MEBIS Dubai 2024

18-19 September 2024
JW Marriott Hotel Marina
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

#mebis

Speakers

Jamal Saleh
Jamal Saleh

Director General UAE Banks Federation

Miguel Rio-Tinto |
Miguel Rio-Tinto

Group Chief Digital and Information Officer Emirates NBD

Srinivasan Sampath |
Srinivasan Sampath

Group Chief Information Officer First Abu Dhabi Bank

Saket Saith |
Saket Saith

Group Chief Technology & Data Officer RAKBANK

Hussein Bahgat |
Hussein Bahgat

Group CISO Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Ali Hassan Moosa
Ali Hassan Moosa

Financial Expert - National Program for Fiscal Sustainability & Financial Sector Development Ministry of Finance - Oman

Vikas Sethi |
Vikas Sethi

Head of Digital Transformation (Wholesale Banking) Gulf International Bank - Bahrain

Reece Merrick |
Reece Merrick

Managing Director, Middle East & Africa Ripple

Ramkumar Balasubramaniam |
Ramkumar Balasubramaniam

Chief Financial Officer Barclays

Dyota Marsudi |
Dyota Marsudi

Chief Executive Officer Aladin Bank - Indonesia

Anand Krishnan |
Anand Krishnan

Director - Head of Technology Emirates Investment Bank

Abdullah Al-Obaidi |
Abdullah Al-Obaidi

SVP - Head of Private Banking Riyad Bank - Saudi Arabia

Adel Alrajhi |
Adel Alrajhi

GM Cards and Payment Alinma Bank - Saudi Arabia

Nahim Bassa |
Nahim Bassa

SVP - Group Head of Strategy & Transformation Bank Aljazira - Saudi Arabia

Thiruvilasen Pillay |
Thiruvilasen Pillay

Group Product Manager Retail Assets Qatar National Bank (QNB Group)

Gopal Kiran |
Gopal Kiran

FinTech and Innovation Expert - Office of Assistant Governor Qatar Central Bank

Abhishek Pratap Singh |
Abhishek Pratap Singh

Head of Information Security Governance and Risk National Bank of Oman

Kamran Khan |
Kamran Khan

Executive Director, Product Innovation & Implementations First Abu Dhabi Bank

Rahul Otawat |
Rahul Otawat

AVP - Strategy, Modeling, Analytics & Data Science Mashreq Bank

Mai Momani |
Mai Momani

Head of Client Experience, CX Professional - Certified Trainer - Public Speaker Invest Bank, UAE

Alex Bak |
Alex Bak

Head of Transformation Commercial Bank International - UAE

Abdul Rehman Parkar
Abdul Rehman Parkar

Head Data Management & Advance Analytics Dubai Islamic Bank

Sagar Sanap |
Sagar Sanap

AVP, Digital Engagement Mashreq Bank

Ghaus Bin Ikram |
Ghaus Bin Ikram

Head of Financial Crime Compliance & Money Laundering Reporting Officer United Arab Bank

Viji Mohan |
Viji Mohan

Head - Information & Physical Security Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

Jamal Saleh

Jamal Saleh

Director General, UAE Banks Federation

Jamal Saleh joined UBF (UAE Banks Federation) in July 2018 and became UBF's Director General on 1st January 2019. Prior to joining UBF, his last role was Head of Credit & Risk and Acting Regional Chief Risk Officer with a leading GCC bank.

Jamal Saleh spent 29 years in banking (Conventional and Islamic) and covered Credit and Enterprise Risk Management (Credit, Market, Operational, Liquidity, and IT Risks).

His first 10 years were in the USA (in Private Banking and Credit) and the last 19 were in the UAE in Corporate Banking, Credit, and Risk Management with three leading UAE banks.

He served as PRMIA's UAE Director General for 7 years (2007-2014) and was concurrently Member on British University's Advisory Board.

Jamal Saleh graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude, from New Jersey (USA) in Finance and Banking, and held 6 professional certifications in credit, finance, investment, and risk management.

He was a frequent TV quest on local and international business channels and newspapers, as well as a key speaker at tens of regional and international forums in UAE, MENA, Singapore, Europe, USA, etc., including 11 years at the renowned RiskMinds of Geneva/Amsterdam from 2006-2016, and the Commonwealth of Nations at Westminster Palace's Central Hall in London.

Miguel Rio-Tinto

Miguel Rio-Tinto

Group Chief Digital and Information Officer, Emirates NBD

Srinivasan Sampath

Srinivasan Sampath

Group Chief Information Officer, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Srinivasan Sampath is the Group Chief Information Officer at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). Sampath has the responsibility for driving the Group’s Technology and Transformation Strategy to ensure that FAB is ready for the next generation of Digital Banking services. Sampath has more than 25+ years of experience in the banking industry. He has delivered several large integration programs in multiple regions. Specialized n creating business value, employee engagement and strengthening business relationships. In the recent years, Sampath has also been involved in leading digitization programs covering end to end digital customer experience and process automation. He was also involved in implementing the first cross border blockchain remittance transaction between two major banks. Sampath has been a chairperson and member of several advisory boards. Sampath holds ACIB from institute of Financial Services (UK) and BSC (Hons) from Manchester University (UK).

 

Saket Saith

Saket Saith

Group Chief Technology & Data Officer, RAKBANK

Saket Saith is a seasoned professional at the forefront of digital transformation, specializing in the convergence of strategy and execution.

Currently serving as the Group Chief Technology and Data Officer at RAKBANK, UAE, Saket has over 25 years of experience in leading technology and data initiatives, ensuring the delivery of innovative and customer-centric solutions. Prior to this, he held pivotal roles, including Chief Technology Officer at Barclays in the United Kingdom, and various leadership positions at DBS Bank in Singapore, where he played a crucial role in digital transformation, enterprise architecture, and IT Strategy. He is passionate about emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, and big data, and how they can be leveraged to create value for customers, businesses, and society at large.

Saket's career spans the globe, contributing significantly to the growth and innovation of renowned financial and technology organizations. His expertise encompasses enterprise architecture, IT business strategy, software engineering, and operating models. Saket holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communications from Delhi College of
Engineering.

Hussein Bahgat

Hussein Bahgat

Group CISO, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Ali Hassan Moosa

Ali Hassan Moosa

Financial Expert - National Program for Fiscal Sustainability & Financial Sector Development, Ministry of Finance - Oman

Highly motivated and talented leader with 30 years of experience in banking, technology & innovation, and real-estate & hospitality development. A speaker at several local and international events and a lecturer at the College of Banking & Financial Studies. Member of the Finance & Insurance committee at the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Member of the CBO-Omantel Fintech Accelerator Program. A Gold member of the Global Young Presidents’ Organization.

Vikas Sethi

Vikas Sethi

Head of Digital Transformation (Wholesale Banking), Gulf International Bank - Bahrain

Reece Merrick

Reece Merrick

Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Ripple

Reece Merrick is the Managing Director of Middle East and Africa at Ripple where he leads the company’s business operations and strategic initiatives from Ripple’s MEA headquarters in Dubai. Prior to his current role, Reece was Senior Director of Global Strategic Partners at Ripple where he led relationships with key financial institutions and crypto partners adopting blockchain-based payments and crypto liquidity solutions to enable cross-border payments. He has spent over half a decade working on Ripple’s payments products across Dubai and London. Reece has over 15 years of experience working within the fintech and payments industry, with expertise focused on foreign exchange risk management and building best-in-class payment solutions for large financial institutions and corporations. Prior to Ripple, Reece spent 10+ years working within the fintech and payments space, focusing on FX risk management and building out cross-border payment solutions for large FIs & corporations.

Ramkumar Balasubramaniam

Ramkumar Balasubramaniam

Chief Financial Officer, Barclays

Ram is an International Banking CFO with over 23 years of Finance experience working in Retail, Corporate and Investment Banks. He has led several Finance transformation projects and has leveraged the unique position of the CFO at the intersection of finance, technology and strategy to drive digitalization and inspiring a data-driven decision making culture. He is also engaged with the wider Finance community, often speaking at events on the challenges facing the function and how to be ready for the future or making the function future proof. He is on the board of advisors of the MEA CFO Group.

“CFOs are the go-to experts in the finance domain, but need to escape from the ‘curse of expertise’ that could make them over estimate their own knowledge and become closed-minded.

They would do well to cultivate a ‘beginner’s mind’ and approach the new technologies with openness, curiosity, flexibility and a desire to learn thereby unlocking many possibilities to become a value-adding finance function and the ultimately the custodian of performance for the firm.”

Dyota Marsudi

Dyota Marsudi

Chief Executive Officer, Aladin Bank - Indonesia

Dyota Marsudi is the President Director of PT Bank Aladin Syariah Tbk. (“Bank Aladin Syariah”), the first sharia digital bank in Indonesia. Under his leadership, Bank Aladin Syariah is steered towards reaching the vision of making digital-based financial solutions more accessible to all levels of societies in the country.
Dyota started his career as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. During his tenure at BCG, he has had the opportunity to serve the region’s largest banks, TMT and private equity firms crafting their strategy, executing organizational restructuring and their M&A initiatives. Dyota’s entrepreneurial drive was subsequently manifested through Happy5, a Software-as-a-Service company focused on performance management which he built together with his co founders to profitability.
Prior to Bank Aladin Syariah, Dyota was the Senior Executive Director for Vertex Ventures, a global venture capital firm with USD 5bn assets under management with offices in 6 countries. At Vertex, Dyota was responsible for investments in SEA with an Indonesia focus. During his time at Vertex Dyota supported and led investments in Sunday Insurance, Binance Singapore, Tanihub, RateS, RPG Ventures and Daily Co.
Dyota obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Indonesia and MBA from INSEAD.

Anand Krishnan

Anand Krishnan

Director - Head of Technology, Emirates Investment Bank

Anand Krishnan brings with him 25 years of IT experience, almost all of it in Banking and Financial Services. His experience include product development, software consultancy services and as a technology provider in financial institutions. His forte has been Private Wealth Management and Treasury though he has worked and led Retail and International banking technology units. From building ground up platforms in-house, to integrating and consolidating technology landscape across organizations, to helping businesses re-engineer and optimize processes through process automation and impactful analytics, Anand has facilitated wealth management transformation in banks in the middle east and southeast Asia across front, middle and back office.

Competencies include:

  • Expertise in delivering large scale, transformation programs across multiple platforms and spanning geographies for leading banks.
  • Treasury , Private and Wealth Management business and operational process in the Middle East and Asia Pacific covering order management, trade management, settlement, cash management, payments and messaging and reconciliation
  • Core Banking implementations
  • Lean and Agile practitioner
  • Technology driven process re-engineering to drive operational efficiencies through robotic process automation
  • Programs spanning geographies, large teams and multi-cultural environments.
  • Strong technical and communication skills that foster positive and effective working relationships with the team, peers and stakeholders
  • Right sourcing and right shoring

Abdullah Al-Obaidi

Abdullah Al-Obaidi

SVP - Head of Private Banking, Riyad Bank - Saudi Arabia

Adel Alrajhi

Adel Alrajhi

GM Cards and Payment, Alinma Bank - Saudi Arabia

Mr. Adel Alrajhi, General Manager of Cards & Payments at Alinma Bank, is a dynamic leader with over 18 years of expertise in banking, fintech, and e-commerce. He holds advanced degrees from King Saud University and Hochschule Furtwangen University, driving innovation and growth in the financial sector.

Nahim Bassa

Nahim Bassa

SVP - Group Head of Strategy & Transformation, Bank Aljazira - Saudi Arabia

Nahim Bassa is a Strategy & Digital Transformation expert with over two decades of experience designing, building, and operationalizing new businesses and brands in the Financial Services industry globally. Winner of the Most Innovative Islamic Bank in 2022, Best Digital Transformation in 2021, nominated for the 2019 Global PMO Awards, and Best Business Leader in Ops in 2018 and 2017, Nahim is a double master's holder and doctoral candidate with ASU's Thunderbird School of Management focusing on AI, Digital, and ESG. Nahim has completed the Senior Executive Programme (SEP94) at London Business School, the Innovation Programme at Harvard Business School, Singularity University Executive Programme (SU) and has coached executives on the MIT Sloan Executive Education course on Organization Design for Digital Transformation.

Thiruvilasen Pillay

Thiruvilasen Pillay

Group Product Manager Retail Assets, Qatar National Bank (QNB Group)

Thiru Pillay is a South African retail banking professional with the last seven years at Qatar National Bank. He is a champion of financial services sustainability projects, including green loans, customer service charter, and personal financial management. His career milestones include pioneering data-driven credit scorecards and digital banking in the Middle East. He holds degrees in Computer Science and business management, with professional designations in marketing, banking, and project management. Thiru is an active conference speaker in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.

Gopal Kiran

Gopal Kiran

FinTech and Innovation Expert - Office of Assistant Governor, Qatar Central Bank

Abhishek Pratap Singh

Abhishek Pratap Singh

Head of Information Security Governance and Risk, National Bank of Oman

Abhishek Pratap Singh, an alumnus of King's college London, is a seasoned Information Security leader with proven track record. With apprx. one and a half decade of work experience with one of the biggest names in  Banking, Finance and Insurance sector such as RBS group, Bank Muscat, MetLife he  evolved as a professional with in-depth business acumen. He is CISO of National bank of Oman, founder and president of Oman 'Cloud Security Alliance Chapter' and Deputy Chairman of Oman Bank Association - Cyber council.

Kamran Khan

Kamran Khan

Executive Director, Product Innovation & Implementations, First Abu Dhabi Bank

As the Executive Director of Product Innovation & Implementations at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Kamran Khan is responsible for delivering transaction banking products across the EMEA and international regions. With well over a decade of experience in transaction banking, Kamran has a strong track record of launching innovative solutions that improve financial lives and deliver best-in-class customer experiences.

Kamran is currently leading the implementation of the CB UAE Open Finance framework and UAE central bank digital currencies (CBDC) initiative, ensuring FAB Payments achieves market-leading capabilities. He is also a member of the MENA FinTech Association and The Berlin Group openFinance Advisory Board, actively engaging with startups and enterprises.

A proven digital product leader and strategic thinker with a broad range experience in working with Engineering, Design, and GTM teams, passionate about launching new businesses and deliver best-in-class customer experiences.

Rahul Otawat

Rahul Otawat

AVP - Strategy, Modeling, Analytics & Data Science, Mashreq Bank

Mai Momani

Mai Momani

Head of Client Experience, CX Professional - Certified Trainer - Public Speaker, Invest Bank, UAE

Mai is an experienced CX leader & enthusiast responsible for designing & implementing cross-channel customer engagement strategies, launching relationship deepening programs and improving retention levels who has been at the forefront of helping organizations accelerate their transformation to a “customer obsessed” culture. Her forte lies in driving CX transformational change through human-centric delivery models, innovation and process re-engineering programmes.
She is currently the Head of Client Experience at Invest Bank, where she oversees the development & implementation of the bank’s enterprise wide CX strategy & framework across channels. She has also worked with organizations like United Arab Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank & Arab Bank. She also has a demonstrated history of building and managing highly engaged customer facing teams

Alex Bak

Alex Bak

Head of Transformation, Commercial Bank International - UAE

Abdul Rehman Parkar

Abdul Rehman Parkar

Head Data Management & Advance Analytics, Dubai Islamic Bank

Sagar Sanap

Sagar Sanap

AVP, Digital Engagement, Mashreq Bank

Ghaus Bin Ikram

Ghaus Bin Ikram

Head of Financial Crime Compliance & Money Laundering Reporting Officer, United Arab Bank

Ghaus Bin Ikram is the Head of Financial Crimes Compliance(FCC) & Money Laundering Reporting Officer at United Arab Bank(UAB) PJSC since 2023. He is currently managing Client Acceptance & Advisory, AML/CFT and Sanctions team. With over 19 years of experience within the domain of Compliance at Global and regional banks in the Middle east, his core area of expertise is within FCC comprising KYC/Client on boarding, AML/CFT, Sanctions ,Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Assessments, Internal Controls , FATCA & CRS, Investigations, AML/CFT Applications Optimization, technology and AI tools etc. Led various Compliance project implementations and automations including AI. Prior to working for UAB, he held  Head of AML/CFT and Acting Chief Compliance Officer positions at one of the largest banks in Qatar. Ghaus is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist , ICA certified Diploma in International Financial Crime Prevention, Certified Internal Controls Auditor and Certified Fraud Specialist.

Viji Mohan

Viji Mohan

Head - Information & Physical Security, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

 


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JW Marriott Hotel Marina
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