Speakers

Dennis Whitney, CMA, CFM, CAE,
Senior Vice President, Certifications, Exams, & Content Integration
IMA
Dennis Whitney is Senior Vice President of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA®), the certification division of IMA®. Dennis has overall..

Arun Babbar, CMA, CFA, CPA, FRM
Finance and Investment Valuation Trainer
PwC's Academy Middle East

Arun is a finance and investment valuation trainer at PwC's Academy...

Nabil Nazer
Chief Investment Officer
Al Sulaiman Group

Nabil Nazer is the Chief Investment Officer at Al Sulaiman Group, a Saudi diversified holding and investment group...

Dr. Yass Alkafaji
Associate Professor of Accounting
American University of Sharjah

Dr. Yass Alkafaji is an academician and a practicing accountant. He is the founder of the accounting firm Alkafaji & Associates, Ltd (A&A) headquartered in Chicago..s

Mr. Loutfi Echhade, CPA , CMA , CFM , CIA , CCSA , CFE, CFSA , CISA ,CFF
Financial Advisor
HNW Family Business, MENA at EY

Mr. Loutfi K. Echhade CMA,CFM, CPA, CFF, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, , CISA, BA from the American University of Beirut, Post Grad from the University of Houston, Texas, has built...

Gaby Lahoud, CMA, CFA, PMP, MBA
Founder & CEO
Serenity Advisors

Gaby is the founder & CEO of Serenity Advisors, a strategic and financial advisory firm as well as the founder and managing...

Ammr Kurdi, Ph.D, MAcc.
Chief Financial Officer
Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company

Dr. Ammr K. Kurdi earned his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of North Texas in 2010 and his Master of Accounting degree from...

Deepak Narayanan
Founder Director
MyCFO

Deepak is Qualified Chartered Accountant and the Founder Director of MyCFO(www.mycfo.in), a leading implementation services company...

Bassam M. Asiri
Head of Transaction Development
Saudi Aramco

Working in Saudi Aramco, as a head of Transaction Development (M & A).  Held several leadership roles in the company including...

Yusuf Hassan
Partner, Advisory Accounting Services
KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

Yusuf heads the Accounting Advisory Practice of KPMG in the Lower Gulf and has been in this role for the past 3 years. He has headed...

Reem Al Anbari
Chief Financial Officer
Borouge

Mrs. Reem Al Anbari is the Chief Financial Officer at Borouge since October 2014. She is responsible for setting up strategic direction...

Carol Talbot
Keynote Speaker/NLP Master Trainer/Master Firewalk Instructor/Author
Matrix Consulting (Training)

Carol is an energetic and versatile learning and development consultant and professional speaker who has managed and runs her own...

Bashar Saidi
Head of Finance, Group Operations & NAWAT, Group Finance
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Bashar Saidi is the "Head of Finance - Group Operations and NAWAT Shared Services" for First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE largest bank ...

Kip Krumwiede, CMA, CPA, Ph.D.,
Director of Research
IMA - Institute of Management Accountants

Kip Krumwiede, CMA, CPA, Ph.D., is the director of research for IMA. Kip received his Masters of Accounting degree from Brigham...

Finbarr Sexton
Partner Tax Advisory
Ernst & Young Qatar

Finbarr Sexton is a Partner with Ernst & Young Middle East and the indirect tax service line leader the Middle East and North Africa region...

Ziad Makhzoumi
CEO
Prime - Strategy Consulting Group

Ziad started his career in 1981 with Booz Allen & Hamilton the global management consultants. From 1985 till 2000, he became...

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