy

Vice President, Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group at Moody's Investors Service

Alexander Perjéssy is Vice President – Senior Analyst at the Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Dubai, he has lead analyst responsibilities for a number of sovereigns in the Middle East, including most of the Gulf Cooperation Council member states and several regional multilateral institutions.

Prior to joining Moody’s in November 2017, Alex worked for two years as senior economist at the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Before relocating to the Middle East, Alex spent more than 12 years covering macroeconomic developments and sovereign risk assessment in the emerging markets of the EMEA region for AllianceBernstein and The Rohatyn Group, both US-based asset management firms in New York, as well as for Goldman Sachs in London.

Alex holds an MA in Economics from the University of Maryland and a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Our mission is to provide trusted insights and standards that help decision-makers act with confidence.

We are a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 13,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody’s combines global presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moody's-investors-service/

Speakers

Khatija Haque

Khatija Haque

Chief Economist and Head of Research

Emirates NBD

Khatija Haque

Khatija Haque

Chief Economist and Head of Research at Emirates NBD

Chief Economist and Head of Research, Emirates NBD

Khatija Haque joined Emirates NBD in 2011 as one of the founding members of the Emirates NBD research team, helping to build the bank’s macroeconomic coverage on the GCC and wider MENA region over the last decade. She was appointed Chief Economist and Head of Research in 2020.

Khatija has more than 20 years’ experience as an Emerging Markets economist spanning three continents. Before moving to Dubai in 2008, Khatija was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank in London, covering several countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is a frequent guest on local radio and television and is often quoted in both local and international press.

Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 31st December 2021, total assets were AED 687 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 187 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Group expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Group is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.

Emirates NBD was named ‘Best Bank in the Middle East’ and ‘UAE’s Best Bank’ in 2021 for a seventh consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the ‘Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East’ award, introduced in 2020 in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis. Emirates NBD ranked 5th in Forbes’ Top 100 companies in the Middle East for 2021. The Bank is ranked 87th in The Banker’s list of the World’s Top 1,000 Banks. Emirates NBD was named ‘Bank of the Year – UAE 2020’ for the sixth year and ‘Bank of the Year – Middle East 2020’ for the third time by The Banker. In addition, Emirates NBD has been assessed as the ‘Strongest Bank in the UAE’ and ‘Fifth Strongest Bank in the Middle East’ by The Asian Banker 500 Largest and Strongest Banks rankings.

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/emirates-nbd

Farouk Soussa

Farouk Soussa

Farouk Soussa

MENA Economist at Goldman Sachs

Farouk Soussa is an Economist at Goldman Sachs International, responsible for the MENA region. Prior to joining Goldman’s, Mr Soussa had been Head of Middle East Economics at Citigroup, and head of government ratings for the Middle East and Africa at Standard & Poor’s, both in Dubai and London. Mr Soussa started his career at the Bank of England, and has spent time with the UK Financial Services Authority and as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.

Goldman Sachs

Abdul Kadir Hussain

Abdul Kadir Hussain

Head of Fixed Income Asset Management

Arqaam Capital

Abdul Kadir Hussain

Abdul Kadir Hussain

Head of Fixed Income Asset Management at Arqaam Capital

  • Abdul Kadir Hussain has 24 years investment experience in the Emerging Market Space.
  • Prior to joining Arqaam he was CEO of Mashreq Capital, Mashreqbank’s Asset Management business. Mashreq Bank offers a range of banking solutions to suit your needs. Choose Mashreq for your Credit Cards, Personal Loans, Investments, Insurance
  • He has a 10 year public track record managing conventional Fixed Income credit based funds and a 6 year public track record managing Shariah compliant fixed income credit funds.
  • In addition to the public funds Mr. Hussain has run a conventional credit based total return proprietary strategy for Mashreq bank.
  • He has managed global credit, distressed and special situation investments in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East for the last 24 years.
  • Funds managed by Mr. Hussain have won awards in every year since 2010.
  • Islamic funds run by him have been recognized by Bloomberg as the best in the MENA region in 2012, 2014, and 2015.
  • Under Mr. Hussain’s leadership Assets Under Management (AUM’s) at Mashreq’s asset management business grew from $350mm in 2012 to $1.6bn in 2016
  • At Arqaam AUM have grown from 0 to $80mm just within 6 months of his joining
  • Prior to being at Mashreq he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse.
  • Mr. Hussain was named ‘Best High Yield” analyst in Asia for 3 consecutive years from 2000 to 2003.
  • Mr. Hussain has a BS Econ with a concentration in Finance and Decision Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies for the Andersen School at UCLA. He has been a CFA Charterholder since 1995……

Arqaam Capital

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11:30

Coffee and networking break hosted by Mashreqbank

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11:55

To list or not to list: What is driving MENA's IPO boom?

  • Financial due diligence, governance structures and quality of disclosures: What are the first steps for shareholders and management when undertaking an IPO?
  • Will the advent of more IPOs on the DFM in 2022 lead to more opportunity in the M&A and equity markets? Which players will take advantage of this opportunity?
  • What are the benefits of a GRE becoming publicly listed? Is this trend set to continue in 2023?

Moderator

Peter Kruse

Peter Kruse

Director, ECM & Advisory

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Peter Kruse

Peter Kruse

Director, ECM & Advisory at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

ADIB is a leading bank in the UAE and the 4th largest Islamic bank globally by assets. Headquartered and listed in Abu Dhabi, ADIB was incorporated in 1997 to serve as the first Islamic bank in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Over the last two decades, ADIB has demonstrated a consistent track record of growth with assets now totalling USD 37 billion. The bank currently serves more than 1 million customers through a balanced proposition that combines a highly-personalised customer experience with world-class digital banking services.

ADIB is a full-fledged financial service provider that offers banking solutions for individuals, corporates and affluent customers. In addition, the wider ADIB Group provides brokerage, real estate and property management, payments and insurance services.it has one of the largest distribution networks in the UAE with more than 60 branches and around 500 ATMs. Internationally, the bank has a presence in six strategic markets - Egypt, where it has 70 branches, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Sudan and Iraq.

ADIB has received numerous awards from leading global organisations, having been ranked number one bank in the UAE by Forbes and named “World’s Best Islamic Bank” by IFN and the FT’s The Banker magazine, “Best Islamic Digital Bank” by Global Finance, and “Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East” by EMEA Finance.

On the corporate side, ADIB provides the complete range of banking services and is the chosen partner for many of the UAE's leading companies and government-related entities.

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Speakers

Ali El Adou

Ali El Adou

Head of Asset Management

Daman Investments

Ali El Adou

Ali El Adou

Head of Asset Management at Daman Investments

Ali is a seasoned fund manager with more than 20 years of extensive experience in the MENA and Emerging capital markets. Ali has a proven track record in managing both long only and absolute return strategies with the Equities and Fixed Income space. Prior to joining Daman, Ali was the lead Fund Manager at The National Investor for 12 years managing mutual funds, as well as segregated discretionary accounts on behalf of regional and international institutional investors. He holds an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Banking Finance.

Daman Investments

Daman Investments
Tahir Mahmood

Tahir Mahmood

Head of Business Development

Dubai Financial Market

Tahir Mahmood

Tahir Mahmood

Head of Business Development at Dubai Financial Market

Tahir Mahmood heads the Business Development department of Nasdaq Dubai & Dubai Financial Market, overseeing all products offered by the exchanges. His role revolves around creating and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders such as issuers, regulators, lawyers and bankers, to help grow Dubai’s capital market. Tahir works with the team to bring new listings to the exchange, as well as offer new products to the market. Tahir has had a key role in making Dubai the leading Sukuk listing venue globally by coordinating with issuers, regulators, lawyers and bankers.

Tahir joined Nasdaq Dubai in July 2013 and has spent most of his previous career working within the Islamic finance arena in London, Bahrain, Qatar and now Dubai. He has assisted commodity brokerage houses to establish operations in both London and Bahrain, specializing in Sharia’a compliant commodity based financial products. In his previous position, Tahir oversaw the Islamic finance division of the Bahrain Financial Exchange as well as helped to market all of the exchange’s products

Tahir holds a B.Sc in Business Computing from City University, London.

Dubai Financial Market

Kashif Rana

Kashif Rana

Kashif Rana

CFO at ACWA Power

Kashif Rana serves as the Chief Financial Officer of ACWA Power, having joined the Group as Director of Accounting, Controls and Taxation in 2009. His responsibilities include ensuring a 100 percent contracted business model with long term purchase agreements with investment grade off-takers, generating stable long-term income whilst maintaining superior cash flows from the operations.

With 20 years of experience in the power and water sector, Mr. Rana has successfully led operational finance activities for the Group and its investments in developing and implementing best practices around long-term planning, audits, accounting, reporting, insurance, corporate legal, treasury, and tax structuring, in addition to leading a private security offering with sovereign institutes of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Rana sits on the board of several companies owned and operated by ACWA Power.

Prior to joining ACWA Power, Mr. Rana served as the CFO of AES Middle East.

Mr. Rana is a certified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

ACWA Power

ACWA Power
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12:35

Ahead of hosting COPs in the region, how can MENA institutions align their governance structures with global ESG standards to secure more international investment?

  • Understanding the ESG governance and disclosure requirements for public and private companies and why they may differ
  • How can institutions prepare to report on their governance credentials, and what timeline are they working towards?
  • What are institutional investors expecting to see from MENA companies? How will they consider institutions with lower scores and/or nascent ESG governance structures?
  • Are there tangible metrics in place across the MENA region to achieve coherent governance structures by 2028? How are they being tracked?
  • Which elements of ‘G’, successfully implemented in other jurisdictions could translate well to the MENA market?
  • What is the cost of implementing increased governance to align potential green transactions with global ESG standards?

Moderator

Marco DeBenedictis

Marco DeBenedictis

Head of Sustainable & Transition Finance

Barclays

Marco DeBenedictis

Marco DeBenedictis

Head of Sustainable & Transition Finance at Barclays

Barclays

Barclays

Speakers

John Arentz

John Arentz

John Arentz

Head of Treasury at Majid Al Futtaim Holding

John joined Majid Al Futtaim from Australia in November 2017 as Head of Treasury where he is responsible for all funding, investor relations and credit rating relationships, liquidity & cash management and financial risk management.

Prior to joining Majid Al Futtaim, John was General Manager Treasury and Planning at Stockland Property Group from December 2012 until October 2017. In this role, John was responsible for all debt funding, debt investor relations, crediting rating relationships, liquidity management, financial risk management, financial planning for Group M&A, including asset acquisition or disposal and asset portfolio review.

Prior to joining Stockland, John was Treasurer at Australand Property Group from July 2008 until October 2012 and previously Treasurer at Newcastle Permanent Building Society where he was employed for four years.

John has more than twenty years experience working in the financial markets, including a number of banks, such as Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi for two years, being responsible for derivative and foreign exchange spot pricing and Tokai Bank for eight years being responsible for all aspects of balance sheet management and foreign exchange.

John was the leader in bringing Stockland to the Green Bond market in 2014. John manages all the ongoing reporting and investor relations, working closely with the sustainability team and the external assurer in providing the ongoing verification and reporting on the use of proceeds.

Majid Al Futtaim Holding

Nor Shahrizan Bin Sulaiman

Nor Shahrizan Bin Sulaiman

Nor Shahrizan Bin Sulaiman

Deputy CEO at Maybank Islamic

Maybank Islamic

Maybank Islamic

Maybank Islamic Berhad (“Maybank Islamic”) is the Islamic banking subsidiary of Malaysia’s largest banking group, Malayan Banking Berhad (“Maybank”). We are the largest Islamic bank in ASEAN and one of the top 5 in the world in terms of assets. As at 31 March 2021, our total assets stood at USD69.99 billion with year-on-year growth of 14.4%.

As the largest Islamic commercial bank in Malaysia, we hold the country’s market share of 26.9 % of Islamic financing and 27.2 % of deposit and investment account as at December 2021.

We offer a range of Islamic financial products and services across more than 354 Maybank touch points in Malaysia, as well as in international operations in Dubai, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Labuan.

We opened our first overseas branch in Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) in July 2019 – making us the first Malaysia’s Islamic bank to have a presence outside Malaysia. With this new venture in Dubai, we aim to be the link between businesses in ASEAN and the GCC market and meet the demand for financing in the US$4.5 trillion global halal economy. The Dubai office focuses on Sukuk Origination, Syndicated Financing and Islamic Trade Finance.

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Alex Imseeh

Alex Imseeh

Business Development Lead, Primary Markets

London Stock Exchange

Alex Imseeh

Alex Imseeh

Business Development Lead, Primary Markets at London Stock Exchange

Alexander Imseeh joined the Multi-Asset Primary Markets team at London Stock Exchange (LSE) in September 2014 as a Business Development Manager. In this role, Alex advises debt issuers and market participants on the process of issuing and trading bonds on LSE’s wholesale and retail bond markets while contributing to the development and expansion of London Stock Exchange’s Islamic finance and Sukuk offering across the world. During the past two years Alex was part of many “world first” and important bond listings including Saudi Aramco’s $12bn debut bond issuance on London Stock Exchange’s Main Market.

London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is a global financial markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on Information Services, Risk and Balance Sheet Management and Capital Formation. The Group supports global financial stability and sustainable economic growth by enabling businesses and economies to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. These include London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (a European fixed income market); Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF); FTSE Russell, a global index, data and analytics provider; global clearing house LCH; and LSEG Technology. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,500 people.

Further information on LSEG can be found at www.lseg.com

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/london-stock-exchange-group/

Twitter handle: @lsegplc

Sarmad Mirza

Sarmad Mirza

Head of Corporate Debt Capital Markets, Middle East and North Africa

Standard Chartered

Sarmad Mirza

Sarmad Mirza

Head of Corporate Debt Capital Markets, Middle East and North Africa at Standard Chartered

Over 16 years of experience with 11 years dedicated to MENA Corporate Debt Capital Markets, Sam has been instrumental in driving the Corporate DCM agenda in the region.

Sam leads the Corporate Debt Capital Markets space for the Bank across MENA

Throughout the 11 years Sam has spent with StanChart, he has executed over 50 benchmark transactions for high profile Corporate issuers from the region

In particular, Sam has been instrumental in driving key business opportunities across a variety of repeat issuers including Majid Al Futtaim, Emaar, TAQA, Mubadala, Saudi Electricity, DP World

In addition, Sam has led a number of high profile debut issuers from the region including Almarai, Saudi Telecom, ESIC, Emirates REIT, Oman Telecom

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered
Justin Mathews

Justin Mathews

Head of Fixed Income Investments – Asset Management

GIB Capital

Justin Mathews

Justin Mathews

Head of Fixed Income Investments – Asset Management at GIB Capital

Justin Mathews is a banking professional with 17 years of aggregate experience both on the sellside and buyside, internationally and regionally, including most recently in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Justin began his banking career in London, having spent time with leading international banks like Credit Suisse, Jefferies and Bank of New York Mellon, before moving to Gulf International Bank. He has advised several clients on raising capital for through bond and sukuk issuances in the international and domestic debt capital markets. Justin currently manages the Treasury Investments portfolio of GIB Saudi Arabia, which runs a fixed income and multi-asset investment strategy. Justin has significant connections with investors and investment banks in the GCC and has contributed significantly to the development of the regional capital markets.

GIB Capital

GIB Capital

Gulf International Bank B.S.C. (GIB) is a pan-GCC universal bank established in 1975 and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

GIB provides diverse financial products, services and bespoke banking solutions to a wide client base in the GCC, Europe and North America. This includes corporate, institutional, global transaction and investment banking; treasury and asset management; and meem, the world’s first fully-digital Shariah-compliant retail bank.

The Group is active across regional and international markets through its subsidiaries GIB Saudi Arabia and GIB (UK) Ltd and its branches in the UAE and USA.

GIB Saudi Arabia is the first foreign-domiciled bank to establish a local commercial bank in the Kingdom. Headquartered in the Eastern Province, it operates branches in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran with its Riyadh based subsidiary, GIB Capital, delivering the Bank’s investment banking activities. Its activities span equity placements, mergers, acquisitions and privatisations; debt capital market solutions and strategic financial advisory; and asset management and brokerage.

GIB (UK) Ltd is a London and New York-based global asset manager with AUM in excess of US$ 11 billion. As a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, it offers sustainable investment strategies. GIB is owned by the governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund being the primary shareholder.

Instagram: https://instagram.com/gulfintlbank?igshid=zn2fzmt26bxw

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf7LIuJHiz2XBtMg91XmVsg?view_as=subscriber

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/gulfintlbank?s=21

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gulfintlbank/

Session ends: 13:20
13:20

LIBOR transition: What are the remaining challenges for the GCC banking sector? How could this affect pricing?

  • Understanding the next steps in preparing local banks with reporting and documentation structures for LIBOR transition
  • Why is there gap between the transition timeline for local and regional institutions? How can this be lessened?
  • What can local banks learn from regional banks further ahead in the transition?
  • What challenges could local institutions face by adopting the new reporting structures at a late stage? How will this impact pricing transactions in 2023?
  • SOFR vs. LIBOR based loans: How to price a dual tranche loan linked to different reference rates

Moderator

Sadaf Fasihnia

Sadaf Fasihnia

Director and IBOR Transformation Lead

HSBC

Sadaf Fasihnia

Sadaf Fasihnia

Director and IBOR Transformation Lead at HSBC

HSBC

HSBC

HSBC in the MENAT region

HSBC is the largest and most widely represented international banking organisation in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT), with a presence in nine countries across the region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. In Saudi Arabia, HSBC is a 31% shareholder of Saudi British Bank (SABB), and a 51% shareholder of HSBC Saudi Arabia for investment banking in the Kingdom. Across MENAT, HSBC had assets of US$71bn as at 31 December 2021.

In the Debt Capital Markets space, HSBC has ranked as number 1 in the MENA Debt Capital Markets League Tables for Bond & Sukuk issuance during 2021 (by Bloomberg and Dealogic), and was also successfully awarded GFC’s “Sukuk Advisor of the Year 2021” and “Middle East’s ESG/Sustainable Finance Adviser of the Year 2021”.

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Lydia Brookes

Lydia Brookes

Executive Director, Loan Capital Markets, EMEA

SMBC

Lydia Brookes

Lydia Brookes

Executive Director, Loan Capital Markets, EMEA at SMBC

Lydia has 15+ years experience in structuring & syndicating facilities for corporate and financial institution clients across EMEA. She is currently responsible for the origination of transaction across a broad range of clients across the Middle East and Western Europe

Based in London, Lydia joined SMBC in September 2021 from Mizuho where she spend 10 years in Loan capital markets, prior to which she a spent 5 years at Commerzbank in London in the combined LCM / DCM team.

SMBC

SMBC

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is one of the largest commercial banks in Japan. With offices in 40 countries and regions including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania, SMBC has an extensive global network and growing international presence. SMBC and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services, including deposit taking, lending, securities brokering and trading, securities investment, money transfer, foreign currency exchange, corporate bond trustee services and custody services, financial futures underwriting, investment trust sales and other commercial banking activities.

Rohit Mishra

Rohit Mishra

Senior Director, Structuring & Leveraged Finance, Investment Banking

Mashreqbank

Rohit Mishra

Rohit Mishra

Senior Director, Structuring & Leveraged Finance, Investment Banking at Mashreqbank

Rohit has 13 years of experience in banking and financial services across MENA, India, North America & North Africa, with a primary focus on structured & acquisition finance. Rohit has worked across multiple sectors, including Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Shipping, Trading, GREs, etc.

Rohit manages the Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (LAF) desk under the Investment Banking business of Mashreq Bank. LAF is responsible for structuring, negotiating & executing multibank mandates run by Mashreq Bank across EMEA & Asia.

Before joining Mashreq, Rohit was working in the Debt Syndications & Capital Market Advisory vertical of one of the largest NBFCs of India. Rohit has also spent 3 years in the Corporate & Investment Banking vertical of Essar Group.

Rohit is a mechanical engineer from IIT Delhi, India, and an MBA from IIM Indore, India

Mashreqbank

Mashreqbank

One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world.

As the oldest bank in the UAE, our journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.

Our innovative approach sets us truly apart, it also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades across all fields including digital banking, the most recent were: Middle East Best Digital Bank by Euromoney Regional Awards for Excellence, the Most Innovative Consumer/Corporate Digital Bank in the UAE and Best Bank in the UAE by World's Best Bank Awards by Global Finance, Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East by EMEA Finance and many others.

LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mashreq-corporate-and-investment-banking-group

Sadiq Raza Muhammad

Sadiq Raza Muhammad

SVP - Head of DCM & Syndications & Cross Border

Dubai Islamic Bank

Sadiq Raza Muhammad

Sadiq Raza Muhammad

SVP - Head of DCM & Syndications & Cross Border at Dubai Islamic Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank
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  • Emirates NBD Capital
  • Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)
  • Emirates Ship Investment Company LLC
  • Emirates Water & Electricity Company (EWEC)
  • Emrill Services LLC
  • Engie
  • Enviromena Power Systems
  • Epicure Investment Management
  • Equate Petrochemical Company
  • ETG World
  • Etihad Airways
  • Etihad Credit Insurance
  • Etihad Rail
  • Etisalat
  • Euroclear
  • Euronext Dublin
  • Exeed Industries LLC
  • Expo 2020
  • FAS Energy
  • Fertiglobe Holding
  • FFA Private Bank
  • Fiducia Capital
  • FIM Partners
  • Fine Hygienic Holding
  • FINSIGHT
  • Finverity
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Fitch Solutions
  • Foulath Holding B.S.C.
  • Franklin Templeton
  • FTV Global Treasury Center Management Limited
  • Fujairah Oil Terminal FZC
  • Gems Education
  • General Electric (GE)
  • General Pension & Social Security
  • GIB Capital
  • Global Credit Advisers
  • Global Sovereign Advisory
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Government of Sharjah
  • Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC
  • Gulf Bank
  • Gulf Capital
  • Gulf International Bank
  • Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Hamriyah Free Zone Authority
  • Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • Hassana Investment Company
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals
  • HSBC
  • ICBC Standard Bank
  • ICE DATA SERVICES
  • Independent
  • Infra Innovative Financial Solutions
  • ING Bank
  • Institute of International Finance
  • Intermass
  • International Airfinance Corporation
  • International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation
  • International Maritime Industries (a Saudi Aramco Joint Venture)
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Invest AD
  • Investcorp
  • Investment & Development Office Govt. of RAK
  • Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD)
  • Islamic Corporation Development (ICD)
  • ISS Corporate Solutions, Inc.
  • Ittihad International Investment
  • Jadwa Investment
  • Jashanmal National Company
  • Julius Baer and Company
  • KAMCO Investment Company
  • Kanoo Capital
  • KfW IPEX Bank
  • Kipco - Kuwait Projects Company (Holding)
  • Korea Development Bank (KDB)
  • Kuwait Finance House
  • Kuwait International Bank
  • Kuya Silver
  • Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW)
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • LCM
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Liquidity Finance LLP
  • LLB
  • Lockheed Martin Global Inc.
  • London Stock Exchange
  • LuLu Group International
  • LUMIERE G INTERNATIONAL LTD
  • Luxembourg Stock Exchange
  • M7 Capital
  • Majid Al Futtaim Group
  • Mantrac Group
  • Maples Group
  • Mariana Investment Partners
  • Marsh
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Mashi Advisements Consultancy
  • Mashreqbank
  • Mauritius Commercial Bank
  • Maybank Islamic
  • Mazoon Electricity Company
  • McDermott
  • Mercuria
  • Metito
  • Mi CAPITAL
  • Midcom Group
  • Ministry of Electricity & Energy, Egypt
  • Ministry of Finance, Oman
  • Ministry of Finance, Tunisia
  • Ministry of Finance, UAE
  • Miral Asset Management
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Mizuho International
  • MJ Additive International
  • Moody's Analytics
  • Moody's Investors Service
  • Mubadala Investment Company
  • MUFG
  • Mumtalakat
  • Nabtah Investments
  • Nahdi Medical Company
  • Nama Holding
  • Nasdaq Dubai
  • National Bank of Bahrain
  • National Bank of Fujairah
  • National Bonds Corporation
  • National Debt Management Centre, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Natixis
  • NBK Capital
  • Nebras Power
  • NetRoadshow
  • Noga Holding
  • Novelis
  • Nurol LLC
  • Oasis Investment LLC (Al Shirawi Group - ESG)
  • Oman Air
  • Oman Insurance Company
  • Oman Water & Wastewater Services Company
  • Omantel
  • Omnix International
  • Optimum Invest s.a.l.
  • OQ
  • Oq Gas Networks LLC (formerly Oman Gas Company SAOC)
  • Orascom Development
  • Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB)
  • Permasteelisa Gartner Middle East LLC
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Power China
  • Public Investment Fund (PIF)
  • Pure Harvest
  • Qatar Financial Centre
  • Qatar First Bank (QFB)
  • Qatar General Holding Company
  • Qatar Insurance Company
  • Qatar Navigation
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Quantum Investment Bank
  • RAK Ceramics
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  • RAK Porcelain LLC
  • RAKBANK
  • Rasmala
  • Rawabi Holding
  • Raymond James Financial
  • Reem Mall
  • Riyad Bank
  • Royal Golden Eagle Group (RGE)
  • S&P Global
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • S&P Global Ratings
  • Sami Capital
  • Samsung Group
  • Sanad
  • Sancta Capital
  • Saturna
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Saudi Aramco Nabors Drilling (SANAD)
  • Saudi Electricity Company
  • Saudi Environment Fund
  • Saudi Investment Recycling
  • Saudi National Bank
  • Saudimed Investment Company
  • Seddiqi Holding
  • Sharjah Finance Department
  • Shell
  • SHUAA Capital
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Sirius Aviation Capital
  • SMBC
  • SMBC Nikko Capital Markets
  • Societe Generale
  • Sojitz Corporation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Strategic and Precious Metal Processing (FZC) LLC
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Sun Global Investments
  • Tabreed
  • Tadawul (Saudi Stock Exchange)
  • Talc Investments
  • Tamasuk Holding Company
  • Tamweel Al-Oula Financing
  • Tanmiah Foods Company
  • TAQA
  • Telecom Egypt
  • Texel Finance
  • The Global CIO Office
  • The Red Sea Development Company
  • The Sustainable City Group
  • Tradeline Securities
  • Tristar Transport
  • Trojan Holding
  • Trowers & Hamlins
  • United Arab Bank
  • Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)
  • Vision Invest
  • Wafra
  • Walkers
  • Warba Bank
  • wasl
  • White & Case
  • White Rock
  • YAS Holding LLC
  • Yellow Door Energy
  • Zakher Marine International Inc.

WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO FROM BONDS, LOANS & SUKUK MIDDLE EAST 2021

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Access the most senior regional and international issuers, investors, bankers, rating agencies and lawyers at one time
  • Setup an unlimited number of virtual meetings with participants from the Middle East's credit markets community via our 1-2-1 networking platform
  • Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from the 70+ regional and international credit market leaders speaking on our expert-led panels

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Testimonials

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East was already the premier financing conference in the Middle East but has grown in importance with each passing year. The majority of our key clients and all of the global and regional banks are there. It’s a great opportunity to network, catch up, and get your finger on the pulse of the Middle East market.

Zain Zaidi
Citi

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference attendance is increasing year by year and it is a great venue for all issuers, investors and banks.

Jean-Marc Mercier
HSBC

Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Middle East has become A MUST attend event, it is the best and most efficient gathering of different lenders and borrowers in the MENA region.

Riyad Hammad
Arabtec Construction

I never thought that GFC could improve on previous years but they managed to attract an unprecedented 1,200 delegates at Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East, representing issuers, borrowers and banks.

Raouf Jundi
MUFG

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Conference gives you credible information about what is actually happening in the financial markets… both pros and cons, all under one roof… which you don’t get at any other conference.

Neeraj Agrawal
Crescent Petroleum

If attending the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference is vital to our network, the 1-1 meetings are by far the best way to build long-lasting relationships in our industry. The GFC team impressed me with their attentive and professional service.

James Bejjani
M1 Capital

6. Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East is the Gold Standard of Conferences. If you were to ask a number of people to name one conference to attend - this is the one they would choose. The networking opportunities are far greater than at any other conference.

Usman Ahmed
Emirates NBD Asset Management

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference provides the most extensive opportunity to network across our clients and investors at one event and, as it continues to grow, so does the benefit from attending. Cannot praise the organisation and the set-up of the conference more highly either.

David Higgs
Mizuho

I don't attend many conferences but I make sure Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East is the one event firmly in my diary year after year. It gives me the chance to interact with the buy side, sell side as well as prospects and peers. For that reason, this is the gold standard for conferences in the region.

Usman Ahmed
FIM Partners

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East continues to be the marquee event for Banks and Issuers in the region and one we all look forward to each year. The event is getting bigger and better with each year and this wouldn’t be possible without your team’s meticulous planning and organizing in the build-up to and during the event as well.

Chiradeep Deb
Mashreqbank

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference is a mecca of banking and treasury professionals. The positivity and energy in the conference was beyond my imagination and it can be witnessed through the excitement and aura of participants at the event. Most of the topics address the upcoming problems and panel discussions provide insight from the industry experts on critical issues faced by the industry.

Ashok Mehngi
GEMS Education

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East AWARDS 2021


The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East AWARDS Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 15th September 2021 at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

Since 2015, the Bonds & Loans Awards has been recognising the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institution issuers and borrowers.


Benefits of attending the AWARDS Ceremony:

  • Access a highly exclusive event and senior industry-leading figures involved in the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institutions & Borrowers
  • Build your network: limited numbers ensure guaranteed interaction and networking with a select group of the industry’s elite; all of our 2019 ceremonies sold out and proved a night to remember

ACCOMMODATION

Unfortunately the discounted room block for Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2022 has now sold out. Rooms may still be available but should be booked via usual methods. There are three hotels within the Jumeirah resort which can be seen below, and all are within close proximity/walking distance to the Madinat Conference Hall (the event venue). Mina A’Salam is the closest, followed by Al Naseem and Al Qasr.

To check availability and to book please visit www.Jumeirah.com. Otherwise please feel free to book through your usual booking agent or direct with any other hotel of your choosing.

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