Agenda

 

Day One | 9th May 2016

  • 07:45 Registration & networking
  • 08:20 Opening remarks
    • Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, MENA, Thomson Reuters
  • 08:35 Welcome speech
    • Dr. Fahad Aldossari, Director General, The Institute of Finance
  • 08:45Official keynote speech
    • H.E. Abdulaziz Al-Furaih, Vice Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA)
  • 09:00Panel Discussion: The evolving regulatory landscape
    • International regulatory trends and their impact on the Saudi markets
    • SAMA's trends for 2016 and what is expected from the local market

    Panelists:
    • Hesham Tashkandi, Advisor to the Governor and Director, Consumer Protection Department, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
    • Dr. Badr El Banna, Regional Advisor, Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, International Monetary Fund
    • Ali Baalawi, Senior Manager, Supervision, Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)
    • Moderator: Andy Critchlow, Associate Editor, Reuters Breakingviews
  • 10:00Networking break
  • 10:30 CEO discussion: A view from the top
    • Hear from the banking CEOs as they discuss the importance of compliance and risk, and how this is changing the business of banking

    Panelists:
    • H.E. Abdulaziz Al Helaissi, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf International Bank (GIB)
    • David Dew, Managing Director, Saudi British Bank (SABB)
    • Patrice Couvegnes, Managing Director, Banque Saudi Fransi
    • Moderator: Andy Critchlow, Associate Editor, Reuters Breakingviews
  • 11:30Interview: Anti-money laundering – What we expect to see in 2016
    • Global trends in Anti-Money Laundering
    • Impact of the FATF 2012 revisions
    • Saudi and FATF: From an observer to a member: Impact, challenges and expectations

    Interviewees:
    • Turki Al-Majhad, Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Capital Market Authority, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Adel Al Qulish, Executive Secretary, Middle East & North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENFATF)
    • Dr. Badr El Banna, Regional Advisor, Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia , International Monetary Fund
    • Interviewer: Andy Critchlow, Associate Editor, Reuters Breakingviews
  • 12:15Prayer break and networking lunch
  • 13:45PRESENTATION: GEOPOLITICS OF RISK, DEALING WITH STABLE INSTABILITY
    • Presenter: Chris Parry, Geopolitical Risk Analysis, Strategy & Security, Author, Senior Appointments at the Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom (UK)
  • 14:15PANEL DISCUSSION: SANCTIONS, LATEST UPDATES AND DEVELOPMENTS
    • How real are some lifted Sanctions?
    • Sanctions and corruption: how far should due diligence go with the current regime changes
    • Current complexities

    Panelists:
    • Sami Al Muhaid, Chief Compliance Officer, Saudi British Bank (SABB)
    • Altaf Dossa, Advisor, Banking Control, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA)
    • Chahdan Jebeyli, General Manager, Group Head Legal & Compliance, Audi Bank
    • Matthew P. Pelligrino, Financial Attaché, US Department of the Treasury
    • Moderator: Chris Parry, Geopolitical Risk Analysis, Strategy & Security, Author, Senior Appointments at the Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom (UK)
  • 15:15Prayer break and refreshments
  • 15:45PANEL DISCUSSION: CAPITAL MARKETS
    • Join the regulators and market experts for an interactive session on capital markets regulation, culture and creation of dept capital markets

    Panelists:
    • Mohamed Al Abri, Director General of Issues and Disclosures, Capital Market Authority, Oman
    • Mohammed Al-Monajam, Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Capital
    • Farah Foustok, Chief Executive Officer, Lazard Gulf Limited
    • Rod Gordon, Head of Debt Capital Markets, GIB Capital
    • Moderator: Alissa Amico, Managing Director, Govern Centre
  • 16:45Evening reception
  • 17:30Gala dinner

 

Day Two | 10th May 2016

  • 09:00Opening remarks
    • Vikas Jain, Head of Financial Institutions, MENA, Thomson Reuters
  • 09:15Keynote Speech
    • Ayman Aboabah, Chief Executive Officer, Tamkeen Technologies
  • 09:30PANEL DISCUSSION: Responsible leadership
    • Corporate governance and diversity – effective representation of key stakeholders
    • Board remuneration and incentives management
    • The roles of the board versus senior management: a “hands-on” approach?
    • Leadership and culture – setting the right examples:

      - The factors that drive culture
      - How institutions go about changing culture
      - Regulatory expectations good and bad cultures
      - The principles of good corporate governance that drive good culture


    Panelists:
    • Alissa Amico, Managing Director, Govern Centre
    • Shahzad Khan, Group Head of Corporate Governance & Compliance, Mubadala
    • Basem Odeh, Chairman, Insurance Executive Committee, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Chief Executive Officer, Arabian Shield Cooperative Insurance
    • Moderator: Chris Parry, Geopolitical Risk Analysis, Strategy & Security, Author, Senior Appointments at the Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom (UK)
  • 10:30Networking break
  • 11:00PRESENTATION: CYBER CRIME: THE REALITY & RISKS
    • Lessons learned in 2015 and expected trends in 2016
    • Reality and implications of state sponsored of cyber crime
    • How secure are your partners?
    • Best investments in training vs. technology

    Presenters:
    • Jennifer Christianson, Senior Manager, Assurance, FIDS, Ernst & Young
    • Husam Al-Suliman, Senior Vice President, Head of Information Security, Riyad Bank
    • Olivier Merlan, Chief Analysis Officer, i-DETECT
  • 11:30PANEL DISCUSSION: CONDUCT RISK – The risk of everything
    • What is the difference between conduct risk, reputational risk and operational risk?
    • Understanding organizational behaviour – Where are you right now?
    • Integrating compliance and risk into the operating model of institutions
    • Building a cultural framework that senior management trust and empowers employees
    • Why people don’t blow the whistle and why they need to

    Panelists:
    • Ali Baalawi, Senior Manager, Supervision, Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)
    • Jermyn Brooks, Chair, Business Advisory Board, Transparency International
    • Raven Groom-Baker, Chief Compliance Advisor, Al Rajhi Bank
    • Moderator: James Swenson, Head of Operations and Delivery for the IntegraScreen business, Thomson Reuters
  • 12:30Prayer break and lunch
  • 13:45PANEL DISCUSSION: COMPLIANCE TALENT – How to build and keep your best people
    • Compliance function structure: International and local differences
    • Pros and cons of the regulatory exams
    • What makes a good compliance officer?
    • Do the best compliance officers come from a compliance background?
    • Succession planning and building your recruitment pipeline
    • How to solve the global compliance talent crisis

    Panelists:
    • Yaqoob Al Oraini, Chief Compliance Officer, Saudi Hollandi Bank
    • David Cherrington, Senior Counsel and Head of Compliance, Saudi Aramco
    • Altaf Dossa, Advisor, Banking Control, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA)
    • Moderator: Chris Parry, Geopolitical Risk Analysis, Strategy & Security, Author, Senior Appointments at the Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom (UK)
  • 14:45PANEL DISCUSSION: Anti-money laundering, due diligence & your supply chain
    • Understanding the weaknesses in your processes and third-party relationships
    • Internal challenges and opportunities in the fight against money laundering.
    • How well do you understand the risks in your customer base?
    • Where do the red flags lie?

    Panelists:
    • Mosa Al-Bargi, Director – Global Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing, SABIC
    • Ali Al-Qahtani, Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Saudi British Bank (SABB)
    • Salim Al-Dabbagh, Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Director, Al Rajhi Bank
    • Dr. Badr El Banna, Regional Advisor, Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, International Monetary Fund
    • Moderator: James Swenson, Head of Operations and Delivery for the IntegraScreen business, Thomson Reuters
  • 15:45Close of seminar