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The GCC-Africa corridor: How to successfully access higher yields and new investment opportunities on the African continent

Broadcast on Dec 8, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference

Platinum Sponsor

Emirates NBD

Platinum Sponsor

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Gold Sponsor

BofA Securities

Gold Sponsor

HSBC

Gold Sponsor

MUFG

Gold Sponsor

SMBC

Multilateral Sponsor

ICD

Silver Sponsor

DWF

Silver Sponsor

Intesa Sanpaolo

Silver Sponsor

London Stock Exchange

Silver Sponsor

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

Silver Sponsor

Rawabi Holding

Bronze Sponsor

Arthur Cox

Bronze Sponsor

Bank of Jordan

Bronze Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

Finsight

Bronze Sponsor

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Bronze Sponsor

Shearman & Sterling

Bronze Sponsor

Squire Patton Boggs

Bronze Sponsor

United Arab Bank

Bronze Sponsor

Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)

Subscribe for access:

  • Where and what are the opportunities for GCC companies on the African continent? What sectors are attracting investment appetite? How can lenders and companies take advantage of opportunities in these markets?
  • Accessing government support: How are private players working with African states to access new markets and opportunities?
  • Capitalising on trade flows: How can banks and companies work with African DFIs to leverage off trade activity between Africa and the GCC?
  • Assessing GCC-Africa capital flows: How can African banks work with Middle Eastern and international lenders to facilitate market entry and increase inter-regional lending activity?
  • Mitigating risk in a context of political instability: What credit insurance products are available for banks and companies looking to invest in Africa?
Middle East

Moderator

Thierry Hebraud

Thierry Hebraud

Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

Thierry Hebraud

Thierry Hebraud

Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking at Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

Thierry joined MCB in October 2019 as Head of CIB, with the responsibility to oversee the ‘Corporate Banking’, ‘Energy and Commodities’, ‘International Structured Finance’, ‘Institutional Banking’, ’Global Banking’, ‘Credit Origination and Structuring’ and ‘Transaction Management and Monitoring’ units, whilst also being mandated to optimise the SBU’s organisational structure. Prior to joining the Bank, he has accumulated extensive experience in Corporate and Investment Banking over the last 35 years, holding leading positions within Crédit Agricole Group in Eastern and Central Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Thierry holds a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures de Commerce, Administration et Finance (France).

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

Thierry Hebraud

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

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)

Mohamed Hamdouch

Mohamed Hamdouch

Senior Manager, Acquisitions & Project Finance

ACWA Power

Mohamed Hamdouch

Mohamed Hamdouch

Senior Manager, Acquisitions & Project Finance at ACWA Power

Mohamed joined ACWA Power in 2014 as part of the Project Finance team and has been leading the debt related activities in Africa, Central Asia and Middle East.

Prior to joining ACWA Power he worked in Advisory within PwC in Paris office.

ACWA Power

Mohamed Hamdouch
Mert Poyraz

Mert Poyraz

Director, Loans & Syndications

Emirates NBD

Mert Poyraz

Mert Poyraz

Director, Loans & Syndications at Emirates NBD

Mert graduated with a BSc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2005. He started his career in Consumer Banking in Citibank, Dubai and joined Emirates NBD Group in 2008.

He has been part of Emirates NBD Capital platform since late 2012, focusing on capital market transactions and loan syndications.

Mert has led a number of key transactions across project finance, structured finance, leveraged buy-out landscape and covered key regional markets such as UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Africa and Turkey.

Emirates NBD

Mert Poyraz

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 30th September 2020, total assets were AED 692 Billion (equivalent to approx. USD 188 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Bank expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Bank is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.

The Bank has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 94% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. Emirates NBD was named “UAE’s Best Bank” in 2020 for a fifth consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the “Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East” award, introduced this year in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

Emirates NBD is also a major player in the UAE corporate segment and has strong Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets & treasury and brokerage operations.

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

Todd Gosserand

Todd Gosserand

Head of Financial Risk & Treasury Projects

TAQA Global

Todd Gosserand

Todd Gosserand

Head of Financial Risk & Treasury Projects at TAQA Global

Todd Gosserand is the Head of Financial Risk & Treasury Projects at TAQA (Abu Dhabi National Energy Company). He is responsible for leading the market and credit risk management activities for both TAQA corporate and its subsidiaries.

He is a treasury management specialist with twenty-five years of market risk, quantitative analysis, credit risk, hedging, interest rate, commodity, foreign exchange, Value at Risk and derivative expertise with a comprehensive understanding of financial markets. He has built thirteen treasury risk departments and implemented fourteen systems in nine countries.

Prior to TAQA, his positions included Group Treasurer for the Industrialization & Energy Services Company in Saudi Arabia, Treasury Risk Manager for Sadara in Saudi Arabia, Senior Risk Manager for Peabody Coal in London and Chief Risk Officer for the Capital Markets Group at Citigroup Private Bank in New York.

Mr. Gosserand holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University and an M.B.A. from Avila Graduate School. He is also a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and has a Certified Diploma in Islamic Finance (CDIF).

TAQA Global