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Riyad Aldughaither, CFA

Areas of Expertise:
 Financial Institution Risk
and Strategy, Portfolio Management Risk Management​

Preferred Speaking Topics: FI Risk
Governance, Risk Management, Islamic
Banking and Investment

Brief Bio: 

Riyad is a Risk and Strategy FI Advisory Owner 

and Director, Former Group CRO at Riyad Bank, Riyadh and ABC, Bahrain, Multiple Bank and Investment Company Board Director in KSA, Bahrain, Jordan, Switzerland, and UK. He has been invited as a speaker at conferences and seminars in London, New York, Singapore, and Dubai speaking on subjects pertaining to FI Risk

& Strategy, Capital Markets, Project Finance, and Bank Regulation. He has been ranked amongst the Top 7 at Arab Elite Forecasters Challenge by Arab Strategy Forum, Dubai. He has been a prior Member of IIF (Institute of International Finance) Steering Committee on Regulatory Capital, Washington DC.​

Speaking Notice period: 1 month 

Fees: Travel and accommodation expenses to be covered. 

Contact details:

Vineet Yash, CFA

Areas of Expertise:
 Compliance, AML, Sanctions, Risk, Ethics

Preferred Speaking Topics: Ethics, 

Analysis of new Laws, Volunteer opportunities

at the CFA Institute

Brief Bio:
Vineet has over 17 years of multi-domain & 

multi-jurisdictional experience in Regulatory Compliance/ Liaison, Risk Management, Legal Procedures & Core Enforcement, Auditing, Consultancy, Capital Market, Team leadership 

and process improvement across the industry

verticals. ​Skilled in Banking / Insurance 

(General And Life) / Treasury Products, 

Takeover, Merger & Acquisition issues, 

Anti Money Laundering (AML) inclusive of 

applicable Sanctions Regime, FCPA, 

UK Bribery Act, FATCA, Data Privacy, 

Monitoring and Surveillance of daily market movements.

Speaking Notice period: 1 month 

Fees: Would charge if speaking outside the CFAI or CFA Society Bahrain events​

Contact details:

​Ali Al-Moulani, CFA

Areas of Expertise:
 Local banking sector, 
Financial markets, Macroeconomics 

Preferred Speaking Topics: Banking, Financial Markets, Macroeconomics 

Brief Bio:

Dr. Ali is an active member of the economic & 

finance community in Bahrain and the GCC 

region. He is the President of Bahrain 

Economic Society and a Board Member since 

2012. Dr. Al-Moulani is also the Vice President of CFA Society Bahrain. He is a member of the Bahrain Banks Treasurer Committee and the Sustainable Development Committee at Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB). Professionally, he ​is 

a member of the senior management team at the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) responsible for managing the Treasury & ALM Department at 

the bank. ​

He holds a Doctor of Business Administration 

(DBA) degree from Cranfield University& an MSc

in Development Economics with Distinction from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and BA (Hons) in 

Economics for Business from the University of Westminster, UK. He also attended a leadership development program at Darden Graduate School 

of Business Administration, USA. In addition to

being a CFA charterholder, Dr. Ali holds Financial Risk Manager and the Certified Management Accountant certifications.

Speaking Notice period: 2-3 weeks 

Fees: No

Contact details:​

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​Noorhan Al Zan, CFA

Areas of Expertise:
 Financial Analysis,
Insurance, Career Development, Coaching, Mentoring & 
Personal Branding 

Preferred Speaking Topics: Career 

Progression & Advancement, Personal Branding

Brief Bio:

Noorhan is a Manager in the Treasury department

of Ahli United Bank. She has developed a range of experiences in Treasury between working on the Trading Desk and recently shifting to the Asset Liability Management side, hedging the Interest 

Rate Risk of the Bank. 

With a great passion for the financial services industry, Noorhan established a wide range of experiences across the field - starting her career 

in Insurance before shifting to Islamic Banking, Corporate Banking and Treasury.

Noorhan sits on the Board of CFA Society 

Bahrain, and previously was the Chairperson of 

the Programs and the Research Challenge Committee. She is currently the Chairperson of Qodwa Mentorship program and is an active

mentor in Tamkeen's Mentorship Program, 2019.

 Currently completing her Coaching qualification, Noorhan is a practicing Coach focused on Performance and Career Development and 

delivered more than 200 training and coaching hours. Noorhan is greatly inspired by service and invests a lot of time in training younger colleagues and delivering speaking sessions in different

setups with main focus on technical topics or

career coaching. 

Additionally, she is a CFA Charterholder, 

Chartered Insurer, Fellow of the Chartered 

Institute of Insurance and holds a BSc 

(with honours) in Business Information Systems​.

Speaking Notice period: 3 weeks

Fees: No

Contact details:​

​​Haseena Bangash, CFA

Areas of Expertise:

Preferred Speaking Topics: Investments

Brief Bio:

Ms. Bangash has more than 14 years of 

investment banking experience in the fields of corporate finance, private equity, real estate, 

trade finance, wealth and asset management. 

During her career, she has led various regional 

and cross-border transactions across multiple sectors and asset classes. Her transaction experience includes structured products, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, secondary offerings, private placements, investment development and capital raising.
Ms. Bangash is currently a Vice President at Investrade Company BSC, a Category 1 

Investment Firm regulated by Central Bank of Bahrain. Prior to Investrade, Ms. Bangash was a Principal at J Equity Partners BSC. She headed Investment Department of Investrade while 

advising a wide range of clients including financial institutions, family businesses and high net worth individuals on their investment, capital raising, investment strategy, restructuring and capital preservation. Prior to Investrade, Ms. Bangash

was a Manager in the Corporate Finance

department of Capinnova Investment Bank & has international investment banking experience from her tenure with Deutsche Bank AG. She has also served on the Board of various investment funds 

and operational companies.
Ms. Bangash is a CFA Charterholder from the 

CFA Institute USA and has a BSc in Accounting (Hons.) from the University of Bahrain. Ms.

Bangash is a FAP qualified from Bahrain Institute

of Banking and Finance and is a holder of ACIFE 

in Financial Analysis Certificate from Ethica

​Institute of Islamic Finance.​

Speaking Notice period: 1- 2 weeks

Fees: No

Contact details:​

Sohaib Umar, CFA

Areas of Expertise:
 Islamic finance, Central Banking, Venture capital & Consulting

Preferred Speaking Topics: Shari'ah governance, Corporate governance​, ​Islamic Finance, 

Brief Bio:

Sohaib is a senior Islamic finance professional 

with over two decades of diverse experience in central banking, advisory, private equity & capital markets. He is currently working as Advisor,

Islamic Financial Services Development with the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). In this role, he is responsible for recommending & overseeing new strategic initiatives and regulations by the CBB in Islamic banking, Takaful and capital markets. He

is also serving as Administrator of the Waqf Fund,

 a CBB-supervised endowment for Islamic 

finance training, education and research. 

Previously, he worked as Executive Manager at Ernst & Young Bahrain in their global centre of excellence in Islamic finance advisory. He led the development of the Islamic banking regulatory framework for a GCC country. 
Sohaib started his professional career in equity brokerage as a research analyst & became head 

of research for CLSA Emerging Markets Pakistan office and was later transferred to their head 

office in Hong Kong where he spent the next two years. He came back to Pakistan in 2002 as CEO

of TMT Ventures, a venture capital company

which invested in promising start-ups in 

technology, media and telecom sectors. 

Sohaib has an MBA in Finance and is also a 

CFA charterholder. He contributes regularly to Islamic finance thought leadership. He is also serving as a member of the Governance &

​​Ethics Board of AAOIFI, the leading standard-setting body for the Islamic finance industry.​

Speaking Notice period: 1 month 

Fees: No

Contact details:​

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​​Bader Buallay, CFA

Areas of Expertise:
 Capital Market Expectations

Preferred Speaking Topics: Capital Market Expectation, Fintech, Asset Valuation Techniques

Brief Bio:
Bader has roughly twelve years of experience in investment/asset management.

Speaking Notice period: 1 month 

Fees: No

Contact details:​​

​​​Yasser Abaddy, CFA

Areas of Expertise:
 Investment Banking

Preferred Speaking Topics: Mergers & 

Acquisition, Marketing, Financial Analysis

Brief Bio:
Yasser is a strategic and highly accomplished 

senior director with over 20 years experience as

a senior executive in the GCC, offering a unique blend of experience in high profile business development roles (with investment and 

corporate banks), as well as deal sourcing, structuring and practical transactional experience

in a cross-section of industries. Value-driven, multilingual executive experienced in deal origination, structuring, and execution.

Market-driven and results-focused leader with an outstanding track record of delivering sustainable revenue generation and adding shareholder 

value. Forward-thinking, a strategic negotiator

with a demonstrated ability to lead complex

projects involving cross-functional and culturally diverse teams. Partnership-oriented, talented connector and facilitator with broad international experience.

Speaking Notice period: 14 working days

Fees: No

Contact details:​

​​​Yousif Musayeb, CFA

Areas of Expertise:
 Risk Management, Portfolio Management, Investment, Coaching/Mentoring

Preferred Speaking Topics: Risk Management, How to choose the right career path, Motivational speeches

Brief Bio:

Yousif is currently working in the Risk
Management Department at Osool Asset Management BSC. His role involves developing
a robust risk management framework for the Company and conducting regular risk
 identification, measurement, monitoring and reporting and risk evaluation, covering all aspects from Market, Investment, Credit, Liquidity to Operational Risk. He achieved a Distinction in
MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering 

from Imperial College London. He also has 

achieved the PRM Designation and is currently a CFA Charterholder.

Speaking Notice period: 1 week

Fees: No

Contact details:​