Nabil Frik

BACB

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Samer Souheil Salty

Zouk Capital

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Hassan Mehdi Padhani

Westkin Associates

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Tatiana Bou Chahine

Arab Natioinal Bank

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Abubakar Khalid

Apeiron Capital Limited

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Vojkan Brankovic

Apeiron Capital Limited

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Colin Leckey

Lewis Silkin LLP

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David Freeman

Thomas Eggar LLP

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David Smith

Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Ltd

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Gerry Severin

Soltenda Ltd.

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Hisham Cadili

Financial LFS

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Jonathan Carr

Lewis Silkin LLP

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Lana Matta

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

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Lee Anthony Blackshaw

Smith & Williamson

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Mohammed Sharif Al Hadi

Hadi Express Exchange

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Omar Alaoui

Societe Generale

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Omar Mina

Henley & Partners UK Ltd

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Omar Selim

Arabesque Asset Management Ltd

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Rahul Mehta

Parker Lloyd Group

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Ranjeev Kumar

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

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Thu June 18 2015 -
Thu June 18 2015 ABA Real Estate Seminar Draws Big Crowd

Events , ABA Events The latest ABA technical seminar drew a crowd of 80 members and friends on 18 June. Starting at 6pm at the ABA's offices in Upper Grosvenor Street, the event was followed by a buffet dinner that enabled participants to mix informally with speakers. The seminar comprised six formal presentations: Sophie Chick and Ben Raywood from Savills, who addressed property trends in London and the broader UK Maisam Fazal, the head of commercial finance at Al Rayyan Bank and Wasim Khan, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, who both dealt with different aspects of the Shari'ah-compliant market Michael Bowles, a senior real estate advisor at National Bank of Kuwait International, who addressed the commercial property sector Simon Murphy Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of the Batt...

Mon May 11 2015 -
Mon May 11 2015 Experts Brief ABA Members on Oil Market Developments

Events , ABA Events The ABA's latest technical seminar was held on 11 May, with five eminent oil market experts (three with PhDs and one former Cabinet Minister!) giving their perspectives on the prospects for oil prices, and the energy market as a whole. The seminar began with an introduction by Dr. Gavin Graham, the Executive Vice President of Petrofac, the global oil services firm. Dr. Graham was followed by Dr. Wim Thomas, the Chief Energy Advisor at Shell International who considered some of the commonly held views about the oil market ("growing global population will underpin increasing demand for oil", "OPEC is dead") and whether they are true. He also explained in detail two alternative scenarios for the development of energy markets over the coming decades. Lord Howell of Guildford drew on his p...

Mon October 19 2015 - Wed October 21 2015
New Libya, Oil & Gas Forum

Events , Partner Events The Fourth New Libya Oil & Gas Forum will be held in London on 19-21 October.  The Forum has been endorsed by Libya's National Oil Corporation, whose Chairman, Mostafa Sanallah, will give the keynote speech, and several of whose senior executives will give presentations. Presentations will also be given by executives and security consultants with direct knowledge of Libyan oil and gas resources and the challenges that are faced in extracting them. There will be a gala dinner in the evening of the first day.  More details on the conference are given in the attached provision...

Mon June 15 2015 - Mon June 15 2015
Middle East Debate: Lebanese Roulette

Events , Partner Events The British Lebanese Association will hold a debate and discussion about the Middle East and Lebanon on 15 June at the Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge. The event marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Association. Speakers will include Derek Plumbly, recently the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon; Ian Black, the Guardian's Middle East Editor; Roula Khalaf, Assitant Editor and the Foreign Editor of the Financial Times; and Baria Alammuddin, Editor of Media Services Syndicate and Foreign Editor at Al Hayat. The event will begin at 7.30pm with a reception. The debate an...

Thu June 11 2015 - Thu June 11 2015
Investing in UK Real Estate, and Beyond

Events , ABA Events Our next evening seminar will address developments in the UK real estate market, and developments further afield. It will be held on Thursday 11 June at 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ. Doors will open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. The seminar will be followed by a buffet supper. The seminar is being held under the sponsorship of National Bank of Kuwait, Norton Rose Fulbright, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Battersea Power Station Development Company and Al Rayan Bank. There will be six presentations: Ms. Sophie Chick, an Associate at Savills: "The UK Residential Property Market" M...

Wed May 27 2015 - Wed May 27 2015
Film Screening: "Golden Age – Lebanon"

Events , ABA Events The Arab Bankers Association is delighted to present a screening of "Golden Age - Lebanon", a film about Lebanon from 1950 to 1975, on Wednesday 27 May. The screening will be held at the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) , Jarvis Hall, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1HD. Doors will open at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. "Golden Age – Lebanon" describes the 25 years before the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war through the stories of some of the celebrities who defined that period of Lebanon’s history. The film contains rare scenes and photographs from the 1950s, 1960s a...

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Mon April 27 2015 - Mon April 27 2015
ABA Hosts Meeting of CEOs of Arab Banks in London

Events , ABA Events The meeting was convened by George Kanaan, the CEO of the Arab Bankers Association, at the suggestion of ABA members who have become concerned at the increased burden of regulation on senior management time and, in some cases, concerns over the proportionality and consistency of some regulatory initiatives. The 13 CEOs, who represent both branches and subsidiaries of Arab banks, agreed that there would be benefits to sharing their expertise, with the aim of helping each other respond efficiently and effectively to regulatory requests. It was agreed to hold further, quarterly meetings, but ...