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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