Charbel Khazen

Gulf International Bank

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Updated: Dec 2014

Anna Jassani

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Updated: Dec 2014

Tarek Amer

The National Bank of Egypt Int'l Ltd

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Updated: Dec 2014

Rakan Al-Tarawneh

Jordan International Bank

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Updated: Dec 2014

James Campbell

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Updated: Dec 2014
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Nabil Hamadeh

CGM

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Updated: Dec 2014

Samir El-Sukhun

Europe Arab Bank Plc

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Updated: Dec 2014

Fawzi Dajani

National bank of Kuwait International

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Updated: Dec 2014

Samer Souheil Salty

Zouk Capital

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Updated: Dec 2014

Peter J. Aylwin

Aetos Limited

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Updated: Dec 2014

Samir A.Z. Yacoub

Regent International

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Updated: Dec 2014

Simon Lock

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Updated: Dec 2014

Jamil Mufti

Bank of London & the Middle East Plc

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Ralph Al Raheb

Morgan Stanley

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Updated: Dec 2014

Rasheed Hinnawi

HSBC

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Updated: Dec 2014

Walid Abu-Suud

AGC Equity Partners Ltd

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Vivien Davies

EdwinCoe LLP Law Firm

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Abed Abu Dayeh

Investment Bank of Palestine

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Nigel Harrison

MEC Consulting

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Fouad Shakhashir

LLoyds Banking Group

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Tue December 16 2014 -
Tue December 16 2014 ABA Celebrates Christmas in Style

Events , ABA Events More than 80 ABA members and friends entered into the festive spirit at the Association's Christmas Party on 16 December. The event was held in rooms at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce Building in Mayfair. Guests were entertained by musicians playing a variety of Christmas music and jazz variations.  The ABA is grateful to National Bank of Egypt for its sponsorship of the Party and to a variety of local traders and friends who provided gifts for the raffle.  The Christmas Party is the last of the ABA's three social events for 2014. Earlier this year we held an Iftar, and last month we held our Annual Gala Dinner. We also held five seminars on banking and financial subjects and a book signing.  A selection of photographs from the event is attached below. The follo...

Tue December 2 2014 -
Tue December 2 2014 Understanding New Regulations on Conduct and Financial Crime

Events , ABA Events The ABA's last evening seminar of 2014 focussed on financial conduct and the raft of new regulations governing how banks should behave and how they should ensure that they are not being used for criminal purposes. The seminar was led by Julia Hoggart, who heads the supervison of investment banks at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Colin Darby, a senior manager at KPMG who specialises in financial crime and anti-money laundering requirements. The seminar was introduced and moderated by Simon Hills, Executive Director of the British Banking Association. Julia Hoggart was keen to explain to the attendees what the FCA expects from banks, in view of the new focus on bank conduct. She spoke in particular about the importance of bank culture, "tone from the top" and staff training ...

Wed February 25 2015 - Thu February 26 2015
Daily Telegraph Middle East Congress

Events , Partner Events The Telegraph Group, which publishes the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, will hold its inaugural Middle East Congress in London on 25-26 February 2015.  The first day of the Congress will focus on investment opportunities and the political landscape, while the second will focus on energy and infrastructure and redevelopment. Confirmed speakers include senior figures from the U.K. government and government ministers and business leaders from several Middle Eastern countries. A preliminary agenda is attached below.  Congress highlights will include: Examining the role...

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Tue December 16 2014 - Tue December 16 2014
ABA Christmas Party

Events , ABA Events The ABA's Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday 16th December at our offices in the Arab British Chamber of Commerce Building, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street.  Tickets are £40 for both members and non members. The party will start at 5.30pm and there will be entertainment and raffle prizes (so don't forget to bring your ticket with you!). Tickets can be booked through this website or through the ABA's offices: phone 020 7659 4889.  We will post more details about the party on this website, as they become available. 

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24/11/14  ABA's Annual Gala Dinner Sparkles

Events , ABA Events The Association's 2014 Annual Gala Dinner, held on 19 November, has been acclaimed as one of the best ever. Two hundred and seventy guests converged on the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London's Knightsbridge to see Raymond Audi presented with the ABA's award for "Distinguished Services to Arab Banking", to hear speeches from Lady Olga Maitland and Baroness Warsi, and to be entertained by professional opera singers and a magician. The event also raised thousands of pounds for charity through the auction of two pictures donated by Rose Issa Gallery. The Gala Dinner is the Association's fl...

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Fri October 17 2014 - Fri October 17 2014
Corporate Members' Lunch: Lewis Silkin on Employment, Visas and Data Protection

Events , ABA Events The briefing took place on 17 October over lunch at the ABA's offices in Upper Grosvenor Street.  Andrew Osborne, Christopher Hitchins and Jonathan Carr, all partners with Lewis Silkin, addressed three main issues: how employers should respond to discrimination claims brought against them by employees, the recent changes to the UK's investor visa scheme (announced the day before the lunch!) and conditions recently attached to employment visas, and how companies can ensure that they are complying with the provisions of the UK's laws on data protection and bribery, and how they can e...

Tue October 21 2014 - Tue October 21 2014
2nd Arab-British Economic Forum

Events , Partner Events The Arab British Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2nd Arab-British Economic Forum in London on 21st October. The Forum will focus on the strengthening of relations between the Arab World and the United Kingdom and on expanding the range of opportunities for co-operation.  The event is organised in partnership with the League of Arab States, the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries, the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom Trade and Investment, London & Partners and British Chambers of Commerce. It will be held at the Millenium ...