Participants

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Researcher
Jordan

Palma Consulting
CEO
Jordan

Tamara Abdel-Jaber is a co-founder and the chief executive officer at Palma Consulting. She is responsible for strategy, project oversight, performance management and business development. She currently serves as the elected Chair of the Global Institute of Certified Management Consultants. Tamara is also a founding member of Girls in Tech – Jordan Chapter and served as its chair. Additionally, Tamara serves on the board of the Business and Professional Women Association in Jordan.

ENCAPS Consult
Owner & CEO
Jordan

Bank al Etihad
MIS director
Jordan

Sanadcom for SME funding PSC
Sales Manager
Jordan

Studio Be
CEO
Jordan

Innovation Packaging Co.
Partner/CEO
Jordan

BLC Bank
Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
Lebanon

First City Monument Bank Ltd
Senior Analyst, International Funding & DFIs
Nigeria

A self-motivated person with excellent leadership and execution skills; a keen listener and effective communicator who delivers high performance by carrying out tasks with sharp focuses and discipline; especially passionate about taking on challenging responsibilities in the different roles of in Finance including Business development, Trade Finance, Correspondent Banking, Intervention financing, Export Finance, Investment Banking. • Holds a Postgraduate degree in Finance from the Coventry

Silicon Badia
Principal
Jordan

World Bank Group
Senior Financial Officer
United States

Concepcion is a seasoned international executive in the banking industry with over 15 years of professional experience. At the World Bank (WB) Treasury, she focuses on designing customized financial solutions and risk management strategies for client countries and emerging markets. In this role, she leads the WB Treasury banking services practice for clients in Latin America and the Middle East. She is also responsible for the Climate Change and Environment financing agendas.

Bank al Etihad
Director, Learning and Development
Jordan

BLC Bank
Head of Brand Management
Lebanon

Mastercard
Country Manager – Lebanon
Lebanon

BPWA
Executive Director
Jordan

AL MAMLAKA TV
Sales Manager
Jordan

IFC
Operations Officer
Jordan

JMCIB IPOTEKA-BANK
Deputy Head of Department
Uzbekistan

Bank al Etihad
Senior Director, Corporate Communications and Marketing
Jordan

Bank al Etihad
Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and OD
Jordan

Banque du Liban
Second Vice-Governor
Lebanon

Safwa Bank
Board Member
Jordan

Access Bank Ghana Plc
Head, Inclusive Banking
Ghana

Josephine Eva Arthur is the Head of Inclusive Banking at Access Bank Ghana Plc overseeing priority segments namely Women, Youth, Children, Senior Citizens and Bancassurance Units. She has over 12 years banking experience spanning multiple specialties. She is passionate about women empowerment and creating sustainable value through products, processes and financial inclusion initiatives. She holds an Executive MBA from KNUST and is an alumna of Wharton School’s Executive Management Education.

Access Bank Ghana Plc
Group Head, Personal Banking
Ghana

Matilda is a Senior Manager and the Group Head, Personal Banking at Access Bank Ghana. Prior to this appointment, she worked as the Head of Corporate Communications and Brand Management where she managed the Bank’s reputation through integrated marketing and communication strategies.Under her leadership, the Bank built enormous brand value and grew to become one of the most respected in the industry. She has been involved in several initiatives directed at shaping national and social policies.

UN Women
Programme Analyst
Jordan

Mercer Limited
Head of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting
United Kingdom

Robert (Rob) Baker is the Leader of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting for Europe and the Pacific Region at Mercer, the leading global human resources consulting firm. Based in London, but part of a global team, he and his colleagues help organisations build the diverse and inclusive cultures, workplaces and workforces they need to meet the key business challenges of disruption, innovation and growth. Rob is also Co-President of PWN Global, a major global women’s network.

Mastercard
Vice President, Corporate Engagement
United Kingdom

Bank al Etihad
SME Director
Jordan

Shatha Bdair is a Director for SME Business at Bank al Etihad, with a diversified experience in providing different services and financing programs to the SME sector. She has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from the University of Jordan.

Sustainable Finance Advisory
Managing Director
United Arab Emirates

Carey Bohjanen is the Managing Director/CEO and founder of Sustainable Finance Advisory. She operates at the interface between finance, business and society, particularly in emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. She provides advisory and consulting services to the financial sector to drive economic growth that is socially relevant and environmentally responsible. This includes the facilitation of diverse capacity building workshops and roundtables for senior management, commercial teams and sustainability professionals as well as leading complex internal and external multi-cultural, multi-stakeholder processes. She is recognized and sought after as a moderator and facilitator of training workshops, conferences and strategy sessions relating to sustainable finance and gender finance globally. Carey is the lead facilitator for the English language GBA All-Stars Academy trainings.

Bank al Etihad
Customer Experience Associate
Jordan

CGAP
WFI COP Co-Facilitator
United States

Deena Burjorjee is facilitator of CGAP’s WFI COP. She has over 20 years of experience working on access to finance issues, with a focus on women, responsible finance, and market systems facilitation. Ms. Burjorjee has been working in the Arab States region since 1997, managing projects and advising governments and donor agencies on policy reform to promote inclusive financial sector development and facilitated national consultative processes in Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Palestine and Tunisia.

Mastercard
Vice Chairman
United Kingdom

In her role as Vice Chairman Ann represents Mastercard around the world, focusing on inclusion, diversity and innovation. She plays the important role of senior ambassador and executive leader with a global remit and sits as part of the company’s global management committee. Ann is passionate about the role Mastercard can play in delivering financial inclusion through innovation and has continued to build new global partnerships with governments, telecommunication companies and organizations.

BLC Bank
SME & WE Initiative Specialist
Lebanon

Mastercard
Vice President, Head of Communications
United Arab Emirates

Silicon Badia
Managing Partner
Jordan

SBM BANK KENYA
SENIOR MANAGER – WOMEN & YOUTH BANKING
Kenya

Ms. Abdia Dabaso, is considered by her peers as a highly versatile individual with a high degree of integrity, diligence, result oriented and tactful coupled with a warm friendly nature. She is currently the Senior Manager Women & Youth banking. She is responsible for driving the women and Youth agenda within the Bank. She has over 14 years work experience spanning across media and banking industry. Abdia is very passionate about youth and women agenda particularly within the Muslim community.

Bank al Etihad
Senior Director Corporate Credit
Jordan

Bank al Etihad
Branch Manager
Jordan

Mastercard
Vice President, Global Programs
United Kingdom

Payal currently serves as the Vice President, Global Programs at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and oversees the Center’s philanthropic investments around the globe. Previously, she was Head of Global Community Programs for Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to Standard Chartered, Payal worked at Citi, in the Office of President William J. Clinton, the World Affairs Council and the Global Philanthropy Forum. Payal holds a BA with honors from Stanford University and MBA/MPA from NYU.

AXA Group
Chief of Staff to Group CEO & Women in Insurance Lead
France

Ulrike Decoene currently holds the role of Chief of Staff to the CEO of AXA, whilst leading the Women in Insurance initiative for the AXA Group. Between 2010 and 2015, Ulrike ran Corporate Communications, Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs for AXA’s Mediterranean, Middle East and Latin America, notably focusing on the integration of new businesses in Africa and Latin America. she was appointed Head of the AXA Research Fund, AXA’s global philanthropy initiative in support of research.

Fransabank Group
Head of Local & Overseas Credit Cards Department
Lebanon

Westpac Banking Corporation
Head of Women’s Markets
Australia

Felicity has over 18 years’ experience in financial services, with the past 12 years working for the Westpac Group. She has worked across a variety of Corporate Affairs and Communication leadership roles within the Group’s distribution businesses and has closely worked alongside seven different Westpac Executives and their General Management leadership teams. In September 2017, Felicity was appointed Head of Women’s Markets for the Westpac Group. She is responsible for facilitating education, information and networking opportunities through the Women’s Markets national programs that run across metropolitan and regional Australia.In 2015 Felicity was recognised in Westpac Group’s 2015 Women of Influence Awards for passionately embodying Westpac values in all aspects of strategy and management.

GFA-Consulting Group
Gender Adviser for GIZ-EPP
Jordan

Queen Rania Teacher Academy
Programme Coordinator
Jordan

Central Bank of Jordan
Governor
Jordan

Bankmed SAL
Assistant EGM – Group Retail Banking
Lebanon

EBRD
Associate Banker
Jordan

AXA Group
Global Head of Women’s Market
France

Access Bank Plc
Women Banking
Nigeria

Itau Unibanco
Sustainability Coordinator
Brazil

Virgínia has about 7 years of experience in the Financial Market, more specifically on Sustainability, Marketing and Human Resources areas. Actually, she is coordinating the Women Entrepreneurs Program of Itau Unibanco and financial education initiatives for retail customers. Virgínia has a master degree in Consumer Behavior and she is passionate about studying economic psychology and financial planning.

Endeavor
Managing Director
Jordan

NatWest plc
Head of Women in Business
United Kingdom

As Head of Women in Business for NatWest, The Royal Bank of Scotland & Ulster Bank, Yvonne is responsible for the Women in Business Strategy across the UK working with key stakeholders and strategic partnerships both internally and externally across the UK. With over 400 externally trained and accredited WIB Specialists supporting female entrepreneurs to set up and scale their business Yvonne is responsible for the banks WIB targets and monitoring and reporting the data to the banks executives.

Banco BHD León
Vice President, Digital, Data & Experience
Dominican Republic

UNDP
Gender Adviser
Jordan

Frances Guy is currently Gender Team Leader at UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States based in Amman, Jordan She served as Representative for UNWomen in Iraq from May 2012 to December 2014. Before that she had a long career in the British Diplomatic Service where she served as British Ambassador to Lebanon (2006 -2011) and to Yemen (2001 -2004) and had other posts in Sudan, Ethiopia and Thailand.

Bank al Etihad
Branch Manager- Dabouq Branch
Jordan

I’m a wife, a mother of two kids I’ve been working at Al Etihad Bank since 2011 I love traveling , usually i travel two to three times a year as a family vacation we enjoy it together after Frances Guy

CARE Nederland
Program Manager, Women’s Economic Empowerment
Netherlands

Solange Hai is the manager of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Program at CARE Nederland. Our approach to WEE has a strong focus on enterprise development along with facilitating access to finance. Our flagship program “Women in Enterprise” funded by the H&M Foundation, is now in its second phase and spans seven countries globally. Solange has a PhD in management, with a focus on social enterprises, and has extensive experience in development project with innovative approaches.

Bank al Etihad
Center Manager
Jordan

BRAC Bank Limited
Senior Manager, Business Transformation
Bangladesh

I am currently in charge of business transformation of SME banking division which includes functions like Product, Process, Project, Business intelligence and sales governance. I am also the founding member of TARA (Women Banking proposition at BRAC Bank) and responsible for women entrepreneurship business at BRAC Bank. I also head the Trade finance function of SME banking.

IFC
Senior Manager
United States

EBRD
Regional Director of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Jordan

World Bank Group
Senior Private Sector Development Specialist
United States

Tazeen Hasan is a Senior Private Sector Development Specialist with the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law program where she leads research on women’s financial inclusion. She was the legal specialist for various World Bank Group’s reports including the “World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development” and “Opening Doors: Gender Equality in the Middle East and North Africa”

HBL Pakistan
General Manager – Retail Product Group
Pakistan

Heading Retail Business with includes the women banking platform.

Mastercard
Vice President, Global Consumer Credit
United States

Jean Marie Healy is Vice President, Global Consumer Preference at Mastercard, focused on women as consumers and entrepreneurs. Previously she was VP, Global Consumer Marketing for Mastercard’s small business segment. Ms. Healy has also held a variety of positions at American Express including, VP of Marketing, International Card Services, Director, Corporate Venture Capital and Director, E-commerce Marketing. She lives in NY and volunteers at a local charity supporting economic development.

GBA
Consultant
United States

Banque Misr
Deputy General Manager – Micro Finance
Egypt

FINNFUND
Investment Manager
Finland

Ulla works as an investment manager at Finnfund, focusing on origination and execution of Financial Sector investments and projects with gender initiatives. Previously she has worked in asset management and has also been responsible for Finnfund’s treasury. Prior to joining Finnfund Ulla has been working as a treasury professional at a global company and in different roles in commercial banks. Finnfund is a Finnish DFI providing risk capital for private sector in developing countries.

BRAC Bank Limited
Managing Director
Bangladesh

Mr. Selim R. F. Hussain is the Managing Director & CEO of BRAC Bank Ltd, a leading private sector bank in Bangladesh with a market capitalization of US$1 billion. He joined BRAC Bank in Nov’2015 and has led the bank to extraordinary financial performance in 2016 and 2017.He is a career banker and an immediate past CEO of IDLC Finance Ltd who is highly acclaimed for being the architect of IDLC Finance’s meteoric rise over the six years he was there.

Netherlands Embassy to Jordan
Policy Officer
Jordan

Mastercard
Account Manager – Jordan, Palestine and Iraq
Jordan

Currently, leads the business development initiatives I for Mastercard n Jordan, Palestine and Iraq Regional Consumer Banking experience across Middle East and North and Africa Past experience of 10 yrs at Arab Bank Plc, used to mange segment offering, wealth management and product development.

IFC
Senior Gender & SME Banking Specialist
Indonesia

Rubin Japhta is a South African working in the IFC’s Financial Institutions Group as the SME Banking Specialist and the Gender Finance Specialist for the East Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining IFC he worked for an apex bank for 3 years as Manager of Operations, responsible for funding and managing investments made to financial institutions for on-lending to SMEs. Rubin holds an MBA degree from the University of Stellenbosch, a B.Sc. (Hons) degree and a Diploma in Education from UCT.

Sanadcom for SME funding PSC
Product Development Manager
Jordan

McKinsey and Company
Senior Partner
Norway

Paul is one of the core leaders of McKinsey’s Global Banking Practice, serving clients in the banking sector on a wide range of strategy, marketing, operations and technology issues. Since joining McKinsey in 1998, Paul has predominantly served clients in the banking sector on a global basis. His core clients include some of the world’s largest banks, headquartered in London, Stockholm, Madrid, Amsterdam and Sydney. He is co-chair of the Banking Global Client Committee. Before joining McKinsey, Paul worked 4 years at Andersen Consulting. Paul holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Manchester University.

Centenary Bank
Chief Manager Business Growth
Uganda

JMCIB IPOTEKA-BANK
Branch Manager
Uzbekistan

OPIC
Managing Director, Global Women’s Issues
United States

Kathryn C. Kaufman has built a career serving both the public and private sectors, with a focus on pursuing how governments can support private industry to spur economic growth and stability. She currently serves as Managing Director, Global Women’s Issues. Ms. Kaufman is responsible for leading OPIC’s 2X Women’s Initiative, a top priority for the Administration. Before joining OPIC, Ms. Kaufman was a founding Partner at New Magellan Ventures (NMV).

Centenary Bank
Women Banking Officer
Uganda

IFC
Senior Operations Officer
United States

SBM BANK KENYA
Head of Women Markets
Kenya

Maggie is a seasoned Investment banker, worked for StateStreet Bank in Boston, Massachusetts, USA for over 10 years, she rose through the Corporate America leadership ranks purely through merit. She is such a risk taker, she made a bold move- relocated to Kenya to work with Chase Bank start Diaspora & Remittances unit since 2011 to bank International clients. Maggie is a passionate, self driven go-getter and a highly sought after speaker and mentor to many young girls. She is also a GEC member

KCB BANK KENYA
Director
Kenya

Annastacia is an astute Career Banker with over eighteen (18) years’ experience in Banking and eight (8) years in senior management in strategic leadership and business development. Previously held roles include Regional Business Manager and Branch Manager. She has gained experience and competence across various disciplines under Business Growth areas, People Management- (Performance Management, Leadership and talent development), Business Risk and Compliance, Change Management, Channel Optimiza

Bank al Etihad
Senior Manager, Women’s Market
Jordan

IFC
Women Banking Champions Program Lead MENA
Egypt

IFC/SME Finance Forum
Financial Sector Specialist
United States

Minerva Kotei leads the women’s entrepreneurship finance activities and coordinates data initiatives at the SME Finance Forum, a G-20 initiative managed by IFC. She has over 18 years’ experience in the financial sector and has worked on a range of financial sector projects across the World Bank Group, including MSME initiatives in East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, East and West Africa. Prior to joining the Forum, she led IFC’s global leasing operations.

EBRD
Associate Banker
United Kingdom

Jasmine Lief is an Associate Banker in the Financial Institutions team at the EBRD.

ActionAid
Head of Corporate Partnerships
United Kingdom

Ewan Livingston is the Head of Corporate Partnerships at ActionAid UK, an international charity working with women and girls living in poverty. He has held a number of corporate advocacy and partnership roles across development and other sectors. He started his career in the UK Parliament, working for the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. He holds an MA in Geography from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Development Studies from the University of London.

Centenary Bank
General Manager Business Development and Marketing
Uganda

UN Women Jordan Country Office
Head of Programmes
Jordan

Zanaco Plc
Board Chairperson
Zambia

An executive with a distinguished career & experience developing strategies; a driving force delivering sound guidance within complex settings that demand keen business acumen. A visionary leader with a consultancy approach to business operations; increasing efficiencies, improving productivity & developing high performance teams to advance organizational direction & objectives. Empowering communicator with a hands-on, big picture approach to management, coaching, mentoring in driving success.

Bank al Etihad
Director – Product Development
Jordan

Jordanian Senate
Senator
Jordan

NEW FACES NEW VOICES
Country Director
Zambia

I am a keen influencer for Women and youth and use my skills authority and influence to engage and empower other women in different platform such as access to finance, financial advisory services information and networking opportunities. I am an economist by training and hold a n MBA in international business from Cardiff Business School. I am also a financial sector specialist having worked in senior positions in the central bank in Zambia. I value the GBA platforms which are useful.

IFC
Associate Operations Officer
Egypt

Over 12 years of professional experience in Finance and Banking in EMENA and Africa. Specialties : SME Banking, Project Management, Budgeting, Due Diligence reviews, Commercial Banking, Sales and Distribution Channels, market surveys, and Data Analysis.

BLC Bank
Head of Marketing Group
Lebanon

JMCIB IPOTEKA-BANK
Branch Manager
Uzbekistan

Data2X
Senior Director, Global Advocacy
United States

Karen Mathiasen is the Senior Director of Global Advocacy at Data2X, a platform housed at the U.N. Foundation dedicated to improving the use and production of gender disaggregated data. Previously Karen served as Acting U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank, where she helped launch the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (WI-FI) and secure a commitment to double Bank-wide sourcing from women.Karen has also held several senior positions with the U.S. Department of Treasury, After Mwenya Mapoma

Zaru Mauge Law Firm
Senior Partner
Jordan

JMCIB IPOTEKA-BANK
Branch Manager
Uzbekistan

Mastercard
VP, Office of the Vice Chairman
United Kingdom

Working with Mastercard’s Vice Chairman, Sam is supporting their work with governments, NGOs, foundations and fintech partners, using their technology, know-how and global network to drive inclusive growth and deliver innovation that serves the communities in which they operate around the world. Previously, Sam was responsible for working with the UK and Ireland public sector to deliver innovation in smart cities, procurement, transit, financial inclusion and welfare disbursements.

IFC
Principal Operations Officer
India

Mastercard
Head of Market Development, Sub-Sharan Africa
United Arab Emirates

KCB BANK KENYA
Relationship Manager Women Banking
Kenya

OPIC
Director, Global Women’s Issues
United States

Innovation Architect
Switzerland

liwwa
CEO
Jordan

Bankmed SAL
Advisor to EGM
Lebanon

ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK
Senior Specialist of Marketing Communications
Armenia

Zanaco Plc
Managing Director and CEO
Zambia

Mr Henk Gezienus Mulder is the former Managing Director for Rabo Development. With an international career spanning over 35 years, Mr Mulder is a Law and management Graduate of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with extensive experience in banking with expertise in strategic and change management, credit risk, treasury, investment and retail banking. He started his career in 1982 at ABN Amro Bank where he served in various roles in India, Brazil, Indonesia, Colombia, Romania and Saudi Arabia. During the last 23 years he has served as CEO of various banks. Since November 2016 he is CEO and MD of Zanaco, Zambia.

GBA
Chief Executive
Ireland

Inez Murray is the Chief Executive Officer of the GBA. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction, implementing the Board’s vision and overseeing the GBA’s day-to-day operations. She is a globally recognized expert in women’s economic empowerment, with nearly 20 years’ experience supporting financial institutions’ reach and impact to women customers. Prior to joining GBA, she was Executive Vice President at Women’s World Banking, responsible for WWB’s Programs and Advisory Practice. Inez holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin; an MIA in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University; and a Diploma in Advanced Management from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.

McKinsey & Company
Partner
South Africa

Munya is a Partner at McKinsey in the Johannesburg Office and has spent 6 years with the Firm. Munya is a core member of the Africa FIG practice and works mostly in Corporate Banking and Risk across EMEA region on a range of topics such as – Frontline Excellence and Sales Force Effectiveness, Corporate Banking strategy, Transaction Banking and Digital in CIB

RAWBANK SA
HEAD OF WOMEN’S MARKET
Democratic Republic of Congo

Bidaya Corporate Communications
Acting Client Servicing Manager
Jordan

Senate House
Senator
Jordan

Endeavor Jordan
Jordan

KCB BANK KENYA
Head, SME & Agribusiness
Kenya

Access Bank Plc
Women Banking
Nigeria

ActionAid Arab Region
Head of Resource Mobilisation
Jordan

RAWBANK SA
Commercial Banking Country Head
Democratic Republic of Congo

Access Bank Plc
Technical Assistant to Chairman
Nigeria

Diamond Bank Plc
Head, Women’s Banking
Nigeria

Susan Okoh heads the Women’s Proposition at Diamond Bank Nigeria. She began her career in Investment Banking in JP Morgan Chase London and is diversely experienced in Strategy & Research, Financial control, Risk management and most recently Gender Management. Her undergraduate degree was in Economics with a Masters in Finance from Cranfield School of Management England. She is passionate about the use of technology in creating access to markets for female entrepreneurs.

Access Bank Plc
Head Women Banking
Nigeria

Bank al Etihad
Chief Retail Banking Officer
Jordan

Data2X
Program Officer
United States

IFC
Investment Officer
Turkey

Ceren Ozhan is an Investment Officer based in Istanbul, and she joined IFC’s Financial Institutions Group in September 2011. Ceren previously worked at several Turkish banks including TSKB and Denizbank, where she was part of Financial Institutions Group. Prior to her work with Turkish private banks, Ceren worked at the World Bank as a consultant in various departments including DECRG, PREM Gender and ECA PSD. Ceren has a PhD degree in Finance and Accounting and she is a graduate of SAIS.

Mastercard
Chief of Staff, International
United Kingdom

With 17 years’ experience in international business and digital payments, Maria-Clara joined Mastercard’s UK&I Digital Payments team in 2015. In 2016, she was appointed Chief of Staff to Mastercard’s President International. In this role, she supported the President International with the delivery of gender-related initiatives such as Leave a Legacy. Maria-Clara is a passionate advocate of gender balance; she was part of the team who coordinated Mastercard’s partnership with the GBA.

The Billion Dollar Fund for Women
Founder and Managing Partner
United States

Sanadcom for SME funding PSC
General Manager
Jordan

IFC
Senior Investment Officer
Palestine

GHAZANFAR BANK
Chief Executive Officer
Afghanistan

A career banker working since 1983 with a premier Public Sector Bank in India in different key managerial areas of modern days banking. In the year 2014, he joined GHAZANFAR BANK as Chief Risk Officer. In the year 2016, having found his acquaintances in working with Afghanistan’s banking system and working proficiency, Board of Supervisors of the Bank nominated him for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The Central Bank of Afghanistan (DAB) approved his incumbency. after Khaled Walid Qutob

BRAC Bank Limited
Senior Product Manager,
Women Banking Segment TARA
Bangladesh

I am looking after the Women Banking Segment Proposition as Senior Assistant Vice President Women Banking Segment TARA at BRAC Bank. I have worked with Standard Chartered Bank as Associate Director Priority Banking and has served their for 3.5 years. Also I started off my career with HSBC as management trainee and was designated as relationship officer NRB services as my last position. I love travelling and listen to music. In my favorite pass time I also prefer going on a drive with my car.

EBRD
Principal Banker
United Kingdom

Banreigo
Head of Sustainability
Mexico

Banregio
Consultant
Mexico

McKinsey & Company
Associate Design Director
United Kingdom

GBA
Vice President, Programs
United States

Rebecca Ruf is responsible for leading peer learning and knowledge programs for the Alliance, particularly in the Latin America region. She is also in charge of designing and implementing KPIs and performance metrics. Rebecca has over 15 years of experience in international finance, having worked previously for Women’s World Banking, where she specialized in gender-focused analytics. She also worked at WWB’s Capital Markets Group. Prior to that she worked with ADV, a start-up microfinance equity fund, and the Inter-American Development Bank. She has a Master’s degree in International Development and International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from Cornell University.

GHAZANFAR BANK
Chief Credit Officer, Officiating
Afghanistan

Nawid Saboori was born in Kabul – Afghanistan and got his Bachelor degree in Economics and MBA specialization in Finance. He attended may Advance Banking Trainings abroad and worked as Chief Compliance Officer for 3 years and as Deputy Chief Credit Officer for 6 years. Currently he is working as Chief Credit Officer, Officiating of Ghazanfar bank.

Banque Misr
Assistant Manager  – Business Development for SME Banking & Microfinance
Egypt

Bank al Etihad
Chairman
Jordan

FMO
Capacity Development Officer
Netherlands

TEB
SME Banking Marketing and Business Development Director
Turkey

Al Rabya Co.
Owner’s Representative
Jordan

BLC Bank
Head of Small & Medium Enterprises Department
Lebanon

IFC
Global Head, Banking on Women
United States

Bank of Palestine
Senior Business Development and Financial Inclusion Officer
Palestine

Bank al Etihad
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jordan

UN Women
Representative
Jordan

Central Bank of Jordan
Deputy Governor
Jordan

Microfund for Women
Managing Director
Jordan

Muna Sukhtian started her career as a management consultant in the US, and returned home to work in her family’s pharmaceutical business. With a passion for social service, she then served as Chief of Staff to Her Majesty Queen Rania. She is currently Managing Director of Microfund for Women (MFW), a non for profit that serves low-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access credit from conventional financial institutions. Today, MFW’s 700 employees serve 140,000 beneficiaries, 97% of them women, through 60 branches across Jordan. The organization has received many regional and international awards. Recently, Mrs. Sukhtian was named Co-Chair of Women’s World Banking Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman of Sanadcom for Business Finance. She is also a board member at GMS Holdings, Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, and Abdulhameed Shoman Foundation. Muna has recently completed her term on the Washington-based Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion; Queen Raina Teaching Academy; Greater Amman Municipality and The Royal Film Commission-Jordan

Mastercard
VP, UKI Commercial Issuing
United Kingdom

Deb is Head of UKI Commercial Issuing at MasterCard, particular areas of expertise are business expansion, marketing, digital and product development roles within Mastercard’s largest customers – BofAML, RBS, LBG, BC, WEX and Tesco. Deb is an Alumnus of Ashridge Business School and Co-Chair of MasterCard European Women’s Leadership Network UKI Chapter. Prior to MasterCard, Deb was Chief of Staff to Founder & CTO, RiverSoft Plc and Executive Education Officer at London Business School

Women in Business
Co-founder
Jordan

Founder of Zaytouneh 2011, and Atbaki 2014; creating the largest digital recipe platform in Arabic, used by +3 million people. Ernst & Young’s emerging entrepreneur 2013 Goldman Sacks 10k women Alumni 2015 Jordan’s Ambassador for Women Entrepreneurship Day 2015-2018 Co-founder of “Women in Business Arabia” 2017-which includes +33,000 members BA in Communication Arts- Lebanese American University 2004 Executive Business Leadership certificate- Harvard Kennedy School 2014

Design Bridge
VP of Strategy
United States

BPWA
Vice President
Jordan

IFC
Gender Finance Specialist
United States

Centenary Bank
Supervisor Women Banking
Uganda

EBRD
Gender Adviser
United Kingdom

TEB
Women Banking Development
Senior Manager
Turkey

In charge of Women Banking Department at TEB.

GBA
Senior Associate, Communications
United States

Viet Nam Prosperity J.S
Commercial Bank Director – FITB
Viet Nam

I graduated from Hanoi University and Hanoi Foreign Trade University, and earned a Master’s degree in Economics from State University of New York as a Fulbright scholar. I have more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry and have held various senior managerial positions in Financial Institution, FX Trading, Corporate Credit, Credit Approval, and Risk Management at local and international banks including Vietcombank, SCBL, HSBC Bank, ANZ. I have been working at VPBank since June 2014

FMO
Senior Gender Finance Advisor
Netherlands

As FMO’s Senior Gender Finance Advisor, Saskiaspearheads the embedding of a gender lens in FMO’s investment process, ensuring that gender equality remains at the core of FMO’s business model. Saskia coordinates various (commercial) projects, partnerships and initiatives that aim to bring about tangible results for FMO’s clients and investees, and for the end-beneficiaries they serve. Next to her work at FMO, Saskia is a researcher affiliated with the Center for Frugal Innovation in Africa.

IFC
Country Manager
Jordan

FMO
Investment Officer
Netherlands

Elisabeth Wegen, Investment Officer of FMO working in the Asia region. I am specifically working on a gender transformative approach, beyond access to finance only. Curious to learn more on what is going on in this region and how we can learn from each other to widen solutions to create real value for women.

Access Bank Plc
Group Head
Nigeria

Bank of Palestine
Chief Business Development & Financial Inclusion
Palestine

Ms. Raya Yusuf-Sbitany joined Bank of Palestine in 2011. She is currently Chief Business Development & Financial Inclusion Officer, after holding previous roles in Investor Relations and Quality Assurance at the bank. Since then she has been leading the design and implementation of the Felestineya women markets program at Bank of Palestine. Ms. Sbitany holds a Master’s degree from King’s College London in International Management, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.

The Jordanian National Commission for Women
Deputy Secretary General
Jordan