OUR STEERING COMMITTEE

plus

Gop Menon

CFO – MENA Region

Thomson Reuters

plus

Jignesh Sanghvi

Chief Financial Officer

DMCC

plus

Rajesh Pareek

Chief Financial Officer

DIFC, Dubai

plus

George Riding

COO

SAP MENA

plus

Andrew Lindley

Finance Director

Action Hotels

plus

Nauman Asif Mian

Chief Financial Officer

Bayt.com

plus

Lindsay Degouve De Nuncques

Head of Middle East

ACCA

plus

Hanady Khalife

Director Middle East

IMA

plus

Paul Gyles

Chief Financial Officer

MERAAS Holding

plus

Samir Shahid

Director

Alliott Hadi Shahid

plus

Faraz Ahmed Siddiqui

CFO/Group Finance Manager

Infinity Holding, Abu Dhabi

plus

Saleem Sufi

Founder & President

MECA

plus

Shafiq Rehman

Regional Director

ICPAP

CURRENT SPEAKERS

plus

KHATIJA HAQUE

Head of MENA Research

Global Markets & Treasury

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plus

Jay Raney

Partner

Grant Thornton, UAE

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plus

Tracey Rowe

Director | Head of HR Middle East & Africa

Deutsche Bank AG, Dubai

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plus

Dennis Whitney

Senior Vice President, Certifications, Exams, & Content Integration

IMA, USA

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plus

Saleem Sufi

Founder & President

MECA CFO Alliance & Academy

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plus

Anand Tatiya

Director of Innovation

SAP

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plus

Colin Abercrombie

Motivational Speaker and Trainer

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Matthew Lewis

Partner, Middle East and Africa,

Boyden

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plus

Wassim Karkabi

Managing Partner, Middle East

Stanton Chase

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plus

Gavin Maxwell

Partner – Head of Finance Advisory

EY

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plus

Andrew Lindley

Finance Director

Action Hotels plc

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plus

Shridhar Sampath

General Manager

Motivaluate Consulting & Training FZ LLC

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plus

Nilesh Ashar

Tax Partner,

KPMG in the United Arab Emirates

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Pierre Arman

Market Development Lead for Tax & Accounting

Thomson Reuters

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OUR PAST & PRESENT PARTNERS & SPONSORS

AGENDA

08:00am – 8:45am


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REGISTRATION AND LIGHT BREAKFAST

 

 

08:45am – 09:00am


Welcome Address
Saleem Sufi,Founder
MECA

 

 

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09:00am – 09:30am


image010Middle East Economic Outlook – Crude Realities
Khatija Haque
Head of MENA Research
Emirates NBD

 

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09:30am – 10:00am


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Management Accountants Driving the Resilient Organizations
Dennis Whitney
Senior Vice President, Certifications, Exams, and
Content Integration IMA, USA

 

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10:00am – 10:30am


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Leadership: Old verses New – Can they Co-exist?
Tracey Rowe,
Director| Head of HR Middle East Africa
Deutsche Bank, AG  

 

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10:30am  to 11:00am


 

NETWORKING AND COFFEE BREAK

 

11:00am – 11:30am


MECA CFO Mastermind Program:
Aligning Finance Leadership With the Demands of 21st Century Business Model

Saleem Sufi
Founder, MECA CFO Academy

 

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11:30am – 12:00pm


 

CFOs In The Making – Leadership Journey Success Stories:
What It Takes To Become A CFO

 

Work-Life Integration
The New Norm
 Personal Branding
How To Stand Out In Your Career
Emotional Intelligence
Why It Matters More Than Your IQ
   

Mohammed Afzal,
Finance Director,
Epic Piping International
Sajjad Raza
Financial Controller
Unilever Gulf & KSA
Shakeel Ahmad
Head of Finance,
CNOOC Iraq Limited

12:00pm – 12:30pm


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NETWORKING AND COFFEE BREAK

 

 

12:30pm – 01:00pm


Office of the CFO in the Age of Digital Transformation
Anand Tatiya,
Director of Innovation
SAP

 

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01:00pm – 01:30pm


Impact of Modern Technology on Leadership Styles and Culture Jay Raney,
Partner, Grant Thornton, UAE

 

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 01:30pm – 02:00pm


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Awakening the Leadership Giant Within
Colin Abercrombie
Motivational Speaker and Trainer

 

 

02:00pm – 03:00pm


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LUNCH BREAK

 

 

03:00pm– 03:45pm


111PANEL DISCUSSION:
Future of Finance Jobs
Moderator: Matthew Lewis
Partner, Middle East and Africa,
Boyden

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 PANELIST 1  PANELIST 2  PANELIST 3
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 Wassim Karkabi,
Managing Partner, Middle East
Stanton Chase
Gavin Maxwell
Partner – Head of Finance Advisory,
EY
Andrew Lindley,
Finance Director
Action Hotels plc
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 PANELIST 4
 
Nauman Asif,
CFO – Bayt.com Inc.

03:45pm–04:15pm


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The Leadership Challenge – To Be Or Not
Shridhar Sampath
General Manager
Motivaluate Consulting & Training FZ LLC

 

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04:15pm – 05:00pm


A Joint Presentation by KPMG and Thomson Reuters on:
Creating a VAT Compliance Roadmap –
How to Get Your Business Ready for VAT
 
Nilesh Ashar
Tax Partner, KPMG, UAE
Pierre Arman
Market Development Lead
for Tax & Accounting,
Thomson Reuters
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PAST EVENTS

LOGISTICS

VENEUE

Al Bustan Rotana

Casablanca Road, D70, Al Garhoud – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 282 0000

 

CONTACT

Samir Shahid
Director
Alliott Hadi Shahid
Mobile: +971 50 667 3534
Email: samir@alliottuae.com
Paul Gyles
Chief Financial Officer,

Meraas Holding
Mobile: +971 50 450 7677
Email: paul.gyles@meraas.ae

Saba
Director of Public Relations & Communication
MECA | MECA CFO Alliance
Mobile: +971 56 201 4087
Email: saba@mecacfoalliance.com
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Saleem Sufi
Founder & President – MECA
Mobile: + 971 50 717 4677
Email: Saleemsufi@yahoo.com