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Wadih Canaan

WSC Properties Limited

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Carol Duncan

Lindsay Duncan Nederland BV

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Updated: May 2015

Raney Aburdene

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Updated: May 2015

Rasheed Hinnawi

HSBC

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Updated: May 2015

Rebecca Wardle

Trowers and Hamlins

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Updated: May 2015

Tania Naaman

BNY Mellon Asset Management

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Updated: May 2015

Anna Jassani

Taylor Wessing LLP

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Updated: May 2015

Nicolas J. Kahale

Babson Capital

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Updated: May 2015

Nasir Khan

Cubism Law

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Updated: May 2015

Rob Dollery

Mashreqbank psc

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Updated: May 2015

George Shweiry

Arlington Advisors Ltd

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Updated: May 2015

Hani Salem

KPMG

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Updated: May 2015

Yousef Meshiea

Newlords International UK Ltd

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Updated: May 2015

James Campbell

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Updated: May 2015
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Gerry Severin

Soltenda Ltd.

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Updated: May 2015

Ahmed Ben Halim

The Capital Partnership

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Updated: May 2015
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Anthony Corbett

Criteria Management & Research Ltd

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Zahir Nayani

Foot Anstey LLP

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Updated: May 2015
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Florence Eid

Arabia Monitor

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Vivien Davies

EdwinCoe LLP

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Tue May 12 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 (four 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 po...

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 with a more formal agenda, so that meetings could focus on issues of relevance to the greatest number of banks. George Kanaan also agreed to seek meetings with officials from the Prudential Regulation...

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...

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...

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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...

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13/03/15  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 li...