Speakers

Bardia Haghgouyan

Legal and financial advisor, Mercan Businessmen Services LLC

Mr. Bardia Haghgouyan is a practicing international lawyer. He is the legal and financial advisor of Mercan Businessmen Services LLC.He obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa, which is the largest law faculty in Canada. He is an attorney at law who is good in the field of legal writing, commercial litiga ...
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Jerome M. Morgan

President, MERCAN GROUP OF COMPANIES, Part owner, Mercan Businessmen Services LLC

Mr. Jerome M. Morgan is the President of the MERCAN GROUP OF COMPANIES, and it the part owner of Mercan Businessmen Services LLC in Dubai, U.A.E.He obtained his degree in Business Administration from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, and accomplished his MBA from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec ...
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Pranav Poddar

Director of Syenergy Environics Limited

Pranav Poddar is a Director of Syenergy Environics Limited. The company offers radiation purification solutions for home and workspaces to negate the effects of harmful everyday radiations emanating out of natural and artificial sources in an individual's vicinity. He handles international operations and expansion plan ...
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Vince Cook

Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Fujairah PJSC

Vince joined National Bank of Fujairah in 2009 as the bank’s Chief Executive Officer. Since then, he has led its transformational growth as one of the fastest growing banks in the UAE, with a specialised focus in trade finance, treasury and corporate banking. Under his leadership, NBF ranked 4th in the GCC and 1st in ...
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Asad Abbas

Independent Member of PrimeGlobal International

Mr. Asad Abbas is the Founder and CEO of Asad Abbas and Co - one of the prominent business consultancy, financial auditing and accounting firms in the UAE. He has more than 25 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Planning and Tax and has been working for such companies as Noor (part of Noor Islamic Ban ...
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Fouad Nasseredin

Business Development Manager, INV District

Result-driven professional acknowledged for strengthening companies to lead in highly competitive markets and delivering innovative concepts & strategies, offering nearly 8 years of experience in Business Development & Team Leadership with high emphasis on the startup ecosystem. Experienced in exploring and developing ...
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Rashed J. Sawaqed

Feasibility Studies & Business Development Consultant, Saud Bin Saqr Establishment for youth Enterprises Development (RAK-SME)

Business Development Consultant with 10 years of business development experience with an extensive background in planning and managing cross-functional business operations and technology projects. Possess strong communication and public relation skills, hardworking & dedicated, can achieve deadlines. I am an analytica ...
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Raed Daoudi

Learning & Development Manager/ SME Growth & Specialized Training – Capacity Building Department, Khalifa Fund

A Certified Training and Occupational Learning Specialist, a certified NLP& Hypnotherapy Practitioner with over 15 years of private and government sector experience in Learning and Development in UAE. An experienced trainer, consultant & coach in the field of entrepreneurship & SME development. A University lecturer fo ...
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Vit Kodousek

Owner of Square Motion

Kodousek is an owner and executive director of Square Motion - Creative Video Marketing Agency in Dubai. He is a serial entrepreneur and creative person and he works in the media for the last 20 years. He has been in front of and behind the camera for almost all his adult life. He has produced and created more than 120 ...
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Hamid Al Ali

Managing Director, Ethraa Consulting & Training

Hamid Al Ali is start-up and SME expert, lecturer at Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy, and distinguished trainer at Khalifa Fund and Dubai SME. He as serial entrepreneur started and co-founded various companies since 2004. In the last five years, he became active in developing entrepreneurs training programs and initia ...
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MARTIN TIDESTRÖM

Director of Business Development, ADGM

Martin Tideström is ADGM’s Director of Business Development. He is responsible for promoting Abu Dhabi as a business destination and attracting new firms, for providing growth support to ADGM’s client community, and for developing markets, products and services to enhance competitiveness of the financial centre an ...
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Dr. Tariq Ahmed Nizami

Founder & CEO CEO Clubs Network Worldwide

Tariq Ahmed Nizami is a Founder of CEO CLUBS Network Worldwide having its local chapter, CEO CLUBS UAE, which is the Largest Business Networking Club in the world, having presence in 20 countries with more than 16,000 exclusive elite CEOs & High Executives members worldwide. CEO CLUBS Network hold regular exclusive bus ...
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Yousef Khader

Senior Manager, Business Banking & National Lending, RAK Bank

Carrying overall 14 years of banking experience all in the field of Business Banking, corporate Banking and Credit Analysis. I’ve built my experience through working in different environment in Jordan and UAE and with large banks such as (RAK Bank - NBAD- ADCB- Housing Bank) through different segments but overall mo ...
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Khamis Al Mazrouei

CEO, Golden Class

A motivated person with string and professional communication skills and visible senior management accountabilities. He graduated in Bliss College USA. Working in different organization during the past 27 years and 9 certificates in different training courses. Founder and owner of Golden Class Business Solutions establ ...
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Andra Vasile

Director SME acquisition and base, DU

Andra joined du 3 years ago as marketing manager and lead the digital transformation for enterprise. With marketing as a core skill, she has built and executed digital communication campaigns for both brand building and demand generation. Before joining du, she spent almost 10 years with Vodafone Romania and worked in ...
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Carol Lee

Head of Direct Sales – Retail & SME for AXA Gulf

Carol Lee is the Head of Direct Sales – Retail & SME for AXA in the Gulf since 2018. In charge on ensuring that the products and services offered by AXA in the region match the current and emerging needs of customers in these segments. Carol has significant experience in working together with commercial segments in a ...
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Essam Lootah

CEO, Emtiyz

Career Objective: To own multi companies such as Continent Advertising, We Fix Technical, ProTelCo, Telephony System & Emtiyz Franchising services. Profile Summary: • 22+ years of experience in Advertising & Marketing having handled a team of 55 people • Excellent understanding of business growth. • Knowl ...
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Mohammad Al Hamadi

CEO Abu Dhabi Cycling Club

As the CEO of Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, Mohammad Al Hamadi is responsible for running all facets of the Club. Mohammad has a proven executive management track record and over 10 years of experience driving growth in the technology and sports sectors. Prior to joining Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, Mohammad was Head of Informati ...
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Dr. Adeeb Al Afeefi

Director of the National Program for SMEs and projects

Dr. Adeeb Al Afeefi is the Director of the National Program for SMEs and projects the operation arm of the UAE small and medium council chaired by H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori Minister of Economy. In 2008-2018, Dr. Adeeb Al Afeefi worked as the Director, Foreign Trade & Export Support at the Department of ec ...
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Porus Pavri

Founder & CEO, Logoss Management Consultants International (LMCI)

Porus Pavri CA & CMA from India, and CIA, CRMA is a widely experienced Assurance professional, with a career spanning nearly 25 years in the Assurance industry, including 16 years with a Big 4. Throughout his career, Porus has helped clients create transformational improvements in their organisations. Porus started ...
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Mahdi Kilani

Head of Business Banking, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Mahdi brings with him over 37 years of experience in the field of Retail Banking, SME Banking, Microfinance, project finance and strategy consulting; gained across a diversed geography particularly in the GCC, Middle East and North Africa. His leadership style through a collaborative and tactful approach with his passi ...
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Bob Kohli

Managing Partner, RTS Global Partners

Bob is a Managing Partner with RTS Global Partners, with over 15 years working in global advisory & consulting, as well as 5 years supporting his family business. His most formative experience came from his time at Bain & Company where he led several projects ranging from strategy (investment, growth, turnaround) to ch ...
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