Day 1

DAY 1

08:30 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 Chairman's opening Remarks

09:10 Keynote Presentation: Dr. Mohammed Nedal Alchaar, Secretary General, ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING ORGANISATION FOR ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

09:40 Regulatory address: Lessons learned from the financial crisis and the future of financial regulation

Sarkis Yoghourtdjian, Assistant Director of the Board of Governors, FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD (USA)

10:10 Regulation roundtable: What do regulators expect from regional players

  • Post crisis environment – Evaluating the need for more regulation
  • The role of regulators in financial stability
  • To what extent do changes in Basel regulation affect investments in the region?

Moderator: Dean Rowan, Chief Risk Officer, GULF ONE INVESTMENT BANK
Khalid Hamad, Executive Director of Banking Supervision, CENTRAL BANK OF BAHRAIN
Sarkis Yoghourtdjian, Assistant Director of the Board of Governors, FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD (USA)
Dr. Ali Masaad Al Amari, Senior Director of Banking Supervision, QATAR FINANCIAL CENTRE REGULATORY AUTHORITY

11:00: Morning Break and Opportunity to Network

Market and credit risk

Governance, operational risk management and compliance

11:30 Panel: CRO Roundtable: Exploring the key risk management issues in today’s landscape

  • How has the role of CRO changed as a result of recent events?
  • What are the key challenges over the next 6-12 months?
  • How can CROs ensure board-level buy in?

Moderator: Dean Rowan, Chief Risk Officer, GULF ONE INVESTMENT BANK
Dr. Sunando Roy, Adviser, Inspection Directorate, CENTRAL BANK OF BAHRAIN and Global Board Member, PRMIA
Luciano de Jesus, Head of Risk, NCB CAPITAL
Tat Thong Tan, Director, Head of Risk Management, VENTURE CAPITAL BANK
Vijay Srivastava, Group Chief Credit & Risk Officer, ARAB BANKING CORPORATION

11:30 Panel: Operational risk in the Middle East

  • Evaluating the operational risk environment
  • Is there a case for building a data consortium in the Middle East?
  • Operational risk infrastructure: communicating the need for it to senior management
  • Do regulators need to do more?

Moderator: Chidambaram Krishnan, Senior Head-Enterprise Risk Management, GULF BANK, KUWAIT
Majdi Chaabouni, Group Head of Risk Architecture and Operational Risk, THE NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK (NCB)
Syed Reza, Chief Audit Executive, SAUDI INDUSTRIAL SERVICES CO
Horst Simon
, Director of Operational Risk Management, HOWARTH MAK

12:20 Credit risk management in Emerging Markets
• Case study: lessons learned from establishing the credit risk function from scratch
• Overcoming the obstacles of establishing a viable risk management framework in emerging markets
• The role of the credit bureau in managing credit risk

Hesham Hamdy, General Manager, Chief Compliance Executive Officer, ALEXBANK

12:20 Setting up a framework to identify fraud

  • Identifying the risks of internal fraud
  • Promptly dealing with external fraud, and identifying the current and emerging trends of fraudulent activity
    • Remittances
    • ATMs
    • Trade Finance
    • Internet banking

Deepa Chandrasekhar, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, UNITED GULF BANK

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Risk adjusted returns, how do we measure them and where do we go from here?

  • Back to principles: What are the risk measures that must be taken into account to evaluate an investment
  • Beyond the numbers - Using judgement to enrich risk management analysis
  • Communicating to the stakeholders – highlighting the importance of identifying risk in generating returns

Torsten Kleine Buening, Head of Group Economic Capital & Risk Strategy, EMIRATES NBD

14:00 Case study: Stress Testing in Operational Risk

  • Setting up parameters for stress testing
  • Developing scenarios
  • Using results to make informed decisions

Majdi Chaabouni, Group Head of Risk Architecture and Operational Risk, THE NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK (NCB)

14:50 Where are we heading in operational risk? Towards a model of integrated risk management

  • Breaking down the silos
  • Implementing effective risk technology frameworks
  • Mitigating people risk within your business

Horst Simon, Director of Operational Risk Management, HOWARTH MAK

15:20 Afternoon Break
15:50
Panel discussion: Risk and return – using risk analysis to increase profitability of investments

  • Effectively using risk indicators for investments
  • Lessons from the crisis: Balancing risk metrics and good judgement for an optimal outcome
  • Alpha, Beta, what returns and you obtaining? And what were you set to obtain?
  • An outlook for the future: Managing and rebalancing portfolios to preserve and grow wealth

Moderator: Ahmed Abbas, CEO, LIQUIDITY MANAGEMENT CENTRE (LMC)
Hassan Chehime, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Risk Management, INVESTCORP
Ola Radhi, Global Head of Front Office Treasury and Risk Support, ARAB BANKING CORPORATION
Chidambaram Krishnan, Senior Head-Enterprise Risk Management, GULF BANK, KUWAIT

16:40 Panel discussion: Leaving the financial crisis behind: Re-evaluating the portfolio and managing liquidity risk

  • Rebalancing the portfolio after responding to a lack of liquidity
  • Understanding the effect of volatility on liquidity
  • Managing liquidity risk in a portfolio which has assets in foreign countries and priced in foreign currencies
  • Importance of liquidity risk management and contingency planning

Moderator: Dr. Christian Thun, Senior Director - Practice Leader Risk Consulting EMEA, MOODY’S
Luciano de Jesus, Head of Risk, NCB CAPITAL
Feroz Noorani, Chief Risk Officer, AL-HILAL BANK
Marc Bonnassieux, Director of Risk Management, ARCAPITA
Jean-Alain Dicoum, Vice President of Market Risk, ARAB BANKING CORPORATION

17:30 Chairman's closing remarks
17:40 Networking reception

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