MENA Summit 2018
MENA speakers2


Khalid Abdulla Janahi

Chairman, Ithmaar Bank

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Co-Founder and CEO, Flutterwave; Co-Founder, Andela

Clare Akamanzi

CEO, Rwanda Development Board

Suhail Mahmood Al Ansari

Partner, High Dominion Healthcare

Mishaal Al Gergawi

Co-Director, emerge85

His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

CEO, Mashreq Bank; Chairman, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

His Excellency Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi

Deputy Group CEO & Chief Executive Officer, Alternative Investments & Infrastructure, Mubadala Investment Company

Saud Al Nowais

UAE Commercial Attache (Counselor), Embassy of the UAE, Trade & Commercial Office

His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Director's Fellow, MIT Media Lab; Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation

Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Shamsi

Head of Healthcare, Mubadala Investment Company

Sarah Al Suhaimi

CEO, NCB Capital; Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Tadawul

His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar

Founder and Chairman, Emaar Properties

His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Tracy Alloway

Executive Editor, Bloomberg Markets

Ihsan Husein Al-Marzouqi

Partner, High Dominion Healthcare

Mina Al-Oraibi

Editor in Chief, The National

Princess Alia Al-Senussi

UK and MENA Representative, Art Basel; Member, Tate Modern Advisory Council

Mohammed Alshaya, CBE

Executive Chairman, Alshaya Group

Yasmin Altwaijiri

Senior Scientist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center; Board Member, Alnahda Philanthropic Organization

Karim Al-Wadi

Board Member, Beltway Group (One Belt One Road)

Chris Austin

Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH

Miguel Azevedo

Head of Investment Banking, Middle East and Africa, Citigroup


Matt Barnard

CEO and Co-Founder, Plenty Inc.

Thomas Barrack

Executive Chairman, Colony Northstar

Saad Berrada Sounni

Chairman, Palmeraie Industries and Services

Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy

Minister of State for International Cooperation, UAE; Managing Director for Dubai Expo 2020

Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi

Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, United Arab Emirates

Olive Boles

Chief Exceutive, Leuka

John Burbank

Founder, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Passport Capital

George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States; Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

Hani Buttikhi

Chief Investment Officer and Executive Board Member, NMC Health


Maria Cantillon

Executive Vice President and Global Head of Alternative Asset Managers Solutions, State Street

Eric Cantor

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Co; Former Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Ron Cao

Founder and Managing Director, Sky9 Capital

Karan A. Chanana

Chairman, Amira Nature Foods Limited

Tom Chapman

Trustee, Chair of the Investment and Deferred Compensation Committees, Wyoming Retirement System

Curtis S. Chin

Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank

Joaquim Alberto Chissano

2nd President of Mozambique

Simon Cooper

CEO, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Standard Chartered

Court Coursey

Managing Partner, TomorrowVentures, LLC

Mark Cutis

Chief Investment Officer, Special Situations, Abu Dhabi Investment Council


Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute


Rayan Fayez

CEO, Savola Group

Thomas Finke

Chairman and CEO, Barings


Lukasz Gadowski

Founder, Team Europe; Chairman, Volocopter

Hadley Gamble

Reporter and Anchor, CNBC

Fadi Ghandour

Executive Chairman, Wamda Capital; Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Aramex

Daniel Goldin

Founder and CEO, KnuEdge; Former NASA Administrator

Jonathan Goldstein

CEO, Cain International

Christine Gulbranson

Senior Vice President, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of California System


Sir Michael Hintze

Founder, Chief Executive and Senior Investment Officer, CQS

Cyrus Hodes

Founder and Director, AI Initiative; Board Member, Aitheon

Paul Horvath

Group CEO, Orchard Global Capital Group


Badr Jafar

CEO, Crescent Enterprises; President, Crescent Petroleum

Maysa Jalbout

CEO, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS FRCP

CEO, PlaqueTec

Vilma Jurkute

Director, Alserkal Avenue; Advisory Board Member, Global Cultural Districts Network and the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation


Salah-Eddine Kandri

Global Head of Education, International Finance Corporation

Rishi Kapoor

Co-CEO, Investcorp Bank

Abbas Kazmi

Founding and Managing Partner, Collegiate Capital

David Kenny

Senior Vice President IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, IBM

Michael Klowden

CEO, Milken Institute


Barbara A. Leaf

United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates


Sumant Mandal

Managing Director, March Capital Partners; Co-Founder, The Hive

Prasanth Manghat

CEO and Executive Director, NMC Health

James McCormack

Global Head of Sovereign and Supranational Ratings, Fitch Ratings

Charlie McNairy

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, International Farming Corporation

Richard Merkin

Founder, Heritage Medical Research Institute; Board Member, FasterCures

His Excellency Salaheddine Mezouar

President, COP 22; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Economy and Finance, Morocco

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Michael Moe

Founder and CEO, GSV

James Morgon

Managing Director, Europe, Milken Institute

Patrice Motsepe

Founder and Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals

Iman Mutlaq

Founder and CEO, Sigma Investments


Dima Najim

Managing Director, Education for Employment, UAE

Kim Nguyen

Co-Founder and CEO, DeepRadiology

Mike Novogratz

CEO, Galaxy Investment Partners

Charles Noyes

Quantitative Researcher, Pantera Capital


Karl Magnus Olsson

Chief Xperience Officer and Co-Founder, Careem

Katie O'Reilly

Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Marc Oshima

Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, AeroFarms; Board Co-Chair, Chefs Collaborative


Her Majesty's Ambassador Philip Parham

UK Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

Pamela Paulk

President and CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine International


Jean Christophe Renondin

Senior Investment Manager, State General Reserve Fund, Oman

Angela Rodell

CEO, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation


Jennifer Sacheck

Sanofi Professor of Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Suna Said

Founder and CEO, Nima Capital LLC

Josh Sandler

CEO and Founder, Lori Systems

V. Shankar

CEO, Gateway Partners

Steven Shapiro

Partner, GoldenTree Asset Management

Howard Shore

Executive Chairman, Shore Capital Group

Jonathan Simons

President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation; Senior Advisor, Milken Institute

Jonathan Sokoloff

Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.

David Spetzler

President and Chief Scientific Officer, Caris Life Sciences

Rakesh Suri

CEO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi


Ali Tabbara

Managing Director, Saudi Medicare Company; Chairman, UME Group Limited

Louise Tabbiner

Senior Advisor, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Bill Tai

Venture Capitalist; Founder, ACTAI Global

Steven Tananbaum

Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, GoldenTree Asset Management

Abdulrahman Tarabzouni

CEO and Managing Director, STV

Heidi Toribio

Global Head, Banks and Broker Dealers, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Standard Chartered


Staci Warden

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

David Warren

CEO, Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, DW Partners LP

Eric Wilson

Managing Director, Global Investment Bank

Cameron Winklevoss

Co-Founder and President, Gemini

Tyler Winklevoss

Co-Founder and CEO, Gemini


Hamed Zaghw

Chief Executive, AECOM Middle East Ltd.