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BAFT MENA Bank to Bank Forum

The Future of Correspondent Banking – Innovation and Challenges
March 22 – 23, 2017
Taj Dubai Hotel
Dubai, UAE

 
 

Wednesday, March 22

7:30AM – 8:30AM
Conference Registration
8:30AM – 9:00AM
Welcome
KP Sunil Rao
Conference Chair
Director
Barclays
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT
9:00AM – 9:30AM
Opening Address
Opera Ballroom
Jeremy Wilson
Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking
Chairman, Barclays Bank Egypt
Barclays
9:30AM – 10:30AM
De-risking: Cause and Effect, and Future Direction
Moderator
Faisal Lalani
EVP and Group Head, GFI
Emirates NBD
Panelists
Said Dajani
Executive Manager
Head of Financial Institutions & Strategic Planning Division
Investbank
Samantha Pelosi
SVP, Payments and Innovation
BAFT


Carmel Speers  
Regional Head, Financial Crime Compliance, MENAP         
Standard Chartered Bank


Santhosh KJ
Chief Compliance Officer
UAE Exchange Group



10:30AM – 10:45AM  
Networking Coffee/Tea Break
10:45AM – 11:45AM
Thought Leadership: Evolving Trade Landscape
Moderator
Manoj Menon
Head of Global Transaction Banking
First Gulf Bank
Panelists
Joost Bergen
Senior Associate Business Development                       
Reval
David Hennah
Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance Products
Misys
Rahul Jayakar
Head - Global Transaction Services, Products & Trade
Mashreqbank PSC
Farrukh Siddiqui
Managing Director, Global Trade & Loans
JPMorgan
11:45AM – 12:15PM
Big Data: The Next Big Thing
Speaker
Olga Parra
Banking & Insurance Analytics Leader
IBM
12:15PM – 1:00PM
The Green Initiative – Environmental Impact on Transaction Banking
Moderator
Jeremy Wilson
Vice Chairman
Barclays
Panelist
Hussain Khansaheb
Director, Green Development Department
Ministry of Climate Change & Environment
Kashif Rana
Chief Financial Officer
Acwa Power
Nathan Weatherstone
Executive Director – Head of Sustainable Business
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Networking Lunch
2:30PM – 5:30PM
Bilateral Meetings
This is your opportunity to schedule meetings with prospective and existing clients. Diamond, Platinum and Gold sponsors have reserved tables to use for these meetings.
5:30PM – 6:30PM
Opening Cocktail Networking Reception

Thursday, March 23

7:30AM – 8:30AM
Conference Registration
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Vineet Varma
BAFT MENA Council Co-Chair
Managing Director & Head of GTB - Global Sales Head
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Welcome
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT
8:45AM – 9:15AM
Keynote Address
Keynote Address
Eric Modave
Chief Operating Officer
Arab Bank
9:15AM – 10:15AM
Regulatory Reform and Transaction Banking: Key Measures and Future Outlook
Moderator
Maninder Bhandari
Director
Derby Group
Panelists
Luke Ellyard
Partner                                                   
KPMG United Arab Emirates
Zeynep Ersel
Senior Business Development Officer
International Finance Corporation
Rohit Kumar
Managing Director & Head
Group Integrated Risk Management
NBAD
Samer Younes
Lead Corporate Trade Sales
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
10:15AM – 10:30AM
Networking Coffee/Tea Break
10:30AM – 11:15AM
MENA Macro-Economic Highlights
Speakers
Dr. Garbis Iradian
Chief Economist
Institute of International Finance
Dr. Mazen Soueid
Chief Economist
BankMed
11:15AM – 12:15PM
Thought Leadership: Evolving Payments Landscape
Moderator
Maram Al-Jazireh
SVP/Head of Financial Institutions
Arab Bank
Panelists
Ramana Kumar
Head of GTB Business and Product Management
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Christopher Mager
Head of Global Innovation
BNY Mellon Treasury Services
Dilip Rao
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
Ripple
Babu Santhanam
Senior Manager
Central Bank of the UAE
12:15PM – 1:15PM
Islamic Banking for Financial Institutions
Moderator
Faisal Hussain
Managing Director
Regional Head of Banks – Africa & Middle East, Transaction Banking
Standard Chartered Bank
Panelists
Khurram Hilal
Managing Director
Head of Group Islamic Products
Standard Chartered Bank
Andreas Meletiou
FI Head
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Mohamed Al Mutaweh
CEO & Board Member
Al Baraka Islamic Bank - Bahrain
1:15PM
Closing Remarks
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT
KP Sunil Rao
Conference Chair                           
Director Barclays
Maurice Iskandar
MENA Council Co-Chair
Assistant General Manager, Head of International
Banque Libano-Francaise SAL