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Event Date Tue Mar 29 +03 - Wed Mar 30 +03 (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Mar 28 5:00pm - Tue Mar 29 5:00pm
Location Virtual
Region EMEA

Bahrain Bourse Company B S C C is a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace. Bahrain Bourse aims to offer to its investors, issuers, and intermediaries a comprehensive suite of exchange-related facilities including offering listing, trading, settlement, and depositary services for various financial instruments.

We aim to offer our stakeholders with the best investment and trading solutions, and pair it with creative insights and problem solving skills to provide our investors, issuers, and intermediaries with valuable resources to meet their every expectation. Our key growth pillars underpins our way of conducting business and how we interact with our stakeholders: Origination, Innovation, Collaboration, and Pioneering Spirit, and all of them working together is what enables us to offer you with an "Oasis of Investment Opportunities".

Our history extends back to 1987, which marked the establishment of "Bahrain Stock Exchange (BSE)", the predecessor of "Bahrain Bourse (BHB)". Since then, Bahrain Stock Exchange has achieved milestone successes, largely attributed to the support of the Government of Kingdom of Bahrain and the collaboration provided by its stakeholders. In 2010, Bahrain Bourse was established as a shareholding company to replace Bahrain Stock Exchange.

Since its establishment, BHB has joined several regional and international organizations such as the Union of Arab Stock Exchanges, World Federation of Exchanges "WFE", Africa & Middle East Depositories Association "AMEDA", and Association of National Numbering Agencies "ANNA", which enables Bahrain Bourse to bolster its position within the global capital markets.

About Arab Federation of Capital Markets.
The Arab Federation of Capital Markets was established in June 1978 to be the guiding body for the Arab stock exchanges, under the recommendation of the Arab Central Banks Conference, held under the auspices of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The headquarters of the Arab Federation of Capital Markets is located in Beirut, Lebanon.

The AFCM is the Arab industry group for 17 exchanges and 3 Clearing houses (CSD’s), and multiple of affiliate members (financial institutions, brokerage firms) from all around the Arab regions (GCC, Levant and Arab African countries). The Federation was set up to contribute to the “development of regulations and promoting harmonized and proactive legislations, and exchanging viewpoints and providing opportunities for cooperation among members”.

AFCM has 4 different permanent committees: Financial Institutions committee, Fintech & Innovation committee, Business Development Committee, Sustainability Committee.


2022 Speakers

David Harris
Global Head Sustainable Finance, London Stock Exchange Group

Nandini Sukumar
Chief Executive Officer, The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)

Joe Gawronski
President, Rosenblatt Securities

Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Bourse

Mervyn Tang
Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC, Schroders

Adam Kostyál
SVP, Corporate Client Group & Head, European Listings, Nasdaq, and Stockholm

Stacey English
Director of Market Intelligence, Theta Lake

Deborah A. Fuhr
Managing Partner & Founder, ETFGI

Rafael Plata
Secretary General, European Association of CCP Clearing Houses

Ahmed Kouchouk
Vice Minister Finance, Fiscal Policies & Institutional Reform Egypt

Sherif Salem
CIO, Public Markets Chimera Capital

Mazen Wathaifi
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Amman Stock Exchange (ASE)

Haitham Al Salmi
Chief Executive Officer, Muscat Stock Exchange

Mohamed Farid
Executive Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX)

Les Male
Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and the Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC)

Wael Abdullah Al Hazzani
CEO, Muqassa (Securities Clearing Center Company)

Abdulla Jaffar Abdin
Chief Operating Officer, Bahrain Clear

Abdullah Alsuweilmy
Chairman of the Board, DirectFN

Michael P. Grifferty
President, Gulf Bond And Sukuk Association (GBSA)

Anna Kulik
Secretary General, European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA)

Henri Bergstron
Managing Director, HTB Project Management

Ahmed Abou El Saad
Managing Director, Azimut Egypt Asset Management

Gunsel Topbas
Head of Securities Services, Citi

Dima Awad
General Manager – SANABEL Financial Securities

Khaled Kurdieh
General Manager – ADIB Securities

Patrick Fosset
Director & Advisor, HARWELL Management

Leandro Blank
General Manager, Wavetec Europe

Andrea Marmolejo
Managing Partner, Blue Topaz Advisors

Nameer Khan
Chairman, MENA Fintech Association (MFTA)

Klaus Löber
Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Mostafa Kandil

Katarzyna Kazimierczak
CEO, Authenteq

Mohammed AlSehli
Co-Founder and CEO, Wethaq Group

Ahmad Hammouda
Co founder and CEO, Thndr

Khalil l. El Bawab
CEO, Misr Capital

Mirna Sleiman
Founder and CEO, Fintech Galaxy

John Gollifer
General Manager, Middle East IR Association (MEIRA)

Mariem Mhadhbi
Co-founder and CEO, Valuecometrics

Ismail Ebrahim Desai
CEO and Chairman, Global Islamic Financial Services Firm (GIFS)

Abdul Hadi Shaikh
Co-Founder, Islamicly App

Marko M. Hafez
Co-Founder & CEO, Blockstation

Feras Jalbout
Founder & CEO, Baraka

Matteo Rizzi

AbdelGadir Warsama Ghalib
Founder and CEO, Dr. AbdelGadir Warsama Consultancy

Maya Marissa Malek
Managing Director/CEO, Amanie Advisors’ global office

Florian Herzberg
Tax Director, BlackRock

Janina Luciano
Senior Tax Manager, Vistra

Mustafa Domanic
Partner, Oliver Wyman

Paul Radcliffe
Partner & Business Tax Advisory, EY

Michael Zavaleta
Global M&A, Capital Markets, Tax & Legal Partner, ZavaRod

Stefan Nolte
Managing partner, Shanda Consult of Nicosia

Patrick Cooke
Managing Editor, Oxford Business Group

Martin Janzen
Managing Partner, Consultancy, Ntsal

Michael Salvatico
Head of Asia, Pacific, Middle East & Africa ESG Solutions, S&P

Wan Norhaziki
Head of Shariah Governance, Crédit Agricole

Nuno Neto
Global Head of Business Development, London Stock Exchange Group

Ali Jaffery
Head of Consulting and Business Innovation, DirectFN

Jacob Rank-Broadley
Head of LIBOR Transition, B&I at Refinitv

Khalil I. Alabdulwahab
Chief of Business Development, Muqassa

Rafaqat Mir
Chief of FinTech, DirectFN

William Tohmé
Senior Regional Head, CFA Institute

Kok Keong Tan
Chief Business Officer, Kasa Singapore Private Limited

Caroline Fong
Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Investor Relations and Capital Markets Officer, Manulife US REIT (MUST)

Brad Douglas
Director of Markets, Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)

Ayman Doukali
Head of Islamic Finance, Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority

Anna Theorin
Head of Product, Nasdaq’s clearing technology

Vania Borgerth
Audit Committee Member, Banco Santander Brasil

Abeer Al Saad
Director, Central Bank of Bahrain

Marwa Al-Maskati
Director Marketing & Business Development, Bahrain Bourse

Marcus Bailey
Associate partner, Bahrain office of Ernst & Young

François Barthelemy
Advisor, Gimar & Co

Andrew Dodsworth
Consultant, Market Infrastructure (Exchanges and Clearing Houses), Routledge & Hopwood Ltd

Anton Ganev
Independent Consultant

Eline Helal
Director, Investor Relations, Insurance & Co. Secretary, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)

Shobhit Thapar
Director, Head of Index and Analytics (MEA), FTSE Russell

Simone Utermarck
Director, Sustainable Finance, ICMA

Thanzeel Rahman
Tax and Legal Services Manager, PwC

Sumer Chopra
SPAC Expert, Mazars Luxembourg

Ajay Kumar
LIBOR Transition Program, Citi

Malik Yousif Rahimi
Group Head, Financial Institutions Ahli United Bank B.S.C.

Bassam Alali
Head of Treasury, Ahli United Bank

Ali Marshad
Head of Income Management, SICO BSC (c)

Abdo Khoury
Senior Director, Head of Fundamental Data & Corporate Solutions Business, Mubasher Group

Diana Estupinan
Head of IR and Capital Markets, Instinctif Partners

Darryl F. Abdoelgafoer
Senior risk manager, EuroCCP

Katie Kelly
Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

Malti Javeri
Country Head, Securities Services, HSBC in Bahrain

Pooja Singh
Expert, Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA)

Suleiman Barada
Sr. Advisor & Head of UAB digital

Nouran Youssef
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, the Arab Monetary Fund

Sarkis Mazraani
Compliance & Regtech Senior Consultant, GRMCT

Ashar Saleem, CFA
Assistant Fund Manager, Yaqeen

Shahed Al Shawa
Digital Product Manager

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• DirectFN
• Mubasher

• SICO Bank
Ahli United Bank (AUB)

• ADIB Securities
• Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait

• Nasdaq
• Refinitiv
• Wavetec
• Sanabel

• Oxford Business Group

• Lumi

• Middle East Investor Relations Association
• Fintech Galaxy
• Wamid

• Instinctif