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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.