Spotlight (Visiting Members)
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.
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.
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.
Zayd Khalid Maniar
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.
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
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.
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.