His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan is a prominent member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Currently, His Highness is a UAE Cabinet Member and the Minister of State for Tolerance. Prior to his current responsibility, he served as Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Social Development, and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Besides his ministerial responsibilities, he has been playing a leading and distinguished role in the educational advancements, focusing on the role of education in achieving development and progress. His Highness owns substantial business interests, hotels, and other investments in UAE, Pakistan, Africa, US and Central Asia. His Highness also holds various offices as Chairman and Director at various Boards and Trusts, and is also the Patron of various local and foreign organizations and affiliates. His direct and indirect business interests spread throughout multiple industry sectors such as banking, telecom, insurance, hospitality, healthcare, construction, project financing and investment management. Moreover, he supports many charitable institutions and devotes special attention to disabled children as the Honorary President of Abu Dhabi Future Rehabilitation Center, formerly known as Future Center for Special Needs. His Highness is also the recipient of Pakistan's highest civilian award, the ’Hilal-e-Pakistan‘, which was conferred upon him in 2005 for his contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan. His Highness received his education from the British Millfield School until the higher secondary level before joining Magdalen College at Oxford University, UK.
Mr. Abdulla Nasser Hawaileel Al Mansoori is a prominent businessman of Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is the Chairman of Al Nasser Holdings and Group Companies. He is also a member of the Saudi Emirati Co-ordination Council and a Member of Economic Collaboration Committee. In the past, Mr. Al Mansoori was a nominated member of UAE Federal National Council, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Member of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development. Additionally, Mr. Al Mansoori was also a Chairman of Abu Dhabi Ship Building Co., PJSC, the Director General and Vice Chairman of General Industrial Corporation, Abu Dhabi. He has also held Board positions as Director of the National Investor, Abu Dhabi, Director of United Arab Bank, Director of Water & Electricity Department of Abu Dhabi and the Director of Projects, ADNOC. Mr. Abdulla Nasser Hawaileel holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from Swansea University, UK.
Mr. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa is the General Manager of H.E. Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammad Al Nahayan. He is also a Director of the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Ltd, and Chairman of the Makhazen Investment Company in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa is a Non-Executive Member of the Board of EFG Hermes, and a Non-Executive Board Member of Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company Holding SAE. Mr. Abdulla Khalil Al Mutawa holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, USA.
Mr. Khalid Mana Saeed Al Otaiba is the Office Manager of His Excellency Dr. Mana Saeed Al Otaiba (Personal Advisor to His Highness, the President of UAE). He is also the Deputy Chairman of Al Otaiba Group of Companies. Mr. Khalid is a Director of Alfalah Insurance Company Limited, Pakistan and EFG Hermes Holding, S.A.E. He is also the Chairman of Liwa International Investment Tourism and the Royal Mirage Hotel & Resort Ltd, Morocco. He is also a Director of Ghantout International. Mr. Khalid Mana Saeed Al Otaiba holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree in International Economics from Suffolk University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA.
Dr. Ayesha K. Khan is an expert in the field of Corporate Strategy and Institutional Growth in Emerging Markets. She is currently the CEO and Country Head for Pakistan at Acumen – a global impact investment fund. Dr. Khan has previously been the Head of Strategy and Corporate Planning at HBL, where she was the first person to hold this position at the bank. She has also worked in New York as a Management Consultant with McKinsey and Company, where she focused on the financial sector, taught economics at Harvard University, as well as consulted with the UNDP on the Millennium Development Project. Dr. Khan holds a Doctorate degree from the Harvard Business School (HBS), where she focused on Corporate Strategy, Institutional Development and Emerging Markets. Her doctoral research concentrated on consumer financial choices in the banking sector. In addition, Dr. Khan has authored HBS case studies and published several articles focusing on several dimensions of building a successful business for various publications, including the Harvard Business Review and Harvard Law School ILSP. Dr. Khan also holds a Master’s degree in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as an Undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University.
Dr. Gyorgy Tamas Ladics is a seasoned financial services professional with over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, formulating digital strategies and business transformation globally. He brings extensive experience in Digital Banking, Digital Transformation, FinTech Collaboration, Innovation, Business Strategy Formulation, Open API and Multi-Channel Banking Platforms, Organization and Business Transformation and Development, IPO Preparation, and Operations and Technology. He’s a professional skilled in the strategic planning and use of information technology, business processes, and providing practical solutions to business issues. He has wide experience across extensive geographical regions, including in UAE, Egypt, Africa, India, Pakistan, Central Europe, Russia, Singapore, and Brunei. At present, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Silverlake Symmetri. In the past, he has worked as Chief Operating Officer with Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam and International Director with Fajr Capital, Chief Technology Officer with Barclays Bank, Emerging Market, Regional Technology Office, Dubai, Chief Operating Officer with Prague, Citibank Central Europe Cluster, and Head of Operations with Citibank, Budapest, Hungary, etc. Dr. Gyorgy holds a Doctorate degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Informatics from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He also has qualifications in Foreign Trade – Advance Business Administration and Advanced Banking Financial Management Programme.
-- Director, Bank Alfalah Limited
Mr. Khalid Qurashi is a retired banker with considerable international banking experience. He has worked for 38 years with a major US international bank, where his area of expertise was in Corporate Risk Management and Profit Centre/Franchise Management. He was responsible for Risk Management for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey operations. He contributed materially to overall institutional policy debate and strategy formulation. Before he took over responsibilities as a risk senior, he managed some large country franchises in the Middle East and Africa, where his portfolio encompassed a wide spectrum ranging from large corporates, to governments, to financial institutions as well as SMEs and PE companies. Mr. Qurashi has previously served on the Board of Directors of Bank Alfalah from May 2015 to February 2018. He has also served as Board Member at TMB Pakistan, NMB Bank Zimbabwe, Citibank Nigeria, Vice Chairman, Citi International Islamic Bank Bahrain, and as a Consultant at HBL Pakistan. Presently, he is a Member of Investment Committee at SIDRA Capital, Saudi Arabia. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IBA/Karachi University.
-- Director and CEO
Mr. Atif Bajwa has an extensive international career spanning more than 37 years of executive leadership roles in banking, and of multiple Boards and public interest positions. He started his professional journey with Citibank in 1982, and has since held numerous senior positions in large local and multinational banks. These include: President/CEO of Bank Alfalah, President/CEO of MCB Bank and Soneri Bank, Regional Head of Citigroup for Central and Eastern Europe, Head of Consumer Banking of ABN AMRO’s Asia Pacific region, and Country Manager of ABN AMRO Pakistan. Mr. Bajwa has been active in business, social and public interest areas, and has led key advocacy institutions to impact economic and social sectors. In this regard, he has served as the Chairman of the Pakistan Business Council (PBC), and the President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI). He has also served as a Director on the Boards of various private and public sector companies. Mr. Bajwa received his education at Columbia University, New York.