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.
Head of Women in Business
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.
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.
Program Manager, Women’s Economic Empowerment
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.
BRAC Bank Limited
Senior Manager, Business Transformation
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.
World Bank Group
Senior Private Sector Development Specialist
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”
Vice President, Global Consumer Credit
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.
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
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.
Account Manager – Jordan, Palestine and Iraq
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.
Senior Gender & SME Banking Specialist
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.
McKinsey and Company
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.