Alia Noor is the founder of “xpertsleague” an e-learning educational website with purpose for Fintech, Audit, Tax and Finance Professionals community to learn and Share Knowledge.
Alia Noor has “16 years’” of working experience in field of Management Consultancies, FMCGs, Big four Audit firm, Aviation industry and Hospitality Sector in UAE and Pakistan.
She is an advisor and helps companies to improve Financial Performance, Working Capital Management, Growth Strategies, develop and implement Cost Saving trackers, Business Valuation & Feasibilities, Policies & procedures, Skill enhancements and digital transformation opportunities and VAT and ESR compliance and implementation.
Mr. Arif is FCCA, CIA, CISA, CPA, CFE, CCSA, CRMA, CRBA
Arif brings more than a decade of proven experience in internal audit, risk management and fraud investigation. He is the Head of Internal Audit at Emaar Industries & Investments based in Dubai, UAE. He authored several technical articles published at the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) magazine. He is a key note speaker at several summit and conferences on the topic of internal audit, risk management and corporate governance. He is being interviewed for his achievements by ACCA and IA 360.
Imran is a seasoned professional with rich internal audit & ERM implementation experience spanning over decades. He has worked for various multinationals, Big Four Firms and National & International corp orates.
He is a proud winner of “Internal Audit Excellence Award” from ICAEW.
He has served at various professional bodies in different capacities as;
📌President of Institute of Internal Auditors Vancouver Island Chapter, Canada
📌Chairman of ACCA’s Members Advisory Committee
📌President of ACFE’s Chapter
📌Member of ACCA’s Global Forum for Audit & Assurance
📌Member of ACFE’s Global Advisory Council
📌Member of Board of Directors of “Connections Place” a global not-for-profit organization
He is a world wide speaker at conferences & seminars
📌IIA Canada Vancouver Island Chapter Event, Canada
📌International Conference of Internal Auditors Dubai, UAE
📌International Conference of Internal Auditors ,Sydney, Australia
📌 Middle East Fraud Conferences Dubai, UAE
📌 Members Event , Doha Qatar
📌International Conference of Internal Auditors ,London, UK
Mr Athar is FCCA, CIA, CFE, CICA UAECA
Athar Iqbal has over 12 years of diversified experience in field of Internal Audit, Risk Management governance & Fraud management. His experience span over multinational organization in various jurisdictions like UAE, Qatar, South Africa, and Pakistan where he has develop & implemented Internal Audits department, ERM & Anti-Fraud frameworks
He has been involved in training/mentoring of employees of different levels for multinational companies.
He has conducted several training session on ongoing issues of Internal Audit and Fraud Risk Management at various forum.
Mr. hal is MBA , CIA, CRMA, ARM, CISA
He has ’30+ year professional career has been predominately focused on the financial services industry, emphasizing the disciplines of risk management, internal audit, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, and corporate governance. He has reported to boards and board committees on matters affecting risk management, internal audit, and governance.
He has served at various role;
📌The Institute of Internal Auditors as a member of its executive staff.
📌Audit Committee chairman at IIA’s Global Board.
📌Member of the Global Ethics Committee,
📌Member of the Global and North American Nominating committees,
📌Member of the North American Board.
📌He also was an officer and/or director of four different IIA chapters in the United States.
Mr . Iyad Mourtada, is an international speaker, trainer and author with a diverse background in internal auditing, Forensic Investigation and fraud examination. Over the last decade, Iyad had taught various unique auditing and financial courses to multinational corporations and government entities globally.
He had used the modern psychology theories combined with innovative, interactive and creative teaching methods to add value to the learning process of more than 10,000 professionals globally.
He is the author of several internal audit and anti-fraud books and frequent speaker in many international conferences for IIA, IMA and ACFE.
Mr. Basheer was associated with Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Pakistan for 30 years. He was responsible for Country office as Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder Afghanistan and Partner at Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Pakistan
His main activities were assurance business & client development in addition to hire local talent & train them for the accounting, assurance, and taxation field
He is author of several books on Self & Time Management, his popular book has been translated in six languages including English known as “Highway to Success”. His videos on Self Organization & Self-Management are available on YouTube. A few books are free downloadable on internet
He has delivered “Self, Life & Time Management” training at Armed forces and variors professional bodies namely ICAP,ACCA ,IBA, Hamdard University,University of Karachi, Usman Institute of Technology-NED University, Dow University of Medical Sciences, Al Huda International, Jamiat ur Rasheed for their annual National Scholars Conference & Darul Uloom Karachi, National Association for Education
Chief Ethics Officer for the Government Blockchain
Chief Quality & Innovation Officer at MEDNAX Healthcare Solutions
Senator-World Business Angel Investment Forum
Top 100 Global Leaders in Finance
She is healthcare futurist & globalist having extensive experience in healthcare industry as a founder, executive, consultant & speaker.
Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes holds several certifications
📌 Bioethics from Harvard University
📌 Artificial Intelligence & Business Strategy from MIT Sloan
📌 Blockchain Technology & Business Innovation from MIT Sloan
📌 Finance from Harvard Business School
📌 Negotiation from Harvard Law School
📌 Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Stanford Graduate School of Business
📌 Certified Healthcare Risk Management from American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
📌 Master Black Belt in Lean & Six Sigma Management
She is associated with
📌 Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School, Division of Entrepreneurship
📌 Honorary member of Law & Technology Global Online Academy
📌 Teaching EMBA Business Technology at UM Business School
📌 Ambassador of Think-Tanks ; Women in AI, Blockchain in Healthcare Today & League of Virtual Social Entrepreneurs
Managing Partner of DB&P
VP Marketing for Vesto
Vice-President, Director of Business Programs
Professor for Marketing and Strategy at HDBW – Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft ,Munich
He is Master in Business Administration in Saarbruecken, Midland & Washington (D.C.)
Ph.D. in Marketing at HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management
In academic, he has been Professor for Marketing & Strategy for 10 years, as a consultant he has 20 years of experience in international management consulting and as executive trainer for multinational firms specialized in the fields of marketing, strategy & (digital) business modeling
Prof holds currently following positions
📌 Vice-President, Director of Business Programs & Professor for Marketing and Strategy at @HDBW – Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in Munich, where he was a founding member of the academic as well as the management team
📌 Managing Partner of DB&P, an internationally operating management consulting platform with a special focus on the finance & banking industry
📌 He is also VP Marketing for @Vesto, a Silicon Valley based start-up focused & stable coin & secure digital asset transfer solutions for the financial industry
Mr. Olivier has more than 20 years of working experience. He has been honored with Artificial Intelligence Award and crowned “Leading Innovators in Automated Financial Trading Solutions 2019” by Wealth and Finance International.
An accomplished professional with 14 years’ experience in AI modeling, project management, data gathering, data cleansing, automated trading systems development, and digital marketing.
He is expert in delivering tangible AI solutions for individualized clients. Adept at creating and maintaining architecture utilizing AI technology frameworks.
Skilled in developing bespoke AI models while protecting against overfitting. Expert at data cleansing whilst continually focusing on identifying, isolating, and resolving issues by implementing control mechanisms.
Possess in-depth knowledge and working understanding of algorithms with various databases depending on compatibility.
He is Passionate for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science & Finance and currently going through Data Science professional certifications at Harvard, and Machine Learning at Columbia.
📌He is known as one of the most influential people in technology, and known as an independent commentator on the financial markets & fintech through his blog, the #Finanser.com
📌One of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance)
📌One of the Top 5 most influential people in BankInfoSecurity’s list of information security leaders
📌One of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News and Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Chris chairs “The Financial Services Clu” & “Nordic Finance Innovate”
He is a non-executive director of 11:FS & on the advisory boards of various firms including B-Hive, Moven & Meniga
He has been an #advisor to ;
📌The United Nations
📌The White House
📌The World Bank
📌The World Economic Forum
He is visiting lecturer with Cambridge University &TEDx speaker
He is author of best selling books;
📌The future of banking in a globlised world
📌The future of finance after SEPA
📌The Furure of investing in Europes markets afterMifFID
Mary Kurek, is President & CEO Frontrunners Development, Inc. houses a business development agency for innovators in health, wellness & technology. The firm operates a curated network of experts and innovators in impact spaces and also publishes the first digital business networking magazine aimed at social impact
📌She is the co-founder of two nonprofit organizations
📌She is the recipient of a Letter of Commendation from a Marine Corps Commanding General & a Long Leaf Pine Award from NC Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. for outstanding service
📌Mary Kurek began her working life as the youngest member of the NC Governor’s Staff at 18 years old
📌She worked eight years as the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce next to the world’s largest Marine Corps Air Station
📌In 2007, Mary wrote a business networking book that was endorsed by the American Business Women’s Association and started moving her business model toward social entrepreneurship
Mr. David Coderre is the President, Computer Assisted Analysis Techniques and Solutions (CAATS). He is an expert in the development and use data analytics for fraud risk assessment, testing of internal controls, and continuous monitoring.
He has 30 years of experience using analytics to address audit requirements.
📌Mr. Dave is the author of four books on data analytics: Data Analysis for Internal Controls, Fraud Detection, Monitoring and Audit (2017); Computer-Aided Fraud Prevention and Detection: A Step by Step Guide (2009); Fraud Analysis Techniques Using ACL (2009); and Internal Audit: Efficiency through Automation (2008).
📌He is also the author of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Technology Audit Guide – Continuous Auditing: Implications for Assurance, Monitoring and Risk Assessment; and contributed to the data analytics portions of the COSO Fraud Risk Management Guide (2016).
📌Mr. Coderre received the IIA Canada ‘Contribution to the Profession of Internal Auditing’ award in 2010. He contributes to various professional journals; and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world.
Mr.Hossam is CFE, CMIIA, CA, CCSA, CRMA, CUN-Investigator (sexual harassment & abuse of authority), C-EFQM – Validator & ACFE Authorized Trainer – CFE Exam Review Course.
He has over 30 years’ work experience with MNCs ,United Nations, USAID, regional & international organizations in advising management & governing boards on governance, risk management, controls, fraud prevention , detection, quality, transparency, on fighting fraud & corruption programs.
He is currently holding positions
📌Founder & Managing Director of the OverSight Consulting & Training (Al Rusd Al Hadith) LLC Firm,
📌Chair Emeritus of the Board Higher Education Committee ACFE,
📌Founder of the ACFE Chapters in Egypt & Jordan. He is the President & Chairman of the Board of the ACFE Egypt Chapter & Vice Chairman of the Board of the ACFE Jordan Chapter
📌External QAIP Advocate
📌He is the first ever to introduce & conduct Webinars on IIA Global Guidance in Arabic for the Middle East members
📌SME as Chief Audit Executive and on internal audit matters with Segura Consulting, LLC, AoN
Mikhail is a passionate and dedicated audit & anti-fraud professional with more than 21 years of extended experience in planning & supervising audit engagements & fraud investigations in central government, local government and state owned companies
He was appointed to many high government positions as:
📌Head of the Evaluation Division at the Control General of Public Departments, Presidency of the Government, Tunisia
📌Inspector General at the Ministry of Education, Tunisia
📌Head of the Evaluation and Quality Department at the Ministry of EducationTunisia
📌Chairman of the audit committee of the Tunisian Post
📌He has also served as a member of board of directors of many Tunisian state-owned companies and as a member of public procurement committees
He’s an instructor within professional associations & universities
As an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Global Guidance Contributor)& the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Member of the ACFE Advisory Council and regular blogger at ACFE Insights), he takes pride in contributing to the progress of the audit and anti-fraud professions
Mr Awad is CIA, QIAL, CFSA, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, CCEP-I, ASQ CQA, CSAA, IFQ, CRBA
He is a World-wide speaker at conferences and seminars, his articles are published at the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) magazine.
He is Winner of the prestigious American Society of Quality- Middle East Africa (ASQ MEA) Quality Professionals Award in UAE for Senior Management Subcategory for the year 2019. This is in recognition of achievements and contribution to Quality and Excellence.
He has been associated with.
📌Professional Ethics and Responsibility Committee Member at The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
📌Global IIA Guidance Contributor for the development of International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF): Supplemental Guidance/ Practice Guide
📌Board Audit/ Risk Committee Member, at Tadhamon International Islamic Bank (TIIB).
Mr. Thomas is author of book “The Compliance Handbook” published in May 2018 which was the No. 1 new bestseller on Amazon.com through its initial run.
📌He has authored 16 books on business leadership, compliance and ethics and corporate governance, including the international best-sellers
“Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics”
“Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act”
📌He is author of award-winning series Fox on Compliance.
📌Mr. Thomas leads the social media discussion on compliance with his award-winning blog, The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog.
📌He is the Voice of Compliance, having founded the 40 show Compliance Podcast Network.
📌He is also a member of the C-Suite Radio Network
Dr Afra Sajjad is driven by a passion for social development through people empowerment.
With an accomplished academic background with a doctorate in business reporting, her professional career spanning more than 20 years is combination of academic and corporate achievements.
📌She has coached and mentored professionals to personal and professional fulfilment.
📌At ACCA she is actively involved in developing global learning partnerships focusing on digital transformation and student experience driven learning journeys.
📌She considers well-being and coaching as essential for learners accomplishing aspirations. She is committed to diversity and inclusive businesses and societies championing women in leadership policy initiatives.
📌Her passion is to a create a world joined up to help young men and women achieve personal and professional success through access to learning for all.
He is a white-collar crime lawyer & currently consults on data privacy, ethics, transparency & compliance issues
He has helped a great number of companies (through the most diverse industries) implement or enhance its compliance programs, as well as to foster an ethical corporate culture
📌Mr. André is author of the Brazilian book “Compliance – Ética e Transparência como Caminho” and is currently translating it to English with the title: Ethics and Transparency – A Path to Compliance
📌He is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP-I) as well as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Master’s from Espírito Santo Federal University (UFES) and a LLM from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
📌He is also a professor in GRC-related & in data privacy-related LLM courses
📌Mr. André also lead a non-profit initiative inspired on the American “Innocence Project” called “Projeto Liberdade” (Liberty Project), which struggles to free innocents that were wrongfully convicted in the Brazilian judicial system.
Mr.Rene is a Fintech Blogger and Digital Assets Early Bird. Sunny banking beach is facing the largest monster tsunami of automation, disruption, desintermediation & decentralization in history and he truly believes that those who do not move with the time will be removed over time
His expertise in institutional derivatives trading & real estate combined with a deep understanding of disruptive trends such as AI, crypto assets, blockchain, mobile banking & wealthtech has enabled him to act as an interface between tech-driven digital finance & fading brick-and-mortar banking
Currently he holds the following positions:
📌 Chief Editor at Banksith.com
📌 Ambassador of Crypto Assets for Institutional Money Managers
📌 Strategy Advisor at Nectar Digital Wealth AG
📌 He is a Senior banker with 15 years of derivatives trading expertise
Rene is Certified Bitcoin Professional & a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He also holds various fintech & blockchain related certifications. (CAS Blockchain University of Zurich, Python for Finance & Blockchain Architecture, IBM Blockchain foundation developer batch) He is also a licensed Eurex, EEX (Power derivatives) & Series 3 Broker.
He worked for reputable financial institutions such as Unicredit and Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking in Hamburg, Vienna, London, Zurich and Frankfurt. His expertise in institutional derivatives trading, real estate investments combined with a deep understanding of disruptive trends such as artificial intelligence, crypto assets, blockchain, branchless banking and wealthtech has enabled him to act as an interface between technology-driven digital finance and traditional banking.
He has held positions in banking, as director of training, and various audit positions while leading and performing projects for clients in the manufacturing, transportation, high tech, education, insurance, and power generation industries.
He has 7 years Banking Operations, 2 years Business Analyst and 20+ years’ Internal Audit (Practitioner, Instructor, Author) experience.
He has written four books, two book chapters, and several articles on internal auditing, whistleblowing programs, mentoring programs, fraud, deception, behavioral profiling, capitalism, and corporate social responsibility.
Dr. Murdock has conducted audits and consulting projects, delivered seminars, and is a frequent speaker at internal audit, academic, and government functions in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Mr. Hernan hold following Degrees:
📌DBA: Argosy University (Sarasota, FL)
📌CSS: Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
📌MBA: Suffolk University (Boston, MA)
📌BSBA Suffolk University (Boston, MA)
Mr. Hernan hold following Certifications:
📌QAR Accreditation in Internal Quality Assessment/Validation
📌Leadership and Customer Service (AchieveGlobal)
📌IDC Certified Instructor
He is author of following Books:
📌Auditor Essentials: 100 Concepts, Tools and Techniques for Success (CRC Press, 2019)
📌Operational Auditing: Principles and Techniques for a Changing World (CRC Press, 2017)
📌10 Key Techniques to Improve Team Productivity (The IIA Research Foundation, 2011)
📌Using Surveys in Internal Audits (The IIA Research Foundation, 2009).
Mr. Cesar Ferreira , Brazil
Chief compliance officer – Hinode Group
Mr. Cesar Ferreira is a Brazilian Compliance professional with an over-15 year career at major Global multinational.
Cesar has a history of implementing and building successful Compliance programs in large organizations such as Unilever and Walmart (Fortune 100 companies) and Ernest Young.
His experience includes implementing global programs in accordance with FCPA, Sarbanes-Oxley and Brazilian Anti-Corruption laws.
Currently serves as Latin America Chief compliance officer of Hinode Group – Brazilian multinational company.
Cesar Ferreira is B.Sc. in Information Technology from Unifesp (FASP) and M.B.A from Business School Sao Paulo and Boston College.
Ms.Moneeza Usman Butt
Partner, KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co., Chartered Accountants
Ms. Moneeza has the distinction of being the #first #lady #partner in the #big_four audit and advisory chartered accountant firms of Pakistan.
She is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and has spent over 20 years of her career with KPMG Pakistan in the Audit Function.
She was nominated as
📌One of the 100 Miracle Women 2015 by The Ponds Miracle Journey of Unilever 📌Woman of Inspiration 2016 by Ladies Fund
📌One of 18 powerful women in business by Profit Magazine of Pakistan Today in March 2017
📌CA Woman of the year 2018 by ICAP.
Ms. Moneeza is responsible for the control, supervision, and finalisation of audits of various large local and multinational organisations, operating in diversified sectors. She also supervises the business process outsourcing and sustainability services functions of the firm. In addition, she is the coordinator for Family Business Consultation and Advisory services in Pakistan.
📌She has been a speaker and panellist at various conferences and seminars conducted by ICAP, ACCA, Terra Biz, Ladies Fund and Entrepreneur’s Organisation (EO).
📌She writes regularly for The Pakistan Accountant of ICAP as well as Clarity, the firm’s in-house magazine.
📌She also acts as a mentor for the mentorship program of ICAP.
Mr. Anders Ling is an experienced and qualified Risk Management, Ethics & Compliance and Cyber Security professional that after 23 years with one of the Big 4 and an extensive international career spanning across Sweden, Netherlands, Canada and the UAE, decided to follow his passion and started Compass Consulting LLC in Dubai.
As founder and Managing Director he and his team assist clients creating value beyond profit. Enriching the corporate culture by focusing on purpose and values. Developing the leadership and its abilities to lead and inspire, to build a thriving organization achieving sustainable growth.
He is recognized for leading teams in challenging and multicultural environments and his ability to translate and convey behavioral and technology risks into business risks. As such he has successfully created strategies and programmes to effectively mitigate risk and exposure across large and culturally diverse organizations.
Anders also engages with professional bodies/associations and contributes to continual education and awareness as public speaker, author, and coach.
Steven is Head of International Tax at Grant Thornton UAE with over 20 years of progressive experience predominantly in the areas of M&A and international taxation. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Steven spent over 14 years working in the international and M&A tax teams of KPMG, PwC and EY across the UK, UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. He is also Contributor Forbes Middle East.
Mr. Rashid Ghulam Akbar is an FTA Accredited Tax Agent and Deloitte Alumni having more than 15years of practical experience in the UAE and Pakistan. He is a fellow member of ACCA and holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, U.K. Currently, he is serving Head of Indirect at ATH (Accredited Tax Agency by Federal Tax Authority ) and leads the tax team to provide VAT and Excise Tax services. His expertise is in VAT Compliance and VAT Advisory. He has acted as a key speaker for VATify Webinar Series and Tax Compliance Series.
Ms Becky Terry is a strategic risk management executive with years of demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining value-added risk management departments. Currently, Becky is the founder of RTE and Company: a strategic consulting company focused on improving their client’s success by helping them create and maintain enterprise risk management functions that add value to their organization. Her career included risk management roles at Freddie Mac and consulting opportunities partnered with PwC.
Arturo Alejandro Canseco s a legal & fintech associate at Ramos Ripoll Schuster firm specialized in Mexico he also serves Etisalat as Fintech foreign advisor a telecommunication based in Emirates, he’s a huge passionate about Technology & Innovation.
Arturo has a Law degree from the Autonomous University of Puebla and he is currently studying B.S. In International Trade at the same University. He has various certification in Fintech and technology from Hongkong University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) . He also serves as a speaker in different summits and events of Fintech.
Mr. Sharif Tabani,
Council member of (ICAP) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan
Founder of Tabani’s School of Accountancy (TSA)
he is an acknowledged professional accounting tutor and mentor, who has been teaching to the students of business and accountancy for more than 30 years.
Mr.Tabani also served as a member of the Board of Governance of PIPFA for two years and actively contributed to the education and examination departments. His experience of working with the representatives of AGP, ICMAP, PIPFA, and ICAP colleges has been an unmatched learning experience.
Mr. Khalid Petiwala
Founder Al-Hamd Academy
He is a renowned author and mentor in the field of Taxation, Corporate law and Cost and Management Accounting. He is founder of “Al-Hamd Academy” and “Al-Hamd College of professional Education” (ACPE).
Dr. Khalid Maniar
Chairman of Middle East and North Africa Members Group of Crowe Global.
He is the Chairman of Middle East and North Africa members group of Crowe Global. Also an elected member of Adviosry bord of Auditors Advisory Group established by Dubai Chamber. Besides that, he is a Quality lead assessor and member of International Arbitration Group. He was past Executive committee member of Indian Business and Professional Council.
Paulette Woolf, President, Woolf Strategies, Business Transformation Consultant and Executive Coach.
Paulette Woolf is a professional with a track record of over 35 years of international experience in promoting solutions by leveraging a solid understanding of business transformation, process re-engineering, governance, audit, team management and leadership to deliver sustainable and measurable processes that yield operational efficiencies, financial management and risk mitigated, cost effective, reliable services to clients.
She has established and managed a global internal management consulting function at the United Nations, including 18 Secretariat departments, 18 peacekeeping missions, 5 regional commissions, and 4 headquarters duty stations (New York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi).
Ms. Woolf holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has served in senior management positions in three New York City administrations including the Mayor’s Office.
She has held Executive Board positions in professional organizations such as the GAO’s Intergovernmental Audit Forum and the Association of Internal Management Consultants. She is a Prosci certified change manager.
Ms. Woolf is a frequent lecturer in the areas of change management, audit, consulting, and performance measurement
Adil Khan is a Chartered Accountant and is currently associated with Mazars Abu Dhabi, UAE as a Manager Audit & Assurance Services. He is a qualified CPA, CIA, CFE, BFP, CFC & IPSAS Certified.
He is a Commerce Graduate and holds Master degree in Economics and Finance.
He carries exceptional experience in spearheading high-end external audits, forensics engagements and In-Country Value (ICV) certifications. In hand a combined rich experience of more than a decade in audits, investigations, ICV advisories and corporate training. His portfolio contains industries’ experience relating to Oil and Gas, Real Estates, Hospitality, Construction, Consulting and Engineering, Education, FMCG and Non for-profit Organization which contains listed entities and public sector external audit engagements.
He is engaged in corporate trainings relating to IFRSs, ISAs and fraud investigation tools and techniques, hence throughout his career, he has a privilege of speaking on audit and financial reporting matters at both national and international platforms.
He is an approved Mentor of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), USA. He is engaged with different educational Institutes for the provision of professionals’ qualifications and is hosting seminars/webinars globally for the audit and accounts fraternity.
He has authored a book in the name of “IFRS Glimpse (IG)” and has published many articles on IFRSs.
Dr Jane Thomason has been recognised in Forbes Magazine (2018) as Blockchain’s Leading Social Development Thought Leader. She is a well known author and blogger, in 2019 she published “Blockchain Technologies for Global Social Change” (IGI Global).
She is also Co-Founder of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technologies Industry Association, Industry Associate, University College London Blockchain Centre and Section Chief Co-Editor Blockchain for Good: for Frontiers in Blockchain. She is a successful entrepreneur (having founded and grown a $250m revenue business) and an advocate for women’s empowerment globally.
Dr Jane is a frequent speaker and panellist and is adviser to governments, international organisations on digital transformation and number of blockchain startups in the blockchain space.
Mr. Zayd Khalid Maniar is International Liaison Partner at Crowe UAE . He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a registered Auditor with the Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates.
He is professionally affiliated with Training – ICAEW, Committee Member – Travel, Tourism & Leisure Group ICAEW, International Auditing and Accounting Committee – Crowe , Seconded Treasurer – Dubai Hurricanes Rugby Football Club and Student Mentor at the University of Reading.
Mr. Wilhelm Roth is CEO Icoinic Capital, Netherland. Prior to entering the crypto-ecosystem, Wilhelm spent most his professional career in strategic consultancy, fund raising and legislative frameworks in Austria, Germany and the Scandinavian.
He has an academic background in Economics and International Trade at the University of Vienna. Wilhelm found the world of crypto-assets and blockchain as the new frontier in tech and finance. Bringing his vision and experience to full use, as the Managing Director at Icoinic Capital, Wilhelm is responsible for all operational and financial activities of the company.
Jay Rosen is Vice President, Business Development and Monitoring Specialist at Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (AMI) He has over 30 years of experience in ethics & compliance, legal, translation, business services, investment banking and entertainment industries with Fortune 50 and Global 500 companies.
For the past 4 years, Mr. Rosen has co-hosted the #1 weekly FCPA podcast, “This Week in FCPA” with Tom Fox, and they recently celebrated their 200th episode. Mr. Rosen is also a commentator on the biweekly podcast “Everything Compliance” with Jonathan Armstrong, Tom Fox, Matt Kelly, Jonathan Marks and Mike Volkov. Tom Fox and Mr. Rosen indulge their passion for the movies by looking at them through the lens of compliance on their “Popcorn and Compliance” podcast.
In the Fall of 2016, Mr. Rosen received his Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) designation from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.
Mr. Theon Alleyne is as a Consultant & Team Coach on Governance, Risk, and Compliance for Financial Services, Nonprofits & HealthCare Companies having more than 20 years of working experience.
Currently he is currently working as Senior Managing Consultant at IBM . Previously he has held positions as Executive Director J.P. Morgan, Examination Manager ,Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Principal Investigator at NYSE.
His area of expertise lies in process, policies, and procedures improvement. He has Led Technical implementation of software to enable Financial Crimes Compliance and Fraud Detection and Mitigation.
He is passionate about social justice and survival issues.
Mr. Theon is Master of Public Administration – Inspector General Program (Inspection and Oversight), BSc Criminal Justice , Certified Regulatory & Compliance Professional (FINRA Institute at Wharton) Securities Law and Securities Regulation and Certified Ethics and Compliance Professional.
Anis Ahmed is the Founder & CEO of Unitor, a Digital Identity & Payments Solutions provider.He also advises financial institutions on Anti-Fraud, Corporate Investigations, ABC and Whistleblowing Programs.
Anis comes with over two decades of experience, mainly in global and Middle-Eastern banks. He has spent 19+ years in Anti-Fraud and Corporate Investigations domains in banks such as Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.
He is a Certified Fraud Examiner from ACFE, USA and also has several certifications in Advanced Anticorruption, Compliance & Regulatory Programs, Privacy Law & Data Protection, and Transnational Organized Crimes. He is also the Chairperson of Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists’ (ACFCS) MENA Chapter.
Ms. Francesca Gino is recognized as one of Harvard Business School’s top-rated professor, one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers 50 and Poets & Quants’ 40-under-40 Professors.
Bestselling author, most recently, of “Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life.” REBEL TALENT explores how rule-breaking can be a constructive rather than destructive force. Rebels challenge the status quo in ways that drive positive change. Undaunted by novel situations and ideas, they adapt to change as a matter of course.
TEDx talk on the surprising benefits of curiosity, how it diminishes as we grow older and how we can recapture our inquisitive instinct and help others do the same. Regular contributor of Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal. Speaking and consulting clients include Google, Ferrari, Disney and Walmart, and the U.S. AirForce, Army and Navy.