Rahul Mehta

Parker Lloyd Group

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Updated: Apr 2015

Paresh Raja

Market Financial Solutions Ltd

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Updated: Apr 2015

Anna Jassani

Taylor Wessing LLP

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Updated: Apr 2015

Talal Dehbi

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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Updated: Apr 2015

Wael El-Miqdadi

Retired

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Updated: Apr 2015

Antoine Zananiri

Retired Banker

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Updated: Apr 2015

Joe Frem

Sanita UK

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Updated: Apr 2015

Jack Blackmore

Audere Solutions

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Updated: Apr 2015

Barry Harold Wilson

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Updated: Apr 2015

Rakan Al-Tarawneh

Jordan International Bank

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Updated: Apr 2015
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Claudio V. Sgobba

Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd.

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Updated: Apr 2015
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David Smith

Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Ltd

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Updated: Apr 2015
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Joel El-Qalqili

P+P Pöllath + Partners

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Updated: Apr 2015
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Omar Alaoui

Societe Generale

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Updated: Apr 2015

Lana Matta

Product Specialist, Director level, in Hedge Funds and other alternative investments.

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Ralph Al Raheb

Morgan Stanley

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Richard Nunn

Jersey Finance

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Updated: Mar 2015

Omar Selim

Arabesque Asset Management Ltd

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Updated: Mar 2015

Gleb Borukhov

Realia Capital

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Updated: Mar 2015

Hazem Abdallah

Sanford C. Bernstein Limited

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Updated: Mar 2015

Fri March 6 2015 -
Fri March 6 2015 Corporate Members Briefing: Dealing with FATCA and CRS

Events , ABA Events The ABA's second Corporate Members' Briefing of 2015 was held at the Association's offices on Friday 6 March.  Experts from Allen & Overy, E&Y and AxiomSL briefed ABA corporate members on how to ensure that their operations are able to efficiently comply with the requirements of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and what they should be doing to be ready for the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). Although the details of FATCA have been known for some time, many banks still face challenges related to some detailed aspects of implementation, such as the treatment of derivatives and issues of data protection. Furthermore, even if the provisions of the Act are known, ensuring that a bank's legal department has systems in place to identify FATCA-related anomalie...

ABA Golf Society Holds First Event; More Planned

Events , ABA Events There was plenty of sunshine, a good lunch, great company, and...great golf. It was the ABA Golf Society's inauguaral outing, at the Richmond Golf Club on 5 March.  Jonathan Carr won the overall competition and took home the trophy and a bottle of champagne kindly donated by Tim Wilson of Henry Sanderson Homes. Jez Drayton ws second and Phil John third.  Jez won the trophy for the longest drive  and Phil won the "Nearest the Pin" trophy. The ABA is grateful to Pearl Acquisitions and to Essential Design Company for donating the trophies. The event was preceeded by a light lunch and after the golf,participants enjoyed drinks and refreshments. The photos below show (L-R) Jonathan Carr (overall winner); Jez Drayton (longest drive); and Phil John (nearest the pin). T...

Mon May 11 2015 - Mon May 11 2015
Seminar on Recent Developments in the Oil Market

Events , ABA Events Our next evening seminar will be held on Monday 11 May and will address recent developments in oil markets. Speakers will include Paul Hornsell, Global Head of Commodities at Standard Chartered Bank; Lord Howell, the former British Secretary of State for Energy; and Carole Nakhle, the founder of Crystol Energy and an Associate Lecturer in Energy Economics at the University of Surrey.  The seminar will be held at the ABA offices, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 2NJ. Doors will open at 5.30pm for a prompt 6pm start. The event is free for corporate members, £15 for individu...

Fri May 15 2015 - Fri May 15 2015
London Business School Middle East Conference "The Middle East in Transition"

Events , Partner Events The London Business School will be holding its annual Middle East conference on 15 May at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel. This year's conference is entitled, "The Middle East in Transition" and will focus on the changes impacting business, economies, governments and societies in the region. Keynote speeches will be given by Joe Saddi, the Chairman of Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) in the Middle East; Lubna Olayan, CEO of Olayan Finance Company;  Mohamad Mourad, the Managing Director of Google MENA; and Peter Dorman, President of the American University in Beirut. A pa...

Fri March 27 2015 - Fri March 27 2015
"How to Make Winning Presentations"

Events , ABA Events The Arab Bankers Association has partnered with Speakers' Corner to offer a one day workshop for members entitled, "How to Make Winning Presentations." The workshop will be held on Friday 27 March at the ABA's offices in Mayfair. It will begin at 10am and finish at 5 pm. The objective of the workshop will be to develop each of the participant's presentation skills and will focus on the following points: What makes a good presentation? "Message is the key" "Structure Matters" PowerPoint: should be an aid not a hinderance Great communicators show heart. The workshop will be presen...

Thu March 19 2015 - Thu March 19 2015
Conference and Workshop: "International Sanctions: Legal, Policy and Business Challenges"

Events , Partner Events The London Centre of International Law Practice is organising a one day conference entitled, "International Sanctions: Legal, Policy and Business Challenges." The conference will be held on 19 March at Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel Street, London WC2R 3DX (the home of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, by Temple underground station).  The conference will comprise four sessions:  The evolving practice of international sanctions and its legal implication Impact on cross-border business Living under sanctions: the view from targeted parties Legal challenges to s...

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Thu March 5 2015 - Thu March 5 2015
ABA Golf Society, Inaugural meeting

Events , ABA Events The inaugural meeting of the ABA's Golf Society will be held on Thursday 5 March at the Richmond Golf Club, Roehampton Gate, Richmond Park. Members are encouraged to bring guests and friends. The event will begin at 12pm with a quick bite to eat, with golfers teeing off between 1 and 1.30. There will be a meal after the golf has finished. The event will be over 18 holes, using Stableford rules.  Tickets are £90, all in.  There will be three prizes: best score, nearest the pin, and longest drive. The full address of Richmond Golf Club is Roehampton Gate, Richmond Park, L...