28th February 2022
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Capital Markets Saudi Arabia 2022

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Capital Markets Saudi Arabia 2022 Agenda

28th February 2022

08:55

Recitation of the Qu’ran and chairperson’s opening remarks

Session ends: 09:00
09:00

Capital markets, Saudi Arabia, the future: How are top-tier banks going to support the Kingdom’s corporate and project funding needs?

  • Debt vs. equity capital markets: Is the pendulum shifting?
  • Balancing structure with liquidity to secure competitive funding: Capital markets or structured finance – what is the best way for banks and corporates?
  • ESG global and ESG Saudi: How are the Saudi banks responding to ESG? How does it impact their businesses? What are the implications for the way they will work with their clients?

Moderator

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

Speakers

Rajiv Shukla

Rajiv Shukla

Chief Executive Officer

HSBC Saudi Arabia

Rajiv Shukla

Rajiv Shukla

Chief Executive Officer at HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

A trusted provider of financing, strategic and investment solutions, HSBC Saudi Arabia was one of the first independent, full-service investment companies in the Kingdom to be licensed by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority (CMA).

Placing the greatest importance on customer satisfaction and as such committed to being the best investment banking services provider in the Kingdom. Focusing on the needs of customers and contributing to the success of the Saudi Vision 2030, by providing a wide range of superior investment banking services and products, being the leader in Debt Finance, Advisory and the preferred choice for Corporate Financing Services, while contributing to the transformation and development of the Saudi Stock market, through the provision of quality services and investment advice.

HSBC Saudi Arabia was also one of the first to offer foreign investors access to the Saudi market via Swaps and were the first to register Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI) Clients. With a large team of experienced professionals, HSBC Saudi Arabia offers a full range of investment banking products and services that include:

  • Asset Management
  • Brokerage services
  • Investment Banking Advisory
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Project and Export Finance
  • Securities services
  • Equity Research
Barbara Riccardi

Barbara Riccardi

Regional Head of Middle East

Natixis

Barbara Riccardi

Barbara Riccardi

Regional Head of Middle East at Natixis

Barbara Riccardi is Regional Head of Middle East, Corporate & Investment Banking at Natixis.

She is responsible for developing the Middle East franchise for Corporate and Investment Banking. She overseas the offices in Dubai, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, managing Natixis’ CIB activities with primary focus on sustainability and transition on impact. She began her career in 1997 as a field engineer at Schlumberger Oilfield Services, working in Latin America and Southeast Asia, before moving to Shell Capital Services in London to work in Producer financing. In 2001, she joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London as an analyst. She joined WestLB in 2003 as an originator in the Energy team, and in 2007 moved to DZ Bank in the Structured finance team. Barbara joined Natixis in 2010 in the Infrastructure team, first in Dubai and then in New York, where she headed the Advisory desk for project finance covering the Americas before returning to the Dubai office from 2018 as Head of Distribution and Portfolio management for the Middle East. She is appointed to her current role in June 2020.

Barbara completed her Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy in 1996.

Natixis

Natixis

Natixis is a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through its two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts over 16,000 employees across 36 countries. Its clients include corporations, financial institutions, sovereign and supranational organizations, and the customers of Groupe BPCE’s networks.

>LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/natixis/

Session ends: 09:40
09:40

Delivering for the future: Unpacking the SWPC’s 2022 project pipeline and a closer look at how this will be financed

  • Upcoming project pipelines and privatisations: What is on the agenda for 2022 and 2023?
  • Public and private sector finance and investment: Where and how will projects be funded?
  • Matching local and international investments to utilities sectoAhmed Khowiaterr developments

Speaker

H.E. Dr. Khaled AlQureshi

H.E. Dr. Khaled AlQureshi

H.E. Dr. Khaled AlQureshi

CEO at Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)

Session ends: 10:00
10:00

How has Saudi Arabia’s oil and non-oil economies performed since pandemic?

  • What impact did the closing of borders have on Saudi GDP and the economy during the pandemic (particularly in tourism and domestic consumption)? To what extent can a tight fiscal policy be sustained?
  • How has the O&G sector performed during and post-pandemic? What is the next step in the sector’s transition story?
  • Creating a circular economy energy sector: Understanding demand, practicalities and impact
  • What is the outlook for non-oil sector recovery following the setbacks of COVID-19?
  • Fintech, digital transformation and the capital markets: What impact are “new economy” sectors having on GDP and how can the banking community support its growth?

Moderator

David Staples

David Staples

Managing Director, EMEA Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

David Staples

David Staples

Managing Director, EMEA Corporate Finance Group at Moody's Investors Service

David Staples is a Managing Director at Moody’s in the EMEA Corporate Finance Group based in Dubai. His responsibilities include managing the analytical teams that oversee the ratings of companies based in the Middle East, Turkey, South Africa as well as Russia and the CIS.

David has a Masters degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. (1984) and a Bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati (1982).

Having rated European issuers of debt obligations since 1920, Moodys rating activities have been expanding rapidly in line with the growth of the Eurobond market in the 1980s.

Today, Moody’s is one of Europe's leading rating agencies, with offices in London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Frankfurt, Limassol, Prague, Moscow and Johannesburg, with subsidiary and affiliate offices in Tel Aviv and Cairo.

As the world’s oldest rating agency, Moody’s prides itself on being able to meet the needs of its European customers thanks to a combination of local expertise and global experience, while ensuring consistency with other Moody’s offices worldwide. Our analysts, who come from a variety of European countries commonly speak at least the local language in addition to English, reflect Moody's strong global exposure to the capital markets.

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

Christof van Agt

Christof van Agt

Christof van Agt

Director, Energy Dialogue at International Energy Forum

International Energy Forum

Francesc Balcells

Francesc Balcells

CIO of Global Emerging Markets Debt

FIM Partners

Francesc Balcells

Francesc Balcells

CIO of Global Emerging Markets Debt at FIM Partners

Francesc Balcells is the CIO of Global Emerging Markets Debt for FIM Partners. Previously, Francesc was an Executive Vice President at PIMCO where he was the lead portfolio manager for $17bn of AUM in global EM hard-and-local currency strategies. Prior to PIMCO, he was the head of EM for Rogge Capital Partners, and he was responsible for EM portfolios at the Harvard Management Company. Francesc started his career as a sovereign analyst at Moody’s Investors Service in New York and spent 4 years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. Francesc holds an MA in international economics and foreign affairs from the Johns Hopkins University and a BA from the University of Barcelona.

FIM Partners

FIM Partners

FIM Partners was established in 2008 as among the first dedicated and independent specialist investment managers focused on the MENA & Frontier markets. The firm has successfully navigated the risks of investing in MENA & Frontier markets over the last twelve years through its fundamental approach, on the ground presence and smart portfolio construction. Our philosophy for managing fixed income portfolios revolves around optimizing risk adjusted-returns by investing in credits with attractive risk return dynamics, managing interest rate risk and minimizing liquidity risk.

In addition to employing investment staff with over 100 years combined experience in MENA & Frontier markets, the firm employs inhouse, independent risk management and operations professionals and its focus on capital preservation has led to its funds having a top ranking in CityWire. FIM Partners Limited is registered and regulated with the DFSA in the United Arab Emirates, FCA in the United Kingdom and the Capital Markets Authority of Saudi Arabia.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fim-partners

Session ends: 10:40
10:40

Networking break

Session ends: 11:05
11:05

To list or not to list: What is driving Saudi Arabia’s IPO boom?

  • Guaranteed loans to bilaterals to sukuk to IPO: What does the journey for a company successfully listing look like?
  • Governance and financial due diligence: What do Shareholders, Board Members, and Management Teams need to know before embarking on an IPO?
  • Attracting QFIs to the local market: What impact is this having on liquidity and trading volumes? What is the benefit to the local investor community?

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

Mohamed Fahmi

Mohamed Fahmi

Co-Head Investment Banking

EFG Hermes

Mohamed Fahmi

Mohamed Fahmi

Co-Head Investment Banking at EFG Hermes

Mr. Fahmi is the Co-Head of EFG Hermes Investment Banking, based in Dubai. He joined the firm in early 2006 after completing the Morgan Stanley Analyst Training program. Mr. Fahmi holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from the American University in Cairo, from where he graduated with high honors.

EFG Hermes

EFG Hermes
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
Majed AlHassoun

Majed AlHassoun

Head of Investment Banking

Citigroup Saudi Arabia

Majed AlHassoun

Majed AlHassoun

Head of Investment Banking at Citigroup Saudi Arabia

Citigroup Saudi Arabia

Faizan Baig

Faizan Baig

Equity Capital Markets

HSBC Saudi Arabia

Faizan Baig

Faizan Baig

Equity Capital Markets at HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

A trusted provider of financing, strategic and investment solutions, HSBC Saudi Arabia was one of the first independent, full-service investment companies in the Kingdom to be licensed by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority (CMA).

Placing the greatest importance on customer satisfaction and as such committed to being the best investment banking services provider in the Kingdom. Focusing on the needs of customers and contributing to the success of the Saudi Vision 2030, by providing a wide range of superior investment banking services and products, being the leader in Debt Finance, Advisory and the preferred choice for Corporate Financing Services, while contributing to the transformation and development of the Saudi Stock market, through the provision of quality services and investment advice.

HSBC Saudi Arabia was also one of the first to offer foreign investors access to the Saudi market via Swaps and were the first to register Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI) Clients. With a large team of experienced professionals, HSBC Saudi Arabia offers a full range of investment banking products and services that include:

  • Asset Management
  • Brokerage services
  • Investment Banking Advisory
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Project and Export Finance
  • Securities services
  • Equity Research
Session ends: 12:00
12:00

Saudi Arabia, ESG and capital markets: How companies and banks are transitioning towards sustainability

  • Giving credit to carbon transition, adding energy efficiencies, and implementing ESG principles: How are these “tools” being applied to projects across Saudi Arabia?
  • The international perspective: Will we see an increase in international developers entering the Saudi market as a result of this transition? If so, who are these players?
  • (Blue) hydrogen as the clean fuel of the future: What role will hydrogen vs. renewables play in elongating the O&G sector and supporting the O&G transition?

Moderator

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

Speakers

Umera Ali

Umera Ali

Partner, Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) and Global Head of Islamic Finance

DWF (Middle East) LLP

Umera Ali

Umera Ali

Partner, Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) and Global Head of Islamic Finance at DWF (Middle East) LLP

Umera Ali is a banking & finance partner at DWF Middle East advising on both conventional and Islamic finance matters, and also leads the firms Islamic finance practice.

She advises lenders, financial institutions, funds, sponsors, borrowers, and issuers in corporate and structured finance transactions, including secured and unsecured, syndicated and bilateral loans, asset finance, Islamic finance, supply chain finance, trade finance and debt capital market transactions.

Umera has significant experience having worked in six different jurisdictions. She has built her practice by concentrating on making connections and acting as a strategic partner, and not just a counsel, for her clients. She takes a highly practical and pragmatic approach to providing legal services and brings an understanding of cultural conventions and sensitivities when working on a transaction.

Umera is interested in innovation, sustainable power source, and environmental change, and fuses that with her practice by working with Fintech and Cleantech companies and advising on sustainable finance and carbon credit trading.

DWF (Middle East) LLP

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)

Abdulaziz Al-Muhaiza

Abdulaziz Al-Muhaiza

Abdulaziz Al-Muhaiza

Executive Director, Treasury at Saudi Electricity Company

• Mr. Al-Muhaiza has been appointed as Executive Director - Treasury in 2019

• Mr. Al-Muhaiza joined SEC in 2012 and held a number of position in the Finance business line including Department Manager of Cash Management and Investment and Head of Corporate Finance

• Mr. Al-Muhaiza obtained a bachelor's degree majoring in Accounting and an MBA Finance & Management from University of Wisconsin

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

Adel Elsolh

Adel Elsolh

Co-Head of Middle East Investment Banking and Head of Infrastructure & Energy Finance

Natixis

Adel Elsolh

Adel Elsolh

Co-Head of Middle East Investment Banking and Head of Infrastructure & Energy Finance at Natixis

Adel heads NATIXIS’ Infrastructure Finance team in Dubai where he has been

structuring, arranging and executing transactions across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META).

He has 20 years of experience in Project Finance, including 9 years with Royal Bank of Scotland’s Infrastructure Finance Group in London covering advisory,

lending and equity.

He has been involved in origination and execution of various project financings, across our core sectors e.g. oil & gas sector, IPPs and IWPPs in META.

He has also advised public and private sector clients on transactions across Europe and the UK. Adel has been based in the region for the last 10 years.

Education

▪ M.Sc in Construction Economics & Management – University College London

▪ B.Eng. in Civil Engineering – Manchester University

Natixis

Natixis

Natixis is a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through its two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts over 16,000 employees across 36 countries. Its clients include corporations, financial institutions, sovereign and supranational organizations, and the customers of Groupe BPCE’s networks.

>LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/natixis/

Session ends: 12:50
12:50

Channelling domestic wealth into domestic projects: Understanding the key players, frameworks and incentives to build the Saudi project finance market from within

  • What does an investor and/or asset manager’s checklist look like when considering investment into Saudi Arabian project finance or project bonds?
  • Outlook for a secured bond market in Saudi: Why a domestic bond market which allows companies to churn their balance sheets is critical for the project finance market.
  • What role will privatisation and PPPs play in financing domestic projects? Who will be the capital providers for PPPs? Can domestic project finance lenders compete with international lenders on domestic PPPs?

Moderator

Laughlan Waterston

Laughlan Waterston

Managing Director, Head of Corporate & Project Finance, Middle East

SMBC

Laughlan Waterston

Laughlan Waterston

Managing Director, Head of Corporate & Project Finance, Middle East at SMBC

Laughlan Waterston is the Head of Corporate & Project Finance at SMBC’s Middle East Department based in Dubai. Laughlan has 25 years experience in banking with more than 20 years experience of project and structured finance. He has experience on a wide variety of projects and corporates in the energy and infrastructure sectors including power, renewable energy and oil& gas, petrochemicals, waste to energy/ wastewater, utilities, social infrastructure and transportation. His roles include structured finance MLA lending, corporate finance, acquisition finance, green/sustainable finance, financial advisory, capital markets and LP investment.

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.

Speakers

Vishal Rander

Vishal Rander

Director, Project & Infrastructure Finance

Deloitte

Vishal Rander

Vishal Rander

Director, Project & Infrastructure Finance at Deloitte

Vishal leads Deloitte’s Project & Infrastructure Finance team in the Middle East. He has been based in the GCC since 2011 and has over 15 years of professional experience focusing on PPP and project finance advisory for both government and private sector developers.

Vishal works with clients to develop sustainable project structures which are capable of being financed. He also supports throughout the entire bid and procurement life cycle, providing valuable insights from procurer and bidder perspectives.

Vishal has executed transactions in UK, Europe and the Middle East across sectors such as power, water, waste, telecoms, education and health.

He is a recognised project finance modeler, and one of the first professionals certified in the FAST global modelling standard.

Vishal holds a first class degree in Electronic Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Operational Research.

Deloitte

Deloitte

Deloitte is the world’s largest leading professional services firm, providing audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory and risk advisory services to public and private clients across multiple industries. ​Deloitte Middle East has been in the region since 1926 and operates from 27 offices in 15 countries, with more than 5,000 partners, directors and staff. Teams consist of subject matter experts who have extensive knowledge of the environment, culture and industries in which they operate. Please visit the Deloitte Middle East webpage to learn more.

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/deloitte/posts/?feedView=all

Irfan Said

Irfan Said

AGM – Head of Structured Finance

Al Rajhi Bank

Irfan Said

Irfan Said

AGM – Head of Structured Finance at Al Rajhi Bank

Al Rajhi Bank

Dhruva Poonia

Dhruva Poonia

Director, Investments and Project Finance

Tamasuk Holding Company

Dhruva Poonia

Dhruva Poonia

Director, Investments and Project Finance at Tamasuk Holding Company

Dhruva is Director of Investments and Project Finance at Tamasuk, working from Riyadh and Dubai. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of energy and infrastructure finance, and financial modelling.

Dhruva’s role include securing financing, leading financial structuring, and conducting financial due diligence for Tamasuk’s project development and investment activities. During his tenure at Tamasuk, he has supported raising over $3.3bn of non-recourse debt financing across multiple projects from a variety of Saudi and international lenders. He has also been instrumental in leading the financial due diligence for Tamasuk’s successful acquisitions of operating renewable assets in the Middle East.

Before joining Tamasuk in 2018, Dhruva had built, led, and grown some of the world’s best financial modelling advisory teams with a focus on infrastructure projects and project finance transactions supporting their clients all over the world.

Dhruva holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA in finance.

Tamasuk Holding Company

A leading Saudi developer, active across diversified sectors in energy and utilities, social and digital infrastructure.

Tamasuk is a diversified infrastructure development and investment company pioneering innovation to seize opportunities in a dynamic infrastructure sector. We combine over 30 years of operating experience in Saudi Arabia with a highly experienced development team to deliver financial credibility, development expertise and integrity to our partners and customers. We have a strong pipeline of opportunities within Saudi Arabia and in our target geographies, and work alongside our partners to develop robust projects which deliver consistent and sustainable returns to our shareholders.

Nacer Bouhitem

Nacer Bouhitem

Nacer Bouhitem

Senior Investment Director at Aberdeen Standard Investcorp Infrastructure Partners

Aberdeen Standard Investcorp Infrastructure Partners

Session ends: 13:30
13:30

Networking lunch

Session ends: 14:30
14:30

Deconstructing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Saudi Arabia’s ESG initiatives

  • Putting SDGs into practice: How do a selection of the 17 SDGs (gender equality, education, sustainable cities & communities, affordable clean energy and infrastructure) fit into the pipeline of Saudi Arabia’s future development?
  • How can Saudi Arabia foster the potential for a circular carbon economy
  • Best practice and learning from success stories
  • Case Studies: Saudi National Bank’s $750m sustainable Sukuk and the pathway it creates for the Kingdom’s issuers

Moderator

Issam Abousleiman

Issam Abousleiman

Regional Director, GCC Countries

World Bank

Issam Abousleiman

Issam Abousleiman

Regional Director, GCC Countries at World Bank

World Bank

Speakers

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

Ramzy Darwish

Ramzy Darwish

Ramzy Darwish

Head: Treasury Group at The Saudi National Bank

The Saudi National Bank

Eng. Fahad Al Ajlan

Eng. Fahad Al Ajlan

Eng. Fahad Al Ajlan

President at KAPSARC - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

KAPSARC - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

Ayman Afghani

Ayman Afghani

Deputy Minister for Policies and Economic Planning

Ministry of Economy and Planning

Ayman Afghani

Ayman Afghani

Deputy Minister for Policies and Economic Planning at Ministry of Economy and Planning

Ministry of Economy and Planning

Session ends: 15:15
15:15

Local capital for local corporates: How much can be raised in the SAR markets, at what terms and at what price?

  • Local capital for local businesses: Should companies be going to the USD market when there is already SAR liquidity looking for a home? What are the pros and cons?
  • What benchmarks and incentives are being implemented to help develop the local market in Saudi Arabia?
  • To what extent have government issuances helped set a benchmark for local issuances, and ultimately develop a local savings pool?
  • Understanding the role of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) in transforming and encouraging local market development.
  • Establishing a local institutional investor base and asset management community: How to kick-start a secondary market in Saudi Arabia
  • How can Sukuk as a form of capital raising be used to help achieve Vision 2030?

Moderator

Hamed Afzal

Hamed Afzal

Hamed Afzal

Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Hamed Afzal advises clients on the full spectrum of debt capital markets and structured finance transactions.

He regularly advises corporates, sovereigns, leading financial institutions and corporate trustees on conventional and Shari’ah compliant debt capital markets and structured finance transactions, across product lines and geographies. Hamed has also been involved in various multijurisdictional securitsation and bond restructurings (including non-contentious amendments of Eurobonds and highly negotiated restructurings of defaulted bonds) and liability management exercises.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Speakers

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

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

Usman Ahmed

Usman Ahmed

Head of Fixed Income Investments

FIM Partners

Usman Ahmed

Usman Ahmed

Head of Fixed Income Investments at FIM Partners

Usman is the Portfolio Manager for all MENA and Global Sukuk strategies at FIM Partners. He joined the firm from Emirates NBD Asset Management where he was the Head of Investments and was responsible for EM Corporate Credit, MENA Fixed Income and Global Sukuk strategies and achieved top quartile performance across his funds. Prior to Emirates NBD, Usman was a director at Mashreq Capital where he was responsible for the bank’s distressed debt and structured credit investments. Usman began his career at TCH Miami where he was in charge of the research team responsible for analyzing and monitoring lending policies for investment grade and speculative grade corporate issuers and structured products. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and is a CFA Charter holder.

FIM Partners

FIM Partners

FIM Partners was established in 2008 as among the first dedicated and independent specialist investment managers focused on the MENA & Frontier markets. The firm has successfully navigated the risks of investing in MENA & Frontier markets over the last twelve years through its fundamental approach, on the ground presence and smart portfolio construction. Our philosophy for managing fixed income portfolios revolves around optimizing risk adjusted-returns by investing in credits with attractive risk return dynamics, managing interest rate risk and minimizing liquidity risk.

In addition to employing investment staff with over 100 years combined experience in MENA & Frontier markets, the firm employs inhouse, independent risk management and operations professionals and its focus on capital preservation has led to its funds having a top ranking in CityWire. FIM Partners Limited is registered and regulated with the DFSA in the United Arab Emirates, FCA in the United Kingdom and the Capital Markets Authority of Saudi Arabia.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fim-partners

Faisal Qadri

Faisal Qadri

Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Structured Finance

HSBC Saudi Arabia

Faisal Qadri

Faisal Qadri

Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Structured Finance at HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

A trusted provider of financing, strategic and investment solutions, HSBC Saudi Arabia was one of the first independent, full-service investment companies in the Kingdom to be licensed by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority (CMA).

Placing the greatest importance on customer satisfaction and as such committed to being the best investment banking services provider in the Kingdom. Focusing on the needs of customers and contributing to the success of the Saudi Vision 2030, by providing a wide range of superior investment banking services and products, being the leader in Debt Finance, Advisory and the preferred choice for Corporate Financing Services, while contributing to the transformation and development of the Saudi Stock market, through the provision of quality services and investment advice.

HSBC Saudi Arabia was also one of the first to offer foreign investors access to the Saudi market via Swaps and were the first to register Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI) Clients. With a large team of experienced professionals, HSBC Saudi Arabia offers a full range of investment banking products and services that include:

  • Asset Management
  • Brokerage services
  • Investment Banking Advisory
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Project and Export Finance
  • Securities services
  • Equity Research
Session ends: 15:55
15:55

Underwriting and syndicating loans post-COVID: Which banks can support Saudi Arabia’s corporates funding needs?

  • New loans vs. refinancing: Which banks are looking to deploy new capital? Which markets and sectors are they focusing on?
  • SAR vs. USD syndications: Which market should Saudi corporates be targeting?
  • How does LIBOR transition impact loan pricing?
  • Demand vs. supply: How can international banks bridge the gap between borrower demands for better pricing and longer tenor versus a backdrop of fewer jumbo deals?

Moderator

Paras Patel

Paras Patel

Director - Loan Syndication

Intesa Sanpaolo

Paras Patel

Paras Patel

Director - Loan Syndication at Intesa Sanpaolo

Paras is a senior member in the Loan Syndication team at Intesa Sanpaolo. Mandate for Investment Banking and Corporate Loan Origination across GCC, Africa, Russia and UK. Focus on leading syndications, origination, structuring and pricing of loan financing opportunities. Core responsibility to support the Middle East region via underwriting commitments, syndicated loan support and transactional guidance. Operating across both primary and secondary markets and on opportunities across the credit spectrum, inclusive of investment grade, project finance, financial institutions, leverage finance and corporate structured transactions.

Having qualified as a corporate treasurer Paras joined the Intesa Sanpaolo Group in 2018, spending the preceding 6 years within Barclays focused on loan syndication & sales, loan origination and execution functions across the bank. Prior to Barclays working at RBS still focused on the loan market, but across a variety of roles, including restructuring of distressed lending, leveraged finance and private equity.

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.

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

Speakers

Fawaz S. D Al Enazi

Fawaz S. D Al Enazi

Fawaz S. D Al Enazi

Group Treasurer at Ma'aden

Fawaz has an extensive and diversified experience spans more than 19 years within corporate finance, strategic planning, and funding. His professional journey started with Arthurs Andersen & Co, after which, he moved to EY (Ernst & Young Co.) for a different level of responsibilities. Due to his persistence and determination, he became the Treasury Manager of National Air Service Holding in 2009. At the beginning of 2013 he joined Ma’aden Aluminum Company as Director Treasury managing funding strategy, capital structure strategy, value creation & cost reduction.

Early in 2017, Fawaz moved to Ma’aden corporate where his focus at managing Strategic Planning, Business Development & Growth Strategy, Enterprise Risk Management & Enterprise Performance Management. He worked as a Senior Financial Advisor in the CEO office starting July 2018 focusing on business development across Ma’aden. In February 2019 Fawaz appointed the Group Treasurer for Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden).

Fawaz is a board member of Ma’aden Fertilizer Company (MFC), Sahara & Ma’aden Petrochemical Company (SAMAPCO), Ma’aden Phosphate Company (MPC) & Meridian Consolidated Investment Ltd.

Fawaz holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia & Master of Business Administration in Global Business from Johnson & Wales University, United States of America.

Ma'aden

Michelle Leong

Michelle Leong

Country Head for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Jordan

UK Export Finance

Michelle Leong

Michelle Leong

Country Head for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Jordan at UK Export Finance

•Michelle Leong joined UKEF in June 2019 as International Export Finance Manager covering the business origination activities for the Middle East (GCC and non-GCC ex Egypt), Afghanistan & Pakistan region based in Dubai British Embassy. She was promoted to Head of Export Finance for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Jordan in 2021.

•Michelle has been living in the Middle East Region for the past 14 years including the first 5 years in Riyadh, KSA. She has over 16 years corporate banking experience mainly covering corporate restructuring, trade supply chain financing, relationship management and credit analysis in Southeast Asia and London where she held the position of Director in Non-Bank Financial Institutions, responsible for onboarding the Europeans and the America’s hedge funds and real money funds portfolio of names.

•Michelle passed with Distinction the Bachelor of Business major in Accounting from RMIT University Australia. A member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, she also holds an Executive MBA from Bayes Business School, UK where she graduated with Distinction. She was awarded the lifetime membership to the Beta Gamma Sigma for her academic achievement.

•Michelle will be relocating to Riyadh KSA after Summer 2022.

UK Export Finance

UK Export Finance

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s export credit agency. We support UK exporters, international project sponsors and buyers of UK goods and services. We also work with banks to provide flexible, innovative, and competitive financing solutions.

In 2020/21, we provided £12.3bn in support for UK exports to 77 countries and increased our capacity to support exports to over 100 foreign markets. UKEF can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property.

UKEF is delighted to have been voted ‘best export credit agency’ by Global Trade Review for 2020. This is a recognition of our innovative approach to supporting exporters, comprehensive product offering and substantial appetite to take on new business.

UKEF have an international network of export finance representatives in key markets around the world: Brazil, China, Columbia, East Africa, India, Indonesia, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Turkey and West Africa, with responsibility for developing commercial ties and matching UK businesses to local projects. This is alongside our network of Export Finance Managers based regionally across the UK, who are local points of contact for exporters and businesses with export potential.

To find out more on how UK Export Finance can support you, visits: www.great.gov.uk/get-finance/

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Brian Dominic Tellis

Brian Dominic Tellis

Director, Loan Syndications and Structured Finance

Emirates NBD

Brian Dominic Tellis

Brian Dominic Tellis

Director, Loan Syndications and Structured Finance at Emirates NBD

Brian is currently a Director in the Loan Syndications team at Emirates NBD Capital Ltd. (EMCAP) and is responsible for all syndicated loan financings in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Pakistan. He is also responsible for syndicated loan transactions in the healthcare, education and sponsor financing sectors within the UAE.

Brian’s background spans over 17 years of investment banking and capital markets experience gained across multiple product areas including Loan Syndications, M&A, Asset Restructuring and Equity Capital Markets. He spent the last 10 years originating, advising, structuring and closing syndicated loan financings across the credit spectrum for sovereigns, corporates and financial institutions in the Middle East.

He has earned a BBA (Hons) and an MBA in Finance from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

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

Abdulaziz Al Megren

Abdulaziz Al Megren

Abdulaziz Al Megren

Vice President at SMBC

Abdulaziz started his career in 2012 and has 10 years of experience in Corporate Banking & Relationship Management. Abdulaziz has occupied different management positions within SAMBA Financial Group (Currently Saudi National Bank) & SABB (Affiliate of HSBC).

Abdulaziz has joined SASSA in the capacity of VP of Marketing assuming coverage for the portfolio of key clients in the region including Sovereign, GREs, FIs, & Large Cap Corporate entities in KSA. In an effort to support Saudi Arabia's government-affiliated companies, as well as clients of the banks considering entering or expending their presence in the Saudi market, SMBC Group established in March 2018 a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia focusing primarily on financial advisory services, SMBC Advisory Services Saudi Arabia (SASSA).

Abdulaziz graduated from King Fahd University Of Petroleum & Minerals, Daharan, KSA.

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.

Session ends: 16:35
16:35

Tourism, real estate and MEGA projects: How much investment is needed and who will provide it?

  • How much investment does tourism in Saudi need? Who will be the sponsors and capital providers?
  • Supply, demand and financing: An update on the progress of Saudi Arabia’s mega-projects. What impact has COVID-19 had on the movement and future of these projects?
  • How important is the success of the first-round projects for future projects, and the overall development of Saudi Arabia’s cities?
  • How much is securitisation and the capital markets being used to finance housing and mortgage lending vs. traditional financing instruments?

Moderator

Julien Haddad

Julien Haddad

Julien Haddad

Vice President, Analyst at Moody's Investors Service

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

Ayman Sejiny

Ayman Sejiny

Ayman Sejiny

Chief Executive Officer at Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

Mr. Ayman Amin Sejiny is the CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the private sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development bank Group. Mr Ayman is highly accomplished financial industry leader. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Ibdar Bank BSC, Bank Alkhair, Barclays Capital Saudi Arabia and as the Chairman of Open-Silicon, Inc and Bahrain Financing Company Group as well as a Board member of Unicorn Bahrain. Mr. Sejiny has in-depth knowledge and more than 24 years’ experience in investment and corporate banking in the local, regional and international markets. He held a senior role in a number of regional and international financial institutions, including Citi Bank and ABN AMRO affiliate in Saudi Arabia (Saudi American Bank “SAMBA” and Saudi Hollandi Bank). Mr. Sejiny is Board and C-Level performer with vast experience in innovating financial processes and products. Mr Ayman holds a BA in Finance from Eastern Michigan University, United States.

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

Mohammed Al Bluwi

Mohammed Al Bluwi

Mohammed Al Bluwi

Head of Debt Advisory at HSBC Saudi Arabia

Mohammed has over a decade of experience in debt markets in the Kingdom. In his capacity as Head of Advisory in HSBC Saudi Arabia – Mohammed supports clients through advising, structuring and arranging for financing solution for non-traditional corporate finance issues in both private credit and capital markets. This includes transaction within the infrastructure, real estate and construction sectors across the development cycle.

HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

HSBC Saudi Arabia

A trusted provider of financing, strategic and investment solutions, HSBC Saudi Arabia was one of the first independent, full-service investment companies in the Kingdom to be licensed by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority (CMA).

Placing the greatest importance on customer satisfaction and as such committed to being the best investment banking services provider in the Kingdom. Focusing on the needs of customers and contributing to the success of the Saudi Vision 2030, by providing a wide range of superior investment banking services and products, being the leader in Debt Finance, Advisory and the preferred choice for Corporate Financing Services, while contributing to the transformation and development of the Saudi Stock market, through the provision of quality services and investment advice.

HSBC Saudi Arabia was also one of the first to offer foreign investors access to the Saudi market via Swaps and were the first to register Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI) Clients. With a large team of experienced professionals, HSBC Saudi Arabia offers a full range of investment banking products and services that include:

  • Asset Management
  • Brokerage services
  • Investment Banking Advisory
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Project and Export Finance
  • Securities services
  • Equity Research
Session ends: 17:15
17:15

Chairperson’s closing remarks and close of conference

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market
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  • Al Bassami International Business Group
  • Al Blagha Group
  • Al Elm Information Security
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  • ALQAHTANI HOLDING
  • Al-Qahtani Pipe Coating Industries
  • Altaaqa Alternative Solutions
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  • ANAN ISKAN Development Co
  • AQALAT
  • Arabian Centres
  • Arabian Processing Holding
  • Arabian Waterproofing Industries Co.
  • Arasco
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  • Arqaam Capital
  • Arriyadh Development Authority
  • Ashmore
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  • AXA Insurance
  • Ayan Holding
  • Bahri
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Bank Albilad
  • Bank of Jordan
  • Banque Saudi Fransi
  • BG International Miners Nigeria Ltd
  • Bidaya Home Finance
  • Binsammar Contracting Company
  • BLOMINVEST Saudi Arabia
  • BndrGene Medical Lab - Masheej Medical LLC
  • Boubyan Bank
  • Bupa Arabia
  • Citi
  • Clifford Chance
  • Clyde & Company
  • Credit Agricole CIB
  • Credit Suisse
  • Dar Al Arkan
  • DAR Engineering
  • DDCap Group
  • Debt Management Office Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Dentons
  • Desert Technologies
  • Deshret Capital
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DLA Piper
  • Dussur
  • DWF LLP
  • EFG Hermes
  • El Seif Engineering Contracting
  • Emirates Investment Bank
  • Emirates NBD
  • Emirates NBD Capital
  • FAS Energy
  • Fawaz AlHokair Group
  • FIM Partners
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Franklin Templeton
  • GIB Capital
  • Gulf Catering Company
  • Gulf International Bank
  • Gulf Trading Holding Company
  • Haliwell Financial
  • Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF)
  • Intertrust
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Intigral
  • Itqan Capital
  • JP Morgan
  • Jubail Energy Services Company
  • Julius Baer and Company
  • Kafa’at Business Solutions
  • King & Spalding
  • KM International
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Leader Investment Group
  • Linklaters
  • Liquidity Finance LLP
  • M7 Capital
  • Ma'aden
  • Maan Aljasser & Co
  • Mawarid Holding Company
  • Mayaasim Al-Khaleej
  • Miahona Group
  • Ministry of Economy & Planning, Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture
  • Mizuho International
  • Mobily
  • Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Rajhi
  • Moody’s Investors Service
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
  • MUFG
  • Munch International Holding
  • NAI Saudi Arabia
  • Najm for Insurance Services
  • Nasser Saidi & Associates
  • National Bank of Bahrain
  • National Center for Privatization & PPP
  • Natixis
  • NCB Capital
  • OLAYA HOLDING
  • Optimum Business Consulting
  • Ornua
  • Petrochem Saudi Arabia
  • Public Investment Fund (PIF)
  • Quantum Investment Bank
  • Rassmal Investments
  • Rawabi Holding
  • Riyad Bank
  • Riyadh Chamber of Commerce
  • S&P Global
  • Sabic
  • Sadara Chemical Company
  • Salehiya Trading Company CJS
  • SALIC
  • Samba Financial Group
  • Sasakura Middle East Co. (SMEC)
  • SATORP Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Corporation
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI)
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Saudi Aramco Base Oil Company - Luberef
  • Saudi British Bank
  • Saudi Electricity Company
  • Saudi Entertainment Venture SEVEN
  • Saudi Football Federation
  • Saudi Fund For Development
  • Saudi Industrial Development Fund
  • Saudi Industrial Investment Group
  • Saudi Investment Bank
  • Saudi Real Estate Refinance
  • Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)
  • Saudi Telecom Company
  • Saudimed Investment Company
  • Sedco
  • Siemens
  • SIMAH
  • Simmons & Simmons
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  • SME Guarantee Financing Programmes
  • Societe Generale
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
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  • Takaful
  • Tanmiah Foods Company
  • TAQA
  • Tareem Enterprises for Investment
  • Tasnee
  • Tawuniya
  • The Law Office of Mohammed Altammami in association with Herbert Smith Freehills
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  • Universal Motors
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  • Yanbu Cement Company

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