Posted on May 04, 2011

Building on the success of its CXO Series, naseba is hosting the Financial Thought Leaders Summit under the theme of ‘Providing value through thought leadership’ on May 4th – 5th in Doha. The summit will be officially opened by Sheikh Nawaf Nasser Bin Khaled Al-Thani with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the morning of May 4th at the W Hotel in Doha.

The summit is a gathering of CEOs, CFOs, Chairmen and other senior financial decision makers from the leading companies in the Middle East. naseba aims to provide a platform for both the private and public sectors to discuss, debate, and evaluate the current market status, future direction, and opportunities for competitive organisations. The agenda of the summit is built on the four main pillars of the corporate L.I.F.E. i.e. leadership, investor relations, financial strategies and economic outlook.

Mohammed Saleem, naseba’s CXO series Director commented on the mission of the gathering:”The last five years have seen dramatic transformations as a large number of companies have gone global. During this time CEOs and CFOs have increasingly combined efforts to strengthen discipline in finance as businesses have navigated through the uncertainty of the economic crisis.”

The objective of the summit is to put a collaborative effort together to engage executives into effective strategies for growth in the current global economic climate. This high focused summit will result in a uniformed vision and strategy to determine the future prosperity and growth.

Under the theme “Providing value through thought leadership”, the Financial Thought Leaders Summit is a crucial and timely gathering of financial thought leaders of the leading companies in the Middle East. It will be an avenue not only for valuable networking and business relationship opportunities, but also to provide the much needed platform for the financial thought leaders from a wide spectrum of industries to share knowledge and experience with peers.” continued Mohammed Saleem.

The Financial Thought Leaders (FTL) Summit will kick off an active dialogue amongst leaders in the finance industry. It is also a platform for evoking thought leadership in a global business environment.

Participants will learn about the new trends in the industry, establish new contacts and take advantage of high profile networking, identify and source the cost effective strategies.


Confirmed speakers at the summit include R. Seetharaman, Chief Executive Officer, Doha Bank Group; Dr. Saleh Mohammed Alshuaibi, Ex- Deputy Minister, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Saudi Arabia, Chairman, Dar Al Mansour Financial & Economic Consultation; Ian Anderson, Chief Financial Officer & Director of Tax, Qatar Financial Centre Authority; Dr. Yasin AbdulRahman Hassan Al Jefri, Dean, Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Business – Jeddah, Chairman, Wasatah Capital; Walid Abukhaled, President and CEO - Saudi Arabia & Bahrain, General Electric; Christiaan de Beer, Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Mian Ehsanullah Unit Head, Corporate and Institutional Banking and Mr Charbel Cordahi Head of Investor Relations from Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) Q.S.C; Jarmo Kotilaine, Chief Economist, National Commercial Bank; Anais A. Faraj, Chief Executive Officer, The National Investor KS; Adam Lomas, Director –Learning and Research, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA); Peter Gotke, Vice President, BNY Mellon; Ben Franz-Marwick, Group Head, Investor Relations, Emirates NBD; Ayman Al Abbasi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Nasser Bin Khaled Holding; Nicholas Lunt, Managing Director - Gulf Operations, M: Communication; Dr. Abhilasha Singh, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Institute of Management Technology –Dubai; Gerry Cryer, Founder and Executive Director, Nextera Global; Graham Vaughan-Jones, Executive Director, Nextera Global, just to name a few.

The summit, sponsored by Qatar Financial Business Academy (QFBA), Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon and Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) Q.S.C., is set to begin on May 4th at the W Hotel in Doha. Panel discussions include transforming leadership for the next millennium, the right time to be a leader, regulatory trends and issues affecting small-cap companies, IPO trends in the MENA region, mergers and acquisitions.

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