25 - 27 September, 2018
Grosvenor House, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 25 September 2018

8:30 am - 8:45 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:45 am - 8:50 am Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

8:50 am - 9:00 am Keynote address: Government entity

Mitigating risks in rapidly evolving geopolitical landscapes

9:00 am - 9:30 am Government executive briefing: Executive-level briefing tackling boardroom issues impacting CFOs, CROs and CAOs in government agencies

Imad Mesdoua, Senior Consultant, Africa,Control Risks Alexis Walckiers, Chief Economist,Belgian Competition Authority Massimo Falcioni, Chief Executive Officer,Etihad Credit Insurance Amair Saleem, Chief Risk Officer,RTA, Dubai
The changing paradigm for enterprise risk in government – dealing with financial and digital disruption

  • The ever-changing digital landscape – how do you stay ahead of the curve to manage risks
  • Blockchain, smart contracts, cyber security, autonomous world – has the role of the CRO evolved beyond risk?
  • Data, data, more data and more risk?

Alexis Walckiers

Chief Economist
Belgian Competition Authority


Massimo Falcioni

Chief Executive Officer
Etihad Credit Insurance


Amair Saleem

Chief Risk Officer
RTA, Dubai


Imad Mesdoua

Senior Consultant, Africa
Control Risks

9:30 am - 9:45 am Oil and gas executive briefing: Executive level briefing tackling boardroom issues impacting CFOs, CROs and CAOs in the oil and gas sector

Shabbir M. Shikari, Manager Group Security & Risk Management,ENOC Ahmad Mohawish, Head - Information Security Risk Monitoring,Saudi Aramco (TBC)
When the going gets tough, the risk gets going to mitigate it

  • Tackling market volatility risk: ERM practices in the oil & gas industry
  • Price of oil, fluctuations and the decreased reliance on oil and gas
  • The opening of the service economy in the region – what it means to oil
  • IoT, big data and AI – how does the oil and gas CRO sleep at night?

Shabbir M. Shikari

Manager Group Security & Risk Management


Ahmad Mohawish

Head - Information Security Risk Monitoring
Saudi Aramco (TBC)

9:45 am - 10:00 am International best practice: Beating the odds of Brexit - an ERM perspective

John Meakin, Chief Risk & Security Officer,GlaxoSmithKline, UK
  • What is the regional impact of Brexit?
  • The risks and the opportunities
  • Risk mitigating strategies
  • Online retail

John Meakin

Chief Risk & Security Officer
GlaxoSmithKline, UK

Tech disruptions: The black box risk

  • Embracing change in the era of cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence
  • Assessing blockchain risks in data management
  • Preventing cloud and IoT risks
  • Mitigating tech risks in unstable geopolitical landscapes

Ahsan Ali

Chief Risk Officer
Habib Bank AG Zurich


Sanjay Singh

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Dunia Finance


Waheed Rathore

Chief Compliance & Enterprise Risk Officer
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

10:45 am - 11:15 am Speed networking and coffee break

10:45 am - 11:15 am PANEL DISCUSSION: How to create a strong security architecture: Preventing cyber risks

Dean Rowan, Group Chief Risk & Compliance Officer,Gulf One Investment Bank Venkatesh Kallur, Chief Risk Officer,Alizz Islamic Bank
  • Establishing ERM programmes: Enhancing security on cloud
  • Enhancing data access and management
  • Strengthening security analytics

Dean Rowan

Group Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Gulf One Investment Bank


Venkatesh Kallur

Chief Risk Officer
Alizz Islamic Bank

Compliance best practices in mitigating operational, market and credit risks

11:55 am - 12:15 pm Role of culture and awareness in risk management

Saskia Fokke, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer,Assicurazioni Generali
  • Establishing a strong risk appetite across the company
  • Mitigating operational disruptions by creating a solid risk culture
  • Enhancing ERM agility within the business

Saskia Fokke

Chief Compliance & Risk Officer
Assicurazioni Generali

  • Creating sound risk forecasts
  • Ensuring compliance in rapidly changing landscapes
  • Aligning teams to act fast in risk-dense situations

Waheed Rathore

Chief Compliance & Enterprise Risk Officer
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank


Feroz Noorani

Chief Risk Officer
Kuwait International Bank


Mohammed Hasan Khan

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
RAK Insurance


Abdur Rahim Ghulam Nabi

Assistant Director General Finance

Risk appetite measures and metrics

12:55 pm - 1:15 pm Anticipating disruptions: Developing robust ERM processes by setting specific KPIs

Sanjay Singh, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer,Dunia Finance
  • Creating a successful enterprise-wide risk culture
  • SWOT analysis: stress testing and measurement of key risk indicators
  • Developing sound resilience testing and key performance indicators
  • Mastering sound risk strategy reports

Sanjay Singh

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Dunia Finance

1:15 pm - 1:55 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: CROs and risk management ownership

Justin Morgan-Cooper, Chief Risk Officer,National Bank of Fujairah
  • Risk culture dilemma: Risk management versus business lines
  • How to ensure the integrity and ownership of risk culture and risk appetite
  • Involving the board in risk appetite and periodic reporting against the risk appetite

Justin Morgan-Cooper

Chief Risk Officer
National Bank of Fujairah

1:55 pm - 2:00 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Networking lunch

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm End of conference day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.